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Project Controls Manager

Company: HR Green
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Join our team! Our mission is BUILDING COMMUNITIES. IMPROVING LIVES. For over 100 years, HR Green has done exactly that, serving as a trusted partner to our Colleagues, our clients, and our communities. Each day, we work to find solutions that inspire our employees and fit our clients' needs to build trust to exceed our clients' expectations. We're proud to be ranked No.162 on Engineering News-Record's Top 500 Design Firms list in 2022, jumping up the list by 26 positions from 2021's ranking. In 2021, we have also been awarded as a Best Place to Work!


The Project Controls Manager helps to establish, and implement company-wide operational practices, technology, and reporting that lead to improved project performance and client satisfaction measured through improved productivity, profitability, quality, and safety.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Refine and manage HR Green's scope generation, project fee estimating, project planning, cost control, document control, scope of work management and project delivery risk management processes.
  • Monitor project and Practice performance and identify and communicate to project management, Business Line Leadership, and Director of Operations situations that have the potential to materially affectoverall company financial performance.
  • Ensure Change Management is adhered to by project team to quantify impact to schedule and cost. Lead the effort with project team to develop mitigation plans to stay on plan.
  • Work with Project Managers to ensure alignment of the project forecast Estimates to Complete (ETC) and Estimates at Completion (EAC) both in terms of hours and cost.
  • Work with all Business Lines to maintain and update the standard project work breakdown structure (WBS).
  • Create and maintain a suite of standard internal weekly and monthly reports to assist project personnel and Business Line and Corporate management with the analysis of trends and overall review of performance for Projects, Practices, and Business Lines.
  • Identify and mitigate risks related to potential impacts to scope, cost and schedule.
  • Evaluate project contracts and commercial terms to ensure that the project estimate and operational controls are aligned to address any specific project needs. Note that legal review of contracts will be provided by HR Green legal staff.
  • Understands and advises project managers on contract/estimate types and the commercial unique implications (Lump Sum, T&M, Fixed Fee).
  • Sourcing, development and mentoring of project controls staff.
  • Hold project team accountable for progress commitments. Influence others, not under your direct control, to drive for completion of tasks and attainment of project milestones.
  • Communicate proactively with project teams and Business Line leadership all issues and variances which may influence the project outcome.
  • Provides other ad-hoc analyses and assignments, as needed.
  • Supports firmwide continuous improvement and quality programs.
  • Participates in project review meetings and conducts periodic quality assurance audits to ensure quality conformance. Provides regular input to Director of Operations and Business Line leadership on the performance of project managers and addresses instances of noncompliance.
  • Provides input on the development and management of the Administrative Group's annual budget.
    Education and Experience
    • B.A./B.S. Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Management or Engineering, or equivalent discipline.
    • Minimum ten (10) years of progressive project controls experience in consulting engineering or professional services organization.
    • Demonstrated experience in translating broad initiatives into specific objectives and action plans and executing plans that have resulted in improved efficiencies and company performance.
    • Demonstrated ability to support change management with an organization on a growth trajectory.
    • Demonstrated leadership in building consensus, coordinating cross-functional teams, and influencing change at various levels of an organization, both inside and outside of one's direct reporting authority.
    • Demonstrated expertise leading project controls and understanding of budgeting and project accounting and standards in the A/E/C industry.
    • Must be willing to travel 25% of the time across the HR Green footprint to execute position responsibilities.
    • Proficient in the use of MS Office products. Deltek Vantagepoint experience preferred.
    • Demonstrate general knowledge of critical path scheduling concepts and how to incorporate critical path thinking into project planning.
    • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and demonstrated public speaking skills.
    • The employee must be capable of driving/operating a motor vehicle for company business, must maintain a valid driver's license in the state of residence, and must be insurable for performing driving duties.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as company policies, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English, including composing correspondence and reports, and following and giving oral and written directions.
    • Ability to deliver practical solutions to complex problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

      $89,000 - $145,000

      The expected compensation range for this position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and California's SB 1162. The final agreed-upon compensation is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to: individual education, qualifications, skills, prior work experience, competencies, and geographic work location. The total annual compensation package may consist of a base salary and eligibility to participate, after a qualifying period, in our performance and discretionary incentive bonus program(s).


      Not only does HR Green provide you with a place to grow, thrive, and enjoy your work, but we are also dedicated to delivering a comprehensive and multi-faceted benefits package. Visit our website for detailed total rewards information.


      HR Green is proud to be an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Keywords: HR Green, Houston , Project Controls Manager, Executive , Houston, Texas

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