Project Controls Specialist Sr

About Entergy

At Entergy (NYSE: ETR), we power life. More than 100 years ago, our founder Harvey Couch started this company with a handshake, some sawdust and a vision.

Couch wanted to bring safe, affordable, reliable energy to the Middle South – energy that would power the lives of people and communities.

Today, Entergy is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. We own and operate power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power.

The 13,000 men and women of Entergy deliver electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, generating annual revenues of approximately $10.8 billion.

Entergy Corporation is a Fortune-300 company that has won numerous awards for safety, diversity, and social responsibility

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Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans

Job Function: All Other Jobs

FLSA Status: Professional

Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines

Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings: 1

Req ID: 76822

Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


Provides support to project management and controls team by developing and maintaining project reporting, delivering cost and schedule certainty in Entergy. Provides support for Entergy's Stage Gate Process (SGP) and project management standards - ensuring compliance in Entergy's projects.


Provides support to the project management and controls team by being accountable for the following tasks;

* Assist in the development and maintenance of owners' schedules.

* Apply fundamental schedule control techniques and liaison its relationship to cost.

* Provide analysis of contractor schedule data to identify key project issues.

* Verify contractor progress and reviews their performance trends.

* Investigate causes of variances between planned and earned/actual progress and document discoveries.

* Identify, analyze and document project schedule variances and conclude on possible impacts.

* Support on the development of plans and schedules for front end work.

* Assist in the development and maintenance of Issue and Risk register.

* Assist in the development of Cost QRA

* Actively participate in the development of project Work Breakdown Structure

* Assist in analysis of cost variances between budget, actual costs and support development of cost forecasts

* Support Project Admin and Accounting in review of contractors invoices

* Utilizes project management and project controls expertise as well as business acumen and experience to provide SME-level project management, controls, and business case guidance to project team members

* Performs analysis, optimization, and reporting on Entergy project(s) including assessments of risk, cost, schedule associated with completing planned scopes of work according to multi-year budget plans

May assist as a SGP Gate Reviewer by performing rigorous evaluations of project development and control deliverables, including business cases presented by project teams.


Minimum education required of the position

B.S. in Construction Management, Engineering Discipline, Finance, Accounting or equivalent work experience.

Minimum experience required of the position

5+ years plus capital project development and management experience (large, complex, utility capital project experience essential). 2 years experience in the management and control of large, complex utility capital projects with an EPC or Engineering firm (desired).

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Knowledge and experience in the management and control of large, complex utility capital projects.

Knowledge and experience in the development and defense of project business cases, including the development of project alternative solution and the associated financial evaluation.


Utilize schedule software such as Primavera, Microsoft Project, Acumen Fuse and Risk Analysis.


EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test. The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions. Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website,, Logon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words).

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

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