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Project Planning & Controls Specialist - Västerås, Sweden

  • Job reference: UK0000043
  • Sector: Nuclear, Power
  • Location: United Kingdom, Västerås
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Project Planning & Controls Specialist

Shaping energy solutions to empower sustainable connectivity.

We combine SNC-Lavalin’s project management expertise and ABB’s deep technological knowledge to create a company dedicated to substations – we are Linxon.

Linxon is a joint venture company set up by SNC-Lavalin and ABB to turnkey electrical AC substation projects. Linxon will undertake turnkey electrical alternating current substation projects related to renewable and conventional power generation, power transmission and transportation solutions. Turnkey solutions will include project design, engineering, procurement, construction, management, commissioning and after-sales support.

Substations are key elements in power grid infrastructure that facilitate the efficient transmission and distribution of electricity. They control and protect power flows, connect power stations to the grid and link transmission and distribution networks as well as end consumers. ABB is a world leader in air-insulated, gas-insulated and hybrid electrical substations with voltage levels up to 1,200 kV. These substations facilitate the efficient and reliable transmission and distribution of electricity with minimum environmental impact. They serve utility, industry and commercial customers as well as sectors including railways, urban transportation and renewables.

As a Project Planning & Controls Specialist, you will be responsible to lead planning, scheduling and cost control efforts for all project phases. You will also be responsible to maintain, analyze actual and forecasted schedules and cost.

Monitor, report and manage deviations. This includes the following key responsibilities:
• Ensure projects follow sound methodology and execution practices in accordance with internal standard procedures.
• Ensure that an integrated schedule and cost control performance measurement process for the project’s entire scope of work is provided.
• Analyze project requirements with project team, check that all essential work activities have been identified in sufficient detail to serve as a basis for developing realistic project schedules.
• Together with the project team, define project work and cost breakdown structures, develop and maintain properly linked, required resource loaded or integrated, baseline and current schedules that provide time phased baseline, actual and forecast data for the project. Work with project team to define the necessary resources for project completion, evaluating the work breakdown structure and standard productivity.
• Monitor project progress and regularly analyze project critical paths to ensure all critical path activities and project milestones are progressed to the plan; notifying Project Managers of any deviations or scheduling issues, and providing input for optimizing resources. Issue progress reports, program updates and productivity data on a regular basis and as requested by customers and stakeholders.

1 | Project Planning & Controls Specialist
• Establish a baseline plan for cost and cash flow performance measurement. Accurately monitor costs and project cash flow, maintain detailed estimate to complete and estimate at completion forecast, analyze variances and advise project management on any cost and cash flow issues arising.
• Work closely with engineering, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, client and contractors to identify potential changes in scope and quantify the impact of each change in a timely fashion.
• Administer the change order systems and advise the Project Manager on the cost impact of potential changes and ensure the control estimate or budget is current and reflects changes.
• Participate in project reviews. Compose reports and update all required project data in Project Control systems for Management Information and Project Analysis. Communicate project progress and control issues to project management team and offers solutions.
• Effectively communicate appropriate information to customers and other stakeholders in a timely manner and to achieve desired understanding.
• Perform regular monthly project administrative tasks and follow up on customer payments.

• BS in Engineering, Construction Management, or other related discipline
• 5+ years project controls/cost-schedule experience
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Access
• Proficiency with Primavera
• Strong interpersonal skills, creative solution and problem-solving skills
• Willing to travel on an as needed basis
• Fluency in English is required; Swedish language skills are a strong advantage but not necessary.

Additional information
In this new company, you will have the opportunity to be part of the early days of a new company as it is being created and shaped for the future. If you like new challenges, have an entrepreneurial spirit and are interested in working with other motivated and seasoned professionals with expertise in the EPC business, backed up by two large, well-established organizations, then this could be your new exciting opportunity.

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