The Enviva team is driven by our shared vision for a renewable energy future. We are a fast-growing, purpose-driven, global energy company specializing in delivering sustainable wood bioenergy solutions. We are the world’s largest producer of sustainable wood pellets, which provide a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels.

Enviva is seeking a Project Controls Manager to support the construction activities underway and planned at Enviva’s project companies. This role will report to the Vice President, Operations Finance and will have primary responsibility for project control activities

Responsibilities

  • Lead the project controls function for the assigned construction projects including cost, budget, quantity control, schedule management and reporting
  • Partner with project management and the construction team to create a culture of discipline and accountability throughout the construction project duration
  • Enforce consistent project level controls over budgets, schedule, quantities, commitments, liquidity and reporting
  • Responsible for the early reporting of project cost/schedule/scope challenges and provide solutions to mitigate any identified risks
  • Responsible for the preparation and ongoing management of a project budgeting tool that reacts and adjusts to changes in project scope, cost and schedule
  • Responsible for leading a forecast process that captures current spend and schedule expectations by area and task during all phases of the project. The forecast will be presented to senior management and include a comparison to the previous forecast and clear explanations for variances
  • Timely management and reporting of all scope and schedule changes in accordance with company control procedures
  • Management of project contingency usage in accordance with company control procedures
  • Advise engineering and project management personnel of potential cost and schedule impacts of scope changes and contingencies
  • Monitor projects on a recurring basis (project performance vs. budget, estimated costs to complete, funding authorization request & requirements, etc.)
  • Monitor progress against project schedule and prepare weekly progress reports
  • Lead a quarterly cash forecast process that aligns spend with specific milestones by vendor. Reconcile actual spend against quarterly forecast assumptions on a weekly basis and note variances
  • Management and development of the project accounting staff, schedulers and quantity surveyors
  • Responsible for all accounting functions of the project including the assignment of budget codes to purchase orders, the timely and accurate receiving of goods and services in the accounting system and the processing of vendor invoices for payment
  • Timely identification and recording of transactions within company capitalization standards
  • Partner with the fixed asset team to capitalize assets, including assignment of useful lives, upon the completion of the project
  • Study and understand all relevant project documents pertaining to the preparation of budgets and schedules
  • Build, manage and lead a best-in-class team of professionals aligned with Enviva’s values
  • Establish KPI’s to measure performance against goals and objectives and define continuous improvement principles that foster cost reductions and strengthens synergies of cross-functional teams

Qualifications 

  • Strong leadership skills; proven track record of leading/developing staff and success working with cross functional teams
  • 10 years of relevant and progressive work experience in the project controls function for large construction projects
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, able to provide examples of tools used/created during prior projects
  • Proficient in Primavera P6, able to identify changes in durations, prepare reports showing comparisons to prior schedules and provide written variance analysis 
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, economics, finance, engineering or a related area
  • Solid management and general business skills
  • Working knowledge of finance and/or accounting in terms of budgeting, cost management, treasury, risk management, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills and listening skills
  • 10 year project controls

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