Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Project Engineer
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Spring, Texas, United States


Job Functions:

The Project Controls Engineer (PCE) has the primary responsibility of estimating, tracking, analyzing, forecasting and reporting project cost and schedule progress for assigned projects. A secondary responsibility includes portfolio-level forecasting for Development Plan cases associated with Company Plan.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads the preparation and updates of Project Cost Trackers for assigned projects
    • Develops project estimate and Cost Tracker setup as deliverable for current project, using best available scope definition, market information, available inventory and analogs from similar projects
    • Performs initial setup of cost tracker to include total cost, costs by estimate category, contingency, and monthly splits on expenditure profile
    • Track all Purchase Orders (PO) and non-PO issued work against the AFE
    • Performs monthly updating of cost trackers with actuals data and pending invoices; maps this data to Purchase Orders (POs) and estimate categories  
    • Facilitates monthly meetings with Project Engineer to review actuals, pending invoices, and update forecast-to-go expenditure profile
  • Submits monthly accruals, derived from month-end total Work in Place (WIP), identified in latest activity updates from Project Engineer
  • Identifies available materials and equipment in inventory that can be assigned to projects, updates inventory trackers, and initiates cost transfers
  • Assist in the identification and tracking of Opportunities and Vulnerabilities to project cost and schedule
  • Create project entries within Planview database and perform monthly updates to forecasted project expenditure profiles
  • Supports forecast and estimate adjustments as part of the Management of Change (MOC) process
  • Develops and present sections within the monthly Cost and Schedule Stewardship Report (CSSR) for assigned projects:
    • Provides descriptive commentary to reconcile changes to Year End Outlook (YEO) and current-month forecast vs. actuals variance
    • Utliize Power BI to update stewardship tables
    • Include progress highlights and other high level updates (closeout checklist status, opportunities/vulnerabilities, photos etc.)
    • Present updates at monthly review meeting with Senior Management
    • Validates current AFE maintenance status and updates status when required (active, TECO, hold, close)
    • Performs project closeout activities included on the Project Closeout Checklist
    • Develop project cost estimates needed to support decision making for proposed Development Plan changes, reviewed at bi-weekly Management of Change Actions (MOCA) Meetings
  • Assists in company plan multi-year portfolio budget development:
    • Perform benchmarking and estimating to develop project "building block" cost and schedule estimates  
    • Assist in the scoping of surface facilities and infrastructure required per the Development Plan
    • Load required projects and associated expenditure profiles in Planview


With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.