Public Sector Capital Projects Senior Associate

  • Company: PwC
  • Location: Washington, District of Columbia
  • Posted: March 20, 2018
  • Reference ID: 102140BR
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Job Description
In today's changing environment, the public sector is seeing an increase in physical and cyber threats, financial and performance reporting requirements, diversity in the workforce, and the impact of rapidly changing technologies. PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector LLP provides management consulting, technology consulting and risk consulting services to help federal and international government agencies anticipate and address these and other complex challenges.

PwC Public Sector LLP is one of four organizations to receive the 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The Baldrige Award is the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence, recognizing U.S. organizations for superior quality and world-class results across six categories defined by Baldrige including Leadership, Strategic Planning, Customer Focus, Measurement, Analysis and Knowledge Management, Workforce Focus, and Operations Focus. For more information on our journey to performance excellence, please visit or view our winner profile on the NIST website.

Professionals in PwC Public Sector LLP may be subject to a government security investigation and may need to meet related eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Our Operations consultants help clients realize competitive advantage from operations.

This high performing team translates business strategy into operations strategy and transforms operations to drive both growth and profitability.

Specific areas of focus include global footprint and network design, product innovation and development, sales and operations planning, procurement and sourcing, manufacturing operations, service operations, logistics, and capital programs.

Position/Program Requirements
Minimum Years of Experience: 3

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business, or related field

Degree(s) Preferred: Master's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business, or related field

Certification(s) Preferred: Professional Engineer; Project Management Professional; Scheduling and/or Cost Professional; Primavera P6 or other project technology certifications

Knowledge Preferred:
Demonstrates proven thorough knowledge of the capital project lifecycle (planning through maintenance and operations), and a proven record of success in an individual contributor role for active capital projects. Specifically, this individual has a proven successful record of having supported or led one or more of the following areas:

-Project governance, e.g. organizational and process aspects
-Risk management and analysis, e.g. risk register, quantitative (probabilistic) risk modeling, root cause analysis, issue management, prudency reviews

-Construction project management and controls, e.g. schedule control, cost control (budget, accruals, forecasts), earned value, change management

-Complex schedule analytics, e.g. critical path method (CPM), float, schedule compression/time-cost trade-off, change impacts

-Contract development and management, e.g. common commercial terms, procurement processes, administration, scope control, construction claims

-Performance metrics and project reporting

-Project technology, e.g. project and portfolio management, applications to quantify cause and effect of delays
Demonstrates proven thorough knowledge of capital intensive industries (e.g., nuclear facilities, power plants, oil refineries, transmission and distribution, and other infrastructure), including a proven understanding of industry-leading practices for improving capital project performance and identifying and implementing process improvements that can help clients achieve business requirements.

Skills Preferred:
Demonstrates a proven thorough record of skills and abilities related to establishing, monitoring, and controlling large scale capital projects, for individual projects as well as aggregated portfolios, including the following:

-Solving complex problems, independently and proactively

-Managing multiple projects concurrently and work closely with multiple stakeholders, while maintaining deadlines

-Identifying, organizing and analyzing extensive technical and financial data sets, with an acute attention to details

-Communicating technical concepts in a clear manner, both verbally and in writing, to internal and external audiences, and prepare concise, accurate documents

-Utilizing multiple technologies, e.g. project control tools such as Primavera P6 or equivalent, financial/ERP systems, statistics and risk packages, Microsoft Office suite (including Access database)

-Managing project workflow and budgets, including project economics
Demonstrating proven thorough abilities to collaborate and work with a diverse team, including seeking diverse views to encourage improvement and innovation; communicating potential issues proactively; creating an atmosphere of trust and building consensus, and providing meaningful written and verbal feedback to colleagues.
Demonstrates proven thorough abilities in addressing client needs, including proactively identifying needs and effectively communicating the solutions that can be provided. Also demonstrates the ability to build, maintain, and utilize networks of client relationships, especially a network of commercial clients involved in and/or sponsoring capital projects.

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