Project Controls Specialist

Middough Inc.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 17, 2024
May 24, 2024
Engineering, Systems
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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Project Controls Specialist - Position and Responsibilities
As a Project Controls Specialist with Middough, you will provide services related to planning, scheduling, cost, engineering and earned value analysis on assigned projects. This position will provide guidance to a scheduler and project manager/engineer on larger projects. Services include preparing schedules and performance monitoring of status and management reports which identify variances in work execution strategy. The Project Controls Specialists are required to provide timely feedback and recommend solutions to management to improve or mitigate problems affecting cost, schedule or estimating issues throughout the life cycle of a project, program, or other related work activity.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Work with Lead Engineers and/or Construction Team to refine service/construction labor estimates into P6 Level 4 execution schedules and Earned Value (EV) management suite, to track progress and issue reports.
  • Lead in the creation of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and development of schedules with budget data (including resource loading) for those WBS elements.
  • Analyze unit rates and performance metrics to provide the Management Team with guidance on performance to-date and estimate to completion.
  • Compile schedule and cost data inputs into the project controls database and interpret output results to guide decision making.
  • Analyze schedule progress, performance and identify developing problem areas.
  • Advise management of risks that may affect project profit, costs, schedules and client relations.
  • Support the Project Management team in maintaining timely and effective change management processes, procedures and systems.
  • Take the lead in the development and maintenance of any periodic (daily, weekly, monthly) status reports to keep management and/or owner informed on the project progress.
  • Participate in the development of the Project Close Out process including the evaluation of all subcontractors and major vendors.
  • Set the priority of Safety as paramount in all planning and execution.
  • Use Middough Advance Project Procedures (MAPP) as a tool for project implementation and complies with procedural requirements.
  • Prepare one "lunch and learn" workshop per year on a topic relevant to project execution or procedural improvement.

Education, Experience and Skills
The successful candidate will possess the following:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or Business.
  • Project Controls experience on engineering and construction projects.
  • Hands-on experience with Primavera Project Planner P6 (highly preferred) and/or MS Project.
  • 10+ years of experience setting up construction schedules working with resource loading and earned value management systems (highly preferred).
  • Ability to problem solve and/or use data analysis to make business driven decisions.
  • Knowledge of cost engineering concepts as they relate to budgeting, monitoring and tracking actual costs, change orders and forecasting.
  • Experience with Word, Access, Excel, VBA (highly preferred), PowerPoint and MS Project Software.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent multitasking and organizational abilities for project efficiency.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Physical Requirements
The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing duties of this position, the successful candidate will:
  • Remain in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.
  • Frequently walk, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop or kneel, twist/bend, use repeating motions that may include the wrists/hands/fingers and talk and hear.
  • Frequently use up-close vision, distance vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Should not expect adverse environmental conditions within company offices.
  • May be exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as climbing ladders and/or stairs, extreme heat and/or cold, and/or poor air quality) if or when on-site at a client facility. Noise levels may be moderate to high at various client sites, hearing protection may be required and/or provided. Safety protections to be provided by the client and/or company and are required to be used and followed.
  • May require occasional car or air travel to other company locations or client sites.
  • This position requires the candidate/employee to possess and maintain a valid driver's license in their state of residence.

About Middough
Middough Inc. (Middough), founded in 1950, is a leading professional engineering, architecture and project solutions company providing services to a broad spectrum of Fortune 500 clients in nine core industries with offices across the Central, Midwest and Northeast regions. Our diversified team is our greatest asset, and they are challenged with a large variety of interesting projects, management and technical development opportunities and team building experiences. Middough employs the best and brightest individuals who share our passion for excellence and who are dedicated to client satisfaction, quality service, safety awareness and professional development.

What Middough Offers
We offer a growth and learning culture which encourages and supports employee development through a wide variety of tools and resources such as the company Learning Management System, Middough Learning Center. Middough provides an opportunity to bring your talents and expertise to a successful and growing organization for your career advancement goals. Additionally, we offer a highly competitive compensation and the following comprehensive benefits package, based on eligibility and plan terms/changes:
  • A hybrid work model for work-life flexibility (based on business and client needs)
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
  • Company paid Short/Long Term Disability, Life, AD&D, and Travel insurance
  • Health Saving and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid Certifications and Registrations (as applicable)
  • Employee Assistance Program

Middough participates in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) E-Verify program to confirm work authorization.

Equal Opportunity Employment
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors or any other protected characteristic under protected by federal, state, or local laws. Middough does not support sponsorship for any applicant that requires an employment visa (i.e., H-1B) to work lawfully in the US.