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Project Controls Analyst II

Company: Buckeye Partners L.P.
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Founded in 1886, Buckeye Partners, L.P. has a proven track record of stability and success. We pride ourselves on the laser focus we apply to safely providing service and value to our customers, operating under a strong set of values, and empowering our employees to make decisions. We have a tenacious commitment to environmental responsibility and regulatory compliance in all that we do.

It is our internal culture that sets us apart from other companies. Our goal is to provide our employees with a greater span of responsibility, the ability to make decisions, and access to experts to help you build your skills and experiences. Each of our career tracks provides employees with the ability to innovate, and be a significant contributor from their first day on the job.

Role Summary:

The Project Controls Analyst II is responsible for managing risk, schedule and cost control of all assigned projects within the Engineering and Construction Services (E&CS) group. The analyst is responsible to support the feasibility team and/or Project Manager in development of a cost estimate, risk profile, and schedule at the appropriate level for the project. Once a project is active, the Project Controls Analyst will continue to track progress against the baseline schedule, update the schedule or manage a contract scheduler, track project cost against the baseline budget or manage a contract cost controls analyst and generate monthly reports. The Analyst should work with the Project Manager to anticipate issues and suggest actions to stay on schedule and budget. In addition, the Analyst may be required to develop and analyze risk analysis on project estimates/schedules, and other duties as mentioned but not limited to below.

  • Train/onboard PMs for project controls functions including cost tracking, requisitions, invoicing

  • Supervise contract employees, onboard

  • Manage a cost and/or schedule portfolio for a program or programs of projects

  • Manage risk profile for several projects

  • Facilitate readiness review/TRC meetings

    Responsibilities & Essential Functions include:

    • Cost Control. Assist in the development of estimates for new projects using past project data and industry standards. Create cost tracking tools and track project spend against the baseline at least monthly. Troubleshoot inconsistencies and resolve inaccuracies. Provide reports and analysis to the Project Manager and Management to accurately share the status of the project. Make recommendations for and track contingency usage, supplemental AFEs and adjustments to the project plan to support an under-budget completion. Develop and maintain a cost benchmarking tool using historical project cost.
    • Schedule Control. Work with the Project Manager, Project Team and SMEs to develop a project schedule or manager a contract scheduler. Update the schedule at a minimum monthly by seeking updates from the Project Manager, Contractors, Supply Chain and others. Coordinate with Supply Chain to receive schedules directly from Contractors whenever possible and imbed those in the overall Project Schedule. Manage the schedule using the Critical Path method and provide recommendations for adjustments to the project plan to support an on-schedule completion.
    • Risk Management Control: Create in the development of risk registers, host facilitated risk reviews with Project Managers and SMEs for projects. Document risk management data in a consistent format for continuous improvement. Continue to improve process.
    • Project Controls Initiatives: Manage initiative around project management tools, techniques, and resources. Manage organization initiatives that emerge.
    • Templates and Processes. Create templates for cost and schedule control to create consistencies and efficiencies. Save completed project data to be used as go-by information for future projects. Continue to improve processes.
    • And other duties as assigned.

      Position Requirements:

      • Education: Preferred BS Degree in Accounting or Engineering. Other related degrees might be considered with applicable experience.

      • Experience: 5 - 10 years of experience in projects, 3+ years in project controls

      • Special skills: proficiency in Microsoft Project and Excel required, P6 preferred.

      • Travel Requirements: up to 20% travel.

        Certificates & Licenses:

        • PMP, risk certification, schedule management certification, contract certification a plus

          Other Skills, Attributes and Abilities:

          • Ability to work on the project site

          • Mastery of communication with all levels of the organization including: management, engineering professionals, plant operators, maintenance personnel, suppliers, and contractors using the English language

          • Skillful in Microsoft Office suite of software, including fluency with Microsoft Excel as a tracking and reporting tool

            Essential Functions:

            • This position requires the ability to safely and successfully perform essential job functions consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and or/quantitative productivity standards.

            • This role requires the ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.

            • This position requires compliance with all personnel policies.

              Physical & Safety Requirements:

              • This person must meet medical criteria established by OSHA for emergency response.

                • Normal office environment

                  About You:

                  To be successful in the Buckeye culture, our employees must Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You must be able to work independently. You must also be able to exercise tact, discretion, and professionalism when dealing with internal clients and external counterparties (customers, vendors, etc.), as well as when handling sensitive and confidential information.

                  Buckeye Partners wants to create and reward an organizational focus that stimulates the creative and entrepreneurial actions of our employees and results in innovative ways of reducing costs, generating revenues, improving productivity, or improving processes.

                  About Us:

                  Buckeye Partners, L.P. is the logistical solutions partner of choice for the global energy business and one of the nation's largest independent petroleum products pipeline transportation and terminalling service provider; our strength is to create centers of expertise around our products, technologies and client needs.

                  Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

                  The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Buckeye Partners L.P., Houston , Project Controls Analyst II, Professions , Houston, Texas

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