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PwC Capital Projects Experienced Associate in New York, New York

Specialty/Competency: Operations

Industry/Sector: Power and Utilities

Time Type: Full time

Government Clearance Required: No

Available for Work Sponsorship: Yes

Travel Requirements: Up to 80%

A career in our Capital Projects practice, within Operations Consulting, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients understand where they might have vulnerabilities and develop solutions to manage the risks involved. We prevent, respond to and remediate a wide range of business threats, risks and complex issues.

Our team helps organisations deliver on their large scale capital assets, programs and portfolios by providing assurance, tax, consulting, deals and forensics services across the capital project lifecycle. As part of the team, you’ll utilize technology solutions to help our clients analyse, design and implement business changes related to their large scale capital projects.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As an Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Invite and give in the moment feedback in a constructive manner.

  • Share and collaborate effectively with others.

  • Identify and make suggestions for improvements when problems and/or opportunities arise.

  • Handle, manipulate and analyse data and information responsibly.

  • Follow risk management and compliance procedures.

  • Keep up-to-date with developments in area of specialism.

  • Communicate confidently in a clear, concise and articulate manner – verbally and in the materials I produce.

  • Build and maintain an internal and external network.

  • Seek opportunities to learn about how PwC works as a global network of firms.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Required Fields of Study :

Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration/Management

Minimum Years of Experience :

2 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master Degree

Preferred Fields of Study :

Business Administration/Management, Construction Management, Engineering

Certification(s) Preferred :

Professional Engineer; Project Management Professional; Scheduling and/or Cost Professional; Primavera P6 or other project technology certifications

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates some proven 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, having successfully supported or led as an individual contributor 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; and,

-Project technology, e.g. project and portfolio management, applications to quantify cause and effect of delays.

Demonstrates some direct knowledge of capital intensive industries (e.g., nuclear facilities, power plants, oil refineries, transmission and distribution, and other infrastructure), including industry-leading practices for improving capital project performance and identifying and implementing process improvements that can help clients achieve business requirements.

Demonstrates some proven level 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); and,

-Managing project workflow and budgets, including project economics.

Demonstrates some proven 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 some proven 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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

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