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Project Controls Specialist

Requisition ID:  26150

Portland, OR, US

Work experience:  Specialist
Type of position:  Full-Time

Vestas Factory

The position can be either remote or hybrid if local.


The Project Controls Specialist/Engineer is a key member of the Vestas Construction department, providing project planning/scheduling and project technical configuration support from the Portland office necessary to enable Project Management Stakeholders to effectively coordinate and follow up on the construction of wind power plants.



-  Provide planning, resource loading, progress reporting, updated schedule and cost information and analysis of project trends in schedule, thus enabling management to make informed decisions

-  Provide Project Management team with analysis and recommendations to mitigate risks to the project schedule

-  Support management with recommendations on methods and core processes.

-  Create project execution schedules (design, procurement, delivery, construction) utilizing Primavera P6 scheduling software

-  Update project reporting weekly to inform stakeholders on project status.

-  Support Sales Department with pre-contract proposal schedules and ensure Primavera project schedule milestone dates are synchronized with SAP ERP system.

-  Support Project Management in reviewing project configurations and following up on site-specific configuration changes as directed by Technical Bid Managers.

-  Support site construction activities with updated construction schedules and analysis; integrate project subcontractor schedules into Primavera schedule.

-  Support each project's construction team with setting up and handling proprietary software application used by on-site personnel to record site progress.

-  Influence teams in data collection, management, and tasks to improve processes.

-  Develop, implement, and maintain external and internal cost reports, cash flows and forecasts.

-  Responsible for schedule management, earned value management and cost management

-  Integrate production and transportation plans into project schedules and identify risks.

-  Submit requests to Supply Chain planning to modify production plans from manufacturing warehouses to support contractual delivery requirements

-  Perform other tasks including traveling as assigned


Qualifications Required

-  Associate or Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Engineering or related field

-  3 to 7 years of experience in Planning and Costs in an industrial company.

-  EPC experience preferred

-  Ecosys and Prism G2 experience preferred

-  Experience using Primavera scheduling software or equivalent program preferred

-  Knowledge of SAP desired

-  Experience in an engineering, construction, or operations environment desired.

-  Availability to travel locally up to 25%.



-  Solid verbal and written communication skills

-  Advanced PC computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel)

-  Ability to work with limited supervision.

-  Solid time management and organizational skills needed to ensure department goals and deliverables are met

-  Functions effectively in a time-sensitive setting in environments of rapid change and conflicting demands and is capable of multi-tasking

-  Demonstrated ability and experience in planning, logistics, and scheduling

-  Microsoft SharePoint or similar web application platform experience desired


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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 145 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