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Project Control AssociateJob ID 903-2
Mathematica Policy Research is a nationally recognized, nonpartisan firm that conducts social policy research on health, education, family support, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica’s mission is to improve public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear in our work for our clients, which include federal, state, and local government agencies and private foundations.
We are searching for a Project Control Specialist to assist in planning, budgeting, and reporting all phases of projects, manage and monitor day-to-day financial operations of a project, and support other staff responsible for preparing cost proposals and budgets.
With supervision, develops financial reports using actual cost information, forecasted spend per project schedules, and estimated final costs against approved contract funding
Participates in the communications regarding project controls and project finances throughout all phases of a project including, assisting in the development of project baseline budgets, maintaining project schedules, analyzing project risks, and providing analytical support to senior project leadership
With supervision, revises project budgets and schedules for each task of a project, involving use of Excel and/or MS Project, and provides insight to risks and opportunities
Monitors project progress by comparing actual versus baseline resource usage, analyzes project variances, and forecasts anticipated expenditures
With supervision, prepares project financial reports for monthly internal project review process, providing an analysis of the project’s financial condition
Assists project leadership in preparing client progress reports when necessary
Tracks spending and reports expenditures from project funds with limit
Provide input to assist in the development of standard procedures and automated tools to support budgeting and project management
May coordinate with personnel outside of MPR, such as suppliers, consultants, prime contractors, subcontractors, and contract officers regarding project related activities
May revise monthly estimates of staffing requirements
An advanced degree in engineering, business or related field, or a Bachelor's Degree with equivalent relevant experience
One to three years of experience in project controls and preparing cost reports, preferably in a federal contracting environment
Experience with MS Office suite, especially Excel and Project
Familiarity with cost reporting tools. Deltek CostPoint, Budget & Planning, and COBRA preferred
General understanding of accounting and project controls concepts
General understanding of project management processes and the PMBOK
Accuracy with work, strong organizational skills, and attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with others
Flexibility to handle multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadline pressure
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Willingness to work overtime as needed
Willingness to travel to other locations as necessary
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations.
Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite clearance.
Available locations: Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.