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Cost Analyst

SRD Management is a growing Architectural and Construction Project Management firm immediately seeking multiple experienced Project Controls Specialist III (Cost Analyst) to support our client on multi-million dollars higher education projects.

Position Description:

  • Monitor the overall integrity of the project budget and forecast in accordance with approved standard operating procedures
  • Provide quality assurance to College functional staff and special program managers regarding all financial tracking and cost performance
  • Participate in monthly EAC meetings with College Project Teams to validate and review current EAC’s, while assisting the team to document justification of variances
  • Participate in College(s) change management meetings to identify trends and risk exposure, in conjunction with the College Project Team Cost Analyst
  • Participate in Risk Assessment workshops, providing input as needed to potential impacts at College(s) and special programs
  • Conduct cost variance analysis of reported data to identify trends and mitigate potential budget impacts
  • Monitor identified trends and mitigation plans over time against actual performance
  • Review, analysis and oversight of budget and expenditures against projects based upon various funding sources
  • Participate in reoccurring meetings with schedulers to review cost and schedule performance to determine cost overruns/ underruns, issues with project durations, or variances in spend analyzing plan versus expenditures over period of time
  • Review, analysis and oversight of monthly cost reports and monthly progress reports
  • Evaluate staffing plans, identify any excessive peaks and make recommendations for peak leveling
  • Evaluate contract change orders and amendments for impact on budget/timetable
  • Review financial section of the Proposed Board Actions for accuracy
  • Review task order requests, change orders and amendments to ensure budget availability, accurate cost coding and reporting
  • Interact on a regular basis with various technical discipline leads to understand and communicate issues and conflicts that may impact the budget
  • Ensure implementation of BuildLACCD policies, procedures and plans regarding cost management of capital projects with multiple funding sources
  • Provide interface support and respond to all requests for all financial information
  • Serve as central receiving point for all financial matters for assigned College(s) and special programs
  • Travel to offsite project locations on a weekly/ monthly basis
  • Perform necessary data entry for budget and forecast impacts
  • Other job-related duties or projects as assigned

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • 5 - 10 years experience professional experience in program and/or project controls on a construction program.
  • BS/BA Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business or related degree. Additional qualifying experience in excess to the minimum stated above may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis.
  • Experience working through the entire project life cycle
  • Knowledge of theories, principles and practices of cost/schedule management, earned value management, change management, forecasting, and risk assessment
  • Exceptional communication skills required
  • Ability to adapt to changing requirements and situations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to perform in a business environment, maintaining professionalism in all communications and demeanor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office, Advanced Excel Skills, Proliance, Data-Warehouse or other systems used by a large capital program, and any educational facility experience.

 Application Procedures:

Qualified candidate can resume online immediately for consideration.

SRD Management is an EEO employer committed to excellence through diversity. We offer excellent benefits, such as PPO Health Insurance, Paid Time Off, Eight Holidays and 401 K Plan. 

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