Stantec System

Project Controls Specialist

US-IL-Chicago | US-IL-Chicago | US-CA-Sacramento | US-CO-Broomfield | US-OH-Cleveland
1 month ago(11/3/2017 4:56 PM)
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Experience (Years)
Program & Project Management

Your Opportunity

Stantec is seeking a Project Controls Specialist with a strong background in the core project controls functions of Design Management and Capital Project & Program Management. Location is flexible nationwide. 


Projects, when successfully delivered, can strengthen client organizations and the communities they serve. By managing capital programs and projects as if they were our own, our business, technical, and project management experts work with clients to strategize, plan, and implement projects that help them achieve their organization’s objectives—without surprises. We’ve managed thousands of projects across all sectors, including buildings like hospitals, airports, and entire university campuses; infrastructure like mass transit and water treatment facilities; and energy and resource assignments like mines and wind farms. Join a team of program and project management specialists that’s passionate about achieving predictable project outcomes for clients and communities.

Your Duties

In the capacity of Project Controls Specialist, you will be a key point of contact with numerous stakeholders, internal and external to the project. You will be responsible for the provision of all aspects of project controls functions outlined below. 


You will responsible to:

  • Participate in the processes required of all projects operating within the corporate project delivery system, in support of enterprise project delivery and financial management functions.
  • Participate in scope and work breakdown structure development with project managers and technical leads to drive effective progress measurement and earned value management.
  • Perform standard project controls functions including planning & scheduling, budgeting, subcontractor commitment management, change management, forecasting, and earned value management, etc.
  • Support both internal (Stantec) and external (client) business processes.

 As a self-starter able to work with minimal supervision, you will be required to:

  • Develop project/program structures, i.e.:  Work Breakdown Structures and Cost Breakdown Structures;
  • Develop schedules in Primavera (any version);
  • Perform all schedule and cost management functions;
  • Prepare, update, and progress integrated project/program schedules primarily for engineering/design projects; also for procurement, construction and commissioning scopes of work
  • Prepare cash flow and earned value reports;
  • Prepare month-end reports, variance reports, and ad hoc reports as required;
  • Perform analytics and interpret project/program data for continuous improvement;
  • Perform monthly audits of project schedule and financial information;
  • Train, manage, or mentor others;
  • Administer the use of Project Management Information Systems in the areas such as cost management and performance reporting.  Potentially act as a “super user,” including user administration, security and permissions management, user training, and custom reporting queries;
  • Perform thorough QC on all deliverables; and
  • Travel, when required

Your Capabilities and Credentials


  • 5-8 years of experience in project/program controls and project management;
  • Relevant technical college graduate or engineering degree
  • Experience working in a consulting engineering environment (EPCM), Capital Project/Program Management environment, or Construction Contracting environment is preferred;
  • On-site experience is considered an asset;
  • Superior computer skills in the Microsoft Office Suite (specifically desired: expertise in MS Excel) as well as MS Access.  Experience with SQL/Share point Applications is preferred;
  • Must be detail-oriented with exceptional organizational and time management skills;
  • Must be comfortable working with remote/distributed teams;
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) in English.

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