Black & Veatch Program Project Controls Manager in Overland Park, Kansas
Program Project Controls Manager
The Telecommunications Division delivers telecommunication infrastructure solutions to utilities, local and state government agencies and the commercial wireless industry. Through a unique combination of experience, expert resources and innovative solutions, Black & Veatch supports the entire range of both legacy and emerging technologies used in today’s wireless and wireline networks, voice, video, Internet and data systems and utility automation.
Lead level position assigned to either a role in Planning, Cost Engineering, Project Controls Management or a combination. With minimal supervision, is responsible for independently applying advanced project controls techniques and analyses. The level may handle commercial issues and will provide leadership and guidance to less experienced project control personnel. Has project team supervisory responsibilities.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Effectively leads a team of PJC professionals and able to positively influence internal and external clients to achieve successful results. Achieves a high level of forecasting accuracy. Proactive in addressing project issues therefore supporting a successful project outcome. Leads proposal efforts.
•Supports oversight of all project controls activities for business and/or region including, project budgeting, percent complete calculations, monthly estimates of complete, providing assistance and guidance to project management, finance, regional offices and senior management.
•Directs the preparation of and reviews estimate at complete reports for the program. Manages the EAC reporting process for assigned projects. Ensure all internal estimates, reporting and budgeting/forecasting is completed accurately, timely, efficiently and in accordance with company policy.
•Directs, prepares and interprets analysis of revenue, cost and budget data. Provides complex analysis and recommendations primarily to internal clients including areas of concern, recommendations and support of implementation.
•Advises, mentors and supports development of project controls acumen. Provides recommendations, solutions and assists with implementation. Oversees the development and maintenance of cost/budget tools and models. Works under general direction to establish, delegate and/or complete priorities.
•Establishes and maintains a project controls organization with skilled professionals and functional operational processes to support all project controls aspects of the division and projects. Includes oversight and management of hiring and attrition of staff, providing day-to-day guidance, support, training, career development and timely feedback.
•Evaluates team training needs and guides staff growth and development. Seeks to understand and implement training needs and process improvements to prevent issues in daily, monthly, and annual processes.
•Leads development, communication and implementation of policies, procedures, and processes for the assigned workgroup. Ensures adherence to corporate and division programs. Mindful of and works to resolve conflicting priorities for assigned group.
•Identifies and assesses improvement opportunities which will add value. Champions continuous improvement efforts. Assesses and supports the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements. Proactively supports, encourages and facilitates staff to engage in continuous improvement activities.
Four-year Bachelor's degree with eight or more years of relevant Cost Control of Planning & Scheduling experience OR no four-year Bachelor's degree required with ten years or more of relevant Cost Control or Planning & Scheduling experience in Home Office or Field Office.
All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
Prefer Master's degree or local equivalent in Engineering or Construction Management or nontechnical Bachelor’s degree with business and computer software courses plus eight (8) years or more of relevant Cost Control or Planning & Scheduling in Home Office or Field Office experience , OR ten (10) years or more of relevant Cost Control or Planning & Scheduling experience in Home Office or Field Office
Preferred Non-Technical Competencies:
• Developing Direct Reports
• Innovation Management
• Managerial Courage
Preferred Technical Competencies:
• Leadership skills to include the ability to influence, manage, lead, guide/coach, develop, motivate, and mentor team professionals
• Advanced communication and inter-personal skills
• Self starter and ability to make decisions independently
• Computer skills
• Planning skills
• Advanced knowledge of cost engineering
• Advanced knowledge of contract administration
• Problem solver
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