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Senior Project Control Specialist Job

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: CO - Denver, US, 80202

Company: Xcel Energy

Location(s): CO - Denver; CO - Henderson


Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.



Xcel Energy is seeking a Senior Project Control Specialist to be based in either Denver, Colorado at our 1800 Larimer office or in Henderson, Colorado at Materials Distribution Center. Please be advised that relocation funds will not be available for this position. The successful candidate will be proficient with SAP, Primavera P6, and MS Office. Preference will be given to individuals with three or more years of experience in turnarounds, overhauls, and/or project management. This position will require traveling to power plants within Colorado up to 25% of the time.


This position is responsible for developing and promoting department standards for project controls practices. Advises and assists in the initial development of project control methods for large projects including work breakdown structure, accounting, scheduling, estimating, and reporting. Provides direction to various project personnel and project controls specialists as needed to prepare project schedules, project tracking methods, Cost Activity Reports and project metrics for effective project management.

Essential Responsibilities



  • Provides training for project personnel regarding project controls and its function within the overall six step project management process. Provides direction to less experienced project controls personnel to plan and schedule assigned projects.
  • Assists Project Managers and other personnel in preparing project related reports, schedules, and cost analysis. Initial setup of large projects for all aspects of project controls. Promotes the Project Office concept and communicates and establishes the Project Controls function within the Project Office.
  • Maintains a thorough, current knowledge of new and innovative techniques in the project planning, scheduling, and cost estimating fields. Represents the department in meetings and in efforts to promote standard project practices throughout the business area.
  • Provides ongoing support for the optimal performance of the Online Project Management System. Demonstrates super user capabilities with the Online Project Management System
  • Provides detailed tracking and reporting of project control metrics including Earned Value, Cost Performance Index, Schedule Performance Index, project costs to date, cost variance, schedule variance and resource allocation and utilization. Performs resource leveling analyses as required.
  • Establishes Work Breakdown Structure standards in conjunction with Sr. Specialist, Project Cost Controls. Provides project controls individual and group training.





  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university (6 years experience in a related field may substitute for the degree)
  • 10 years experience related to project control
  • Knowledge of overall project control, estimating, and reporting methods
  • Working knowledge scheduling and cost control for application in project cost estimating, organization, and control
  • Knowledge of project planning, scheduling, and monitoring/control methods and practices.Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite and scheduling tools



  • Experience with software tool development for project management





As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.


Posting Notes:  CO - Denver || CO - Denver; CO - Henderson || United States (US) || Operations || 31107:ES Project Controls || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

Requisition Number: 18836

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Nearest Major Market: Denver

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