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Project Controls Manager

  1. Kentucky
  1. Nuclear

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins Nuclear is currently seeking a Project Controls Manager to join the nuclear team in Lexington, KY.


Under minimal supervision responsible for managing all facets of the organization’s Earned Value Management System (EVMS) including planning, scheduling, and cost control of all project activities to support the DUF6 conversion project. The specific work assignment may include duties or activities that assist and support the organization in one or more of the following functional areas, in addition to other duties as assigned


Oversees the development of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and EVMS documentation

Manages the project controls staff

Directs the necessary training to senior management, cost account managers (CAMs), and project controls staff on the EVMS

Develops the basis of estimates and general approach for the project baseline

Implements the Risk Management Plan and facilitates the risk management reviews
required to develop and update the project risk register

Establishes policies and procedures regarding the EVMS and ensures proper implementation

Issues EVMS reports to the organization and to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Manages the project baseline schedule

Develops contract change proposals for additional work scope as requested by DOE

Implements baseline changes in accordance with organizational policies and procedures

Supports the roles and responsibilities of the CAMs

Identifies and implements corrective actions (CAs) regarding budget and schedule performance

Provides the framework for maintaining the project estimate-at-completion (EAC) current and relevant

Possesses strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
seamlessly with moderate attention-to-detail

Administers advanced level written and verbal communication skills

Possesses advanced PC skills to include Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and Adobe Acrobat

Demonstrates the ability to apply organizational practices, policies and procedures in performing a wide variety of related administrative tasks

Maintains the judgment and discretion to properly discern and safeguard highly-sensitive information and documents, including company-proprietary information, and classified or otherwise sensitive national security information


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction, Business or related field or equivalent

20+ years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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