Project Control Specialist III / Cost Analyst (Closed)

Aug 04 2021 admin Comments Off on Project Control Specialist III / Cost Analyst (Closed)
  • Full Time


Client / Project:                Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) / Los Angeles City College
Number of positions:      1
Salary Range:                     $107.8K to $126.8K annual base salary, depending upon experience


  • Monitor the overall integrity of the project budget and forecast in accordance with approved standard operating procedures.
  • Participate in monthly EAC meetings with the Project Management Office (PMO) to validate and review current EAC’s, including providing justification of variances.
  • Participate in change management meetings to identify trends and risk exposure.
  • Participate in Risk Assessment workshops, providing input as needed to potential impacts.
  • 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 and analysis of budget and expenditures against projects based upon various funding sources.
  • Collaborate 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 and analysis of monthly cost reports and monthly progress reports.
  • Review staffing plans, identify any excessive peaks or potential cost impacts and make recommendations for peak leveling.
  • Provide cost coding and budget verification for contract change orders and amendments for impact on budget/timetable.
  • 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 College and PMO requests for financial information.
  • Develops reports that support campus specific budgeting, cost control, auditing, asset tracking, using various systems and data bases that may include, but not limited to; UII, Proliance, DELTEK Costpoint, and other systems used by the BuildLACCD Program Management Office
  • Develop custom financial, budget and schedule reports as directed by the College Project Director (CPD).
  • Develop standard and ad hoc reports for internal and external stakeholders. Identify information.
  • requirements from users and utilize various reporting and data mining applications to support daily business operations and presentations.
  • Allocate the ETCs when required (PBA, Change Orders, etc.).
  • Monitor and manage the ETCs for each project.
  • Create budget transfers, produces financial closeouts.
  • Work with the Project Managers on project budget issues (verifying budgets for additional Task Orders needed for IOR, LOR, additional services, etc.).
  • Assist the Project Managers with amendment exhibits to contracts.
  • Run weekly budget reports for CPD review for potential budget cleanup.
  • Coordinate with Project Managers/Construction Manager to establish and maintain data coding.
  • structures, project controls tools, and quality data for budgets, contracts, change orders, trends and actual costs.
  • Oversee the review, approval, and payment processes of monthly payment applications (contractor and consultant) by liaising with the appropriate internal and external parties.
  • Verification of charge codes for purchase requisitions and change orders to ensure proper cost accounting.
  • Assist with preparation of reporting on budget and cost as directed by management.
  • Assist and monitor effective cost control and budget management practices.
  • Assist with cost variance analysis.
  • Monitor upcoming contracts for PBA Amendment consideration.
  • Collect/review draft PBA’s w/ PM’s for monthly submission including cost verification of previous amendments.
  • Support development of weekly/monthly cost and status reports for project team.
  • Assist with gathering physical completion data.
  • Perform necessary data entry for budget and forecast impacts.
  • Provide risk management input and alignment to reporting.
  • Develop and maintain change management logs per standardized processes and procedures.
  • Other job-related duties or projects as assigned.


  • 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.
  • Ability to present data to management in an organized manner.
  • 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.


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


Deadline to submit resume:
Wednesday August 18, 2021 @ 12:00 noon (late submissions cannot be accepted)
Please email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements: hr@paragon‐
Subject line: LACCD Project Controls Specialist III – City College

Short list post: Week of August 23, 2021
Interviews: Week of August 23, 2021
Number of positions: 1
Anticipated Start: September 2021
Recruitment No.: SAC-305 Reissued

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