Dow Chemical Project Controls Specialist – Cost & Schedule Manager in Deer Park, Texas

The Dow Chemical Company currently has an opening for a Project Controls Specialist - Cost and Schedule Manager within our Engineering Solutions Department located in Deer Park, TX.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

Cost Management:

  • Develops & maintains accurate 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 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 (PDN) & construction (FCO), 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 (PDN) & construction (FCO), 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 KPI’s 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

Required Qualifications:

  • 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


  • Bachelor’s degree is required

NOTE: This position does not offer relocation benefits.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 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:

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.


Project Controls Specialist – Cost & Schedule Manager


Texas-Deer Park

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