Entry Project Controls Specialist
CDM Smith
Bangalore, India , US
2d ago

Job Description

  • Job Objective : Under limited guidance, supports the project delivery team by developing basic to moderately complex cost and schedule baselines;
  • collects and analyzes monthly cost and schedule progress, identifies and assists in analyzing project variances of basic to moderate complexity;
  • ensures risk reserves are updated and integrated into project financial forecasts; and performs reporting of this information in standard formats to appropriate management.

    Supports the implementation of financial controls, procedures, systems and forecasting techniques. Follows all safety programs.

    As a member of this team, you would contribute to CDM Smith's mission by :

    Status Updating / Forecasting :

    Supports compliance with internal procedures such as federal / government regulations. Gathers project progress information from project manager and project team members to update and monitor projects of basic to moderate complexity.

    Evaluates and updates data regarding schedule dates, physical percent complete, resource requirements, subcontractor commitments and project accruals.

  • Reviews schedule progress and productivity of resources. Develops time-phased project cost and resource forecasts; validates project costs;
  • updates requirements as required. Monitors progress of project deliverables and actual expenditures versus forecasts. Performs performance reporting using Earned Value Management.

    Conducts financial analysis including variance, risk and profit / loss analyses, etc. Performs non-routine analyses and prepares non-routine financial reports.

    Documents and assesses the impact of project changes on cost / schedule baselines.

    Project Planning :

    For projects of basic to moderate complexity, develops and documents project planning considerations and objectives, scope and milestones to incorporate into the schedule.

    Develops, maintains, and analyzes integrated critical path schedules for medium to large segments of major projects and / or portfolio of basic to moderate complex projects in accordance with contract specifications.

    Evaluates and raises project early warning signals to project manager. Evaluates and recommends resource realignments to maintain project execution.

    Progress Reporting :

    Generates and analyzes earned value reports for projects of basic to moderate complexity and discusses any observations with supervisor and the project manager.

    Evaluates project execution and impact of developing trends using prescribed methodologies to determine if project is proceeding within available resources and budget.

    Prepares client and internal status reports to communicate cost status and documents trends.

    Project Records Management :

    Uses appropriate document management protocols to manage the storage and retrieval of project documentation.

    Performs other duties as required.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Education : Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business, Finance or related field.

    Experience : 0 years of experience.

    Skills :

  • Entry level knowledge of project management methodology including budget development, project planning, control and assurance methodologies, and finance and accounting concepts and practices.
  • Good teamwork and collaboration skills and an ability to work well in fast paced environments requiring daily shifting of priorities.
  • Demonstrates good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact with varying levels of staff, as well as vendors.
  • Entry knowledge of Enterprise Project Portfolio Management tools (Primavera).
  • Basic knowledge of Project Performance tools (EcoSys).
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills for interacting with team members and clients.
  • Ability to deal with many people and process a variety of requests as necessary.
  • Good computer skills including proficiency in MS Word and Excel; organizational skills to balance and prioritize work.
  • Travel : Domestic travel is required.

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