Project Controls Advisor
Project Resources Co - Houston, TX

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Chevron Project Resources Company is accepting online applications for the position of Project Controls Advisor located in Houston, TX through February 15, 2013.

Chevron Project Resources Company (PRC) is currently searching for a Project Controls Advisor to be a member of the Cost Engineering Center of Expertisce (CE COE) Project Controls Team reporting to the Project Controls Manager. The Project Controls Advisor works as a member of the CE COE to support / accomplish the following: assists MCPs with the assessment and implementation of project cost control platforms; works with MCPs to help them develop, implement, and manage their Project Control Plans; maintains the Project Controls section of the PEP template; develops, implements, and sustains CE COE Project Controls processes, assurance, practices, and standards; maintains the Project Controls section of the contract starter kits; participates in Peer Reviews, Peer Assists, Estimate Assurance activities, and Risk Assessments; may lead estimate assurance, benchmarking, and lookback activities in the CE COE; may supervise and mentor others.

Position Details:
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

Assist Major Capital Projects (MCPs) with the assessment and implementation of project cost control platforms.

Works with MCPs to help them develop, implement, and manage their Project Control Plans.

Maintains the Project Controls section of the Project Execution Plan (PE) template.

Develops, implements, and sustains Cost Estimators Center of Excellence Project Controls processes, assurance, practices, and standards.

Maintains the Project Controls section of the contract starter kits; participates in Peer Reviews, Peer Assists, Estimate Assurance activities, and Risk Assessments.

May lead estimate assurance, benchmarking, and lookback activities in the CE COE.

May supervise and mentor others.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Finance, or related business discipline.

5 years experience in project controls for upstream and/or downstream oil and gas projects or fifteen plus (15+) years of experience in lieu of degree.

Willingness and ability to travel as needed.

Demonstrated technical skills in designing and implementing project controls systems, developing reporting methods and generating reports on regular basis, providing support in the preparation and maintainance of the integrated Project resourcing plan (staffing and funding); assisting in contract formulation and administration, developing, maintaining and performing analysis of project performance through earned value methods.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience with project business activities including: Finance Systems (SAP/JDE), Business Planning processes and Invoicing (processing, record keeping, auditing).

Demonstrated experience with formal project management systems, principles and associated processes, practices, or tools.

Broad knowledge of industry and professional cost engineering trends and best practices.

Must have large ( >$100 million) upstream oil and gas project experience.

Must be able to work in a multi-functional team and contractor environment.

Ability to facilitate work teams to provide cost and performance data in support of project performance assessment and reporting requirements.

Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated history of being recognized by Cost Engineering peers as a competent Cost Engineering professional.

Relocation Options:
Relocation may be considered within Chevron parameters. *LI-CB1

International Considerations:
Expatriate assignments will be considered.

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