Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Title: Project Controls Engineer III
Schedule (FT/PT): Regular Full Time
Travel Required: Yes (0-25%)
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

For over 25 years, North Wind Group (North Wind) and its subsidiary companies have been influencing the future of, and aiming to be the nationwide small business leader in, the engineering, environmental, construction, IT/cyber, facility operations, and professional service industries. North Wind allows its employees to develop creative and practical solutions to complex problems, while accomplishing its mission of delivering quality results safely, on time, and on budget, for every project. Our mission is accomplished through forward-thinking, advanced technology services, and our cultivation of a diverse and inclusive workplace.

North Wind recognizes our biggest asset is our employees. Our success is a direct result of the hard work, skills, expertise, and unique perspectives and talents that each of our employees bring to North Wind. We are looking for exceptionally talented, motivated, and dynamic individuals to join the North Wind team – not only to support our mission but be an integral part of our continued success.


Manages and coordinates the entire spectrum of Project Controls activities for the EPC project. Responsible for the management of the Project Control activities including scheduling, budgeting, estimating, risk management, reporting, contract administration, and administrative services.


  • Lead development of project-specific PC execution strategies.
  • Coordinate with Project Management on reporting, project control activities, and other services.
  • Facilitate and oversee the risk assessment, mitigation, and contingency planning process for the Program.
  • Coordinate and issue necessary project reports, including progress, cost, and schedule.
  • Ensure full integration between the estimating, cost control, planning/scheduling, and risk management functions within projects.
  • Oversee the development of procedures for various project control activities including budget preparation, forecasts, progress validation, and related cost engineering and planning/scheduling functions.
  • Oversee cost engineering activities including development and implementation of cost control systems, invoice processing activities, monthly cost reporting, trending, FAC Analysis, cost variance analysis, funding budgets, and cash flows.
  • Oversee cost estimating/forecasting activities including periodic project re-estimates and cost benchmark metrics.
  • Oversee planning & scheduling activities including development of summary and detailed project schedules, progress and performance monitoring, schedule deviations and workaround solutions; plan and manage the execution of internal audits of critical commercial internal control systems.
  • Ensure that invoices are tracked, confirmed, and handed off to Accounts Payable properly.
  • Oversee cash calls and forecasts to/from Finance including revenue recognition on projects.
  • Oversee contract administration activities as it pertains to change control on projects.


  • Training of junior staff
  • Provide other administrative procedures to projects as required

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience on engineering, environmental and construction projects required specializing in project controls.
  • Minimum 7 years’ Experience in the preparation of cost estimates to completion utilizing bottoms up ETC analysis and forecasting utilizing other PMI approved methods.
  • Minimum 7 years’ demonstrated experience and working understanding of project planning and scheduling, cost control, risk analysis and cost estimating and EVMS.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated capability to lead a group responsible for the control of planning, scheduling, cost control, risk analysis and cost estimating activities with EVMS.
  • Ability to interpret and perform analysis of cost and schedule reports, data and trends.
  • Working knowledge and skills in the use of software such as Primavera planning/scheduling (P6) required
  • Clearly demonstrated strong technical competence in all Microsoft software with strong aptitude in Excel
  • Ability to work within a diverse cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal/teambuilding skills.


  • EcoSys experience preferred
  • Financial background preferred

This position is a sedentary role. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be sitting for long periods of time but will also be required to stand, walk, and communicate with others.

Work typically performed indoors in an office environment

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.