Offshore Project Controls Specialist

Requisition ID:  49136

Portland, OR, US

Work experience:  Specialist
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Finance

 Vestas Factory


At Vestas we are powered by the dream of changing the world. And to create a sustainable future, we are building a team of passioned visionaries. Would you like to join us?


This is a great opportunity to join the growing offshore wind industry. Vestas is the world's largest wind turbine manufacturing company with significant operations in the United States.


Offshore Project Controls Specialist


  • Establish and manage a project controls system (Scheduling and Cost control) to support the Project Managers decision-making process and allow them to complete the project on time and within budget.
  • Ensure the implementation of the Project Control System required by the contract complexity, riskiness and duration, in compliance with the Project Breakdown Structure, Company Standards and Contract specification. Ensure budget management, change management, forecasting and schedule, and progress updates are performed in accordance with procedures and good practices.
  • Interface and coordinate with other company functions, discipline leaders and managers, and subcontractors to collect information, to guarantee proper information flow, and to inform on project status, ensuring accuracy from all stakeholders.
  • Update all Project Control deliverables (cost report, Primavera project schedule, 30-days look ahead, progress report, manhours report, etc), collecting actual data, evaluating forecast, and monitoring any deviation compared with the baseline schedule or initial budget.
  • Provide Project Management team with analysis and recommendations to mitigate identified risks to the project by running simulations and assessing impact of actions taken.
  • Have an integral part as a liaison between Offshore Construction and Supply Chain/Transportation teams in order to effectively control risks stemming from production, delivery, and inventory of components impacting their project.
  • Attend and represent Project Controls during all project meetings (internal or with the client when applicable).
  • Prepare the Project close-out Report and compile as-built data for the Project Control Manager review.


  • Bachelors' degree in Engineering, Project Management, or Business Administration or other related field or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education. Masters' degree preferred.
  • 8 years experience in project controls, including planning/scheduling, cost management, contract management, and change management.
  • Experience with large scale projects delivery (strong preference for offshore renewable energy industry).


  • Proficiency with SAP and Primavera P6 required.
  • Good communication to build positive relationships with project stakeholders (including the Project Manager, Construction Manager, Contracts/Change Management, and the Finance team), creating a general awareness about cost and schedule on the project.
  • Able to work well in a time-sensitive setting and meeting deliverables / target timelines
  • A person eager to learn and develop while possessing a high personal ethic and integrity
  • Ability to operate effectively in a significant, ever-growing and results-oriented environment; handle constant change with ease and flexibility. Highly organized and able to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously·
  • Creative and able to stay professional under pressure with the ability to cope with change and work in ambiguous circumstances
  • Technical capabilities and good at gathering and sharing information

What We Offer:

We offer an exciting position with great development opportunities in an inspiring environment at the world's number one wind turbine producer. We value initiative, responsibility, and accuracy. You will become part of an international environment with a commitment to sustainability and safety and you will work among colleagues that take care of each other.

  • Attractive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry
  • Great benefits coverage that includes dental and vision
  • Generous Paid Time Off policies  
  • Great 401(k) plan (with employer match)
  • Tuition assistance

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About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We specialize in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than our competitors in the renewable energy arena. We consider ourselves forerunners within the industry, as Vestas continuously aims to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 173 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, Vestas has an unmatched history demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, Vestas is a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings. 

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon