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Project Cost Controls Analyst

Emeryville, CaliforniaPEAK Technical Staffing USA


Required Qualifications:

  • Must have 2 plus years experience as a Project Controls Analyst or relevant cost accounting experience.
  • Must have earned value, program analysis, cost and schedule performance indexes knowledge.
  • Mid-level Cost Analyst position to work / provide project analytical support.
  • Will have and utilize excellent computer skills and knowledge of the various tools and software of Project Services. 
  • Data savvy and knows SAP--any P6 or GIS a plus.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with appropriate software tools, currently SAP Work Management, Controlling Orders, and Planning Orders.
  • Project Controls associated with construction operations experience.
  • Accounting/budgeting knowledge.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Cost Plan Development and Analysis 

  • Use the cost and schedule plan to determine if project objectives are achievable. 
  • Create, maintain, and update monthly forecast budgets. 
  • Forecast costs to complete on projects and maintain reports with accuracy. 
  • Assess and report on project performance using established industry standards. 
  • Ensure that responses to project budget reflect accurate and current project cost information and stakeholders are in concurrence. 
  • Communicate project risks related to costs to key stakeholders.. 
  • Assist Project Managers in preparing funding requests to gain project authorization. 
  • Assist Project Managers in gaining funding changes to projects through the Unifier change control system. 
  • Input data into various programs and prepare various cost and forecasting reports. 
  • Analyze and trend cost variances by comparing the current cost plan against the actual cost to date. 
  • Analyze and validate unauthorized costs to projects and report to Project Managers and Supervision. 

Project Documentation & Reporting:

  • Verify that project cost and schedule milestones were/were not attained and provide input to identify future process or business improvements and work with responsible parties to implement. 
  • Manage project funding orders and ensure all required documentation is entered and/or correct in tracking documentation systems. 
  • Maintain scope change, contingency release, change order, and journal entry logs. 
  • Maintain written and electronic project documentation and records for required aspects of the project.
  • Maintain project files in accordance with established guidelines and requirements. 
  • Lead in the closeout process of a project with other departments.
  • Work closely with Project Management to determine required deliverables and expected dates to achieve closeout.