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Southern Company Analyst III, Project Controls in Atlanta, Georgia

Analyst III, Project Controls


Job Summary

This position will provide hands on project controls services, focused on schedule development, maintenance, and reporting for large scale, high-value infrastructure improvement programs, which may include natural gas pipeline replacement projects and/or gas operations infrastructure upgrades. The Project Controls Scheduler will utilize experience and leadership skills to provide schedule management and control for capital projects.

This position will work closely with the project/program managers and project track leads to establish the baseline project schedule, integrate external schedules, maintain accurate updates, provide schedule resource management, schedule risk analysis, and schedule progress reporting.

Functional Expertise:

  • Serves as the Project Controls Scheduler for large scale capital programs and projects.

  • Responsible for schedule development, risk analysis, maintenance, and progress reporting.

  • Responsible for schedule resource management.

  • Demonstrates the ability to apply critical and/or complex knowledge to strategic project issues.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of Primavera scheduling software

  • Demonstrates knowledge of earned value management

  • Works closely with the Project Controls Analyst to development the project master forecast and cashflows

  • Interface with project track leads and monitors project progress and commitments to ensure schedules are updated and progress reported


Education, Certifications/Licenses:

  • Preferred: Accredited Bachelor’s degree

Related Work Experience:

  • Required: 5-10 years’ experience using Primavera scheduling software to support capital projects

  • Preferred: Experienced in schedule development, maintenance, and resource management in Primavera; knowledge of earned value management

  • Preferred: Experience in energy sector, especially natural gas/pipelines, natural gas storage, or process plant development

    Specific Skills & Knowledge:


  • Ability to facilitate and manage data inputs and changes across multiple organizations

  • Ability to motivate a group toward a shared goal

  • Knowledge of Primavera P6

  • Knowledge of cost, estimating, and scheduling concepts, techniques, and methods

  • Knowledge of earned value management

  • Excellent analytical, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail and self-verification of work

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work under pressure

  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work individually and in a group setting

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to communicate with all levels in the organization

  • Ability to support multiple projects and adapt to changing priorities

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Primarily office environment

  • Occasionally (local) travel required

  • Available during critical project activities

Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.

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Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: The Southern Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Southern Company Gas Headquarters (10Atlanta)

10 Peachtree Place

Atlanta, 30309

Req ID: ASC2000090