Sr. Project Controls Specialist – Capital Projects (Utility)


Job title: Sr. Project Controls Specialist – Capital Projects (Utility)

Company: Entergy

Job description: JOB SUMMARY:

Provides support to project management and controls team by developing and maintaining project reporting, delivering cost and schedule certainty in Entergy. Provides support for Entergy’s Stage Gate Process (SGP) and project management standards – ensuring compliance in Entergy’s projects.


Provides support to the project management and controls team by being accountable for the following tasks:

  • Assist 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 cause 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 register
  • Assist in the development of Cost QRA
  • Actively participate in the development of project Work Breakdown Structure
  • Assist in analysis of cost variances between budget, actual costs and support development of cost forecasts
  • Support Project Admin and Accounting in review of contractos invoices
  • Utilizes project management and project controls expertise as well as business acumen and experience to provide SME-level project management, controls, and business case guidance to project team members
  • Performs analysis, optimization, and reporting on Entergy project(s) including assessments of risk, cost, schedule associated with completing planned scopes of work according to multi-year budget plans
  • May assist as a SGP Gate Reviewer by performing rigorous evaluations of project development and control deliverables, including business cases presented by project teams


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:

  • At least 5 years of Project Controls experience (large, complex, utility Capital Project experience desired)
  • At least 2 years of experience in the management and control of large, complex utility Capital Projects with an EPC or Engineering firm (desired)

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position:

  • Knowledge and experience in the management and control of large, complex projects
  • Knowledge and experience in the development and defense of project business cases, including the development of project alternative solution and the associated financial evalutation


  • Utilize schedule software such as Primavera, Microsoft Project, Acument Fuse and Risk Analysis


Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Level II
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 100141
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

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


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Expected salary:

Location: Woodlands, MB

Job date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 05:31:24 GMT

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