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Burns & McDonnell Program Controls Manager - Water (Multiple Locations) in Chicago, Illinois


The Program Controls Manager is responsible for managing the Controls budget and schedule on various related projects within an over client program. This position is responsible for the reporting systems for program controls, the program controls roles and staff and the tools used in program controls are developed, available and functioning according to the Program Execution Plan (PgEP). The Program Controls Manager is responsible for the successful execution of complex aspects of estimating, scheduling, cost control, earned value analysis and progress reporting to internal management and clients. The Program Controls Manager will and direct the organization that provides reviews of the programs status (cost, contract, WBS, schedule, resource, etc.). This position will be based out of Kansas City our another Regional Offfice location.

  • Responsible for managing quality and consistency across all controls practices within the clients program and interface with the clients, attend program meetings, and create statistical reports for management on a recurring or as need basis.

  • Manage and present detailed schedule and earned value analysis and assess the impacts(s) of design/construction changes and schedule alterations, provide direction, and specialized assistance for the resolution of complex program schedule and cost issues.

  • Manage the development, implementation and maintenance of a management reporting data warehouse to present valuable program controls reports and data.

  • Lead and direct schedule management involving critical path method scheduling techniques, estimating, project cost management, forecasting and document control across a program.

  • Quality review of Earned Value Management system reporting.

  • Quality review and present cost management and forecast reporting across the program to stakeholders.

  • Implement and manage risk management process by identifying and mitigating risk potentials to the project.

  • Present information at the Interactive Program Planning Meetings (IPPM).

  • Quality review and implementation of program execution manuals.

  • Analyze program forecast project costs including performance against an established schedule with critical milestones.

  • Manage and maintain effective relationships with existing and potential clients, customers and contractors to develop additional business.

  • Responsible for recruitment, development, training and retention and evaluating performance of the program controls team.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • A minimum of 15 years of direct project controls experience, 2 or more years managing industry specific Programs in Project Controls

  • Must have the field experience to facilitate and produce detailed construction schedules and interface those construction schedules with engineering and procurement activities.

  • Ability to work independently, think creatively and analytically, and make quick and sound decisions.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Expert user of Microsoft office.

  • Expert user of Oracle Primavera P6.

  • Expert user of Project Management Information System(s)


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-TX-Houston, US-TX-Dallas, US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

Req ID: 221640