Cost Analyst

  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #964

Position Description: 

  • Monitor the overall integrity of the project budget and forecast in accordance with approved standard operating procedures  
  • Provide quality assurance to College functional staff regarding all financial tracking and cost performance 
  • Conduct cost variance analysis of reported data to identify trends and mitigate potential budget impacts 
  • Review, analysis and oversight of monthly cost reports and monthly progress reports 
  • Evaluate contract change orders and amendments for impact on budget/timetable 
  • Review financial section of the Proposed Board Actions for accuracy 
  • Review invoices for compliance and proper coding in accordance with encumbrances 
  • Review task order requests, change orders and amendments to ensure budget availability, accurate cost coding and reporting 
  • Interact with various technical discipline leads to understand and communicate issues and conflicts that may impact the budget 
  • Ensure implementation of policies, procedures and plans regarding cost management of capital projects with multiple funding sources 
  • Provide interface support and respond to all College requests for all financial information 
  • Serve as central receiving point for all financial matters for assigned College(s) 
  • Travel to offsite project locations as required 
  • 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 
  • Other job related duties or projects as assigned

Minimum Required Qualifications: 

  • 3-5 years 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 

Preferred Qualifications: 

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