We are a growing construction services firm dedicated to providing excellent service to our clients and a work environment that takes into consideration an employee’s personal goals from work/life balance to professional development. We are seeking skilled professionals who want to help build our organization – are you that person?

Project Controls Specialist

Cost Estimating


  • Have a clear understanding of plans and specifications for estimate development.
  • Knowledge of cost estimating tools such as RSMeans, Sage, On-Screen Takeoff or others.
  • In-depth knowledge of Excel as a tool for calculations and formatting of technical reports.
  • Working knowledge of cost control and office automation software such as e-Builder, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Project).
  • Understanding of relational databases and database report writer tools such as Crystal.


  • Perform quantity take-offs on drawings using on screen methods and quantity reports.
  • Review and develop estimates, change orders and time impact determinations for heavy civil and vertical projects including railroads, bridges, highways, industrial buildings and laboratories.
  • Perform order of magnitude, schematic and detailed bottom up estimates.
  • Create narrative executive reports and detail reports for estimate deliverables.
  • Develop templates for estimates and spreadsheets for executive summary deliverables.
  • Build detailed engineering cost reports, change notices, and other cost control tools.
  • Analyze and validate estimates performed by others.
  • Maintain and update local databases of items and assemblies.
  • Create local labor tables for market segments per project.
  • Conform deliverables to clients’ expectations and industry standards.



  • Hands-on scheduling experience and working knowledge of Oracle Primavera P6.
  • Working knowledge of field construction assemblies, sequencing and durations of work.
  • Ability to develop construction schedules, incorporate changes to schedule baselines and updates.
  • Knowledge of earned value methodology, scope control and change management.
  • Prior experience in road, bridge, aviation and/or rail projects, along with municipal or commercial building projects is preferred.
  • Familiar with basic cost analysis and forecasting as it relates to planning and scheduling.
  • Familiar with construction contracting and the scheduling implications of contract terms.
  • Ability to use drawings and specifications for schedule development.
  • Ability to resource load schedule and perform remedial schedule risk analysis.
  • Ability to work in concert with contractors, consultants, and clients.
  • Ability to keep client satisfaction a top priority.


  • Develop full CPM schedule logic for construction projects including milestones, procurement, construction and closeout activities.
  • Assist with development and maintenance of scheduling work breakdown structure (WBS) to ensure project coding is effectively used for all project controls applications.
  • Participate in and lead project planning and scheduling review meetings and assist with communication and coordination of schedule input to project stakeholders.
  • Lead or assist in the development of program/project resource and cost loaded schedules for design, procurement, start-up, construction, and close-out.
  • Responsible for assembling data for schedule development and updating.
  • Develop and maintain templates and layouts for project development and reporting.
  • Produce scheduling analysis and management reports and assist with tracking corrective actions.
  • Develop municipal and state agency requirements for contractor time determination schedules.
  • Develop contractor baseline schedule and achieve acceptance from agency reviewers.
  • Review and approve contractor baselines and schedule updates.
  • Review and develop updated and progressed schedules for monthly submissions conforming to contractor payment requisitions and prepare reports for project stakeholders.
  • Measure progress and review invoices of contractors to confirm schedule conformance.
  • Conduct or assist with performance measurement and associated schedule trends.
  • Update schedules for change orders and time impact determinations.
  • Analyze contractor schedules, schedule variances and construction data to identify key project issues and recommend corrective action.
  • Analyze contractor critical path updates, schedule progress, and evaluate schedule options.
  • Assist with coordination, reconciliation and integration of functional schedules to maintain the project/program control schedule.

Program Cost Analysis

  • Provide cost analysis on contracts and expenditures for assigned projects in the Capital and OPM Programs. Collect actual and projected costs on projects and analyze status of contracts and expenditures.
  • Prepare reports on capital expenditures and utilization of funding, including anticipated and actual cash flow curves and analysis to support the finance aspects.
  • Participate in planning meetings to assist in developing Critical Path Methods schedules that identify critical activities, project relationships and cash flow needs and analyses.
  • Provide technical computer assistance to project managers on scheduling and cost control software. Develop and maintain specialized databases.
  • Provide training and ongoing support for end users of Capital Programs systems.


  • BA/BS degree in Civil Engineering preferred, Management or Business Administration or related field accepted as well.
  • 0-3 years of experience in related field: experience in project scheduling, estimating, controls, budgeting and database management on capital projects preferred. Equivalent professional work experience accepted as well.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

If you are interested, please email a cover letter and resume to Leila Cahillane,

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