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HNTB Project Controls Specialist in Austin, Texas

What We're Looking For

At HNTB, you can create a career that is meaningful to you while building communities that matter to all of us. For more than a century, we have been delivering solutions for some of the largest, most complex infrastructure projects across the country. With our historic growth, it is an exciting time to join our team of employee-owners.

This opportunity entails being responsible for providing technical support for multiple project controls functions including but not limited to; scheduling, estimating, cost control, risk management, document control, quality and project management information systems. The Project Controls Specialist I assists with reporting on cost controls and schedules for projects involving cost and schedule work breakdown structures and metrics, updating and maintaining the project controls system and document controls to ensure documents are filed appropriately and work processes are used according to project procedures.

What You'll Do:

  • Prepares material, labor, and equipment cost estimates for concept designs, design development documents, bid documents and change orders.

  • Assists in the development of conceptual estimates reflecting the potential budget of a project at a highly preliminary stage of design development and assists in the development of Independent Cost Estimates (ICE) to support the change management process for active projects.

  • Assists in the creation, maintenance and control of budgets and schedules from design concept through project completion. Utilizes the detailed cost estimate to support and develop schedules reflective of the labor hours generated to input schedule activity durations and resource needs.

  • Participates in the review and assessment of the project team or contractor monthly progress schedule updates on active projects and provides advisory input to the project manager or client/owner of the proposed disposition of the progress schedule update.

  • Supports the development of costs forecasts and trends and analyzes accrual of actual costs. Evaluates and documents historical cost data to maintain current estimating standards and databases

  • Consults with the project team or client/owner related to potential claims, claims avoidance, and claims support.

  • Supports the preparation of reports and performance dashboards for a variety of project controls metrics, analyzes data and creates and/or participates in client presentations.

  • Assists with defining project risks and maintaining project risk register. Escalates project risks and partners with the project team to create and propose mitigation plans.

  • Supports project controls technology and project management control systems (PMCS). May assist in the implementation of an appropriate (PMCS) solution.

  • May participate in negotiations on behalf of the client including providing support in price negotiations, contacting vendors to obtain quotes for materials and services, and leading change order negotiations as needed.

What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field and 3 years’ relevant experience, or

  • In lieu of education, 7 years’ relevant experience OR 3 years’ relevant direct contractor experience

What We Prefer:

  • AACE Project Risk Management Professional (PRMP), PMI Risk Management Professional (RMP), or equivalent

  • Project Controls experience in two or more phases of project lifecycle (e.g., predesign, design, procurement, construction, and post-construction phases)

  • Project Controls experience working as client's PM/CM agent (e.g., providing program management/construction management services), or as part of design-build contractor (or equivalent design and construction experience)

Additional Information

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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Project Controls Group

ReqID: R-21285