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Burns & McDonnell Project Controls Specialist - Construction (Houston) in Houston, Texas


About us:

For nearly 60 years Ref-Chem has provided the total package for industrial facilities related to the oil and gas, chemical, refining, air separation, petrochemical, minerals processing, power, cement and manufacturing industries. Explore more at www.ref-chem.com

Notice: The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The Project Controls Level 1 will assist with the administration of project safety, quality, schedule, cost control, contracts, subcontractors, suppliers, procurement, proposals, estimates, documentation, turnover, client interface, and field-based activities to execute Engineer Procure Construct (EPC) projects, construction management, and program management ventures. This position will work on a diverse array of projects across multiple industries.

Duties :

  • Develop and maintain progress tracking & work packaging documents that track earned value.

  • Develop and maintain Primavera schedule that is man loaded and in conjunction with our progress tracking document.

  • Track and estimate field change orders and incorporate them into the progress tracking document.

  • Break down a cost estimate into codes and input into cost system, Viewpoint.

  • Communicate data from schedule & progress reports to management team as well as the client.

  • Create invoices based on progress tracking document.

  • Develop and maintain office forms and procedures, and assist with administrative tasks

  • Respond to inquiries and refer to appropriate person or department

  • Duplicate and distribute materials

  • Compose, type, and edit correspondence, reports and other material. Develop and maintain office forms and procedures, and assist with administrative tasks

  • Support department with documents, bid packages, etc.Other duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or GED.

  • 4 years project controls experience

  • Primavera P6 Training Course

  • Must be able to read & understand construction drawings such as Plot plans & Isometrics

  • Advanced knowledge in Primivera Scheduling and cost control metrics.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience.

  • Osha 10 hour certification preferred.

  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access).

  • Knowledge of document control, scheduling, cost control and project management software is preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong organizational skills.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and attention to detail.

  • Ability to handle large volumes of work and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must be able to meet company's driving requirements.


  • The base work schedule will be a five (5) day workweek (Monday through Friday) with some exceptions based on the office or project location. Periodic weekend work and extended workdays may be required. Business travel after regular work hours will be required. Night shift work may be required to support project execution.


  • Work locations could include office-based or construction jobsites that include working in adverse climates, and extensive walking, requiring stairs, passenger use of personal hoists, negotiating work areas under construction, climbing permanent and temporary ladders and occasional lifting or moving objects up to 50 pounds. Must be able to sit, walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and bend. Specific vision abilities required for this job include: close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to hear and perceive the nature of sounds by ear. Must be able to safely operate motor vehicles. May at times need to access confined spaces or work locations at elevation requiring utilization of respirators, self-contained breathing apparatus, and/or fall protection.

  • Projects may require occasional long hours and infrequent days off, occasional night shifts or moderate to long periods of working consecutive nights.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

  • Ability to visit onsite field locations with occasional overnight travel

  • Ability to lift 30lbs

Other :

  • Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills, Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task and work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Ability to interact with staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment

  • Currently have or ability to obtain a TWIC card and Additional safety training

Ref-Chem, LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ref-Chem, LP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religions, sex, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by application state or federal civil rights law.

Job Construction Services

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Req ID: 211760