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The Dow Chemical Company

Project Controls Specialist

The Dow Chemical Company - Deer Park, TX

Project Controls Specialist


Deer Park


The Dow Chemical Company

currently has an opening for a

Project Controls Specialist *w ithin our Technical Expertise and Support Engineering Department located in

Deer Park, TX*.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

Cost Management:

Develops & maintains accurate total installed capital (TIC) cost reports for a portfolio of intermediate ($30OM-$10MM) projects across multiple sites.

Uses project knowledge from various sources, including SAP, the project schedule, the project team & contractors, to develop a forecast that is accurately cash-flowed across time

Responsible for reviewing the forecast & cash flow with the Project Manager (PM) monthly.

Coordinates with PM & cost accountants to book monthly accruals.

Advocates & facilitates the change management process; ensures the cost impact of changes, both during engineering & construction , are accurately reflected in the forecast & cash flow.

Provides cost management oversight & analysis on EPC Outsourced projects, as well as construction contractors

Project Scheduler:

Leads & facilitates the project planning process for a portfolio of intermediate projects; develops & maintains project schedules in Primavera, including resource loading to gain alignment with estimated scope of work.

Champions the use of Earned Value Management during engineering; produce weekly progress reports during detailed design that includes a variance analysis of actual progress versus baseline or anticipated progress.

Obtains input from project team members to update schedule progress within Primavera; this may be done by attending regularly scheduled project meetings or reaching out directly to project team members.

Advocates & facilitates the change management process; ensures the schedule impact of changes, both during engineering & construction, are accurately reflected in the project schedule.

Integrates construction progress into the master project schedule using information provided by Dow’s Construction Scheduler or the construction contractor.

Project Controls Discipline Support:

Supports efforts to reach goals related to workshare across the region & with Central Engineering in Chennai.

Understands & supports the use of cost & schedule metrics to drive successful project execution.

Develops Key Performance Indicators for the site.

Updates project database monthly with accurate cost & schedule data.

Assists the estimator by providing project data & calculating metrics, as well as providing an accurate forecast of hours.

Required to manage the cost and/or schedule for the duration of a project.

Owns the local cost/schedule management work processes, updating & communicating changes as required using the MOC process.

Leads or contributes to continuous improvement initiatives related to project controls.

Leads or contributes to sessions intended to coach or teach those outside of project controls on topics related to cost, schedule or estimating.

Note: Domestic Relocation benefits may be available.

Required Qualifications: *

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree with a discipline in Engineering, Construction Management, Industrial Engineering (Scheduling or Estimating) Business, Finance or Accounting (Cost)

Thorough knowledge of both; project scheduling & cost management best practices & principles, including common industry metrics is required.

The ability to identify critical cost or schedule management issues & recommend corrective action is required.

Understanding of engineering & construction Change Management best practices is required.

Understanding of Earned Value Management is required.

The ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team environment is required.

Strong analytical skills with excellent verbal & written communication skills is required.

Detail oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects & tasks simultaneously while adhering to deadlines is required.

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Primavera is required.

A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum 3 years’ experience in Project Controls is preferred.

Petrochemical industry experience is preferred.

SAP knowledge is preferred.

About DowDuPont:

DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) Is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at:

The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

Dow Offers:

Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.

An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company.

Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings.

On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment.

Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world.

Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others.

Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at:, you may call us at 1 800-523-3945 and select Option 1, or send a facsimile request to 1 989-636-3674.


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Project Controls Specialist The Dow Chemical Company - Deer Park, TX, United States


Location: Deer Park, TX

Company Profile:
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at