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Project Controls Specialist/Senior Project Controls Specialist - Salt Lake City, UT - 105292

Date: May 13, 2021

Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UT, US, 84116

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose


This position is part of the Project Controls group in Rocky Mountain Power. This group is part of the Construction Services group of the Transmission and Distribution Operations division. The position will be based out of the North Temple Office and will support capital projects for the transmission and distribution areas of the company



  • Develop detailed project plans to support delivery of capital Transmission and Distribution projects.
  • Monitor and identify deviations to plan for the project manager and recommend resolution.
  • Assure compliance with corporate governance.
  • Create and maintain project schedules in the Primavera scheduling database.
  • Create and maintain SAP project structures.
  • Develop key performance indicators for critical department metrics to Monitor performance and identify areas of improvement.
  • Provide project controls support as a team member on multiple project teams.
  • Pull project cost data from SAP, analyze variances and assure corrections are implemented.
  • Work with other departments within Rocky Mountain Power as needed.
  • Complete ad hoc assignment needs as requested to support capital Transmission and Distribution project delivery and supporting functions.


Senior level will include the following responsibilities:


  • Develop detailed large and complex project plans, and work breakdown structures to support project activity scheduling.
  • Develop cost estimates.
  • Develop project summary reports, providing tables and graphs of project earned value. 
  • Collaborate with corporate offices on cost, budget, and procurement issues, determining positive resolution. 
  • Monitor and identify deviations to plan and make recommendations to the Project Manager.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate governance.
  • Develop key performance indicators for critical department metrics to Analyze and monitor performance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Analyze SAP project cost data variances and determine necessary corrections.
  • Research and evaluate data, and independently develop creative alternative to complex processes and situations.
  • Provide application of scheduling logic, constraints, lag/lead relationships, float management, etc. to apply critical path scheduling methodology.
  • Develop and analyze ad hoc reports.
  • Act as lead for group, mentor associate and career level employees.
  • Act as key knowledge source for group.
  • Provide direction to Project Managers and key stakeholders regarding project milestones.




  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Accounting, Finance or Business or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to perform research and analysis, including the ability to obtain and evaluate relevant data, and develop creative alternatives to complex processes and situations.
  • A minimum of three years project controls experience is required.
  • Working knowledge of SAP.
  • Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Familiarity with scheduling software and processes.
  • Solid understanding of construction processes.
  • Work in a team environment and with all organization levels.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others within and across the organization.

In addition to the above, candidates may be considered at the senior level if they also meet the following requirements:


  • A minimum of five years of project controls experience.
  • Primavera Scheduling experience.
  • Leadership and teamwork skills to negotiate with and influence on project issues.
  • Experience working with project life cycles.



  • Two years of solid SAP project experience.
  • Knowledge of the electric utility industry and its regulatory and operating environments.


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

Additional Information


Primary Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Department: Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: Full-time

Personnel Subarea:Exempt

Hiring Range: 93,900 - 110,500


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.


At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  


It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

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