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Project Planning and Controls Specialist at ABB Group

Project Planning and Controls Specialist

ABB Group Houston, TX Full-Time

Project Planning and Controls Specialist

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

You will ensure that projects have good methodology and are executed well, in line with procedures, measuring schedule and cost control performance for the projects. You will be working in the Project Execution team in Energy Solutions, Process Automation Energy Industries (PAEN), Houston Texas.

Project Controls determines internal/ external controls and requirements for assigned projects, including but not limited to developing related schedules, monitoring progress, initiating actions to ensure contract compliance and supporting project management to determine costs of projects (including physical and human resources and support services).

It consists of ensuring that activities are performed in accordance with established specifications, schedules and budgets. It also coordinates interdepartmental functions in order to minimize delays and meets with project team members to review status and plan future actions.

Perform a variety of activities associated with one or more projects, and assist Project Managers in various aspects of their assignments. Suggest and implement initiatives to ensure customer satisfaction and improve project performance.

This position reports to

Sr Project Manager

Your responsibilities

  • Review customers specifications and examine new contracts to ensure thorough understanding and adherence to desired contract terms and conditions
  • Monitor, analyze and report on contract performance and control contract documents
  • Maintain a centralized project control process and enforce necessary controls to assure maximum project profitability
  • Plan and coordinate major projects and the analysis of new proposals, requirements and specifications
  • Initiate price change requests, apply markups, prepare quotations and implement changes, as appropriate
  • Under general direction, resolve disputes involving back charges, escalation, delays, extras and warranty charges
  • Prepare releases, waivers of lien and affidavits to allow collection of all payments
  • Review and coordinate flow of information among various groups and customers and implement measures to resolve problems
  • Ensure meeting schedule commitments and achieve customer satisfaction. Initiate project purchase requisitions, as defined by project manager and/ or lead engineer
  • Ensure timely release and accuracy of project invoices as per contract
  • Ensure PSRs (USA) / ProMIS are issued monthly prior to project reviews, based on plan agreement with project manager
  • Ensure project revenue/cost forecast plans are updated monthly
  • Maintain current project schedules, invoicing plans (SIE (Sales in Excess of Invoicing)/ BIE), action registers and change management logs
  • Support project A/R (Accounts Receivable) collections through timely follow up
  • Identify/ trigger customer NPS (Net Promoter Score) at key project milestones, design, detailed engineering,customer acceptance testing and/ or delivery. Identify project process improvements

Your background

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, business or related field and minimum 2 years of experience, or alternatively, a special combination of education and experience and/or demonstrated accomplishments
  • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the US


  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Wellbeing program
  • Healthcare plan

More about us

ABB Energy Industries is enabling safe, smart and sustainable projects and operations for businesses across the oil, gas, chemicals, life sciences, power generation and water sectors. Driving integrated solutions that automate, digitalize and electrify industry we connect our people and technology to help our customers adapt and succeed. With over 50 years domain expertise, we continue to innovate and reshape traditional approaches across the energy sector with our technologies designed to improve operational efficiency, reduce risk, reduce energy consumption and waste.

We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB

ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites:

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