CH2M HILL Cincinnati, OH, USA
Jan 17, 2019
Job Description Role Overview Manages project cost analysis/control, and planning/scheduling activities on assigned projects. Requires a high degree of technical skill. Manages cost analysis and cost control activities and schedule development, maintenance, monitoring, impact identification, and recovery plan development activities on assigned projects. Prepares and presents project cost reports and forecasts. Provides cost engineering/planning and scheduling guidance. Identifies, analyzes, and provides innovative solutions to cost engineering and planning/scheduling problems. Specific responsibilities include the management of systems and processes for cost and forecasting/reporting, fiscal data integrity, change management, budgetary contingency management, contract business process compliance, project stakeholder s interface, facilitation and resolution of issues that may affect assigned project financial objectives. Essential Job Duties Thoroughly understand the principles of cost control, planning and scheduling. Understand the relationships between the project controls functions planning/scheduling, cost control, and risk management. Actively review and understand the key aspects of project requirements. With the guidance of the Project Controls Manager, assist with cost controls, planning and scheduling activities that support overall project requirements. Develop and maintain cross-discipline relationships within the project team. Execute proper controls to proactively support, monitor, and communicate budget, actual status, and forecast costs, labor hours, and quantities for assigned projects Define the aspects and relationships of risk, cost, and quantities on the project. Identify and document specific areas of risk and key quantities, and their effect on cost. Follow through on these items to improve the opportunity for success. Implement a project-specific change control procedure. Support the project team with change identification, documentation, and costing. Collect and input timely and accurate cost data for cost report development. Consolidate performance data to support performance measurement, data analysis, and cost forecasting. Develop accurate and timely project cost forecasts with the participation of other project team members. Forecasts should be valued and used to contribute to the overall control of the project. Actively pursue the identification and definition of cost trends. Prepare recommendations for action, include trends in the forecast, or develop a mitigation program. Provide sufficient and timely documents to support and manage vendor invoicing. Define factors that influence project-specific cash flow. Create client and internal status reports that effectively communicate cost status and trends. Define corrective actions for implementation. Issue reports under the direction of Project Controls Manager. Assist in the development of project work plans and schedules that support the project work processes and milestones. Develop and update network-logic-driven schedules that meet the needs of, and are used by, the project team. Provide accurate and timely data. Contribute to schedule risk analysis to help forecast schedule contingencies and related cost impacts. Develop accurate and timely project labor hour forecasts. Prepare schedule analysis narratives including recommendations for corrective actions. Measure progress and performance by verifying the status of earned value systems. Create client and internal status reports that effectively communicate schedule status and identify critical path. Define corrective actions for implementation. Issue reports under the direction of lead project controls staff. Gain practical field experience to develop an understanding of construction. Verify quantity take-offs for particular disciplines, as needed With the guidance of the Project Controls Manager, develop conceptual and definitive estimates for a particular discipline for projects within a specific business group that are aligned with company standards and estimate class. Use the project scope, material take-offs, and client requirements to develop the project estimate. Work with project team to estimate cost impacts of proposed design or construction changes. Support the project team in maintaining and trending historical cost data from actual hours, costs, and pricing. Gain practical field experience to develop constructability expertise. Manages accruals process for assigned projects Basic Qualifications Bachelor s Technical degree required (engineering, applied science, computing, finance, or related field) 5+ years of Project Controls experience in cost and schedule analysis Advanced proficiency in MS Excel Skilled in oral and written communication Ability to interface with other disciplines and client leadership Experience and demonstrated skill in cost engineering functions, including cost control and cost analysis Familiar with application of metrics and project controls software applications In-depth understanding of Change Management, Risk Management and Quality Management Strong communication and client management skills required Proven track record of hands on experience in project cost controls with acumen to support project execution Knowledge of project controls engineering concepts, specifically cost engineering skills. Be proficient with spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software. Thoroughly understand project controls systems to support project-specific execution requirements. Experience with Business Intelligence (BI) software Company Description CH2M is now Jacobs! Jacobs is an engineering, procurement and construction company and one primary business area is operations and maintenance. This position is located in Cincinnati, OH.