Project Controller

Frederick, MD, USA
Aug 12, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.'s Financial Operations Directorate oversees all financial planning and management activities for the Frederick National Lab for Cancer Research (FNLCR), sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). We currently seek a Project Controller to join the Financial Planning and Analysis team at our Frederick, MD location.


Project Controller will be responsible for full life-cycle financial planning and analysis support on multi-year, large research and development projects.

Key responsibilities include:
  • The development and on-going support of basis of estimates, project cost, schedules and milestones, resource allocation, cost and schedule status reporting, and ad hoc financial analysis support to program management assessment
  • Regularly monitor project funding, cost, schedule and performance and will support life-cycle updates of cost estimates to completion (ETC)/estimates at completion (EAC)
  • Responsible for pricing new task orders and changes to existing projects
  • Work in close coordination with project managers to assess program performance for reasonableness against cost and schedule, assist managing change control of scope of work and/or resource allocation, and respond to invoicing inquiries

  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree in business/accounting or related field from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (additional qualifying experience may be substituted for required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • In addition to educational requirements, a minimum of five (5) years of experience in project controls or related program planning and analysis role
  • Must possess intermediate to advanced level of experience in use of spreadsheets, databases, and financial planning tools
  • Experience supporting multiple programs and process multiple tasks with a proven ability to collect and analyze information in a complex and dynamic operating environment
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

  • Knowledge of appropriate government contracting regulations and various contract types, indirect cost pools, and forward pricing
  • Knowledge or experience using Deltek financial software; Cognos; and IBM Planning Analytics/FocusPoint/TM1

Expected Competencies
  • Knowledge of general accounting and financial management concepts
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Solid communication skills
  • Intermediate to Advanced excel and database skills/abilities
  • Familiarity with government contracting
  • Ability to multi-task in complex/dynamic operating environment
  • Possess strong customer service orientation, including both internal and external customers

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)