Position : Project Controls Specialist
Reports to : Project Manager
Location : Sudbury, ON
The Project Controls Specialist monitors, controls and reports the progress of the project ensuring the effectiveness and appropriate integration of cost control, scheduling, progressing, change management and estimating on the project.
This position will be working with site project teams to produce key measurements. The Project Controls Specialist will take responsibility for adherence to all DMC policies.
This position will be based from Val Caron, ON office. The Project Controls Specialist will demonstrate DMC’s core values of : Zero Harm, Respect and Integrity, Entrepreneurial Spirit, and Operational Excellence.
This is a defined term contract position.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Cost Management
Coordinates and oversees all aspects of the cost functions and associated reporting.
Ensures forecasts are prepared and integrated according to project and DMC requirements.
Ensures effective cost assessment and analysis is performed and reported.
Reviews and verify contractors’ cost control systems and reporting.
2. Planning, Scheduling & Progress
Ensures that suitable procedures and systems for project planning and scheduling are followed.
Coordinates all aspects of the planning and scheduling functions and ensures the schedules are properly integrated into one master schedule.
Ensures schedule assessment and analysis is performed and reported.
Maintains and updates the Basis of Schedule Document to provide full visibility on the current schedule assumptions, risks, and opportunities.
Ensure accuracy in the reporting of total project construction, procurement and engineering progress and productivity.
When applicable, reviews and verify contractors’ scheduling and progressing systems and reporting.
3. Change Management
Ensures project team members are aware of accountabilities for change notification, mitigation opportunities for adverse changes are maximized and that changes are properly analyzed, reviewed, approved and implemented.
Control, analysis and approval of change to scope, cost and schedule on the project
Promotes the communication of change occurring at site and head office engineering and schedules change meetings appropriately
Ensures systems, processes and procedures are in place for early identification and appropriate communication of changes.
Collects, compiles and ensures the quality of all change related reporting.
Ensuring suitable estimating procedures and standards are in place on the project.
Assist the Project Controls team and other project departments in understanding the magnitude and drivers of budget variance.
Participate and review estimates in support of the change management process.
Advise on opportunities for Project Controls process improvement, and assists with procedural creation and reviews.
Supports effective interfacing with other departments such as Construction, Contracts, Procurement and Finance.
Attends and assists with routine weekly and monthly meetings and associated reporting.
Maintains an awareness of client requirements and establishes effective working relationships at all levels.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Minimum 5 to 7 years of direct Project Controls experience at an intermediate level.
Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in Business Administration, Finance or related discipline.
Flexible, well organized, able to address multiple conflicting priorities and pro-active.
Project Management and Engineering knowledge is a strong asset.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of mining industry preferred but not required.
A solid understanding of scheduling software.
Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.