Project Controls Manager

Management / Leadership Taylor, Texas


Highlights of the job

The Project Controls Manager position is open to both full time employee's and Consultants. 

The Project Control Manager plays a vital role to EPCORs success, sitting at the nuclei and boots on the ground POC for our high dollar major projects, acting as the glue to all moving parts. This highly visible role works closely with organizational leaders, teams, partners, and contractors, ensuring smooth successful results for each phase of the project from start to end. The ideal person is a well verse team leader, innovator and catalyst for change, designing and driving advanced level strategies to ensure the projects quality, safety, and cost effectiveness. Be the champion behind our clients billion dollar projects success, join the EPCOR family and elevate your career, network, and caliber of experience today!   

What you’d be responsible for

  • Facilitate relationships with the PM teams, Projects, and Commercial services, utilize in-depth understanding of the EUI, Major Projects, Project Management strategy, and Project Controls to advise on Project Management plans.  

  • Develop and implement a robust project controls plan to manage large construction contracts.  

  • Development, implementation, review and continuous improvement of project management, project controls and document management standards, processes and tools to ensure compliance.  

  • Coach and mentor Cost Controllers, Schedulers and Project Managers in project monitoring, controls, optimization, scheduling, costing, and document management; Provide technical expertise and guidance for diverse projects of all scopes, delivery methods, and size.  

  • Apply expertise in project management and project controls knowledge to complex project management, costing and scheduling issues; assist with project recovery plans and proactive project planning.  

  • Assist Senior Manager in the preparation of internal team reporting tools to identify resource requirements for current and future projects.  

  • Assist Senior Managers and Project Managers in the preparation and development of monthly project reporting, governance, processes, methods, tracking, reporting templates, and dashboards; review project reports (cost, schedule and performance) from contractors and analyze accuracy and performance evaluations.  

  • Develop project related performance metrics (KPI) using industry benchmark data and professional judgement, and develop analytics in excel or power BI to monitor, track and report performance to leadership and other internal and external stakeholders.  

  • Develop project standards (SOP) to be used throughout project Management, Major Projects and Commercial Services projects including managing design, procurement, construction, commissioning, billing, reporting, and closure to meet or exceed scope, budget, schedule, and safety objectives.  

  • Develop Project Execution Plan templates encompassing roles and responsibilities, communications plans, safety plans, then document lessons learned over the project life-cycle.  


What’s required to be successful

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field  

  • 8+ years of project and people management experience with high-level  project control support  

  • CCC, PMP, and Project management training (preferred)  

  • Strong experience in Water/Wastewater or industrial systems engineering design and construction  

  • Expert liaison experience, fostering and leveraging relationships internally and externally  

  • Strong skillset in leadership, process improvements, and ability to develop, control and recover mega multimillion dollar projects, resulting in significant cost and time savings  

  • Advanced experience in project delivery such as P3 and design with in-depth understanding of the requirements of contractors and owner in project controls context  

  • Advanced expertise in document and contract management tools, data management, data analytics, business reporting  

  • Skilled in MS Project and Primavera P6, Oracle, Excel, SharePoint, @risk software, Power BI, contingency determination tools, project costing, and recovery tools  

Other important facts about this job:

This is a permanent full time professional level position and regular hours are 40 per week. With the submission of your resume/cover letter, please be sure to include what your salary expectations are.  


  • A requirement of working for EPCOR is that you are at least 18 years of age and legally entitled to work in the US. (A copy of a valid work permit may be required.)  

  • If you are considered for the position, clearance on all applicable background checks (which include criminal, identity, educational, and/or credit) and professional reference checks is required. Some EPCOR positions require an enhanced level of background assessment, which is dictated by law. These positions require advanced criminal record checks that must also be conducted from time to time after commencement of employment.  

  • A technical/practical assessment maybe administered during the selection process and this exercise will be used as a part of the selection criterion.  

  • To meet the physical demands required of some positions, candidates must be in good physical condition and willing to work in all weather conditions. Clearance on pre-placement medical and drug and alcohol testing may be required.  


Internal Applicants: please ensure that you are using your “” email address.  

About EPCOR  
EPCOR USA owns, operates and builds water, wastewater and natural gas infrastructure and is among the largest private water utilities in the Southwest. EPCOR USA is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. We invest in and look after our communities and the environment. We’re proud of the work we do and the people we hire to do it.  
As an EPCOR employee, you will enjoy a variety of benefits such as:  
  • Competitive Salary  
  • Incentive Award Program  
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and other Insurance Coverage  
  • Retirement Plan with Company Contribution  
  • Generous Time-off Schedules  
  • Training Opportunities  
  • Tuition Reimbursement, and Certification Support  
And More!  
We’ve been voted as a Best Places to Work employer and we value the safety of each of our team members through our robust safety training and celebration of safety milestones. 


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