Program Project Controls

Requisition Number:  12903
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Chattanooga, TN, US, 37406

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions?  At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace!


The Program Project Controls will lead all project controls activities for large, high complexity projects or programs or a portfolio of moderate complexity projects that span functions, organizations, geographic regions, or cultures. Oversee and hold accountable team members to deliver program objectives. Coach and mentor team members on project controls functions (and unexperienced project managers as required). Creation of project controls processes for all types of programs. Resolve issues on projects with significant challenges (schedule/cost/risk).


Partner with the Program Manager and other project leaders to set strategy and to capture growth opportunities that advance strategic and business objectives.
Must have advanced skills in scheduling utilizing Primavera (P6), cross-cultural awareness, leadership, communication, influence, negotiation and conflict resolution. 


Your Day to Day:

  • Cleary communicate required information in a timely manner
    • Coordinate required tasks/deadlines. Escalate issues, early warning or potential opportunities to the appropriate levels of management with a sense of urgency. Proactive decision maker that works closely with the project manager and the project team/stakeholders.
  • Program initiating and planning processes
    • Initiate and plan all controls aspects of a project, which includes, but is not limited to project baselines and risk registers.  Apply tools and techniques to plan work such that inefficiencies are reduced, and overall project performance is optimized. Apply schedule, cost, and/or risk analytics to confirm validity of overall program plan. 
    • Analyze needs and plan for unique customer satisfaction and project performance metrics.
  • Project executing, monitoring & controlling processes
    • Assume overall project/program responsibility of schedule, cost, and/or risk performance. Ensure program sub-projects are delivered on schedule and within budget. Oversee cost and schedule adherence and support project team to increase business performance. 
    • Oversight  of Project Control program resource assignments to ensure program goals are achieved.
    • Maintain continuous alignment of program scope with project objectives and make recommendations to modify the program to enhance effectiveness toward the project result or strategic intent.  Provide leadership to train, motivate, and direct project control professionals to resolve issues during project implementation. 
    • Engage and lead schedule, cost, and risk mitigation/recovery efforts to improve.
  • Project closing processes
    • Oversee closure of projects within the program. Identify and communicate opportunities for improvement, lessons learned, and risk avoidance for future work.
  • Develop positive relationships with cross functional/product line team, customer, suppliers, Westinghouse in-country representation (for international projects), and other stakeholders to drive project to successful completion
    • Serve as project controls point of contact for internal and external customers in support of the successful program execution through completion. 
    • Align stakeholder (e.g., team, customer, suppliers, Westinghouse in-country representation, etc.) expectations to achieve overall acceptance of Project Controls objectives.  Recognize the dynamic human aspects of each program stakeholder's expectations and manage accordingly.  Effectively communicate program interdependencies and requirements, identify and mitigate risks, and resolve conflicts and issues. 
    • Coach, mentor, and guide junior Project Control team members (or Project Managers), and others to promote strong project control practice across Westinghouse.
  • Seek opportunities and implement continuous improvements to enhance project performance
    • Identify, assess, and implement value-added improvement opportunities which will improve overall project performance. Create and administer lessons learned throughout the program.  


Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s degree. Applicable disciplines are Project Management, Engineering, Business, Construction Management or related technical discipline.
    • Advanced degree in Project Management, Engineering, Business, Accounting, Construction Management or related technical discipline preferred
  • 10 years of project controls experience with increased levels of complexity. 5 years in technical/engineering lead role and 5 years of project controls experience may be considered as equivalent. 
    • 11-15+ years of project controls experience in a technical industry such as engineering, manufacturing, nuclear or construction preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, influence, and solve high-level problems. Proven ability to analyze information and engage in complex decision making.
  • Required competencies:
    • Communication
    • Planning and Organization
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
    • Driving for Results
    • Employee Development
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Leadership
    • Change Management 
    • Innovation
    • Cost/Profit Oriented 
  • Mastery of Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) or equivalent Project Management or Project Controls standards (e.g. APMG, PRINCE2, AACE, etc.).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills such as the ability to deliver internal and external presentations, effective verbal and written communications, ability to operate and lead within complex team structures and multi-cultural teams, ability to develop relationships with stakeholders in upper management positions, ability to analyze problems, establish facts, and make complex decisions autonomously.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office. 
  • Expert knowledge and skill in project schedule, cost and risk management processes and associated tools (e.g., Primavera/MSP, SAP, Active Risk Manager, Acumen Fuse, PRISM, Power BI/Tableau or other related tools). 
  • Mastery of the transformation of data to information for visual reports and analysis, understand database concepts in order to manage/analyze data within systems, understand the interaction of company functions that are touch points to projects (Finance, Legal, Quality, Supply Chain, etc.). Ability to develop and present high-quality, audience-appropriate presentations.
  • Expected to successfully complete assigned training in Westinghouse Systems, Procedures, and Policies applicable to assignments.
  • Certifications
    • Westinghouse Program Controls qualification (PgCQ) completed. For external candidates, will complete PgCQ within designated timeframe. Exemptions provided based on prior training and work experience.
      • Any project / program / portfolio management or project / program controls certification (scheduling, estimating, earned value, risk, etc.) will be viewed as a plus. E.g. PMI, AACE, APMG, PRINCE2…certifications.


Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability


Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S., the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program


While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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