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Staff, Project Controls Engineer

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Date: Dec 27, 2018

Location: Oklahoma City, OK, US

Company: Enable Midstream

Position Summary:


Provides basic engineering level analysis used to evaluate project planning, execution and closeout of capital projects, primarily managed within the Engineering and Construction department. Performs technical evaluations related to the project life cycle. Performs various evaluations, metric controls and calculations to produce, support and maintain data system integrity. Integrates and compiles data into quantifiable summaries, models and forecasts for development, review and approval of issue action plans. Develops recommendations for actions based on advanced project management knowledge and experience.


This position requires a seasoned and experienced individual with adequate understanding of own job area. Work is performed independently and under limited supervision. Determines approach to work and is supervised based on milestones and at key deliverable junctures. Work is reviewed for overall accuracy and soundness of judgement. Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity. Frequently applies technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Review moderately complex specifications, scope of work, bids and estimate worksheets as necessary to understand the impact to successful project management. Make recommendations to the Project Manager based on engineering and project management experience.
  • Utilize SAP Project System (PS) for setup and monitoring of capital expansion projects. Working knowledge of the finance and controlling module (FI/CO) as needed for reporting and evaluation of financial metrics.
  • Develop new processes to improve evaluation and reporting of financial and schedule metrics to upper management. Utilize advanced KPI’s, metrics and dashboards to improve communication of project status.
  • Provide technical guidance and support to the E&C Project Analysts. Develop procedures to assure compliance to new processes.
  • Ensure that risks associated with the cost, resource, schedule and technical aspects of the project are identified, assessed, documented, tracked and mitigated.
  • Develop solutions for moderately complex problems which call for an approach based on engineering concepts and comprehensive project management knowledge.
  • Contribute ideas to improve statistical and modeling procedures, metrics, budgetary requirements and similar E&C project information. Define project performance metrics for measurement, comparison or evaluation. Metrics will be related to capital project cost, schedule and project estimate.
  • Inform project managers of major cost overruns and underruns. Review cost controls and reports. Prepare monthly reports summarizing project status and emphasis on project controls engineering. Assist in recommendations to department management to enhance project efficiency, effectiveness and forecasting according to results of data analysis. Track action plan progress with project managers.
  • Administer Project Execution Process and provide training to assure system-wide compliance. Utilize project management and construction engineering concepts to recommend improvements to the guidelines.
  • Perform historical statistical evaluation of project estimates relative to the estimate class. Evaluation includes statistical probabilities, discretionary judgment of data based on project details and conclusions using advanced technical tools.
  • Solid understanding of databases, reports and data analysis and system impact on communicating project information.
  • Take action in a self-directed manner to identify issues and make recommendations to department leadership.
  • May perform other related duties.


Minimum Education & Experience:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology.
  • Three (3) years' directly related experience supporting or leading construction-related projects.
  • Formal training or a degree related to project management, construction management or project controls preferred.
  • Valid state driver's license.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:


  • Knowledge of the construction process including cost estimating, bidding, execution steps and closeout.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems using engineering methods and construction management experience.
  • Basic SAP experience. Ability to work in Project System (PS), Plant Maintenance (PM) and Materials Management (MM).
  • Knowledge of construction practices related to bidding, typical execution steps, inspection, documentation, materials and services planning and start-up activities.
  • Basic working knowledge of various resource scheduling methods including critical path method (CPM), GANTT charts and PERT charts.
  • Ability to develop and apply various project management metrics including risk management and Earned Value management to E&C capital projects.
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience in using various software programs such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Access and SAP.
  • Ability to interface with other departments on the financial impact of project cost forecasts. Understand the financial impact of capital interest and accruals to project costs.
  • Ability to interface with diverse personalities and receive instruction, guidance and direction from others.
  • Ability to interface and effectively communicate and present information to all levels in the organization.
  • Intermediate knowledge of statistics for use in evaluating project execution data.


Physical Requirements:


  • Sedentary to light work exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to view computer screen, sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.
  • Ability to operate a computer, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, telephone and other miscellaneous office equipment.
  • May be required to climb ladders, walkways or scaffolds.
  • May be required to work at heights up to and exceeding thirty (30) feet and within below grade excavations.
  • Required to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and travel long distances.


Working Conditions:


  • Ability to work indoors, in an office environment, regardless of whether cubicle, open office or private office.
  • Ability to produce quality work in fast paced environment with high daily pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work non-standard work hours as needed or required to meet established deadlines.
  • Subject to normal office noise levels.
  • May be required to travel to field office or field locations on occasion.



Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

Job Segment: Controls Engineer, Project Engineer, Construction, Engineer, ERP, Engineering, Technology

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