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Marathon Petroleum Corporation Project Controls Specialist in Martinez, California

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Project Controls Specialist

Job Summary

Marathon Renewable Fuels Refinery located in Martinez, CA is seeking a Project Controls Specialist to support the Maintenance Department in project development and execution. This includes execution of standard budgeting, forecasting, cost control, earned value and change management practices throughout project life-cycle’s. This role will be assigned as the routine and major maintenance analyst and coordinate the development of bi-weekly expense reporting. The available schedules for the position are 9/80, 5/40 or 4/1 and support of Turnaround (TAR) once or twice a year.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop communications and reporting networks for data gathering, review, analysis and presentation of recommendations to ensure projects remains on schedule and within budget.

  • Review, analyze and communicate cost & progress data in Enterprise Project Controls software (SAP and IPS - Integrated Project System).

  • Communicate cost status & recommendations to the project teams, accounting and corporate to maintain the projects within approved budgets and cash flow constraints.

  • Work with project teams to develop and maintain project work breakdown structures according to MPC & Project Controls standards.

  • Validate major maintenance project estimates, ensuring adherence to estimate basis, MPC project estimating practices, identification of expense classifications, etc.

  • Review and maintain project performance measurement systems (IPS & Primavera P6) and reports for contractor progress.

  • Ensure both MPC and contractors adhere to project control procedures and reporting requirements.

  • Support Project Controls Supervisor with monthly portfolio and project status reporting.

  • Coordinate the development of annual budgets as an evergreen effort (year-round), ensuring all required documentation is suitably developed per MPC standard.

  • Coordinate planning for future budget submittals with Maintenance / Project Controls teams to ensure department readiness.

  • Support the change management processes for budgeting and cost control of assigned projects.

  • Identify and communicate improvements for cost control procedures while implementing and maintaining the current process.

  • Ensure assigned projects are closed out in a timely manner.

  • Interface with various departments to gather information, communicate issues, and resolve problems.

Education, Experience and Skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in related field such as Construction Management, Business, Accounting, Finance or Engineering.(Education must be obtained/completed prior to start date)

  • Must have at least 3 years in projects or construction planning, scheduling, operations, engineering, accounting, purchasing or cost controls work.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft: Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Must possess strong communication skills.

  • Must be able to wear appropriate PPE in the refinery, be able to physically perform all tasks in the field and take hair drug test and physical.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license. (MPC determines valid status.)

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without the need for future VISA sponsorship.

  • Travel Requirement is 5% or less

  • The available schedules for the position are 9/80, 5/40 or 4/1 and support of Turnaround (TAR) once or twice a year.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Greater than 4 year experience in projects or construction planning, scheduling, or cost controls work is preferred.

  • A high level of competency with cost control, scheduling, and forecasting with prior experience is preferred.

  • Previous experience in refining or petrochemical industry is preferred.

  • Field experience and a successful history of collaborating with field execution leads is preferred.

  • Experience with Enterprise Project Controls systems such as SAP or Primavera P6 is preferred.

  • Experience developing reports with data analytics tools Microsoft Suite (Advanced Excel Experience) such as Power BI is preferred.

Relocation is available.

This position belongs to a family of jobs with increasing responsibility, competency and skill level. Actual position title and pay grade will be based on the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications.

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Martinez, California

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Pay Min/Max:

$88,500.00 - $152,600.00 Salary


10 - 11

Location Address:

150 Solano Way

Additional locations:


Bachelors (Required)

Employee Group:

Full time

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Marathon Petroleum Company LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, reproductive health decision-making, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition or AIDS/HIV status, ancestry, national origin, genetic information, military, veteran status, marital status, citizenship or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, click here ( . If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process at Marathon Petroleum LP, please contact our Human Resources Department at . Please specify the reasonable accommodation you are requesting, along with the job posting number in which you may be interested. A Human Resources representative will review your request and contact you to discuss a reasonable accommodation. Marathon Petroleum offers a total rewards program which includes, but is not limited to, access to health, vision, and dental insurance, paid time off, 401k matching program, paid parental leave, and educational reimbursement. Detailed benefit information is available at The hired candidate will also be eligible for a discretionary company-sponsored annual bonus program. Equal Opportunity Employer: Veteran / Disability

About Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation's largest refining system. MPC's marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon brand retail outlets. MPC also owns the general partner and majority limited partner interest in MPLX LP, a midstream company that owns and operates gathering, processing, and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure.