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Project Controls Engineer, PCAPP (214458)

  • Requisition ID:  214458
  • Position Title: Project Controls Engineer, PCAPP (214458)
  • Project: PCAPP
  • Location:  Pueblo, CO
  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family 
  • Work Authorization: Possess right to work in the US without sponsorship
  • Surety Program: NP  
  • Other Requirements: Security Investigation, Drug/Alcohol Testing and Medical Examination, Adherence to AR (Army Regulation) 50-6, random drug and alcohol testing, Badge requirements




Project Background

The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot (PCD) approximately 25 miles from Pueblo, Colorado. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The PCAPP plant began the operations and munition destruction phase as of September 2016.  


Work Location: Pueblo Chemical Depot – Pueblo, CO. Unescorted access to the Chemical Limited Area candidate must successfully clear National Agency Check (NAC); all employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be physically fit and able to work safely at a construction site. Eligible Foreign National applicants must possess a US Government issued Green Card and successfully go through a government screening process. Based on project goals and objectives, candidates established within our local community are desirable.

Role Overview
The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) is looking for a Project Controls Engineer at the Pueblo, CO location. This position will report to the Project Controls MI Funding Supervisor at the PCAPP project. Performs cost estimating, analysis, and control activities. Performs schedule development, maintenance, and monitoring activities. Supports project organizational and administrative activities, when delegated. Supervises and provides technical direction for cost engineering and/or planning/scheduling activities, when delegated. Ensures work is completed as scheduled. Identifies trends for management attention.


This PCAPP position falls under the scope of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA). The SCA requires PCAPP to provide employees with benefits and wages no less than the amounts the Department of Labor has established for the location and classification in which the employee will be working.


This is a long-term assignment with a 4-10s schedule. The work hours are from 6:30am – 5:00pm Monday – Thursday. This position may require additional overtime hours as deemed necessary.


Principle responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists in the preparation of schedule data for proposals or contracts.
  • Identifies scope of schedule activities.
  • Determines schedule dates for work activities within a discipline area or specialty.
  • Determines milestones to support project schedule.
  • Establishes work sequence and activity durations for a specific discipline or specialty.
  • Determines inter-discipline constraints or interfaces that define activity sequences.
  • Works with performing organizations and units to coordinate work sequences with the total project plan.
  • Develops and applies installation rates to quantity takeoffs and developed quantities within a discipline or other specialty.
  • Performs quantity and manpower resource loading for assigned schedules.
  • Develops budget data and functions as the Project Controls Engineer for this scope, providing input to and reporting of cost and schedule status in the Earned Value Management System (EVMS).
  • Performs schedule monitoring, including identifying critical activities and updating functions for specific applications, disciplines, or specialties. Assists in developing and implementing requirements for updating and monitoring the schedule.
  • Evaluates monthly cost and schedule variances, supports the development of Estimates at completion, variance explanations, and corrective action plans.
  • Works with both Bechtel and Teaming Subpartners (AECOM and Battelle) personnel in developing and updating project schedules.
  • Performs monthly schedule analysis and reporting functions.
  • Performs material and subcontract planning activities in collaboration with the project procurement team.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Construction Management or Engineering
  • In lieu of a degree, 6 years of professional project controls related experience.
  • Right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain any security clearances required for this position according to Army Regulation 50-6 (Chemical Surety).*


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in the use of computers for executing work processes.
  • Demonstrates strong level of proficiency in MS Excel.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Intermediate level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes, as performed by Bechtel Working knowledge of Six Sigma process improvement techniques.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Suite applications.
  • 2 years of experience and training in Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS).
  • 5 years of scheduling expertise using Primavera.
  • 2 years of experience in performing quantity takeoffs, statistical analysis, and computer operations.



This project will be subject to the Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety) which governs persons performing work under the Personnel Reliability Program (PRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements such as respirators may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a PRP or UAP position requires US citizenship.



The following Surety Program marked with an “x” apply to this job:

___X__ None / No Program

_____ This position is designated as a Chemical Duty Position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

____ This position is designated as an Unescorted Access Position (UAP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, respiratory screening and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.




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