Project Controller Senior - 26824 in Vancouver at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/7/2019

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Job Description



The Senior Project Controller participates in the planning, tracking, analysis and reporting of performance on projects of varying contract type, size, complexity and level of risk.  The Senior Project Controller is a key member of the program team and works directly with the Program Manager to help define the project's goals and objectives; and recommends actions to improve progress and performance.  The Senior Project Controller will have significant interface with Program/Project Managers, senior technical staff, as well as other functional organizations including contracts, finance, accounts receivable, subcontract management and procurement.

Responsibilities and Duties

Oversees project control activities across all programs. Responsible for project planning and scheduling, financial analysis, cost estimating and monitoring/reporting of status and performance.

  • Implement project control procedures/work instructions, tracking and monitoring systems for progress reporting, earned value and other Key Performance Indicators;
  • Close interface with client, project management and other project functional groups;
  • Interacts with all levels of management and staff within program and projects as well as other functional organizations including contracts, finance, accounting, subcontract management and procurement as necessary to resolve problems and provide accurate, timely, user-friendly reports on program and project status;
  • Interface with Project Managers and project team members to prepare timely and accurate reports as required by our customers;
  • In conjunction with Project Managers, establish the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) for individual projects to enable accurate monitoring of project performance and earned value;
  • Interface with Project Manager regarding any potential baseline variances on schedule and cost, trends and cash flow, support mitigation planning where appropriate and assist in finding best solutions;
  • Manage the development, integration, maintenance and review of time-phased budgets and schedules;
  • Monitor costs and manpower on a weekly basis ensuring that actuals are within budget and charged to the correct job number;
  • Support ad-hoc financial analysis on the contract as requested by PMO and others;
  • Monitor funding status, providing reliable and timely notification of funding status by line item detail as required;
  • Support accounts receivable and accounts payable (including accruals) activities as required; 
  • Monitor billing status and unbilled issues, working with Finance, Contracts, Accounting and PMO to resolve issues in a timely manner, and to ensure that the project’s cost/commitment is accurately captured and reported internally and externally;
  • Oversees the activities and development of subordinate staff.

Education and Experience

Educational qualifications in related field and 5 to 7 years of directly related experience, including supervisory/management experience.  Education and work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience.

Preference will be given to experience in a government contracting environment;

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to understand and resolve complex financial problems effectively
  • Working knowledge of relevant software applications, such as MS Excel
  • Preference will be given to knowledge and experience with Primavera P6 and Earned Value Management tools
  • Strong analytical abilities; detail oriented
  • Strong customer service focus


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