Entergy Project Controls Specialist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Project Controls Specialist

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Date: Oct 9, 2018

Location: Baton Rouge, LA, US

Company: Entergy

*This position will be filled in New Orleans, La, Baton Rouge, LA, or The Woodlands, TX*

JOB SUMMARY

Provides support to project management and controls team by developing and maintaining project reporting, delivering cost and schedule certainty, performing analysis and support development of estimates and forecasts related to projects throughout the lifecycle of projects. Creates and maintains schedules, and financial and business models. Compiles performance information related to project cost and schedule and prepares reports. Provides support for Entergy's Stage Gate Process (SGP) and project management standards - ensuring compliance for Entergy's projects.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist in the development and maintenance of owners’ schedules.

Apply fundamental schedule control techniques and liaison its relationship to cost.

Provide analysis of contractor schedule data to identify key project issues.

Verify contractor progress and reviews their performance trends.

Investigate causes of variances between planned and earned/actual progress and document discoveries.

Identify, analyze and document project schedule variances and conclude on possible impacts.

Support on the development of plans and schedules for front end work.

Assist in the development and maintenance of Issue and Risk registers.

Actively participate in the development of project Work Breakdown Structures.

Performs analysis, optimization, and reporting on projects including assessments of risk, cost, schedule associated with completing planned scopes of work according to multi-year budget plans.

Assist in the development of Cost QRAs.

Assist in analysis of cost variances between budget, actual costs and support development of cost forecasts.

Support Project Admin and Accounting in review of contractors invoices.

Analyzes cost and schedule impacts of project scope changes and trends. Prepares and delivers presentations of numerical analysis.

Performs quantitative risk analysis to validate cost contingency. Develops and maintains cost and resource databases and reports.

Prepares estimates of future project costs or forecasts. Participates as member of project/program audits and prepares internal corrective action plans.

Interfaces with project team(s) as necessary for cost control monitoring, analysis and reporting. Provides day-to-day detailed monitoring and analysis of project budgets and actuals. Updates and maintains project budgets and cost information. Provides accurate financial, cost reporting, trending analysis and recommends corrective actions.

Utilizes project management and project controls expertise as well as business acumen and experience to support project analysis, controls, and business case guidance to project team members.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education required of the position

B.S. in Construction Management, Engineering Discipline, Finance, Accounting or equivalent work experience.

Minimum experience required of the position

3+ years plus project and cost management experience. 2 years of experience in the management and control of large utility capital projects with an EPC or Engineering firm (desired).

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Knowledge and experience in project and cost management of capital projects (experience in large utility capital projects – desired).

Analytical skill set with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access.

Desired: Experience in using Entergy’s financial and accounting systems and processes.

Desired: Experience in the use of software such as Primavera, Microsoft Project, Acumen Fuse and Risk Analysis.

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Primary Location: Louisiana-Baton Rouge

Job Function :Professional

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 83360

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

Job Segment: Engineer, Project Manager, Front End, Engineering, Technology

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