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PROJECT CONTROLS MANAGER

Company: Air Products
Location: Allentown
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description and Qualifications The Project Controls Manager (PCM) helps to ensure competitiveness, efficient project execution, productive internal / external interfaces, and proactive risk management. The scope of work includes integration of planning, cost control and document control activities for all phases of large/mega projects from bid development through engineering, procurement, construction, and startup.The Project Controls Manager supervises the activities of the PC Team engaged in the development, monitoring, and reporting of critical path plans, budgets, progress and document control when assigned to mega projects.The PCM shall provide guidance and deliver planning execution plans and schedules per Air Products Standards to suit the project execution strategy and needs from both and internal and external aspect. They shall produce accurate and timely reporting input and analysis to the project and work within the project applicable procedures and process workflows. During the proposal phase this individual will be responsible for putting together project controls execution plan, project controls hours estimate, and the project schedule.PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIESResponsible for developing and maintaining the baseline and monthly schedules, cost reports, portfolio reports and customer reports (when applicable) for the Air Separation, Process Gas Product Lines, Gasification, and other custom projects.During Execution, produce weekly / monthly reports in line with the project reporting calendar, providing details on progress, actuals, forecast and explanation of variances.Use Air Products planning IT systems and work processes to provide reliable and consistent reporting and analysis to ensure that we can meet the project, regional/global project portfolio and business requirements.Collaborate with the Product Line and Project Execution teams to develop and deliver competitive project schedules aligned to the execution scope and strategy during the bid phase through award and execution, promoting the growth of Air Products businesses while consistently delivering on project commitments in terms of cost and schedule.Develop and maintain accurate progress & earned value measurement systems for engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction, and commissioning to provide credible control throughout the project execution phase.Help maintain and improve the capabilities of the regional team to support the business needs across the broad portfolio of offerings.Lead a project controls team when assigned to a mega project.Follows AP's established standard processes, procedures and formats required for corporate reporting and deliverables.Ensures PC Team adherence to AP's and project procedures and strategies.Works closely with the Overall Project Manager, Project Managers, Discipline Leads and assists them to achieve project success.Provides the Overall Project Manager with assessments and what-if scenarios analysis to assist with project decision making.Applies best practices, principles, and knowledge for the optimal performance of the project controls activities and deliverables.Assist the cost and planning engineering.Plans, coordinates, and oversees the PC Team's work and deliverables.Provides guidance and mentorship to the PC Team.Able to assist, fill personnel gaps and issue deliverables during planned or unplanned PC Team members absences.Assists with the evaluation of alternatives to determine resource requirements.Assists and provides technical guidance in analyzing complex opportunities.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONSEducation: Bachelor's degree (preferred) in Engineering, Accounting, or industrial fieldExperience: Minimum -10 years' project planning experience. Sound knowledge, proven skills, and competencies in application of project planning principles, methodologies and tools, supporting all phases of project execution, particularly around schedule development, progress measurement/reporting and earned value, within a large project-oriented EPC or Owner Organization. Must have a track record of delivering accurate schedule information, reporting and guidance to senior management. Experience within an Oil & Gas, Chemical processing or related business and equivalent projects a further benefit.Tools: Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project experience is a must. Experience using risk and schedule quality analysis software desirable.Global Project Planning Experience: Proven skills and experience of planning of projects on global basis, executed by multiple engineering offices. Understanding of a variety of project types, structures, and contract terms.Travel: Potential to travel internationally to other regional engineering offices as well as domestically to support project / organizational needs.Location: Must be willing to work from different job locations. Depending on project phase, individual will need to work in one of Air Product's execution offices, within third party EPC's office, and from construction job sites.Determined, adaptable and resilient: Able to achieve success under significant pressure, evolving requirements, and conflicting priorities.Culturally astute: Experience and ability to work with different cultures associated with multi-region project execution, and to therefore achieve success with a multi-cultural team. Experience of Customer and external stakeholder regional cultures, and ability to achieve success with those culturesRelationship network: Established and proven internal relationships with key individuals in all teams in all regions, with the ability to build strong relationships to apply leverage to execute the project.Core competencies: Commercial and technical acumen, detailed working knowledge of project planning tools and systems. Proven skills in planning coupled with a working knowledge of project management and cost control.We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit About Air Products.We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.Air Products thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.). You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.Req No.41777BREmployment StatusFull TimeOrganizationGlobal Engrg Mfg Technology & EquipmentBusiness Sector / DivisionGlobal Project ExecutionRegionNorth AmericaCountryUnited States

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