Granville, Ohio, United States

Project Controls Leader

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Job ID 54241


The Project Controls Leader is responsible for planning and executing effective project controls (cost & schedule), in collaboration with design and construction managers and other members of the capital delivery and advanced manufacturing teams. Cost control and scheduling efforts should follow design and construction strategies that result in safe, on-time, and on-budget project deliveries that support plant maintenance and operations activities, TPM improvements, equipment commissioning & start-up, system turnover, and operational vertical start-up. An effective controls environment will ensure proper project spending and cost control, as well as earned value reporting and analytics that result in better overall project execution. Highlighting and understanding the risk in all elements of project execution will be critical for this role – particularly for cost and schedule. This individual will lead a team, and will provide direction to planning, scheduling, controlling, and engineering functions as required. This individual provides these services consistently and efficiently across multiple projects, businesses, and regions. 

Join an organization that believes that every employee owns a piece of our bold growth goals and ultimate success. We are a market-leading innovator that has earn a place on the Fortune 500® for 65 consecutive years. Owens Corning is devoted to delivering sustainable solutions across our three business segments while striving to ensure our people and products make the world a better place. We take pride in having an inclusive and diverse workplace with employees around the globe.  A holistic sense of community exists across our entire organization as our talent grows globally. We are a company that fully recognizes the importance of paving a path to a sustainable and safe enterprise through investing in our people. Our desire to make an impactful difference in the world flows from top down to all levels of the organization. By being a company that instills pride within each and every employee, we aspire to build market-leading businesses; global in scope - human in scale.

Reports to: Project Controls Lead

Location: Granville, OH or Toledo, OH

Span of Control: Global. 3 direct reports (Americas project controllers)


Create an effective project controls environment (25% of time)

  • Viewed as the project manager’s “right hand person.” Consistently providing data and information to the project manager to help direct their attention to the most critical elements and those that could pose the most risk to cost or schedule adherence.
  • Establish a consistent project controls process across all 3 business units that is documented and followed, specifically for cost control and scheduling
  • Develop a standard project controls reporting package that is utilized by our project teams and that drives better visibility into risk and risk mitigation – both from a cost and schedule perspective
  • Develop and maintain standard earned value reports for projects in conjunction with the Scheduling Leader that are reviewed with the project teams and drive a risk mitigation conversation

Cost Control is exercised; insightful reporting drives cost-risk mitigation for capital projects (25%)

  • Costs are accurately applied to the WBS structures created by the Cost Estimating team in a timely manner in the SAP system, following appropriate accounting principles
  • Indicated Final cost reports are developed and standardized across the 3 businesses, and highlight areas of potential cost overruns / underruns. Risk mitigation strategies are employed proactively with the project management teams while still actionable.
  • Cost reports are prepared and reviewed in a timely manner

Utilizing Critical Path Methodology, ensure assigned projects remain on cost, on scope, and on schedule (25%)

  • Working in close collaboration with the Scheduling Leader, develop critical path methodology schedules (or level 4 schedules) for each assigned project, using MS Project. Scheduling Leader aids in schedule development; Project controllers update, report, and ensure adherence.
  • Drive reporting and analytics against these schedules that will highlight areas of potential risk / slip, and proactively work with contractors and project teams to make recommendations as part of a broader risk mitigation strategy.
  • Develop earned-value reporting templates for use by the entire project controls team, and apply these methods and reports in such a way as to highlight and mitigate risks
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement by tracking the accuracy of the initial schedule, and continuing to improve the accuracy of schedule estimates over time with the Scheduling Leader.

Establish a team environment and create a culture of learning (15% of time)

  • Lead the Project Controls team by creating and fostering a learning environment that drives continuous improvement. CI efforts are measured and tracked.
  • Inspires teamwork across various functions and across all businesses. This is done through individual leadership, strong communication, and creating a collaborative work environment where information is shared appropriately.
  • Strong team player, with experience and strong results in team-based matrix organizations geographically and functionally
  • Communicate across, up, and down the organization effectively. Work collaboratively with members of the Advanced Manufacturing Leadership Team and their respective teams, as well as corporate functions such as accounting, global business shared services (TCS / Genpact), and business finance.
  • Recruit and retain a high-performance staff, with a view to succession planning and talent development. Be an importer and exporter of extraordinary talent.



  • 4 year degree with a focus in engineering, business, operations, or equivalent combination of technical training or experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office suite
  • Excellent written and verbal English communications skills

  • 5-years’ experience in international projects / construction
  • Working knowledge of SAP
  • Working knowledge of MS Project
  • Proven people leadership experience in high-performance teams


  • Demonstrated track record of results, strong commercial orientation, with thorough understanding of financial statements, especially cash flow and cash generation, cost reduction, productivity, and working capital.
  • Ability to develop and retain high-performing staff. Has experience managing high performing teams and is thoughtful about talent management and succession planning.
  • Knowledge of various estimating techniques
  • Understanding of cost control and reports
  • Ability to maintain / understand database systems, cost files, other file and data systems (including, but not limited to, Sage, SAP, MS Office suite, Box, SQL, MS Project, etc.)

About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials. Its insulation products conserve energy and improve acoustics, fire resistance, and air quality in the spaces where people live, work, and play. Its roofing products and systems enhance curb appeal and protect homes and commercial buildings alike. Its fiberglass composites make thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable. Owens Corning provides innovative products and solutions that deliver a material difference to its customers and, ultimately, make the world a better place. The business is global in scope, with operations in 33 countries. It is also human in scale, with approximately 20,000 employees cultivating local and longstanding relationships with customers. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2018 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 64 consecutive years. For more information, please visit

A career at Owens Corning offers the ability to enhance your expertise and achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Through it all, we’ll empower you with an environment that encourages open communication and big ideas, competitive pay for your performance, comprehensive benefits, and more opportunities to make your impact.

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note:Applications must be filled out completely—incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes are welcome, but are not a substitute for completing the application.

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