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Jacobs Senior Project Controls Specialist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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:

When you join our Project Controls team, we’ll look to your expertise to provide timely as well as accurate input of data, thorough and accurate review/analysis of defined cost and schedule elements, while producing timely and accurate documentation.

You’ll support a large portfolio of projects while helping develop, monitor, track, analyze, forecast, and report on project budgets, estimates to complete, commitments, expenditures, project progress and productivity, work plans and schedules, projects cost at completion, WBS cost coding, subcontracts, and change management. As a partner to our Project Managers, you’ll provide monthly/quarterly forecasts on projects.

Utilizing your industry knowledge and foresight, you’ll help in the development of the schedule for mainly engineering activities, but may also need to incorporate other activities associated with procurement, construction, etc.

Your keen review of expenditure details, identifying incorrect charges, and commencement of the charge correction process will ensure our financials are accurate. We’ll also have you review, process, and track sub consultant invoices on various projects.

You’ll perform risk analysis on cost and schedule and recommend usage of contingency. Also, you’ll provide support for project pricing. Come help us coordinate activities and services with corporate support groups including human resources, accounting, legal, contracts management, procurement and safety. And you’ll assure change management systems and processes are implemented and followed.

Showcase your business acumen by identifying for us potential project problems early, report issues and problems to operations leadership, and work with project teams to address and implement recovery plans.

To ensure all financials are in order, we’ll have you prepare spreadsheets and a wide variety of routine cost analyses, cash flow, and other cost related evaluations. Also, you will be responsible to set-up, monitor, and report earned value progress measurement systems for projects, including analysis based on input from project leads. We’ll look to you to produce various planning and scheduling reports and analysis.

Your expertise will be spread throughout the organization when you help provide technical and administrative reports, assembly of monthly report packages as well as when you audit and track account receivables

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

• Substantial professional experience in project controls or related industry expertise

• Previous experience working on buildings and infrastructure projects

• Proficient computer skills using MS Office tools, specifically Excel

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

• Previous experience monitoring, analyzing, and forecasting cost elements on the project, including changes

• Ability to input or update budget information, expenditure information and forecasts into the cost reporting system(s)

• Previous experience with earned value analysis based on input from project leads

• Previous experience with preparing spreadsheets and a wide variety of routine cost analysis, cash flow, and other cost related evaluations.

• Knowledge of scheduling tools preferred, Primavera or MS project.

Ideally, you’ll also have:

• BS or BA in Cost Management, Engineering, Project Management, Business, Accounting or Finance

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.