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Burns & McDonnell Staff Project Controls Specialist (Minneapolis / Duluth) in Duluth, Minnesota


The Staff Project Controls Specialist will be responsible for leading the project controls processes with the internal project management team to execute project deliverables within budget and schedule.

  • Ensure project set-up in the Enterprise Planning & Controls software.

  • Analyze data, review logs, and run reports in the Enterprise Planning & Controls software or other tools.

  • Create Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

  • Develop, implement, and maintain effective scheduling reports, cost reports, cash flows and forecasts for multiple projects.

  • Follow project execution plans.

  • Responsible for engineering, procurement and construction planning, scheduling, logistics and cost control.

  • Serves as a point of contact for technical questions from the project team.

  • Approve Purchase Orders and/or Subcontracts for proper coding.

  • Input and document changes to cost reports or forecasts.

  • Interfaces with the Project Management Team and Accounting Department to review project costs and contingency costs and support external audits.

  • Review upstream (prime contract) and downstream (purchase order & subcontract) change orders.

  • Develop and present a cash flow report.

  • Develop various levels of schedules.

  • Apply and review the entry of logic ties within the schedules.

  • Monitor resource loading of a schedule.

  • Support Interactive Project Planning Meetings (IPPM).

  • Create various schedule reports and determine appropriate reporting format.

  • Develop, review, and analyze pre-programmed project scheduling reports and back-up documentation for accuracy.

  • Consults with the project team on schedule progress.

  • Analyzes and evaluates schedule management involving the critical path method of scheduling techniques, estimating, project cost management and forecasting.

  • Perform schedule what-if scenarios.

  • Develop and maintain an earned value management system.

  • Input and validate progress measurement.

  • Develop and maintain progress curves.

  • Perform material takeoffs.

  • Perform quality checks and inspections on project controls deliverables.

  • Perform field audits to validate accuracy of reporting and processes.

  • Capable of assisting with Project Forensic Analysis.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Complies with all policies and standards.


  • Bachelor Degree in engineering, construction management or related field. and 3 years of direct project controls experience. Required or

  • Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement. Required

  • Experience with Oracle Primavera P6 preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.

  • OSHA 10-hour safety certification Ability to obtain.

This job posting will remain open a minimum of 72 hours and on an ongoing basis until filled


Job Project Controls

Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul

Other Locations US-MN-Duluth

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 241662

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-KJ #CDB