Project Controls Leader

AdvanSix Inc Hopewell, VA
Project Controls Leader

Responsibilities ofPosition:

* Leads efforts in planning, scheduling, cost control for all phases of engineering projects

* (Conceptual,scoping, design, construction and startup)

* Project controls SME for the business, ,responsible for all elements of the project controls organization and supporting Director Project Engineering.

* Responsible for maintaining a set of global project controls procedures and standards, and defining regional specific S/Ps, as applicable

* Maintains & analyzes project cost commitments & forecasts

* Anticipates schedule, cost, and resource deviations through trend analysis and earned value management (EVM)

* Develops and maintains appropriate project control metrics and reports

* Acts as liaison between Financial Services/Accounting and Project Team

* Experience with both cost plus and EPC & EPCm contracts

* Responsible for enforcing Corporate and SM Engineering policies and procedures for project execution

* Works closely with the estimating team to understand capital cost estimates and project scopes

* Coordinates project activities between internal process design team, design houses, and contractors

* Use Change Orders to reflect changes to the project plan

* Regularly report project progress to manager and provide visibility to the project steering team through monthly meetings

* Identify any problems with cost over-runs and/or schedule delays to manager as early as possible – no surprises

* Monitor and control projects to meet the stated objectives and metrics commitments in the AR

* Responsible for forecasting and managing capital expenditures within a +/- 10% range

* Responsible for collecting and reporting performance metrics on all projects assigned, through designated KPIs and S-Curve analysis

* Travel 10%

Key Success Factors:

* Acts to enable achievement of capital productivity and cycle time reduction goals

* Becomes integral part of project team in effective use of SAP/PS/MM module as well as other project management tools

* Excellent people management skills - coaching, motivating, and enhancing the success of High Performing Teams

* Understands basic economic influences on business group

* Skillful application of work processes, including CPMP, capital prioritization process, Honeywell's financial systems, value engineering, earned value of work performed, etc.

* Champions innovation and new technologies

* Timely and effective communications with all levels of the organization

* Demonstrates the ability to form and lead teams in the resolution of problems and the application of sustained solutions

Attributes/Skills Required/Sought:

* Customer Focused – Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.

* Technical – Understands engineering and project management principles. Experience in SAP, Primavera P6, and Documentum is desired

* Agent for Change – not satisfied with the status quo, willing to take strong and effective action to effectively manage capital investments. Committed to continuous improvement, by recommending and developing key processes that focus on driving results for the business

* Interpersonal skills – Communicates effectively to all members of the project team (engineers, finance, mgmt, etc.)

* Self starter; creates solutions/alternatives; anticipates; acts on facts

* Deals with conflict successfully

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills

* Strong people leadership, including mentoring and coaching skills

* Facilitates team work and champions Project Controls towards continuous improvement

* Demonstrates high aptitude through problem solving and analytical skills

Experience/Education Required/Sought:

* BS degree. MBA or other advanced degree is preferred

* 10 years min. experience of increasing engineering related responsibilities in one of the following areas: project management, planning, scheduling, cost control, and estimating preferred

* SAP and Primavera P6 experience is preferable

* Strong Project Controls skills

* Working knowledge of chemical plant operations and processes

* Six Sigma Greenbelt (or Blackbelt) certification or equivalent experience implementing productivity / continuous improvement projects

AdvanSix is an equalopportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard toage, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectionalor sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality,sex, religion, or veteran status