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Parsons Corporation Project Controls Specialist in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Principal Objective: A brief summary of the responsibilities of the position

Provides scheduling and project controls services from project start-up through closeout. This includes collaborating with Project Manager, Construction Manager, Project Engineer and various contractors to develop, update and report performance against the project schedule

Major Activities Performed: List the major job function(s) of the position.

Aids in the development and review of Contractor schedules. Chairs weekly schedule status meetings. Prepares and submits summary of project progress and pending issues to Project Manager. Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate. Must have both EPC and PC project execution experience.

Project Controls Engineers (PCEs)

Assist the Project Manager, Director or Resident Construction Manager (SRCM) in understanding, monitoring and managing schedule and cost issues. Internal reports may include:

  • Critical path reports

  • Weekly look ahead schedules

  • Project budget forecasts

  • Manpower histograms

  • Risk register

  • Schedule variance report

  • Quantity tracking

  • Earned value

  • Issue-spotting and mitigation analysis

  • Other metrics needed as inputs to the monthly progress report

  • Provide support to Project Manager for estimating the overall Contract Duration

  • Create Duration estimates for new/additional scope.

Works with the Contractors to:

  • Create preliminary schedules

  • Create baseline schedules

  • Cost load the schedules

  • Update actual and forecast dates and durations once per month, at a minimum. Weekly and bi-weekly schedule updates will be considered.

  • Update physical % complete (with verification by designated staff)

  • Create and negotiate detailed time extension request.

  • Work with Resident Construction Manager/Engineer throughout the Change order process

Coordinate with Cost Specialist & Finance and Budgeting to track current contract value and contractor's invoices.

Experience and Qualifications: List the background experience required for the position, number of years experience, in what fields.

Describe the desirable academic background.

Four-year degree in Engineering, Construction related field and 5-8 years of related work experience.

Must be proficient in Primavera P6 / EPPM scheduling software.

Must have excellent written and oral communications skills and a thorough knowledge of industry practices.

P6 database maintenance with a firm understanding of the following;

  • WBS

  • Activity Codes

  • Baseline maintenance and assignments

  • Report copies / project backups

  • Turning the data date

  • Schedule health, including open ends, out of sequence, circular reference, etc.

  • Awareness of particular P6 features that tend to cause errors, such as 'fixed durations/units per time', calendar incongruence, etc.

  • Inter project ties

  • Level of Efforts

  • Reflections


  • Advanced Microsoft abilities; Excel such as vlookup for variance reports, resource histograms, charting, etc.

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro for graphical area callouts and general presentation abilities

  • BI Publisher

  • EPPM Dashboards

  • Oracle Analytics

  • Oracle Unifier

Estimating experience is a plus

Experience working in foreign countries, especially the Middle East, is important

Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a team environment with colleagues and subordinates of multiple ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

Knowledge of Arabic is a plus

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.