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Duke Energy Project Controls Specialist II – Scheduler in Charlotte, North Carolina

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This position can be located at any Duke Energy location in the greater Charlotte, NC area that has vacancy. The exact location will be determined at the time of offer based on business needs.

Job Summary

Project Controls Specialist II (PCS-II) is a position is responsible for initiating and completing routine aspects of project control assignments including complex aspects of estimating, scheduling, change analysis and cost control. Therefore, the PCS-II is an essential member of a project team. We are seeking primarily a person with prior Primavera P6 Experience.

PCS-II supports Senior Project Controls Specialists and project managers on varying ranked projects in accordance with Project Management Center of Excellence (PMCoE) assignment criteria. The PCS-II is responsible for performing various aspects of project control assignments using prescribed methods and tools.

The position is considered to have advanced acumen in project controls principles, and requires a higher level of cognitive comprehension and application. Demonstration comes from extensive and diverse work experience, or less experience coupled with higher levels of formal education. It requires proficient use, understanding and application of project controls principles and associated project controls software tools.


  • Generate Periodic Project Controls Analytics. Create periodic project analysis of gathered data through verification and validation in order to support project controls metrics. Responsible for distributing and archiving project controls analysis as appropriate.

  • Perform Change Control. Track, trend and initiate action for changes to the project scope, schedule and cost. Analyzes change requests, gains, approval, and distributes change requests in a manner compliant with internal governance, standards and procedures. PCS-II comprehends necessary changes and applies appropriate rules established for change control associated with contract terms and conditions.

  • Project Controls Benchmarking and Self Assessment Initiatives. Leads assigned benchmarking and self assessment initiatives relevant to project controls functions. Summarizes and communicates improvement opportunities, formulates adoption of Company and Industry best practices, incorporates actions to address gaps in performance

  • Expertise in Project Controls Methodologies. Aids Project Managers (PMs) in Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) development, project schedules, cost estimates, track and trend cash flow reports, change control documentation (scope, cost or schedule) and/or any reports associated with project controls. Tracks and reports project status performs variance, earned value and critical path analyses at a level appropriate for the project.

  • Maintain Project Estimate, u se the estimate to develop baseline schedules and feedback changes that would affect assumptions in the original estimate for future efforts.

  • Effective Team Participation. The PCS-II is responsible for maintaining effective relationships with customers, supports the resolution of quality issues and completes assignments (proposals, project tasks, reports, etc.) as negotiated. Displays proficiency in conflict resolution and reaching win-win outcomes among team members.

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in Engineering, Project Management, Finance, Business, or other related degree

  • In addition to associate's degree listed above, two (2) years minimum of related work experience

  • In lieu of associate's degree AND two (2) years minimum of related work experience, high school/GED AND five (5) years minimum of related work experience

Specific Requirements

  • Working Knowledge / Proficiency with project management / project controls concepts / computer applications such as scheduling software, financial tools, spreadsheets

  • Proven collaborative team member

Desired Qualifications

  • Prior experience with P6 scheduling software

  • Prior experience with JIRA software tool

  • Prior project controls experience

  • Prior project management experience

  • Prior data analytics & forecasting experience

  • Prior experience using Agile methodology

  • Skilled with use of software such as MS Project/MS Office Suite, Primavera, Business Objects, Passport, Powerplant, Emax, Peoplesoft

  • Risk management tools / Monte Carlo analysis

Working Conditions

  • M - F

  • 1 - 2 days in office, days of the week flexible. More days in the office during training period.

  • Hybrid mobility classification - work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable commute to a Duke Energy facility.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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