Project Controls Specialist

Location
Frederick, MD, USA
Posted
Aug 12, 2019
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Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Facilities Maintenance and Engineering (FME) Directorate is responsible for laboratory space, administrative space, infrastructure, campus landscape, planning, and design, and construction management at Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

This position description does not represent a current opening but may be used to identify candidates with skills and experience for positions within Leidos Biomedical Research that frequently become available. Candidates who express an interest may be considered for future positions at Leidos Biomedical Research.

KEY ROLES/RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Monitoring projects' performance against budget baselines and established performance milestones
  • Compiling and reviews budgets for FME using actual performance, previous budget figures, estimated revenue, expense reports, and other data sources to control funds and provide for proper financial administration
  • Performing estimate at completion (EAC) analysis of all cost elements within a project taking into consideration contract commitments, expenditures to date, changes and potential trends
  • Understanding the impact of indirect cost on project total cost
  • Preparing financial plans, monitoring implementation of financial policies
  • Extracting and developing monthly reports from the project finance and accounting system to track costs and budgets
  • Analyzing cost and schedule information, identifying potential concerns, as well as corrective alternatives, and presenting recommendations to management
  • Preparing regular and special-purpose reports
  • Assisting the project team in the development and monitoring of a project's EAC and assessing the reasonableness of the EAC
  • Serving as main point of contact for FME interface with the finance department and NCI regarding funding and financial matters
  • Maintaining historical records, analyzing trends, establishing cost rates and personnel forecasts
  • Analyzing quantitative project financial data and making recommendations to senior management
  • Maintaining database(s) by entering, verifying, and backing up data to ensure integrity and completeness of financial data systems
  • Updating contract commitments, reconciling and analyzing actual expenditures, monitoring trend status and maintaining continuity of tracking structure
  • Recommending and interpreting budgetary policies and procedures, preparing comparative evaluation of actual costs against budgeted funds
  • Developing creative reporting tools to communicate complex project sequencing and/or progress assessments
  • Attending project meetings to provide current financial information and potential impacts to project budget or forecast
  • Providing detailed performance metrics and analysis for senior management and NCI at established intervals

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in a related field (Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education). Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
  • In addition to the educational requirements, a minimum of five (5) years of related experience
  • Experience in engineering and construction processes
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience in Maximo, Cost Point and SharePoint
  • Experience in facilities maintenance
  • AACE International Certification

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