Project Controls Manager

Los Angeles, CA posted on October 22

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NOTE:  This is a Los Angeles-Based Position.  LENAX Does Not Pay for Relocation or Travel Expenses for Interviews or if selected for a position.  Candidates selected to move forward in the interview process must be available to interview within 48 - 72 hours’ notification.

 

About Lenax Construction Services, Inc.

Since its inception in 1993, Lenax Construction Services, Inc. (LENAX) has provided quality construction services and project controls to a diverse range of engineering, design, and construction firms.  LENAX services a broad range of markets, including airports, transportation, industrial, correctional, universities, and marine.  LENAX is a goal-oriented and customer-driven independent consulting business, aimed at adding value and strength to our clients’ program teams by providing expertise in current pricing and economic trends, while utilizing the most up to date means and methods in the construction and design industries.

 

Position Overview

The Project Controls Manager reports to the Program Controls Manager.  The Project Controls Manager will provide project controls services to any project within the scope.  The Project Controls Manager is responsible for project planning and scheduling, cost and budget management, change control monitoring, document control and progress reporting.  The Project Controls Manager proactively engages the Element Manager and Project Manager about scope, schedule and cost issues; and coordinates resolution with project controls team members.  The Project Controls Manager establishes operating policies to mitigate risk.

 

The Project Controls Manager is responsible for: partnering with the Element Managers, designers, contractors, inspectors and other third-party entities to proactively identify, communicate and resolve variances scope and pricing variances; establishing a procedural framework for preparing, reporting and reconciling variances, including developing and/or enhancing reporting procedures and tools; and  managing and enforcing adherence to project controls practices and procedures; and proactively seeking their collaboration and cooperation.

 

The ideal Candidate will possess the following:

  • Fifteen-plus (15+) years of project controls experience; or, minimum five (5) years, supplemented with a Master’s Degree in Construction Management; and at least six-years supporting a multi-million dollar engineering and construction project, preferably in a public-sector airport.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand a demanding, technical and complicated construction program; and the ability to communicate progress and issues to a technical- and management-level audience.
  • Must be able to interface with a variety of people with different technical levels and educational backgrounds; must be detail-oriented and highly organized; and must be able to produce accurate and timely results while maintaining a customer-service attitude.
  • Demonstrated project controls experience managing the design and construction of large-scale, complex projects; including developing and managing a progress reporting methodology for a complicated design effort.

 

Essential Job Duties

  • Develops, interprets, and executes policy, objectives, and standards applicable to scope, cost and schedule control and analysis activities.
  • Ability to perform forensic assessments for required diagnosis of schedule and costs.
  • Interfaces with management and project team for specific project controls presentations. Develops and presents scope, cost and schedule reports and presentations for key project stakeholders.
  • Reviews project work activities to ensure support of project milestones. Develops micro-phasing schedules as required to coordinate particularly challenging work phases; and helps coordinate the various parties to completion.
  • Participates in discussions with designers, contractors and other third party entities to proactively identify project risks; and develop recommendations as to how to mitigate the risks.
  • Participates in reviewing the contractor pay application; and ensures it is consistent with the schedule update and other progress documents.
  • Coordinates cost recording, monitoring, and reporting practices for compliance with applicable standards accuracy and consistency.
  • Coordinates development of schedule resource loading and leveling; and the schedule development, maintenance and monitoring activities. • Provide progress reporting documents and briefing materials as required. Develop creative reporting tools to communicate complex project sequencing and/or progress assessments.
  • Responsible for promptly reporting budget and/or schedule variances.
  • Previous project controls experience on a large-scale, multi-million dollar construction project required.
  • Experience on a large-scale aviation-related project is required.

 

 

Position Specifications/Requirements

 

Professional Experience & Other Job Specifications

  • A four year degree in Construction Management or related field AND Fifteen-plus (15+) years’ Project Controls Experience; OR, a Master’s Degree in Construction Management, and at least six (6) years’ experience supporting a multi-million dollar engineering and construction project—preferably in a public-sector airport.
  • Demonstrated project controls experience managing the design and construction of large-scale, complex projects; including developing and managing a progress reporting methodology for a complicated design effort.
  • Experience with Design-Build and Construction Management at Risk delivery methods is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand a demanding, technical and complicated construction program; and the ability to communicate progress and issues to a technical- and management-level audience.
  • Must be a self-starter attitude with proactive, results-oriented focus; and willing and capable to assume additional responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated success on the job, as evidenced by satisfactory performance, acceptance of responsibility and growth in previous positions. Proven accuracy, reliability and completeness in job accomplishment.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to interface with a variety of people with different technical levels and educational backgrounds; must be detail-oriented and highly organized; and must be able to produce accurate and timely results while maintaining a customer-service attitude.
  • Must present a “can-do” spirit within the controls team: inspiring them to produce consistently accurate results at a fast pace.

 

Computer – Hardware, Software Competencies

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of software products, e.g. Excel, Word, etc.
  • Understanding with industry software, such as Primavera, Prolog or Expedition, etc. Experience with Primavera Project Planner Version 6.0 or higher is desirable.
  • Experience with large-scale construction management type software such as Prolog is desirable
  • Adobe Acrobat is required.
  • Experience with Primavera Project Planner Version 6.0 or higher is desirable.

 

 

A project-based resume or list of previous projects worked will be required.  Salary expectations are also required, to ensure that LENAX can place candidates by experience, capabilities, and commensurate salary & benefits (Total Comp).

 

LENAX employees enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package, including but not limited to:

  • Three (3) weeks (120 hours) Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Eight (8) Company-Paid Holidays
  • A wide selection of medical plans and with a generous employer base plan--HMO, PPO, HSA/EPO options available; Dental, Vision, and Chiropractic/Acupuncture benefits and an Employee Assistance Program
  • 401-k Retirement Savings Plan with employer matching
  • Educational Assistance
  • Professional Development
  • Holiday Events, Recognition
  • Discounts on theme parks, goods and services, including work/life balance, exercise and nutrition!

 

Lenax Construction Services is a Drug-free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


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