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Project Controls Specialist 2

Date: Jan 18, 2023

Location: Erwin, TN, US

Company: BWX Technologies

Headquartered in Lynchburg, VA., BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical, management and site services to support governments in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components and services for the commercial nuclear power industry. BWXT has more than 5,200 employees and significant operations in Lynchburg, VA.; Erwin, TN.; Mount Vernon, IN.; Euclid, OH; Barberton, OH; and Cambridge, Ontario, as well as more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy sites around the country. Follow us on Twitter @BWXTech and learn more at


Project Controls Specialist 2 -- Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., Erwin, TN 


Summary Description of Job:

Develop and maintain discrete resource loaded scheduled using P6. Provide variance analysis reports using earned value management. Provide cost, schedule, and resource allocation tracking and trending analysis reporting. Develop estimates based on resource loaded schedules. Establish control account plans and work scope narratives including deliverables and possible risk mitigation strategies. Must be able to critically analyze and review critical path for early indicators of schedule deviations. Provide input into the work breakdown structure and establish project baselines. Analyze real-time project data to report and explain cost and schedule variance deviations from the baseline and provide sound advice to management. Perform various analytical functions, including analyzing data sets for trends, correlations and abnormalities and provide actionable insight.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1.  Provide schedule, earned value, cost management, and tracking and trending analysis.

2.  Schedule status meetings with project management and provide updates to the project team.

3.  Prepare resource loaded schedules with input from management/engineers in accordance with the work breakdown structure. 

4.  Create basic project schedules and budgets with input from the project manager, provide routine monitoring and resolve schedule warnings.

5.  Provide standard cost/schedule analysis and possible mitigations using technical experience, judgement and precedent.

6.  Possess a basic understanding of critical path methods and eared value management techniques

7.  Develop annual and out-year schedules/budgets with input from the project managers and apply basic cost and schedule analysis fundamentals.

8.  Requires expanded conceptual knowledge of practices and procedures within project controls.


Educational Requirements of Job:

Bachelor's Degree -- Technical field preferred; B. A.-- Finance or Management or B. S. -- Engineering or Construction Management.


Experience Requirements of Job (Beyond educational or equivalent):

With Bachelor's degree 3 - 5 years' experience with discrete schedule and project controls, including variance analysis, and at least 2 years of this experience in a construction/production environment. Without Bachelor's degree 11 years' relevant experience in discrete project schedules and construction/production work environment. 


Individuals filling this position are expected to have P6 knowledge and experience with Earned Value (EV) and Critical Path Method (CPM) analysis techniques.  SAP Cost experience a plus.





As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding COVID-19 and other health and safety protocols.  As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company COVID-19 requirements within the workplace as a condition of employment.


Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. Citizenship (with no dual citizenship) and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation and previous employment reference verifications.


BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.

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