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Jacobs Project/Cost Controls Professional in Houston, Texas

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Our team is looking to add a cost control professional to its team responsible for award winning projects. If you’re looking for a challenge, consider joining our team where you will be a major contributor to the growth of exciting projects.

You’ll be Performing client management / interfacing / updates / presentations at all levels of management, Project Cost Controls partners with Project Managers to ensure complete awareness of project cost, risks and provide alternative strategies for mitigation / opportunities. Jacobs Engineering Group utilizes advanced Enterprise System platforms and data analysis solutions to support service excellence.

You’ll have the opportunity to make a huge impact. Specifically, we’ll look for you to thoroughly understand the principles of cost control, planning/scheduling, and estimating.

Additionally, there will be opportunities to develop and maintain productive cross-discipline relationships within the project team.

  • Proactively monitor and communicate budget, actual status, and forecast costs/labor hours for projects.

  • Consolidate performance data to support performance measurement, data analysis, and cost forecasting.

  • Develop accurate and timely project cost forecasts.

  • Assist in the development of project work plans and schedules.

  • Create client and internal status reports that effectively communicate schedule status and identify critical path.

  • Provide technical guidance to other project controls staff in schedule and cost control procedures.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow, and succeed.  

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s in Cost Management, Engineering, Project Management, Accounting or Finance

  • At least 4 years of related experience

  • Good verbal and written communications skills and a desire to work with details.

  • Experience in using and understanding earned value progress and experience in all phases of home office engineering

  • Proficient computer skills using MS Office tools and Excel.

*Ideally, You’ll Also Have: *

  • Experience with Excel Macro level, Power BI and dashboard development

  • Program related experience with engineering, construction management, business or related field

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.