Project Controls Analyst

Posted: 11/10/2021

Job Purpose: The Project Controls Analyst performs financial reviews of program scopes, schedules, cost estimates and risk levels for on-going programs. This position coordinates with Program Managers to regularly update actual costs, forecasted costs and schedule to complete key financial metrics and reports. Serving a critical role and high impact for the business in bids, proposals and program initiation, the PCA establishes cost recording structures to support accurate pricing and ongoing analysis.     

 

Responsibilities:                                                   

·                  Gather supporting data, analyze, recommend, and prepare ETCs (Estimates to Complete) and EACs (Estimates at Completion) for program management review

·                 Develop program baseline plans and conduct monthly update of program progress through polling and interview of appropriate supervisors

  ·                  Perform, analyze, and prepare program financial reports for internal and external customers relative  to program cost incurrence, material tracking, and labor spending

  ·                 Maintain and apply work breakdown structures (WBS) and assist in creation of coherent charge  code structures (understanding of basic DoD program management practices)

·                  Collect, coordinate and track cost data with contractors, vendors, and project team members to manage program forecast and create or adjust spend plans

·                  Create program management tracking mechanisms (primarily using MS Power BI and MS Excel) to augment ERP systems, including regular executive team reports

·                  Utilize ERP systems to create cost data elements for use in future Bases of Estimate

·                  Ensure compliance with company financial policies and procedures, to include revenue recognition policies and project set up rules

·                  Collaborate with Finance on monthly reconciliation of billed/unbilled vs. revenue activity, validating direct costs and researching unexplained reconciling items

·                  Ensure timely and accurate updating of program metrics and dashboards

·                  Understand and apply earned value management principles in creation and maintenance of program execution tracking metrics

·                  Work closely with the Contracts Administrator in tracking backlog, funding levels, and supporting the review of contract modifications 

·                  Other duties as assigned

 

Skills/Qualifications:

·                  Demonstrated financial analysis skills, including cost estimating experience and knowledge

·                  Demonstrated experience with MS Office products, knowledgeable in MS Excel and Power BI

·                  Analytically oriented, able to independently develop management tools for specific scenarios

·                  Prepare and coordinate monthly financial status with the customer

·                  Excellent critical thinking, written and verbal communication skills

·                  Ability to work productively in a fast-paced, changing environment

·                  Ability to obtain U.S. Secret Security Clearance

·                  Experience with an ERP system preferred (experience with more than one a plus) 

·                  Demonstrated hands-on experience with government contracts preferred

·                  Knowledgeable about Earned Value Management principles preferred

·                  Understanding of cost and schedule development and controls preferred

 

Experience/Education: 

·                  Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or a related field of study is desired or minimum of three years of relevant experience is required.