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Project Cost Controls Analyst

Location: Playa Del Rey, CA

Duration: Until the end of the year


Primary Purpose of Position:

The Project Cost Controls Analyst is responsible for performing project control functions for the Project Management organization at the site.   In this capacity the individual applies project cost, schedule, and earned value control elements to projects and budgets to verify performance consistency to plan.

Primary Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Provide project controls Cost Engineering support per PC-ED-2014 to the director, manager of projects, project managers, contractors and other key team members.
  • Analyze project actual and forecast to ensure compliance with annual internal and external Sarbanes Oxley Audits.
  • Identify project/program budget, forecast, and authorization issues early and developing resolutions to meet project metrics.
  • Provide historical comparisons of complete projects and programs.
  • Develop and monitor the budgets for transmission, sub-station, distribution projects and programs. Manage program financial risks and opportunities and provide detailed analysis of variances to budget, quarterly plan, and month over month variance analysis.
  • Prepare project accrual and JE and support project managers during financial challenge meetings. Provide 24/7 on call services for emergent projects.
  • Schedule and run monthly forecasting and accrual meetings with Project Managers, report variances and issues to both the Project Manager and Project Controls Leadership.
  •  Manage budgets, forecasts, authorization limits and accruals for all assigned projects and programs.
  • Provide monthly reports for: reauthorization risk, forecast accuracy by Project Manager, program and department, CIAC forecast and analysis, contingency released and remaining, and others as requested.
  • Ensure that all PAR forms in WPT are completed properly and route for approvals.
  • Provides review of FERC assets, Capital & Expense classification, and property units for projects.
  • Supports the development of the financial slides used in DOA approval presentations representing the requested authorization, funding sources, projected spend, etc.
  • Monitors the portfolio of projects estimate at completion versus  authorization ensuring that projects do not exceed authorization.
  • Manages the Vendor Forecasting process which is used as a source of input for Cost Engineering.
  • Reviews vendor forecasts to ensure that they are providing quality forecasts.
  • Develops material request reporting which is used as a source of input for Cost Engineering.
  • Provides an accounting review of all centrally managed material request and contractor contracts to ensure appropriate department and subaccount assignments.
  • Creates ITNs in WPT if needed to track project budget, forecast, and authorization.
  • Develop and maintain project estimating, cost, and schedule control procedures.
  • Lead implementation of project controls by training and mentoring Directors, Project Managers, Sr Project Control Analysts, Project Control Analysts and Schedulers.
  • Produce routine Budget and Project Status Reports, use earned value to analyze performance, and report results.
  • Establish and manage cost basis for project business case estimates related to Projects.
  • Track and report project forecasts against overall budgets.


  • Utilize the client's Financial Management system for support of their work.  Currently, the client's financial management system for these utilities is WPT/Clarity.
  • Utilize  Passport Work Management and Supply systems.
  • Run, summarize and analyze various Hyperion reports to support projects and processes.
  • Utilize Excel detailed cost files for budgeting, cost management updates and earned value performance output.

Site Details:

  • The client company will design, build and operate a 28-megawatt (MW) renewable energy power plant at L.A. Sanitation’s Hyperion Treatment Plant for the City of Los Angeles.
  • Hyperion is among the 10 largest wastewater treatment facilities in the world, according to a 2012 Engineering News Record report. The sewage treatment process at Hyperion generates a class 1 renewable fuel known as digester gas. The new power plant, which will cost approximately $130 million to construct, will use the digester gas produced at Hyperion as its primary fuel source. The power plant will produce steam and electricity that will be used to operate Hyperion’s treatment operations
  • Commercial operation of the Hyperion co-generation facility is expected by Q3 of 2016.
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