Senior Project Control Manager (Large Capital Projects)

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Senior Project Control Manager - LCP
Greenville, NC
The Position
SHE requirements
- General SHE aspects for all jobs
Jobholder identifies all relevant SHE and security aspects and assesses the corresponding risks related to his/her job (e.g. use of machines, traveling, required training, ergonomics, SHE and security plans etc.); acts in such a way that the SHE and security impact on him/herself and others is minimized (e.g. following instructions/procedures, knowing location of fire extinguishers, good housekeeping etc.); reports and gives follow-up to any incidents (near misses, injuries, dangerous occurrences, security threats and breaches etc.)
Responsible for improving Capital Stewardship by:
1) Decision-economic analysis (i.c.w. Corporate Finance & Economics):
a) Financial Outcomes (NPV, CFROI, payout etc.)
b) Strength/Weakness/Opportunity/Threats (SWOT-) Analysis
c) Decision hierarchy, strategy table, influence diagram etc.
2) Cost estimating:
a) Assessment of scope definition
b) Development/assessment of (D-,C-, B-, A-) project cost estimates
c) Definition/assessment of accuracy of project cost estimate
d) Definition/evaluation of risks, contingencies
e) Development of overall budget for project execution
3) Planning/Scheduling:
a) Definition of project schedule, milestones and network planning
b) Assignment of duration and resources to activities
c) Critical path analysis
d) Resource loaded critical path schedule (prior to project funding)
e) Comparison actual schedule to target schedule and administration of corrective actions
4) Benchmarking:
a) Benchmark current- against equivalent projects
b) Setting challenging pacesetter project performance targets
5) Effective Cost Control/Forecasting:
a) Track budget
b) Report expenditures and commitments against a work break down structure
c) Administration of scope change management
d) Cash flow management
e) Use trending techniques to forecast final project cost
6) Effective Project Progress Control:
a) Performance measurement
b) Project progress measurement (engineering-, procurement-, contracting-, construction-, scope change- progress versus the plan)
c) Progress reporting (current and accurate information of project plan)
d) Assessment of project schedules and progress reports developed by engineering contractors and feedback to Senior Project Manager.
7) Interacting with Contracting/Procurement departments:
a) Contracting and procurement plans (which acquire goods and services from outside the performing organization)
b) Identifying bidders, pre-qualification, bidding, awarding administration and close out.
8) Finance/Audit:
a) Administration of accurate cost data
b) Asset accounting (capital and expense)
c) Support a finance audit.
9) Project Close outs
a) Evaluation lessons learned
b) Input into benchmark data
10) Tools/work processes:
a) Benchmarking
b) Development/definition of project key parameters ("metrics") for project scheduling and cost engineering related to studies, conceptual design and preliminary engineering, basic engineering, up to and including EPC project phases and revamps.
c) Development, definition and implementation of project control methods, -tools and work processes
11) Other aspects:
a) Contribution to Total Quality Control
b) Coaching, training and consultancy of Project Control Engineers
c) Contribution to SHE aspects of the project (see "General SHE aspects").
Strengthening of Center of Expertise and global network of PCM's/PM's.
The Ideal Candidate
- Academic level: University or bachelor degree in a technical science added with education in business administration and/or business management.
- Certified Cost Engineer (CCE)

- Basic understanding of chemical (for LS: pharmaceutical) processes.
- Basic understanding of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation (sub)-systems.
- Knowledge of construction techniques and practices.
- Good knowledge and experience with project control techniques, project risk assessment, benchmarking, project control tools, -practices and principles.
- Good knowledge of financial control, financial reporting and administration systems (e.g. SAP)
- Good knowledge of DSM work processes (a.o. PMP, Large & Small Capital Projects, Operational, Technology Transfer, etc.), Value Improvement and current Good Manufacturing Practices.
- Good knowledge of Total Quality Management.
- Excellent understanding of contracting principles and the contracting process.
- Good social and communicative skills.
- Independent, firm, commercial- and entrepreneurial spirit
- Good knowledge of English both in speech and writing

- At least 10 years of documented experience with project controls (cost and scheduling) of various complexity and capital investment.
- Certified Cost Control Manager (CEC) or equal is recommended.

DSM's wide diversity of disciplines makes it possible to offer employees a great variety of roles throughout their career. For instance, you may start your career in an area related to your education/qualifications, but your future is what you make of it. At DSM we stimulate people to determine their own career path and we encourage international careers. We strive to be an Employer of Choice and ensure that our employees are nurtured and given the opportunity to develop their talents. To learn more about DSM's HR vision and policy, please visit our website at www.dsm.com/careers
The DSM Recruitment and Selection Process is in line with the general procedure outlined elsewhere on our Career World. Please apply on-line and send your CV & cover letter in English and include information on your current remuneration. Reference check procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process You will be contacted when these references checks are required.

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