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Project Controls Manager
Entergy | Spring, Texas
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Job Description

Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands
Job Function: Other
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1.00
Req ID: 73461
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


Ensures comprehensive project controls are implemented on Entergy projects and helps ensure projects have reliable cost and schedule estimates and achieve business goals on time and to budget. Ensures projects have cost, schedule, scope and risk controls implemented in accordance with Management Standard and in line with the requirements of the Stage Gate Process. Ensures contract agreements reflect project controls requirements and that contractors implement controls in line with those requirement where they are utilized for elements of the project. Provides direct oversight, coaching and support to Project Controls Specialist throughout the project lifecycle.

Implements all Project Management Standards in the area of cost, schedule, scope, WBS, risk and issues management for assigned projects.

Works with the scheduler assigned to projects to prepare and maintains the Owner's schedule and to integrate the Owner's and all contractor's schedules into the master schedule for the project. Performs schedule analytics to determine the quality of the schedule and to perform progress assessments. Monitors and reports on compliance with schedule related contractual requirements by contractors.

Works with Analysts assigned to projects to prepare and maintains the required cost reports and forecasts. Validates the Estimate at Completion forecast. Prepares contingency analysis and report on contingency status.

Collaborates with the project manager and other project team members to identify, characterize and document project risks in a risk register and develops mitigation plans in accordance with the Standards. Performs quantitative risk analysis on project costs and schedule as required in the Standards.

Works with the project manager and other project team members to analyze change requests. Documents and tracks approved project changes.

Assists the project manager with issue and action item tracking as required.

Minimum education required of the position
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field or equivalent work experience.

Minimum experience required of the position
7 years capital project management experience with project controls focus. Utility capital project experience essential. Desired: Project controls experience on large scale capital projects. Desired: Experience of project controls implemented on projects executed under various types of contract agreements including EPC. Both contractor and owner construction project controls experience.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position
Superior knowledge of the fundamentals of scheduling, cost control, and risk management. Superior knowledge of scheduling software packages and related analytics. Superior skills with spreadsheet based analytics. Knowledge of project and construction management fundamentals. Critical Thinking -- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Complex Problem Solving -- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.


Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test.  The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions.  Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests, Logon ID:  entergy, password:  practice test (2 words).

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

About Entergy

Entergy Corporation (Entergy) is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. It owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatt of aggregate electric generating capacity. The Company is also a nuclear power generator in the United States. The Company operates in two business segments: Utility and Non-Utility Nuclear. In addition to its two primary, reportable, operating segments, Entergy also operates the non-nuclear wholesale assets business. The non-nuclear wholesale assets business sells to wholesale customers the electric power produced by power plants that it owns while it focuses on improving performance and exploring sales or restructuring opportunities for its power plants. As of December 31, 2009, Entergy delivered electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

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