• Project Controls Specialist

    Location TX-Austin
    # Positions
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  • General Overview

    At an intermediate level, provides project controls within the Project Management Office (PMO). Works closely with Transmission PMO, Operations PMO, and Digital Services PMO to evaluate and report on program and portfolio level performance of the capital plan. Provides project controls, including baseline schedule development and management, performance status and reporting, change control, and risk management. This position utilizes knowledge and experience in own discipline but is still building higher-level knowledge and skills. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction from supervisor, manager and/or more experienced colleagues.

     

    Project Controls

     

    • Ensures project controls processes are consistently applied across projects.
    • Develops and implements consistent project controls policies, procedures and standards required to deliver projects.
    • Provides project controls management, including baseline schedule development and management, performance status and reporting, baseline change control, risk management, earned value management guidance and tools (earned value, cost and schedule variance, estimates at completion, critical path analysis).
    • Collects and analyzes KPIs and metrics and integrates the analysis into meaningful reporting that improve the overall operations of the PMO.
    • Supports program integration, governance, formats, plan optimization, and project controls best practices.
    • Develops and maintains project schedule templates.
    • Develops and maintains project financial analysis tools.
    • Supports the annual portfolio planning and roadmap creation processes for multiple business units.
    • Supports the development of integrated master schedules for specific programs in scheduling tools (currently Microsoft Project) that reflect all interface milestones and activity durations from multiple contractors’ schedules and feeds changes to the integrated master schedule.
    • Supports the development of requirements for specific resource-loaded schedules.
    • Provides guidance and consultation to project managers.
    • Manages closure phase, gather best practices and lessons learned.
    • Manages annual and ongoing budgeting activities related to the portfolio.
    • Implements and operates a project information system.

     

    Project and Portfolio Reporting

     

    • Enables a consistent reporting structure across PMO and multiple business units.
    • Facilitates the risk assessment process, including: communicating risk assessment timelines, tracking and escalating completion status, providing status reporting, providing guidance on how assessments should be completed.
    • Provides risk assessment metrics and reporting to management. Reporting will include: completion status of the assessments, trending and analysis of the output from the risk assessments, changes to the risk assessment profile at an entity or group level.
    • Identifies and escalates gaps in aligned projects and programs; ensures compliance with the PM standard procedures and with all application tools used for program and project management.
    • Perform portfolio and project level financial analysis and reporting, research and report on variances and historic trends, and perform quality reviews on the portfolio of projects. This position will work across all business lines.
    • Monitor and report on project and portfolio costs and accounting
    • Develop and maintain a project and portfolio dashboard

     

    This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Six or more years of experience in project management, project controls, engineering, or work package management. A degree(s) in project management, business, finance, economics, engineering, mathematics, science, computer science, or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to abstract key trends and issues from complex, detailed information
    • Experience in a business analyst role
    • Experience in civil-construction projects and/or IT projects
    • Experience with project management tools (Smartsheet, MS Project, Primavera, Visio, Lucidchart, PPM tools like TeamDynamix, Service Now, or Innotas)

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