Title: Project Controls Engineer 
Location: Tennessee
Duration: Direct Hire
Target start date: ASAP
The Project Controls Engineer supports project managers & other teams to deliver investment and other technical projects on time and within budget by providing cost and schedule support leadership and expertise.  This person will be responsible for development and implementation processes and tools to manage project costs, schedules and understand risks. This position supports projects throughout various projects in the states. 


  • Project workflow, creation, and routing support
  • Create projects in SAP for engineering project managers
  • Provide guidance to engineering project managers to prepare and route projects for budget funding and/or budget revision
  • Guide project team with correct set up for WBS
  • Provide guidance and input to project teams for cost and schedule relevant topics
  • Instruct project team on correct classification of project activities (investment and/or expense)
  • Create and maintain project schedule with the project team input utilizing Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project software
  • Facilitate project risk management workshops
  • Participate in ongoing project team meetings
  • Support and guide project managers with quarterly project financial accruals
  • Provide guidance to EPC firms on project controls requirements
  • Support and guide project managers with financial close-out of the project
  • Participate in project lessons-learned/post-mortem analyses
  • Coordinate the collecting, analyzing, and reporting of project cost and schedule information with project teams, communicating project status in these areas and identifying potential problem areas
  • Prepare project cost reports – comparing actual costs & commitments to project budgets, updating expenditure forecasts
  • Prepares and monitors project schedules including critical activities and event milestones, reporting progress status to stakeholders
  • Prepare reports to stakeholders detailing progress, risks, and issues for largest regional investment projects
  • Conduct periodic project site visits to monitor project progress, assure project schedule integrity & participate in regular schedule meetings
  • Support US Region sites/business divisions with small to large project planning and cost review meetings
  • Establish and communicate best practices for cost and schedule topics in the region
  • Develop, maintain, and communicate project controls related procedures and requirements
  • Serve as a link to the company global project controls engineers & project administration


  • 4+ years project controls or project management experience minimum
  • 8+ years’ experience in project controls focused on cost, schedule, and estimating preferred 
  • Experience in a manufacturing or EPC environment working with mid to large investment projects
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills – ability to work with individuals, project teams and formal reports to leadership
  • Ability to multitask, support multiple projects and topics
  • Preferred but not required:  PMP, PSP or other similar certification or degree 
  • Self-directed, able to work independently as well as part of a team – make decisions, exercise good judgement, and prioritize effectively
  • Strong influencing without authority – consulting, mentoring and analytical skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with business intelligence, reporting and dashboard tools 
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge of Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project scheduling software
  • Very detail orientated – high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Adaptable and flexible as business priorities, project scope, schedule, and budget changes
  • Ability to travel approximately 10-20% of time depending on project assignments
Job Number: 22170
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