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Jacobs Senior Project Controls / Cost Professional in Idaho Falls, Idaho

Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your 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:

Assist in developing estimates and assembling pricing submittals for proposals. Track contract funding changes and other contract modifications. Develop cost and schedule baselines. Ensure accurate reflections of actual cost against cost baselines in corporate financial system. Track commitments and accrued costs. Review vendor and client invoices for accuracy. Update estimates to complete and revise schedules. Help project managers identify trends and alert them to potential cost and schedule issues. Support procurement and vendor payment of general construction project materials and services. Perform ad hoc analysis and what-if scenarios. Perform earned value analysis and report variances. Assist in writing client status reports. Develop timely, accurate, in-depth analysis of cost and schedule data and provide corrective action recommendations. Develop strategic planning schedules and provide support to project management in cost, schedule, performance measurement, forecasting, and variance analysis.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 10 or more years of experience in project controls or closely related field.

  • Financial Analysis experience

  • General Accounting: Account Reconciliation, Pricing

  • Bachelor's Degree in Technical Field, Business Administration or another applicable field

  • Proficiency with Excel required.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with cost and schedule control, forecasting, variance analysis preferred.

  • Experience with ARES PRISM software

  • 15 or more years of experience in project and financial reporting

  • Experience with PeopleSoft financial software tools

  • Position requires the ability to work with minimal supervision, deal with aggressive deadlines, competing priorities and changing requirements.

  • Experience with scheduling software (Primavera Project Planner) preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Candidate local to the Idaho Falls, ID area

Essential Functions

Work Environment:

  • Office environment. (95%)

  • May be exposed to areas of high noise levels, hazardous propellants, explosives, chemicals and industrial facilities.

Physical Requirements:

  • Appropriate PPE and training will be provided for all conditions.

  • Must be able to walk, stand, bend, twist and sit for extended periods (100%) as well as climb, crawl, and lift up to 25 lbs (25%).

Equipment and Machines:

  • Standard office equipment - PC, telephone, fax, copier, related equipment (90%)


  • Regular attendance mandatory (100%)

  • Overtime/work outside normal schedule may be required (20%)

  • Travel may be required (<10%)


  • Valid driver's license is required.

  • U.S. Citizenship required.

  • Must be able to work in a team atmosphere.

  • Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance as required. Must take and pass a pre-employment drug and background check.

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.