Project Controls Engineer II - Ore Flow Expansion


About this job

  • Market: Energy
  • Branch: Mining
  • Area of Expertise: Cost Control & Procurement
  • Location: Michigan

What is required?

  • hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Other
  • Closing date: Sunday, 23 July 2023

About this role: Project Controls Engineer II - Ore Flow Expansion

Brunel is currently looking for a contract Project Controls Engineer II for a long-term project with our mining client. This role will be based on-site in New Orleans, LA on a 4x1 rotation. Contractor accommodations and travel covered.

As a Project Controls Engineer II, you will provide project management support, construction management support, cost and schedule analysis, reporting, and general project controls support on a large mining project.

  • Provide guidance, direction, and specialized assistance for the resolution of difficult project control problems through various methods such as using industry related technical knowledge, designing innovative short cuts, and reviewing engineering alternatives.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and forecast status against an established baseline schedule. Understand the construction methodology and identify potential issues and impacts and propose corrective actions.
  • Assess the impact(s) of design or construction changes and associated cost growth and/or schedule slippages. Evaluate proposed process improvements, requests for information (RFIs), and differing site conditions for impacts to the project in terms of cost and/or schedule.
  • Estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to validate project estimates, change orders and scope changes through the review of design drawings, sketches, calculations or other information supplied by the engineering or construction company.
  • Understand and apply engineering, procurement and construction terminology, concepts and relationships to the scope of work and ensures adherence to safety and quality standards.
  • Utilize engineering knowledge and experience to review and process engineering submittals, and track the progress of the same and coordinate submittal and reviews with the project manager, project team members and any other stakeholders as directed by his/her supervisor.
  • Analyze survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, and other topographical or geologic data to assist in project planning.
  • Based on design reviews, identify any out of scope changes and documents quantity variances based on material take offs (MTOs) from design documents.
  • Review contractor equipment logs, time sheets, supplier invoices and contracts to check that equipment and personnel are being utilized as specified.
  • Validate the reported progress percentage based on the rules of credit established within the project with the contractors through spot checks of the design documents and/or construction progress.
  • Review contractor schedules for accuracy and alignment with the overall master schedule. Review project documents, including design sets, to determine project milestones and sequencing and validate that the construction schedules comply with the project documents.
  • Assist in processing of project change notices and reporting of changes through Change Management System.
  • Assist in compilation of all weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports for the project.
  • Perform other duties as required

    Job Scope:

    • Nature of work: Works on moderately complex issues and usually implements solution through individual effort.
    • Level of interaction: Collaborates within the department or work group and has limited interaction with external colleagues.
    • Autonomy/decision making: Works under frequent supervision and has limited latitude to set objectives, priorities and timelines impacting the individual assigned area of work.
    • Budgetary responsibility: Has no budget responsibility.
  • Managerial responsibility: Does not manage people, function, projects or programs. Reports to the Project Controls Manager


  • High School diploma or GED and at least ten (10) years of experience in Project Controls, OR
  • Bachelor's degree in appropriate Engineering discipline or equivalent experience, and four (4) to six (6) years’ experience in Project Controls
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Proficiency in Primavera Scheduling programs preferred
  • Experience with Cost and Estimating programs preferred
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to multi-task in a high paced project environment
  • Experience with mining construction projects preferred
  • Must be able to work on-site in New Orleans on a 4x1 rotation
  • MUST BE eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer without sponsorship


Brunel offers a competitive daily wage for this role. As a full-time contractor with Brunel, you are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision and 401k matching, benefits will begin on your first day of employment.

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Cindy King
Brunel USA - Detroit

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