Senior Project Controls Manager

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 23256

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.


Job Description

We're hiring a Senior Project Controls Manager to support the Project Management Teams Center of Excellence responsible for managing Grace's Capital Project Portfolio. You will report to the Director Capital Projects Execution Americas and lead/oversee a team consisting of employees and contractors. As a Senior Project Controls Manager your primary responsibility will be to focus on reporting, estimating, budget, cost controls, scheduling, and cost & schedule risk management. 



The ideal candidate will from our Houston, TX (Downtown Two Allen Center) location work a hybrid schedule: Mon, Wed, Thurs in the office and Tues & Friday from home. We will also consider candidates who would work from other Grace gulf coast locations and travel to Houston for team meetings. You would work the hybrid schedule. 



  • Planning, monitoring, and cost control and reporting of Central Team Project Portfolio and the individual projects within the portfolio.
  • Developing and maintaining the Project Controls Systems, GPM, Project Schedules, Progress Measurement Systems, Project Control Logs, Manpower Histograms, S-Curves, Cost Estimates, Budgets, Cost Controls, Cash Flow, and other Control documents.
  • Manages and represents the Project Controls Team (Project Controls Lead, Cost Engineer, Estimator and Planning Engineer).
  • Engages and provides guidance to Central Project Management Team to ensure project progress and spending are accurately reported and forecasted.
  • Provides contractor oversight, including coordination procedures, project controls data needs, review of contractor progress reports and invoices, contractor developed cost and schedule estimates, etc.
  • Evaluates project costs and schedules with respect to industry norms and provides analysis to Management and Project Managers.
  • Support financial controls including controlling authorizations of expenditure and cash flow projections.
  • Supports Project Managers with Risk Management / Register.
  • Takes the lead with CSRA activities for major projects.
  • Works at details level to produce the necessary project controls data.

Required Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in Engineering discipline or Construction, highly preferred. Other degrees may be considered if combination of experience is relevant.
  • 12+ year's relevant project controls experience (Budget, Cost, Risk, Schedule, Estimating) in the Chemical / industrial sectors.
  • Well versed in the project development process (FEL1, 2 & 3, Execution and Close Out).
  • Proven track record on client side of projects.
  • Proven track record in management / leadership of Contractors (Eng, E&P, GC, EPC, EPCM)
  • Ability to travel as needed up to 10%.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Implementation of an Earned Value / CPI / SPI project progress monitoring system.
  • Cost and Schedule Risk analysis 
  • Ability to communicate critical path activities, risks, and project tracking metrics clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to manage the reporting and forecasting of a portfolio of many, simultaneous projects, globally.
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills and data analysis.
  • Is proficient using Primavera, Accolade, SAP, MS Office systems and other data management, accounting, or project management systems.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave (salaried only)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program
  • U.S. Employee Benefits Summary (



Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Houston