Project Controls Specialist - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

Saudi Arabia


Project Controls Specialist

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

project description

The project is a major infrastructure programme for a mixed-use development aiming to be a global landmark recognized for its unique vision and position as an authentic destination in Riyadh. The community will be a distinct, self-sustaining hub for Riyadh offering several iconic assets. KBR will provide Project Management Consultancy services in project planning, controls, design and engineering management, and implementation of the development and early works packages.


Reporting to the KBR Projects Control Manager.

Provide management oversight to the project controls team including the cost and planning/scheduling functions.

Take ownership of the cost control function and ensure integrity of the data being processed

Prepare and check Cost estimates for Design, Construction and Supervision Consultants

Interface with project personnel to develop project forecasts and analyse project



  • Develop, interpret, and implement project management policies and procedures that adhere to project and KBR standards.
  • Apply in-depth working knowledge of planning techniques and utilize Primavera P6 or MS Project for portfolio analysis and management; provide recommendations for improvement of systems.
  • Contribute to the development of Project Execution Plans. Manage quality development of the project controls team that tracks, monitors, and reports all aspects of the projects and project portfolio. Communicate project forecasts to Project Controls Manager.
  • Responsible for project / portfolio updates and reports, schedule forecasts and updates due to impact of change.
  • Review target budgets in conjunction with engineering and project management, providing cost control oversight to ensure proper project cost management.


  • BSc construction management, engineering, architecture or equivalent.
  • Minimum 15 years overall experience
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a Projects Controls role
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Middle East is advantageous

· Sound knowledge of all engineering and commercial aspects of major civil and infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, and utilities

  • Excellent knowledge of CPM networks, resource and cost loading and risk management techniques
  • Ability to effectively monitor and analyse progress, cost and risks, identify trends and recommend corrective actions
  • Experienced user of MS Office and Primavera
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken


  • Leadership
  • Planning & Organising
  • Able to work at all levels in an organisation
  • Team player
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Accepts responsibility

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