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MasTec Utility Services Project Controls Specialist in Woodbury, Minnesota

MasTec – Utility Services Group activities include the installation, maintenance and upgrade of communication and utility infrastructure, including, but not limited to: communications, electrical and natural gas distribution infrastructure.

At MasTec you’ll be joining a family where we are dedicated to supporting each other and building an atmosphere of teamwork. As part of our team, your opportunities are limitless.

In addition to the valuable skills gained through training and on-the-job experience, MasTec offers competitive pay, including medical, vision and dental coverage, 401K and employee stock discounts.

We are currently seeking a Project Controls Specialist to join our dynamic Team supporting a major telecommunications infrastructure project.

The Project Controls Specialist must be able to participate in a cross-functional team environment in development and oversight of construction related project controls tasks.

General Responsibilities: (include but are not limited to)

  • Provide cost control and Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling support

  • Implement project planning processes to include considerations of project set-up, execution, monitoring and closeout. This will require development and tracking of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS) and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

  • Support the oversight of cost, schedule and performance progress and identification of dependencies and relationships

  • Ensure the project schedule reflects the entire project scope and that tasks are linked in a logical relationship sequence

  • Baseline change requests and trend logs

  • Work with cross-functional team members to ensure the project is on-time and on-budget

  • Assist in development and implementation of project controls process, procedures, systems and tools to support project execution

  • Review, analyze project monthly cost reports and offer guidance and explanations for change

  • Interpret monthly cost analysis to forecast projects on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis

  • Ensure project controls procedures are implemented, and adhered to, and result in no audit exceptions when audited both internally/externally or by Clients

  • Have an understanding of Federal, State, local and company safety policies and assist in the continued development of a Safety Culture in the workplace.


  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Project Management or Engineering, appropriate certifications also accepted

  • 5 years of experience in project controls and the utility construction industry in lieu of degree

  • Ability to use computers and computer software for communication, planning/scheduling, budgeting and forecasting

  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of modern planning and scheduling principles, methodologies, techniques, and tools

  • Demonstrated proficiency using Primavera P6 and Microsoft Excel

  • High level of analytical thinking skills to plan and forecast work

  • Positive history of leadership and communication (written and verbal)

  • Proven history of working in a cross-functional environment providing accurate data to team members to ensure forecasted project delivery

  • An understanding of CPM to ensure, and communicate, timely delivery of milestone tasks

  • Must be self-motivated.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in team based environment

  • Must have strong multi-tasking and organization skills

  • Ability to quickly adapt as situations change and make the best possible decisions with the information at-hand

  • Must have demonstrated experience in providing schedule analysis services to ensure that the baseline schedule is accurate and complete for the project

  • Must have strong communication, problem solving skills and business acumen.

  • Must have strong analytical and process mapping/work flow skills.

  • Must have strong time management skills.


  • MasTec prefers, but does not require, that candidates have experience in the local area

  • Candidates with certifications received through PMI or other similar organizations focused on recognition of expertise in Project Management

MasTec, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company's policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also MasTec's policy to comply with all applicable state, federal and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

Title: Project Controls Specialist

Location: MN-Woodbury

Requisition ID: 29846