Senior Project Controls Specialist

July 9, 2023

Job Description

Job Description

Job Overview:

Identification of risks of opportunities, coordination with functions for inputs, evaluation and facilitating the development of mitigation or harvest strategies, develop estimates for potential cost and schedule impacts.

Development and implementation of risk and opportunity management strategies, tools, and processes on the project. Facilitate risk workshops both internally and with the client.


Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • For risk and opportunities – Identify, evaluate, prepare mitigation strategies, review, provide inputs, coordinate with functions to effectively mitigate risk and harvest opportunities
  • Develop and implement system for risk/opportunity tracking, prioritization, action plan development
  • Facilitate risk and opportunity workshops within the project and with the client.
  • Monthly reporting both internally and to the client. Including development of required formats / dashboards
  • Act as the focal point for functions including Project Controls, engineering, supply chain, construction, QHSES for Risk management, coordinate and challenge functional inputs, develop cost and schedule estimates related to each identified risk/opportunity, monitor until close out
  • Discuss contractual entitlement for potential changes related to de-risking or opportunities with the Commercial team and Contracts manager
  • Assist with development of a high-performance risk management culture within the project
  • Other support to the project services teams as required


Essential Qualifications and Education:

  • Teriary Degree in Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 6 years’ demonstrated experience in Construction / Field Engineering, Risk management or Project Controls
  • Experience within EPCI/ EPC Projects in Offshore, Subsea, or Onshore Oil and Gas

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work proactively in a team environment. Ability to multi-task, with excellent organisational and time management skills, and work to strict deadlines
  • Construction and/field engineering experience is preferred, understanding of schedule linkages/drivers between E-P-C-I. Understanding of knock-on impacts on other project phases from engineering changes
  • Previous risk management or commercial experience is preferred but not essential
  • Experienced quantity surveyor, to work on construction site and be responsible for all quantity surveying activities including sub-contract administration and site cost control (monitoring installed quantity actuals against planned)

Company Overview and Core Values:

McDermott is a premier, fully integrated provider of technology, engineering and construction solutions to the energy industry. For more than a century, customers have trusted McDermott to design and build end-to-end infrastructure and technology solutions—from the wellhead to the storage tank—to transport and transform oil and gas into the products the world needs today.

At McDermott, we hold all employees accountable to follow our 5 core values.

  • Integrity – we maintain a firm adherence to legal and ethical conduct
  • One Team – we are one company, where everyone is equally important
  • Go Beyond – we seek courageous and creative solutions
  • Well-Being – we promote all forms of well-being
  • Commitment – we are reliable and dependable in delivering quality solutions

About Us

At McDermott, we proudly work together to create and deliver innovative engineering and construction solutions for the energy industry. Our customers trust our technology-driven approach to design and build infrastructure solutions to responsibly transport and transform natural resources into the products the world needs today. Because we’re powered by the most innovative minds, we rise to every challenge to make what was once just an idea a reality.