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Principal Projects Controls Engineer (Newark, NJ) – Full time direct

Newark NJ   Full Time
Feb 8, 2019   Open


 3 to 5 years in duration (defined employment start and termination dates). Certain Benefit Limitations (i.e., no separation benefits). Director level approval and waiver required to bid on other internal opportunities and not eligible to bid on any new opportunities until the last 12 months of the defined employment assignment.

Notes: This is a multi-level growth series position (Grade Level 6/7/8). The title, grade level and incentive target assigned to the successful candidate will be determined by assessing skills and related experience, learned through the interview process, as they meet the criteria defined below.

The associate in this position will provide technical/analytical and functional support in the area of project management, project controls, and construction management processes for the Delivery Projects & Construction (DP&C) Organization.

The associate in this position will possess skills and expertise in the following areas: Project Scope coordination and analysis; Project Execution Plan preparation, coordination, & monitoring, Project Estimate preparation and coordination, Work package review; Project Schedule development; Critical path analysis; Contractor coordination and management; Project management assistance; Integrated cost and scheduling; Total Project & Annual Budget development; Financial analysis; Cost accounting and forecasting; Variance analysis; Performance reporting; Project change management; Risk & Contingency planning and root cause analysis; direct supervision of internal resources engaged on project work which would include annual performance management in addition to oversight of external resources to execute project work.

Develop and implement standard cost, schedule and risk programs, processes and practices to ensure Design and Construction projects are performed in accordance with approved budgets and schedules.

Develop, coordinate and maintain financial, schedule, estimate, budget, resource, procurement, risk and other data within Primavera P6 and other databases and query tools for individual projects and for the DP&C project portfolio.

Develop, coordinate and maintain status reporting and executive dashboards for the financial aspects and schedules for DP&C projects within Primavera P6, including performance indices such as CPI, SPI, Earned Value, and other Key Performance Indices (KPI’s).

Analyze schedule information and provide project teams with recommended corrective action to ensure projects meet required in service dates. Prepare detailed schedule reports as required (i.e. critical path view, baseline vs. actual view, look ahead view, milestone view, “what-if” scenarios, etc.).

Develop and implement project management information system (PMIS) tools to facilitate enhanced oversight and review of project and portfolio cost and schedule data. Develop, coordinate and maintain financial, schedule, estimating, work/resource management, procurement and document management methods and databases.

Manage SAP financial master data and the enhancement of interfaces between SAP, Primavera P6 and other databases and query tools in order to improve the overall PMIS platform for DP&C.


  • BS in Engineering, Construction, or Business discipline or equivalent experience
  • 4-7 Experience with Project Controls concepts (project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring & controlling, closeout) field or home office
  • 4-7 Experience with Cost Engineering concepts (project estimating, forecasting, cost controls and variance reporting)
  • 4-7 Experience with Project Management Scheduling concepts (Activity Definition and Sequencing, Resource Estimating, Activity Duration Estimating, CPM and Baseline analysis, Earned Value, etc.)
  •  4-7 Experience with ERP systems for identifying and reporting actual costs posted to projects (i.e. SAP, JD Edwards, Peoplesoft, etc.)
  •  4-7 Experience with Integrated Data Management Tools such as Crystal Reports, MS Excel, MS Access, Business Objects, Xcelsius, Oracle, etc.
  • 4-7 Experience with Project Management Document management software tool applications experience (ECM, File Net, Sharepoint, etc.)
  • Must be a self starter capable of seeking out project related information from Project Stakeholders.
  • Capable of making presentations to project stakeholders and Management.
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license
  • Must foster an inclusive work environment and respects all aspects of diversity
  • Must demonstrate and value differences in others’ strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices


  • Experience with Enterprise Portfolio Scheduling Software tools (Primavera P5, P6)
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)
  • Experience in Utility Operations; Compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Personnel management (supervisory) skills; Communications; Business and technical writing experience.
  • Candidates must take personal accountability for actions and results; strive for personal and departmental continuous improvement; focus on measurement of results and demonstrate our Values & Behaviors.


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