Project Controls Specialist

Frederick, MD, USA
Nov 09, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Facilities Maintenance and Engineering (FME) Directorate is responsible for laboratory space, administrative space, infrastructure, campus landscape, planning, design, maintenance and construction management at Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.


Project Controls Specialist

The Project Controls Specialist is responsible for the following:
  • Analyzing cost and schedule information, identifying potential concerns, identifying corrective alternatives, and presenting recommendations to Project Manager and/or Sr. Leadership to address/fix such issues in an expeditious manner
  • Defining and satisfying cost and scheduling reporting requirements; Producing project documents such as Project Cost Reports and Change Management documentation
  • Evaluating General Contractor performance and recommending specific improvements to meet program goals
  • Analyzing of integrated resource loaded networks/schedules, resource allocation, progress and status reporting
  • Coordinating the integration of multiple project schedules into an overall master project schedule
  • Assisting in the development, review, and analysis, of project planning documents
  • Assisting program personnel in the design, development and maintenance of detailed resource plans and schedules in Primavera
  • Estimating projects for Facilities Maintenance and Engineering (FME) by developing cost estimates that lead to the establishment of the cost and schedule baselines
  • Validating estimates prepared by others, and coordinating outsourced pricing and estimates
  • Evaluating available information and determining if it is sufficient to complete the desired level of cost estimate; preparing the cost estimate in accordance with established estimating standards

  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in a field related to engineering, business or construction management. (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • In addition to the education requirements, a minimum of five (5) years extensive application of sound project controls principles, processes, and tools
  • Must have a history of field experience and hands-on construction experience
  • Experience using Primavera scheduling and Primavera based estimating software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to analyze cost and schedule information, identify potential concerns, identify corrective alternatives, and present recommendations to Project Manager and/or Sr. Leadership to address/fix such issues in an expeditious manner
  • Ability to interface and communicate with a wide range of functional areas in a highly technical environment, to provide data, analysis, and advice to customers or management in a professional manner
  • This position is subject to obtaining a security clearance

  • Ability to analyze quantitative and historical information and make recommendations to project management personnel
  • Management or supervisory experience in project planning or project management
  • Experience with CostWorks estimating software
  • Proficiency in Primavera
  • Must exhibit independent judgment to complete tasks that require compliance with FME guidelines, but also be able to work as part of a team
  • Strong customer service skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)