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Project Controls Analyst

Job Information Job Title: Project Controls Analyst
Grade: 200 / 220
Org: Project Controls
Work Location: Idaho Falls (9x80s schedule) or MFC (4x10s schedule)
Mission/Vision Statement Empowering the Nation's Energy Future Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure. Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.Responsibilities Idaho National Laboratory is seeking a Project Controls Analyst. In this role you will provide guidance and direction in support of the INL Project Management Office (PMO) to all affected personnel to assure that they are sufficiently knowledgeable of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) data and analyses to execute their work scope in full compliance with contractual requirements maintaining the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) EVMS certification with the Department of Energy (DOE). Duties will include the following:

• Collaborates with project managers on the development and review of project plans, estimates, costs, contracts, schedules, and resources.

• Develop and implement project controls and monitoring procedures to ensure the achievement of project scope, schedule and cost objectives.

• Collect, analyze, trend, forecast and report on project data, and cost from various sources (e.g. P6, BDSIS, COBRA, Empower, etc.) and stakeholders (e.g. engineering, procurement, construction, business management, etc.).

• Support the PMO Management System Lead (MSL) with internal surveillances to ensure EVMS requirements are being met.

• Provide support to the PMO during surveillances and corrective action planning during internal DOE/INL surveillances and DOE Office of Project Management external project EVMS certification surveillance.

• Assist in training classes, mentoring personnel, and providing oversight of project controls and cost engineering best practices in support of the PMO.

• Coordinate with the PMO on the implementation of earned value management process and procedure changes.

• Establish and maintain analysis, trending, forecasting, and reporting processes and storyboards that flow chart project controls and cost engineering work processes.

• Review and support the ongoing updates to EVMS metrics.

• Maintain, review, and revise baseline schedules and budgets consistent with established change control.

• Development and maintenance of the Performance Measurement and Performance Baseline schedules, Life Cycle Schedules (LCS) and the Field Execution Schedule (FES).

• Provide support in the development of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), INL work authorizations document (IWAD), performance measurement and analysis, funds management, spend forecasts, performance forecast, estimates to complete, cost control and earned value performance measurement including the Budgeted Cost for Work Scheduled (BCWS), Budgeted Cost for Work Performed (BCWP), Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP), and Schedule Variance (SV)/Cost Variance (CV); and associated reporting and information distribution internally and to DOE and stakeholders.

• Ensures data calls are accurate and delivered on schedule.

• Expert knowledge of funds types and how they relate and are assigned to the work.

• Knowledgeable and able to provide guidance on matters such as schedule of values, contracting strategies, subcontractor relationships, tiers, and markups, change orders, etc.

• Identify risks based on current plans and changes to plans based on data, analysis, trend, and forecast.

• Ensure INL Managers are aware of previous, current and future changes to work that can/will change the desired outcome of the work.

• Conduct/assist with project status review meetings.

This position is recognized as a project controls and cost engineering subject matter expert (SME) within the organization, Laboratory, DOE complex and industry. It requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. It interprets internal or external business issues and recommends solutions/best practices. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify solutions.

The PCA directly contributes to the development of new project controls and cost engineering concepts and techniques. Serves as a discipline lead for a core team. Responsible for approving work of other project controls staff. Routinely functions as a project controls lead for major projects, coordinating and managing the activities of other staff (e.g. cost estimators, schedulers, planning and financial controls (PFC) personnel). May assist in defining staff needs, developing selection criteria, and hiring personnel. Reviews staff progress and evaluates results. Pursues continual learning and self-development. Serves as spokesperson for the organization on major matters pertaining to policies, plans and objectives. Provides technical direction and supervision to junior staff. Enhances technical/ professional skills of junior staff through mentoring and training. Provides leadership in identifying, promoting and developing new opportunities within PMO directorate.

Baccalaureate degree plus 8-11 years’ experience, or Advanced Degree plus 6-9 years’ experience required.

• Earned Value Management System experience.
• Experience in performing, monitoring, or reviewing cost engineering functions, which include cost estimating, cost control, and cost analysis, in the field and office.
• Knowledge in the use of computers for executing work processes.
• Proficiency in using PC operating systems and several basic software applications i.e. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
• Skilled in oral and written communication.
• Expert knowledge of aspects of Project Control scope, services, deliverables, customer needs, tools/systems, and processes and requirements.
• Project Controls experience with DOE 413.3 projects and requirements.
• Detailed working knowledge of Primavera P6, Acumen Fuse, and COBRA. Proficiency in P6 and scheduling expertise is preferred.
• Flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities.
• Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision.
• Demonstrated ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives.
Selective Service Requirements To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see Job Functions Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Motor Abilities: Repetitive work-intermittent.

Special Senses: Visually demanding work, depth perception, audio alarms, ability to smell.

Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, >8 hrs./day, overtime/irregular hours, working alone. Please Apply Before: December 10, 2018 (11:59 p.m., MST) Environmental, Safety and Health Statement Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.Other Information When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.INL Overview INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
The Idaho Falls Area Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson, WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit and Employment Opportunity Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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