Principal Project Controls Specialist

Requisition Number:  16848
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Cranberry Township, US

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 Principal Project Controls Specialist will lead project schedule and management activities for large, high complexity, projects that develop, manufacture test and deliver Instrumentation and Controls solutions to Americas.


Eligible for a Remote working arrangment (in the United States).


Your Day to Day:

  • Oversee hold team members accountable to deliver program schedule objectives.
  • Coach and mentor team members on project controls functions (and unexperienced project managers if required).
  • Create project controls processes, which leverage enterprise lessons learned and best practices on large programs across WEC.  Resolve issues on projects with significant cost challenges.
  • The candidate must have advanced skills in finance, cross-cultural awareness, leadership, communication, influence, negotiation and conflict resolution.


Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Applicable disciplines are Project Management, Engineering, Business, Accounting, Finance.
  • 10 years of project controls or accounting experience with increased levels of complexity.  
    • Demonstrated ability to lead, influence, and solve high-level problems. Proven ability to analyze information and engage in complex decision making.
  • Westinghouse Program Controls qualification (PgCQ) completed. For external candidate, will complete PgCQ within designated timeframe.
    • Exemptions provided based on prior training and work experience.
  • Skills & Competencies:
    • Communication
    • Planning and Organization
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
    • Driving for Results
    • Employee Development
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Leadership
    • Change Management
    • Innovation
    • Cost/Profit Oriented
    • P6 Primavera / MS Projects proficient
  • 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.


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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