Sargent & Lundy

  • Project Controls/Scheduling Specialist – Entry-Level

    United States
    Area of Interest
    Full Time - Regular
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  • Overview

    Sargent & Lundy provides comprehensive consulting, engineering, design, and analysis for electric power generation and power delivery projects worldwide. With a highly experienced staff solely dedicated to the energy business, we have the ability and know-how to take on the smallest tasks as well as the largest projects.
    We are currently looking for a qualified, entry-level project controls and scheduling specialist for our Chattanooga, Tennessee office.


    This position will offer you the ability to directly apply your technical skills to meet project team and client needs for monitoring project performance, performing cost analysis and developing / maintaining project schedules. This work will include interfacing directly with client management and site personnel for the development of detailed integrated schedules for the engineering/design and construction scopes of work associated with Nuclear Power Plant modifications. Using a variety of industry and proprietary software tools, and under the direction of the project lead, you will perform the following tasks:

    • Implement project controls tools and methodology
    • On an ongoing basis, develop and maintain detailed project schedules, including resource loading labor hours to schedule activities
    • Generate resource projection curves based on the resource loaded schedule
    • Assemble supporting documentation to meet project team and client requests/needs
    • Analyze data and build reports to support project monitoring and decision making
    • Perform CPI/SPI calculations using earned value principles
    • Forecast and update manhour budgets using a work breakdown structure (WBS) account system; report expenditures outside the budgeted scope
    • Monitor and report on cost control performance; continuously update actual expenditures and forecast budget impact.
    • There is the potential for you to travel to client offices or plant site locations for design reviews and project coordination meetings.


    We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.


    Essential skills and experience:

    • Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interact and multitask with project team members, clients, and vendors of varying position levels.
    • Motivation: Eager to learn new skills and develop knowledge to add make a valuable impact to project team operation. Willing to engage with others to understand project team needs. Committed to deliver high quality, accurate deliverables with attention to detail.
    • Computer Skills: Working knowledge in MS Office tools, with emphasis on the advanced use of MS Excel and/or MS Access in creating detailed, interactive spreadsheets, workbooks, and databases.

    Valued but not required skills and experience:

    • Bachelor of science degree from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission-approved program with a strong academic background, preferably with an emphasis in Construction Management, Industrial Engineering, or General Engineering, or equivalent experience
    • Related engineering internship, co-op, or work experience, which includes project controls, project planning, project scheduling, and earned value performance, preferably within the power industry
    • Familiarity with scheduling software, preferably Primavera P6
    • Familiarity with Cognos reporting software
    • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

    Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.





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