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FieldCore Project Controls Advisor in Des Moines, Iowa

FieldCore, a GE company, is a new, independent industrial field services company that will deliver the highest standard of field services excellence and capabilities for GE and its customers. A GE company, FieldCore will bring together the field services expertise and people from both Granite Services and GE’s Power Services into one powerhouse. Driven by the values of safety, quality, and integrity, FieldCore will be built to deliver operational excellence for customers in the power generation, oil & gas, nuclear, and wind power markets. For more information, check out

Role Summary / Purpose:

Under the direction of the Regional Project Controls Manager, support the Project Controls needs of multiple, complex power plant outage projects (GE Power Segment), by interpreting costs and schedules to prepare budgets. The Project Controls Advisor will develop project control programs for cost and schedule analysis and tracking. Serve as advisor to assigned project managers, TFAs, and other site representatives to achieve on-time and on-budget goals.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop Project Controls Plans and Outage schedule per Global Project Controls Policy (GPCP), and understanding the needs of specific outage projects and Service Managers

  • Lead Job Cost Estimate (JCE) development and budgeting activities as necessary by analyzing historical data, utilizing previous project experience, and applying to current project activities.

  • Determine tools necessary to meet budget and project forecast goals

  • Establish Baseline Outage Schedule in line with Target schedule, consulting with TFA and Site leads and provide modification recommendations in line with project scope and budget.

  • Applying project control standards and accurately assigning budgets to planned outage activities through consulting with TFA and other site representatives.

  • Establish a Project Controls operating rhythm for each outage and deliver timely and accurate progress reports as described in the GPCP.

  • Coordinate with relevant Site Personnel ensuring project hours are accurately billed to appropriate project activities and physical progress has been captured adequately and in line with forecasted goals

  • During outage events update outage schedule daily and deliver concise progress reports (S-curves, EV, SPI) as described in the GPCP,

  • Provide analysis and recommendation for potential project performance improvements

  • Analyze Earned Value Hours (Planned vs. Actual vs. Earned) for multiple outage projects

  • Analyze outage cost on daily basis with focus Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP) and Estimate At Completion (EAC), and recommend budget improvements to stay in line with project costs

  • Review ACWP and EAC regularly with Stakeholders and maintain forecast of amounts to be Invoiced.

  • Reconcile Invoiced amounts from subcontractors and 3rd-party suppliers with cost data from the field (Timesheets, goods receipts etc).

  • Perform appropriate Change Control and Risk Management as described in GPCP

  • Assist PCM with close out activities as required.

  • Ensure all outage project hours, purchase orders, receipts and invoices are correctly allocated to accounting system and reconciled to site data as part of close out process.

  • Generate final Cost and Schedule reporting as required by GCPD and customer.

  • Maintain historical data from Projects and provide Benchmarking support to Project Teams as needed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Proficient in Project Controls and Earned Value Management.

  • Ability to implement standard and consistent Project Controls processes and develop ad hoc project specific reporting methods as required.

  • Proficient in data visualization (converting raw data into useful metrics/charts)

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Power Point)

  • Proficient in SAP. Prior experience with using and/or creating Project Reports in Tableau would be a plus.

  • Knowledge with planning software such as Primavera P6.

  • Invoice Tracking/Management (processing, record keeping, auditing)

  • Analytical mindset

  • Able to work in a multi-functional team.

  • Excellent communication and reporting skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to complete multiple projects within time constraints

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Occasional travel may be required

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Construction Management or Engineering or equivalent experience

  • 7+ years of demonstrated Project Controls experience in Power or Oil & Gas Projects.

  • Field Experience and knowledge of O&M Field Work Practices

  • Comfortable working with all levels and functions in a constructive fashion to achieve responsibilities and goals required.

  • Additional language(s) spoken is a plus

  • Affiliation to a Cost Engineering Professional Network is a plus (e.g. AACE).

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