Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
City: NEW ORLEANS
Country: United States
This Position will be focused primarily on ensuring comprehensive project controls are implemented on CD&I projects (Commercial Development & Innovation group) and certifying projects have reliable cost and schedule estimates for achieving business goals on time and in accordance with the budget.
Under the direction of the Manager of Program Controls, this position will be responsible for performing the following duties:
Ensuring projects have cost, schedule, scope and risk controls implemented in accordance with Entergy's Project Delivery Standard (PDS) and in alignment with Entergy's Stage Gate Process
Validating contract agreements reflect project controls requirements and certifying the selected contractors implement said controls requirements as required on all elements of the project(s) in question
Implementing all project management standards in the areas of cost, schedule, scope, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), and risk and issue management for assigned projects
Working directly with the Project Scheduler to develop and maintain the project's Master Schedule, fully integrated with all vendors' schedules applicable to said project
Ensure major milestones and critical path activities are met as defined in the project plans
Perform schedule analytics and critical path management to determine the quality of the schedule
Perform independent, metric driven progress assessments for the project
Working directly with the project's Analyst and Controller to establish and maintain project cash flow and forecast projections for alignment with contracts and project schedule
Validate and submit vendor invoices and accruals on each project
Review, approve and submit monthly Present Estimate and Estimate at Complete forecasts for the project, capture, forecast and communicate the project contingency status (need, usage, release, etc.)
Collaborating with Project SMEs/Project Managers to establish, finalize, seek approval for and continuously update all Stage Gate deliverables (project charter, execution plan, investment proposal(s), business case, etc.)
Review and process vendor invoices in accordance with contractual requirements and Entergy Finance processes, review and approve/reject Change Requests and ensure approved changes are accurately updated in the Master Schedule and in the vendor contracts
Initiating, maintaining and submitting all project reporting in all required/requested formats with respect to financials (actuals, accruals, PE, EAC, Contingency), project Risks and Issues, schedule progress and performance (metric driven, derived from the schedule, Earned Value Management approach), vendor performance and adherence to project controls requirements of the contracts resource needs and availability
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION
Bachelors Degree in Business Management/Administration, Construction Management, Engineering or a degree from an accredited four year institution in a related field
MUST HAVE: SME level of proficiency and extensive experience with scheduling tools and software, including Microsoft Project and/or Primavera
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION
Seven (7) years of Utility and/or capital project development and management experience or equivalent.
Proven knowledge of and extensive experience with project management tools and principles defined by PMI High degree of computer literacy including advanced knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and the remainder of the MS Office suite
SME level of proficiency and extensive experience with scheduling tools and software, including Microsoft Project and/or Primavera Outstanding written and verbal skills including the ability to clearly and accurately communicate with any audience
Proven ability and vast experience with developing and producing various types of reports
Proven experience working with contractors and solid understanding of contract types and requirements
Robust understanding of Change, Configuration, and Risk Management principles and the ability to apply those principles to various project types
Solid understanding of Entergy's Accounting, Finance, and Corporate Risk processes and requirements
Strong ability to influence and lead others without direct authority or supervision
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