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Project Controls Specialist

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The Project Controls Specialist provides detailed analysis and reporting of project cost and schedule  status within an established system of project controls. The Project Controls Specialist: Assumes primary responsibility for analysis and reporting associated with various project controls deliverables and activities, such as project baseline, work package agreements, cost control, cost estimation, Earned Value Management (EVM), schedule deviation and projections,  project/portfolio integration or project reviews. Responsibilities include application of various cost and schedule preparation and analytical tools including Primavera (P6) or equivalent, knowledge and experience in project tracking and reporting and supporting the project management team to identify performance variations. Serves to support the integration of cross-project elements including but not limited to Finance, Procurement, Funds-in, Risk Management, Project and Business Management, and Sponsor teams.

Required Skills:

  • Working with the project management and technical leads to execute project management activities including project plan development, project monitoring and control, and integrated change control
  • Performed an initial assessment and develop current project controls system and earned value management system (EVMS) which utilizes Deltek Vision and Primavera P6
  • Provide oversight of the corporate project management and controls processes, including authoring and maintaining the clients’ PM Step-by-Step Manual
  • Provide project planning and controls direction and guidance to the project management staff
  • Teach PMP preparation training classes and internal procedural training classes
  • Monitor and analyze progress of all projects as well as provide metrics, trending information and suggestions to senior management  
  • Develop resource-loaded schedules, establish cost controls, perform analysis, and fulfill reporting requirements for multiple DOE and DOD contracts and MTOAs, and various environmental remediation programs
  • Updating status of project schedules as required, produce reports, track variances, and make recommend for corrective actions
  • Monitoring and analyzing funding status to ensure adequate funding levels are maintained and distribute funding received for assigned area
  • Supporting preparation of financial status for project reviews
  • Knowledge of and experience with standard project management practices Including project plan development and control, scope management, project scheduling, cost estimation and management, quality assurance, resource management, communications planning and management, risk and opportunity management, and procurement management.
  • Knowledge of assurance processes, business operations, fiscal and scheduling systems, and acquisition standards.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with scheduling best practices, including work breakdown structure development, schedule logic and dependencies, change control and Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS)
  • Knowledge of the relevant product domain.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions and communicate across project controls and business disciplines.
  • Ability to develop and articulate a strategic plan and successfully implement it to deliver desired results.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency in tools and applications commonly employed in project management activities.
  • Demonstrated teaming skills, including the ability to work effectively with other organizations, functions, project sponsors and customers, and suppliers.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate experience with various software including Deltek and Primavera
  • Proven success working independently and as a contributing, motivating leader of a team, and being able to interact effectively with all levels of personnel; building trust, gaining consensus, and resolving conflicts.


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