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Mission Support and Test Services, LLC Principal Project Controls Specialist in United States


If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!

At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!

MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and Stoller Newport News Nuclear, Inc. (SN3).


In the role of a Principal Project Controls Specialist, you will perform duties in support of NNSS Construction Projects further supporting the NNSS infrastructure. The position will interface with the assigned Program and Project Managers, team members and stakeholders. Responsibilities will include both cost and schedule support as part of a centralized Project Controls organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and maintenance of multi-year performance measurement baselines, including cost and schedule, baseline management and change control, risk management, subcontract management, earned value management, variance analysis, and estimate at completion.

  • Support the development and execution of program, project and functional planning.

  • May serve as an assistant to a Project Manager and/or Program Director.

  • Provide support for program/project teams in all phases of the project lifecycle (initiation, planning, execution, control, and closure).

  • Develop and maintain Primavera P6 schedules to include full loading of resource requirements and integration with the Cobra performance-reporting database.

  • Advise Project Managers in developing metrics to support the measurement of performance to cost and schedule objectives.

  • Apply advanced skills to support program/project teams in all phases of the project life-cycle.

  • Perform high-level analyses of project costs, performance, forecasts, and funds status.

  • Prepare reports to reflect program/project status, cost and schedule trends, funding and project uncertainties.

  • Support project deliverables and assist in the development of project reviews for internal and external customer briefings.

  • Use critical thinking to bring successful resolution to high impact, complex, and/or cross-functional issues.

  • Accept individual responsibility and accountability for environment, safety, health, and quality processes within personal control, personal safety, and the safety of co-workers.

  • Comply with established regulations and procedures for environment, safety, health, and quality and perform duties in a way that will not cause personal danger, endanger other individuals, or violate environment, safety, health, and quality regulations.

  • Promptly correct or report any hazard or potential hazard to supervision.

  • Participate in and embrace MSTS environment, safety, health, and quality initiatives.

  • Accept working at multiple sites - the Losee Road facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada and the Nevada National Security Site (located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada).


Due to the nature of our work, US Citizenship is required for all positions.

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and at least 8 years of professional level experience or equivalent training and experience.

  • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Must adapt well to a changing environment.

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word). Advanced user of Excel preferred.

  • Computer skills related to the use of scheduling applications, spreadsheets, word processors, and databases.

  • Data mining, analysis, and modeling techniques. Ability to manipulate large amounts of data with minimal errors.

  • Equally competent in usage, application, and integration of both cost and schedule tools.

  • Ability to work multi-tasks, tenacious, and possess excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Strong organization and goal planning skills.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency in the use of the following processes and tool sets:

  • Application System processes.

  • Baseline development, control, and reporting.

  • Change Control process, including client supporting data.

  • Convert estimates to budgets in support of planning process.

  • Develop Estimates to Complete.

  • Develop Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Dictionary based on requirements.

  • Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques.

  • Estimating processes and techniques.

  • Extrapolate a schedule from the WBS.

  • Funds application process and control.

  • Opening and closing of charge numbers in the accounting system.

  • Requirements definition.

  • Schedule development and execution process.

  • Support internal/external reviews and validations.

  • Support the Variance Analysis process.

  • Use the schedule to support a complete Critical Path/Float analysis.

  • Work Authorization process.

  • Able to manage working at multiple sites - the Losee Road facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada and the Nevada National Security Site (located 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada).

  • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Department of Energy Q Clearance(position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in10 CFR Part 707.4 ( , “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted. Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference10 CFR Part 709 ( , “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.”

Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. ReferenceDOE Order 472.2 ( , “Personnel Security.”

MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Posted Date2 weeks ago(1/12/2021 5:01 PM)

Job ID2020-3106

of Openings1

CategoryProject Controls


Location : CityNorth Las Vegas

Location : State/Province (Full Name)Nevada