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Optimized Process Designs, LLC (OPD)is seeking a Scheduler for our Katy, TX headquarters. The Project Controls Manager will be responsible for leading all technical aspects of project controls on an EPC project – from early development phase through commissioning and turnover.

As the general contractor on some of the largest natural gas and gas liquids processing facilities recently built in the U.S., we’re making big things happen at Optimized Process Designs. And you can, too. We’re looking for the right people to help us get the job done – the right way, every time. Because the health and safety of employees, customers, contractors and the public are always our number one priority.

As part of Koch Engineered Solutions, we’re fully prepared to undertake large-scale, global projects, and we’re seeking the people to get us there. Explore some of our career fields and open roles to find your fit.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Lead one or more project controls teams in support of project and department objectives
  • Support project reporting in all aspects, including data assembly & validation for projects ranging in size from $100,000 to over $3 billion total-installed-cost
  • Ensure consistent and useful project reporting
  • Interface with internal and external clients, including owners, engineers, designers, and field crews to verify work plans
  • Develop, monitor, and maintain a plan and schedule for the "life of construction project, startup and commissioning"
  • Work with planners & schedulers in support of multiple projects
  • Work with cost engineers, accounting, & progress analysts in support of multiple projects
  • Identify trends that impact final cost and schedule projections
  • Review and organize projects’ costs and plans into spreadsheets and databases
  • Monitor commitments, manage change orders, and adjust forecasts to reflect change orders
  • Report actual versus baseline cost status and prepare final cost reports to internal and external Clients
  • Support project invoicing data and validation
  • Create & maintain time-phased invoicing plans, aligned to project estimates & budgets
  • Prepare graphic representation of data such as progress curves, earned value, etc.
  • Work with project team to validate that essential quantity data is being captured
  • Work with programmers to improve database interface/output in support of project controls
  • Learn and adjust progress database features, including cost, schedule, planning, & forecasting modules. Teach database use to key stakeholders.

The Experience You Will Bring


  • College degree
  • 5+ years' of experience in engineering, procurement, and/or construction planning or cost control
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent prioritization skills
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and ability to develop scope of work and schedule
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high change environment, juggling multiple projects at a time and working successfully with several internal and external Clients
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to handle sensitive and confidential issues

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Previous experience in the role of Project Controls Manager
  • Advanced Excel Capabilities, including VLOOKUP, and Conditional Formatting
  • Experience in EPC petrochemical, industrial/process, or oil & gas projects
  • Experience across a range of project controls functions, including cost management, progress measurement, change management, planning, scheduling, and trend identification

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf


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