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Entergy Corporation

Project Controls Manager - Estimator

Entergy Corporation - Spring, TX

Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands

Job Function: Other

FLSA Status: Professional

Relocation Option: Not approved

Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings: 1.00

Req ID: 75251

Travel Percentage:25% to 50%


**This position can be filled in Woodlands, TX or New Orleans, LA**



The Project Controls Manager – Estimator provides oversight of large, complex projects by establishing and leading project assurance, reporting, and training programs that drive predictability and efficiency in project delivery at Entergy. This position provides oversight and support for Entergy’s Stage Gate Process (SGP) and project management standards - ensuring standardization and continuous improvement in project delivery across Entergy’s Capital Projects group, as well as validates and reviews estimates.

Works directly with project teams to ensure projects are delivered with cost and schedule certainty based on what was budgeted and estimated. This individual will evaluate risk(s) and issues to ensure that they are properly identified, quantified and mitigated, as well as works directly with project teams to ensure alignment with Stage Gate Process and to ensure that proper estimating and project controls are being implemented. Works with Project Team to ensure costs are managed; change control is established and controlled; and that contingency is properly controlled and estimated.

The Estimator provides deep subject matter expertise (SME) to project teams in estimating and aids in project business case development, and lessons learned to achieve the requirements of Entergy’s Stage Gate Process (SGP) and project management and controls standards. This is an individual who performs estimating activities and reviews on EPC projects and/or RFPs.  The individual will provide support in developing project scopes (for estimate basis) and planning and scheduling of the estimate efforts. For estimate preparation, the individual must execute such activities as development/tabulation of pricing, collection/recording of material takeoffs, setting unit rates, establishing site conditions including wage rates, and assigning escalation. This individual will assist in the preparation of the Estimate forms (per SGP) and the Estimate Basis documentation.  During project execution the Estimator will assist in the development of Change Notices. Individual will assist in completion of all project estimating activities in accordance with established procedures and processes. This individual will participate in maintenance of estimating databases. Individual must learn and understand all aspects of estimating work including coordination with Project Management, Procurement, Engineering, and support personnel.



* Provides deep subject matter expertise (SME) in the various disciplines mainly estimating; maintains ownership for the development and continuous improvement of policies, standards, and guides that standardize and optimize project delivery across Entergy’s business units. * Leads rigorous over site of estimates, assesses and reviews contractor and owner estimates, performs check estimates, and support for projects within Entergy’s project portfolio to ensure compliance with Entergy’s SGP and project management standards. Delivers projects with cost and schedule certainty; manages and controls costs; manages risk by identifying, quantifying and mitigating risks. * Leads and supports SGP Gate Reviews by performing rigorous evaluations of project development, estimate and control deliverables, including business cases presented by project teams. * Utilizes project management, estimating, and project controls expertise as well as business acumen and experience to provide SME-level project management, controls, and business case guidance to project team members in Entergy’s Capital Project group. * Mentors other project controls specialists in the performance of the governance, assurance, execution and support activities in the CP organization.



Minimum education required of the position

B.S. in Construction Management, Engineering Discipline, Finance, Accounting, or applicable course of study or related work experience. MBA or other advanced degree preferred.


Minimum experience required of the position

8+ years plus capital project development and management experience.  (Large, complex, utility capital project experience essential.) 5+ Experience in the management and control of large, complex utility capital projects with an EPC or Engineering firm is desired


Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position

Knowledge and experience in the management and control of large, complex utility capital projects.


EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.


Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test.  The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions.  Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website,, Logon ID:  entergy, password:  practice test (2 words).

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

38 days 19 hours ago

Entergy Corporation


Project Controls Manager - Estimator Entergy Corporation - Spring, TX, United States


Location: Spring, TX

Company Profile:
We suffered an employee fatality in 2012 and a contractor fatality in 2013. In 2012, employee lost-time injuries increased over 2011. This safety performance is devastating. We are working to build greater safety awareness and a stronger safety culture. Achieving an accident-free work environment for our employees and contractors remains a top priority.