General Electric Services Project Control in Atlanta, Georgia
Job Description Summary
Under the direction of the Outage Closure and Financial Program Manager, support the Project Controls needs of plant outage projects, by interpreting costs and schedules to prepare budgets. The Project Controls Advisor will develop project control programs for cost and schedule analysis and tracking. Serve as advisor to assigned project managers, TFAs, and other site representatives to achieve on-time and on-budget goals. You may be assigned other duties to help proactively drive our GE Steam Power vision and align with our organization’s core values.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop Project Controls Plans and Outage schedule, and understanding the needs of specific outage projects and Service Managers
Lead Job Cost Estimate (JCE) development and budgeting activities as necessary by analyzing historical data, utilizing previous project experience, and applying to current project activities.
Determine tools necessary to meet budget and project forecast goals
Establish Baseline Outage Schedule in line with Target schedule, consulting with TFA and Site leads and provide modification recommendations in line with project scope and budget.
Applying project control standards and accurately assigning budgets to planned outage activities through consulting with TFA and other site representatives.
Establish a Project Controls operating rhythm for each outage and deliver timely and accurate progress reports.
Coordinate with relevant Site Personnel ensuring project hours are accurately billed to appropriate project activities and physical progress has been captured adequately and in line with forecasted goals
During outage events update outage schedule daily and deliver concise progress reports (S-curves, EV, SPI)
Provide analysis and recommendation for potential project performance improvements
Analyze Earned Value Hours (Planned vs. Actual vs. Earned) for multiple outage projects
Analyze outage cost on daily basis with focus Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP) and Estimate At Completion (EAC), and recommend budget improvements to stay in line with project costs
Review ACWP and EAC regularly with Stakeholders and maintain forecast of amounts to be Invoiced.
Reconcile Invoiced amounts from subcontractors and 3rd-party suppliers with cost data from the field (Timesheets, goods receipts etc).
Perform appropriate Change Control and Risk Management
Assist with project close out activities as required
Ensure all outage project hours, purchase orders, receipts and invoices are correctly allocated to accounting system and reconciled to site data as part of close out process.
Generate final Cost and Schedule reporting as required
Maintain historical data from Projects and provide Benchmarking support to Project Teams as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned
Travel may be required
English proficiency required
Required Qualifications & Experience :
Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, Construction Management or Engineering or equivalent experience
5+ years of demonstrated Project Controls experience in Power or Oil & Gas Projects.
Field Experience and knowledge of O&M Field Work Practices
Comfortable working with all levels and functions in a constructive fashion to achieve responsibilities and goals required.
Affiliation to a Cost Engineering Professional Network is a plus (e.g. AACE).
Additional language(s) spoken is a plus (Spanish and/or Portuguese)
Proficient in Project Controls, Earned Value Management, data visualization (converting raw data into useful metrics/charts), Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Power Point), SAP and prior experience with using and/or creating Project Reports in Tableau would be a plus
Ability to implement standard and consistent Project Controls processes, develop ad hoc project specific reporting methods as required, work independently, complete multiple projects within time constraints and work in a multi-functional team
Knowledge with planning software such as Primavera P6.
Invoice Tracking/Management (processing, record keeping, auditing)
Excellent organizational, communication and reporting skills
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/englobal/desktop/assets/images/posterscreenreaderoptimizedwsupplement.pdf) . (http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf) Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).
Relocation Assistance Provided: No