Jacobs Project Controls Manager in Long Beach, California

Project Controls Manager


With 2017 revenues of approximately $15 billion, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs) is one of the largest publicly traded (NYSE: JEC) and diverse providers of professional technical services in the world. Founded in 1947, the company now has nearly 74,000 employees that help us prosper in diverse industries by holding true to our values and culture. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, our global network spans more than 230 offices in countries across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Africa and Asia.

The company’s service portfolio consists of a comprehensive range of business solutions related to engineering, architecture, construction, operations and maintenance and scientific and specialty consulting.

The Project Controls Manager (PCM) is a key member of program/project management leadership team and reports directly to the Project Manager (project based organization) with a matrix reporting relationship to the BIA Project Controls Group (functional based organization) for career path development, managerial oversight, training, administrative support and multi-project off-boarding and on-boarding. The primary function of the PCM is to manage and direct all project based “field” project controls staff in support of scope related tasks and deliverables. This function includes the mobilization, development and implementation of all program management control systems (PMCS), procedures and staffing. Likewise, the PCM is responsible and accountable for project control components such as:

  • Time Management

  • Cost Management (Funds, Budget, Cost Control, Earned Value, Change Control, Forecasts, Document Management, Time Management, Cost Management, (risk management, change control, earned value, forecasting, metrics and reporting included within).

The PCM will coordinate with the mobilization team manager while the PMCS and related project control tools is procured, setup and configured, in accordance to the client expectations and synchronized with client governance and policy, tools, systems and procedures.

The PCM must take an active role with the PM to develop all Global Standard Operating Procedure deliverables (project management plan, project controls plan, project execution plan, project procedures manual) and establish the program/project WBS from the contractual scope of work, organizational Breakdown Structure, Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM) and related project control core component work instructions and training materials with the mobilization team. The PCM will promote vigorous data management and accuracy of all reports generated by the project control team.

Experience required in techniques for design/construction cost and schedule control. Experience utilizing MS Office products, Oracle P6, a must. Must be highly experienced with software integration, import, export file sharing, and pivot tables. Must understand program management control system gap analysis and implementation of people, process and tools for project mobilization. These skills and knowledge would normally be acquired through the completion of a relevant post-secondary program such as Project Management, Scheduling, Engineering or Construction, combined with extensive and progressive work experience in large scale, multi-discipline engineering/construction projects.


Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Report to PM and support PMCM team and support departments such as HSE, Quality, HR, Contracts, and Sales

  • Attend project meetings and actively participate and lead project control discussions

  • Focus on critical and near critical work with strong emphasis of change control and issue resolution

  • Prepare and present world-class quality project control analysis and reporting information

  • Review construction contractor CPM schedule for contractual conformance and acceptance

  • Prepare/ Revise Integrated Master CPM Schedule that incorporates the construction contractor schedule with separate sub-schedules such as Commissioning, FF&E, special equipment and systems, medical and scientific equipment, move management, and contract closeout.

  • Provide “Schedule Management” duties necessary to ensure the construction contractor is providing mechanically and fundamentally sound CPM updates, reports, and CPM analysis for comprehensive project team interpretation

  • Analyze, decipher and parse CPM update information and reports to upwards and downward reporting audiences

  • Provide CPM analysis findings and recommendations for senior management corrective course of action and decision making

  • Perform routine site walks and construction monitoring to record work performance (physical percent complete) for respective project control reporting

  • Provide earned value analysis and forecasting to support project completion date including alternative scenario analysis for work concurrency

  • Provide risk management reporting including tracking of project issues, risk avoidance and risk mitigation.

Experience and Educational Requirements

  • BS, BA in construction management, business ,computer science or equivalent work experience

  • 10-20 years progressive experience on capital programs and major projects

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and writing and ability to supervise team members

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-California-Long Beach

Req ID: ECR0001WG

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