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Project Controls Specialist

Hopewell, VA 23860, USA Req #190
Friday, October 22, 2021
About AdvanSix AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S.-based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect. More information on AdvanSix can be found at http://www.advansix.com.

Position Summary: The Project Controls Specialist is responsible for project accounting, document controls and providing guidance and analytical assistance to the engineering department and plant management to assure expenditures are controlled within scope of distribution.


Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support project manager, construction manager and project team regarding submittals, RFI's, drawings, specifications, work orders, purchase requisitions and all other project documents.

·Create, maintain and organize project related logs within the electronic filing system.

· Advise respective project engineer and engineering management of cost trends and analysis

· Work directly with project managers to provide prompt support around external invoicing.

· Verify all cost commitments are properly prepared and coded; manage month- and year-end closing activities and coordinate transfers/accruals with project accounting group

· Review quality of purchase requisitions in order to ensure compliance with department standards.

· Maintain administrative project cost control files; verify all project commitments are complete for project closure

· Maintain the capital forecast database

· Ensure that responsible engineers are updating their projects correctly, completely, and on time; confirm that monthly updates from SAP are correctly transferred to planning database(s) and prepare monthly reports

· Provide support to the site engineering leader on STRAP (Strategic Plan), AOP (Annual Budget), and engineering cost center plans/budgets; maintains historical capital expenditure information

· Maintain project controls procedures at the local level and participate in business updates

· Drive project controls and ensures department’s adherence to the company’s accounting policies and standards of internal control

· Participates in the project planning process by helping to define project cost and work breakdown structures; assign new project numbers, input into SAP and database(s), and ensure consistency with work breakdown structures and settlement rules

· Verify construction orders are properly prepared and coded, revise purchase orders per approved change notices from engineers, post goods receipts per approved invoices, and close purchase orders

· Coordinate changes to the plant fixed asset register; assure assets are properly identified, and capitalization of construction in progress (CIP) balances, including partial capitalization for eligible projects, is timely

· Coordinate data collection and reporting for monthly and quarterly department metrics

· Provide material expediting service, coordinating activity of engineering, construction, purchasing, and vendors


Basic Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in engineering/related field or  3+ years of experience in document control methods and/or project engineering


Additional Qualifications:

· Understanding of engineering and construction cost control principles and accounting methods

· Understanding of project execution and the sequence of events necessary to complete a project

· Must have initiative, self-organization, and ability to tactfully deal with peers and leaders

· Ability to communicate effectively to all organizational levels

· Demonstrated ability to use influencing skills to accomplish goals and objectives

· Demonstrated ability to prioritize work, handle multiple/varied assignments, and to manage conflicting priorities

· Ability to effectively utilize or learn ERP systems and Microsoft Office programs

· Strong work ethic and commitment to excellence, with strong attention to detail and accuracy

· Must be able to work under pressure while remaining committed to meeting project deadlines

· Strong verbal and written communication skills 

AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, veteran status, or any other protected classification.  AdvanSix Inc. requires all new hires to demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated for Covid 19 prior to beginning employment, subject to any legally required accommodation.  In accordance with the law, AdvanSix Inc will consider accommodation requests for an exemption due to medical conditions, including pregnancy, or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of AdvanSix about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at AdvanSix via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of AdvanSix, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by AdvanSix for this position and a valid agreement with AdvanSix is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the AdvanSix agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Other details

  • Job Family SC02 - ISC Engineering
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Hopewell, VA 23860, USA