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Senior Project Controls Specialist

Company: Tetra Tech
Location: Los Alamos
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Job Description:

Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that keeps you on top of the latest technical developments and improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tech2 Solutions (T2S) --is--a critical subcontractor on the N3B Los Alamos LLC team--and will be--providing program management and technical services in support of the ground & surface water monitoring program at the U.S. Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory. T2S is a full-service engineering and environmental consulting company with a worldwide reach in the areas of environmental monitoring and remediation, national security, systems engineering, data management and analytics for both federal and commercial customers.-- T2S --is currently seeking a Sr. Project Controls Specialist to support our growing federal and commercial business operations. T2S is a growing, progressive business that provides technology integration and deployment, systems engineering and environmental consulting services to a variety of government and commercial clients at job sites around the world. The position will perform a variety of assignments requiring the application of advanced project control techniques and analysis. Will help refine and implement cost, schedule, and scope management processes for one or more large multi-year environmental remediation programs in Los Alamos New Mexico. This full-time, salaried/benefited position will provide strategic project controls support with functional responsibilities as described below. Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with Project Managers, Program Managers, and other Project Control Specialists to support the execution of all project controls processes and systems on large-scale delivery projects ranging from proposal development through contract close-out.
  • Support preparation of Estimates at Completion (EAC) by various approaches, including entering invoice and accrual data using Microsoft Excel.
  • Perform quality control review of various internal and external financial reports.
  • Work with project managers to develop Estimates to Complete (ETCs) and accrued costs.
  • Work with project managers to track IDIQ projects contract status, notice to proceed, funding levels and period of performance.
  • Assist in the development of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Basis of Estimates (BOEs), project schedules, spend forecasts, earned value calculations and other project management related activities.
  • Implement and execute proper controls to proactively support, monitor, and communicate budget, funding, actual and forecasted costs, labor hours, and quantities for projects.
  • Develop and issue both timely and accurate cost reports in accordance with client requests.
  • Prepare and issue monthly variance analysis narratives including recommendations for corrective actions that are used by the project team to manage the work.
  • Hold monthly meetings with project team to review variances.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed activity based, resource loaded, project schedules using Primavera (P6) scheduling software. Proactively track, analyze, and communicate critical path and schedule risk to project managers.
  • Support Project Managers in contract management/compliance, invoice development and processing, document control, client meetings/coordination, and interaction with parent company Accounts Receivable/Payable team.
  • Take the lead in the development and maintenance of periodic status reports to keep management and/or client informed on the project progress.
  • Support proposal efforts by collecting cost data and developing proposal data using Microsoft Excel. Reviewing proposals for consistency between contract Statement of Work, proposal narrative, and financial data.
  • Work with Client Contract Administrators and T2S Project Managers to answer proposal questions and resolve proposal issues, ensuring the correct application of Davis Bacon and the Service Contract Act in proposals; provide support documentation as necessary to Client Contract Administrators after proposal submission.
  • Ensure that appropriate direct, indirect, and other rates and labor categories are used in proposals coordinating correct application with Project Managers as necessary.
  • Be responsive to ad hoc requests from the client related to cost reporting, project close out, management assessments or audits.
  • Perform project set-up in Deltek CostPoint system and generate various project financial reports from the system.
  • Maintain CostPoint project information including the initial set up, budgets, modifications, change orders, and project close-out.
  • Other duties as assigned. Requirements:
    • Requires a minimum bachelor's degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field.
    • 9-12 years of experience in the field or in a related area, or combination of education and experience.
    • Experience with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), earned value management, large DOE contracts, government contracting, and project management principles.
    • Strong background in financial reporting, operating within Earned Value Management Systems.
    • Proven ability to mitigate performance risk is desired.
    • Experience maintaining corporate compliance with FAR based contracting regulations.
    • Broadly applied software including MS Office, advanced knowledge of MS Excel, and proficiency in Deltek CostPoint is strongly preferred. Additional Requirements:
      • Position is subject to satisfactory completion of a background check, reference check, physical exam.
      • A valid driver's license is also required for this position. Working Conditions and Physical Requirements (Light Work):
        • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
        • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Light Work Category: Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. The employee exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. General: This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. In this position the qualified candidate may support one of more of the following departments, Groundwater Monitoring, Surface Water Monitoring, Drilling, Storm Water Corrective Actions, and/or Remediation Services. The qualified candidate may be required to attain and maintain a DOE Q clearance. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Individual must pass a pre-employment drug screen and accept all company policies. This position may require a physical fit-for-duty screen as well. About Tetra Tech: Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science-- to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting For more information on our company, please visit our website at, follow us on Twitter (@TetraTech or like us on Facebook. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies Additional Information
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