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Project Controls Specialist (US-based, Remote)

Remote - Based | Arlington | Of | Burlington | Is

  • Organization: Tetra Tech - Modern Cooking for Healthy Forests
  • Location: Remote | Remote - Based | Arlington | Of | Burlington | Is
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-12-30

Tetra Tech International Development is accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for the position of Project Controls Specialist. This position is preferably based in Burlington, VT, with consideration of Arlington, VA, or other remote US-based locations.

The Project Controls Specialist (PCS) is a member of the Project Controls Department and works under the direction of, and reports to, the Senior Project Controls Analyst (SPCA). The Project Controls department’s goal is to help project teams to improve project performance by coordinating scope, schedule, budget and quality data into useful information to strategically optimize project implementation and mitigate risk exposure.

Position description: The PCS will work to assist home and field office project staff to accurately create and track resource decisions according to the project WBS and cost structure to ensure reliable project data to inform the status of project cost obligations. Under the supervision and direction of the SPCA, the PCS will perform tasks as assigned such as monitor data quality, troubleshoot problems and provide direct technical assistance to ensure accurate and complete project management data is recorded and referenced accurately for project planning and reporting.


* Ensure that project financial information is captured and reported accurately and updated consistently;

* Assist SPCA/PCA to maintain Project Workbooks, QuickBooks Sites with requisite project management parameters including, but not limited to tracking for grant/subcontract and other major cost commitments, CCN Employees and field vendors;

* Assist project teams to conduct data quality reviews of current field disbursements before account reconciliation and period close;

* Assist with training/orientation of the project management team to financial management, corporate systems and resources, and to set up systems which allow project teams to track against established scope, schedule and budget milestones;

* Serve as a resource to project management and field finance team for maintaining project management data;

* Assist Accounting and Finance team to prepare and manage key client reports submitted with invoices;

* Assist initiation of periodic Project Evaluations and Estimate at Completion (PEEAC) by preparing ETC/EAC reports transferring data from Project Workbooks to PEEAC module;

* Ensure accurate coding of costs against budget commitments on a life of project timeline;

* Accurately track total open cost obligations and incorporate into project planning and adjustments;

* Assist project teams to minimize cost coding errors by assessing the status of cost commitments and tasks and closing out completed project elements;

* Ensure implementation plans are consistently reconciled with the project budget and budget realignment requests are developed from the life of project plan;

* Under direction of SPCA, manage Key Member roles and assignments to ensure consistency for Dashboard, PEEAC and Salesforce parameters;

* Prepare periodic reports and analyses requested by the Director/SPCA or project management teams to inform project status monitoring and decision making; and

* Assist in development of training materials, guides, and other support materials.


* Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field required;

* At least two years’ combined experience and/or training in project management, financial administration and reporting, or other relevant professional discipline;

* Strong MS Office, particularly MS Excel, competency required, with a focus on data management and reporting preferred;

* Strong interpersonal skills for positive collaboration with project teams and colleagues is required. Able to interface effectively with project management teams, IT/IKMS, the accounting team, and corporate operations remotely is required;

* Some experience with development and delivery of training and capacity building related to financial management is preferred;

* U.S. work authorization required.

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

Please indicate where you saw Tetra Tech’s IDS ad posted.

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Please ensure that your Cover Letter and CV/Resume are uploaded and submit only the requested documentation as part of your application. Incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities.

Tetra Tech International Development is committed to safeguarding and technical excellence in equality and social inclusion. Our team of dedicated Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) advisers work closely with our staff and partners to share international norms and best practices to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalized groups. Tetra Tech International Development is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that aim to expand inclusion and an authentic sense of belonging to all our staff regardless of background. If you need a reasonable accommodation with your application process, contact our Global Talent Operations team.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 21,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 450 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.

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