Project Controls Manager

Posted on Mar 9, 2019 by J.A. Watts

Des Plaines, IL 60018
Senior Appointments
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

J. A. Watts, Inc. is a leading professional services and general contracting firm providing project management, programming, and construction for public and private clients since 1999. Known for our unmistakable culture of treating clients and employees like family, weve built our reputation by developing long-term relationships and providing an energetic, diverse and inclusive workplace. We are a growing family that values people who are innovative, respectful, committed to excellence, and looking to develop their talents.

This role is responsible for developing and leading a cohesive program-wide control approach in areas of budgets, scheduling, invoicing, finance, contracts, risk analysis and assessment, operational procedures, program information and document control for aviation programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop systems and procedures for control functions at onset of the project to facilitate the process of project monitoring.
  • Participate in the development and improvement of project controls systems. Recommend improvements in systems, tools and methods of project controls and project management.
  • Ensure field project/document controls, policies and procedures and reporting systems are fully developed and implemented by designated personnel.
  • Manage, revise and maintain status of the detailed project cost estimate/forecast to include all phases and project executions from design/engineering, material/equipment procurement and deliveries, and construction contracts through start-up activities to close-out.
  • Track and analyze project costs including budgets, commitments, actuals, accruals and forecasts.
  • Coordinate with senior project management staff to manage overall project cost control efforts.
  • Produce forecasts of total project costs, annual costs and monthly cash flow costs and provide variance analysis.
. Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • 4+ years of relevant program experience working on multiple projects.
  • Must have strong cost management and project planning skills.
  • Must have experience in developing budgets, cash flows and/or schedules.
  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have a clear analytical approach to problem-solving and strong decision making abilities.
  • Must thoroughly understand and utilize Information Technology in the performance of work including Procore, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project and Adobe and/or Bluebeam.

Direct Reports


Company Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance options for employee and family. Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options available.
  • Company-provided group life, short and long-term disability, and voluntary life options.
  • Matching 401(k) retirement plan.
  • Paid time off and holidays.
  • Professional development and tuition assistance.
  • Company sponsored social events.

EOE/AA: M/F/Vet/Disabled


Reference: 665610098

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