Project Controls Specialist I or II (Scheduler)

110 Duke Energy Business Services, LLC
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Job Summary

Project Controls Specialist I (PCS-I) is a position under close supervision that is responsible for aspects of project control assignments as defined by the hiring Business Unit. The position is responsible for performing specific and limited portions of project control assignments using prescribed methods and tools.

This is an entry level position that requires understanding and application of basic project controls principles and associated project controls software and tools. PCS-I’s may be exposed to more complex aspects of project controls including estimating, scheduling, project change management, and cost control for orientation and training purposes.

This position will have primary responsibility for project scheduling utilizing Primavera (P6) scheduling software. Workers will support numerous Project Managers by creating, maintaining, and updating project schedules in P6. This requires strong communication skills and the ability to lead schedule review meetings with various stakeholders.

Workers at this level are responsible for routine aspects of project control assignments with close supervision. Workers are expected to develop skills, and the ability to work with greater independence. They have an understanding of basic project controls principles and associated software, knowledge and or hands on experience using Primavera (P6) as the scheduling software.  This position typically is assigned to “White” projects per the Project Management Center of Excellence Project Profile Matrix.


Generate Periodic Project Controls Analytics 

  • Assist in creating periodic project analysis of related controls metrics to support communication of assigned functions to project leadership.

  • This involves interpretation of trends and indicators through gathering, validating and analyzing data to support project performance metrics.

  • Assists project leadership in providing adequate project communications as appropriate.

Perform Change Control

  • Assist in tracking, trending and initiating action for changes to project scope, schedule and cost.

  • Identifies, assesses, gains approval, and initiates change requests in a manner compliant with internal governance, standards and procedures.

Project Controls Benchmarking and Self Assessment Initiatives

  • Participates in benchmarking and assessment initiatives relevant to project controls as assigned.

  • Identify improvement opportunities, recommend adoption of Company and Industry best practices, and propose actions to address gaps in performance.

Develop Expertise in Project Controls Methodologies

  • Participates in development of project schedules, cost estimates, cash flow, forecasts, change control (scope, cost or schedule) and communications associated with project controls.

  • Participate in development of commercial specifications and exhibits for proposed project contracts with regards to elements of project controls.

Basic/Required Qualifications

Note: This posting is for one open position. Dependent on relative experience, the level to which a candidate is aligned is outlined below.

Project Controls Specialist I

  • Associate's degree

  • In lieu of associate's degree, high school diploma/GED AND two (2) years minimum of related work experience

Project Controls Specialist II

  • Associate's degree in Engineering, Project management, Finance, Business, or other related degree

  • In addition to associate's degree listed above, two (2) years minimum of related work experience

  • In lieu of associate's degree AND two (2) years minimum of related work experience, high school/GED AND five (5) years minimum of related work experience

Specific Requirements

  • Valid driver's license

  • Proficiency: Knowledge of project management or project controls concepts. Skill in scheduling or financial management tools or software.

  • Demonstrates collaborative team work

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Associates or bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Finance, Project Management, Accounting, Economics, Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Marketing

  • Prior experience in project management, project controls or supporting project managers

  • Prior experience budgeting, forecasting, budget management

  • Prior experience tracking & maintaining invoices/billing of contractors

  • Prior experience working with data in Excel or similar software

  • Prior experience in a utility

  • Proficiency: Software including MS Project, Primavera, Financial Related Software, MS Office Suite, Power BI, Project or Portfolio Management software platforms.

  • Demonstrated acumen in communication and presentation.

Working Conditions

  • M - F, 8am - 4pm

  • Hybrid mobility classification - work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable commute to a Duke Energy facility.



Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)


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Visa Sponsored Position


Posting Expiration Date

Friday, November 17, 2023

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.


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