Project Controls MANAGER

City Point Partners is a construction services firm serving the engineering and construction industries. We are seeking a Project Controls Manager to join our team in Boston, MA.

Essential Job Duties

  • Direct oversight of 3–4 Project Controls Specialists.
  • Manage team by assigning tasks, managing workload, coordinating with client and stakeholders, and providing Quality Assurance/Quality Control of project deliverables.
  • Attend internal and external project-related meetings as required. 
  • Responsible for review and management of assigned projects, including budget and performance to plan for all active assigned projects.
  • Provide leadership, ensure timely and collaborative communication with clients, and assist clients with maintaining and managing project and program level schedules.
  • Ensure adherence to contracted scope of work, that work is being processed in the most efficient manner, and resolve areas of client concern.
  • Participate in and lead project planning and scheduling review meetings and assist with communication and coordination of schedule input to project stakeholders.
  • When necessary, carries out all the duties of the Project Controls Specialists, including hands-on development of estimating and scheduling deliverables, and other duties typically assigned to the Project Controls Staff such as: 

Cost Estimating

    • Perform quantity takeoffs on drawings using on screen methods and quantity reports.
    • Review and develop estimates, change orders and time impact determinations for heavy civil and vertical projects including railroads, bridges, highways, industrial buildings and labs.
    • Perform order of magnitude, schematic and detailed bottom-up estimates.
    • Create narrative executive reports and detail reports for estimate deliverables.
    • Develop templates for estimates and spreadsheets for executive summary deliverables.
    • Build detailed engineering cost reports, change notices, and other cost control tools.
    • Analyze and validate estimates performed by others.
    • Maintain and update local databases of items and assemblies.
    • Create local labor tables for market segments per project.


    • Develop full CPM schedule logic for construction projects including milestones, procurement, construction and closeout activities.
    • Assist with development and maintenance of scheduling work breakdown structure (WBS) to ensure project coding is effectively used for all project controls applications.
    • Participate in and lead project planning and scheduling review meetings and assist with communication and coordination of schedule input to project stakeholders.
    • Lead or assist in the development of program/project resource and cost loaded schedules for design, procurement, start-up, construction, and close-out.
    • Responsible for assembling data for schedule development and updating.
    • Develop and maintain templates and layouts for project development and reporting.
    • Produce scheduling analysis and management reports and assist with tracking corrective actions.
    • Develop municipal and state agency requirements for contractor time determination schedules.
    • Develop contractor baseline schedule and achieve acceptance from agency reviewers.
    • Review and approve contractor baselines and schedule updates.
    • Review and develop updated and progressed schedules for monthly submissions conforming to contractor payment requisitions and prepare reports for project stakeholders.
    • Measure progress and review invoices of contractors to confirm schedule conformance.
    • Conduct or assist with performance measurement and associated schedule trends.
    • Update schedules for change orders and time impact determinations.
    • Analyze contractor schedules, schedule variances and construction data to identify key project issues and recommend corrective action.
    • Analyze contractor critical path updates, schedule progress, and evaluate schedule options.
    • Assist with coordination, reconciliation, and integration of functional schedules to maintain the project/program control schedule.


  • BA/BS degree in Civil Engineering preferred; Management or Business Administration in related field accepted as well.
  • 5-7 years of experience in construction project scheduling, estimating, controls, budgeting, and database management on capital projects, or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience with public transportation agencies such as MassDOT, MBTA, RIDOT or similar client types. 
  • Prior experience in road, bridge, aviation, and/or rail projects, along with municipal or commercial building projects is preferred.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in concert with contractors, consultants, and clients; and to maintain client satisfaction as a top priority.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of cost estimating tools such as RSMeans, Sage Estimating, MCACES MII, OnScreen Takeoff, Bluebeam, or others.
  • In-depth knowledge of Excel as a tool for calculations and formatting of technical reports.
  • Working knowledge of cost control, budgeting, and office automation software such as e-Builder, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Project).
  • Understanding of relational databases and database report writer tools such as MSAccess.
  • Knowledge of earned value methodology, scope control, and change management.
  • Familiar with basic cost analysis and forecasting as it relates to planning and scheduling. Have a clear understanding of plans and specifications for developing estimates.
  • Hands-on scheduling experience and working knowledge of Oracle Primavera P6 and MSProject.
  • Working knowledge of field construction assemblies, sequencing, and duration of work.
  • Ability to develop construction schedules, incorporate changes to schedule baselines and updates. 
  • Familiar with construction contracting and the scheduling implications of contract terms.
  • Ability to resource load schedule and perform remedial schedule risk analysis.

Diversity and Inclusion

City Point Partners is committed to investing in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace where all employees feel welcome and empowered. We believe that a team diverse in people, experiences, and ideas enables us to better understand our clients and the communities we serve. Our firm seeks equity in developing talent, creating opportunities, and promoting leadership among staff.  

City Point Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, or disability.

Why Join City Point Partners?

City Point Partners was recognized in 2022 by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce as one of their Small Business of the Year Honorees in the Cultural Excellence category. Additionally, for three consecutive years we were honored by the Boston Business Journal as one of their “Best Places to Work”.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Work/life balance is important to us, as is providing a high level of service and quality to our clients. 

Please send resumes to Office Manager Leila Cahillane at