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Sr. Project Controls Specialist

  • Job reference: AE-000206
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Columbia

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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.
On joining the Atkins’ Nuclear business, you’ll be an integral part of a team specializing in taking on the most challenging engineering projects and opportunities from technical leadership to project management. Existing relationships with major clients offer us a stimulating variety of work within a team which is rapidly developing to meet the challenge of sustainable growth and innovation in the energy industry.

Atkins Nuclear Solutions US is currently seeking a Sr. Project Control Specialist to join the nuclear team in Columbia, SC.

Job Description

Support the development of integrated cost / schedule baselines; including decommissioning baselines, integrated technical / cost tier 1/2 proposals, project baselines, REAs, etc.

Develop and manage P6 Schedules of various sizes from 1,000 to 10,000 activities and required logic.

Develop models and calculations of costs, parametrics, etc. within Excel.

Develop Excel macros and other small programs to automate repetitive steps.

Develop database structures to store data in an organized manner.

Support development of basis of estimate (BOE) documentation and other narratives.

Work with subject matter experts and develop estimates and schedules based on their input.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

An understanding of cost accounting, scheduling, and finance.

Proven skills with Excel including cell functions and VBA.

Good writing skills.

Strong communication and customer service skills.

Travel for assignments in the US and abroad as required for extended periods from 2 to 6 weeks. Up to 50% Travel.

Extra points for skills in: C#; ASP.NET; SharePoint Online; SQL; Javascript; REST; CSS; XML; Web Services

BS in Business, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or similar degree.

Education and Experience Requirements

Five to ten years experience working with cost estimates and schedules.

Experience in developing excel models that reflects project requirements.

Experience with Databases

Experience in with Microsoft Office Suite, Primavera, including experience writing VBA

Experience in with Adobe InCopy / InDesign is preferred

Experience programming in VBA, C#, Java, etc is preferred

Due to current law, and in conjunction with the advertised position’s scope of work, candidates that are Non-US citizens are required to be submitted for further approval to the NNSA before being considered for hiring purposes. In addition, any candidates with dual citizenship in the US and another country must undergo further review for approval by the NNSA. Proof of citizenship will be requested upon receipt of application/resume.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

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