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Advanced Project Controls - Cost Analyst in Cranberry Township, PA at Westinghouse Electric Company

Date Posted: 1/11/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: 28728BR

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.

If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting opportunity for a Project Controls Cost Specialist in Project Management Organization.

Your Day-to-Day:
1. Project planning process
Initiate and plan all cost controlling aspects of a project, which includes but is not limited to, developing and maintaining project baselines, project cash flow/Estimate-at-Complete (EAC) forecasts, budget and/or EAC reporting associated with project scope through project lifecycle. Apply tools and techniques to plan work such that inefficiencies are reduced and overall project performance is optimized, including earned value management systems. Apply cost analytics to confirm validity of plan.

2. Project executing, monitoring and controlling processes
Lead cost controlling activities and be responsible for all aspects of project cost controlling activities. Interpret and transmit project/contract requirements to functional groups.
Process, monitor and track changes following an integrated change control process.
Prepare or oversee project cost expenditure forecasts and progress evaluations/projections (including Estimate at Completion updates and Earned Value Management) to support project performance and financial reporting requirements.
Review project expenditures for compliance with project baselines and scope.
Promote teamwork and effective communication, which includes maintenance and dissemination of project metrics to ensure team, customer, and all stakeholders are kept informed of project status.
Develop or oversee project databases, systems and procedures to ensure efficient handling and transmission of project performance information between project team members.

3. Project closing process
Properly close the project by archiving work in financial, document management, and resource management systems/tools.
Perform and communicate final project completion cost assessment. Identify and communicate opportunities for improvement, lessons learned, and risk avoidance for future work.
Develop positive relationships with team, customer, suppliers, Westinghouse in-country representation (for international projects), and other stakeholders to drive project to successful completion. Integrate project’s objectives and actions through participation in the project controls team and with other project groups in matters of common concern.

Minimum Requirements:

Who You Are:

As a successful candidate, you will bring the following to the team:

-Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Engineering, Business, Accounting, Construction Management or related technical discipline.
-Minimum 6 years or more of project controls or cost controlling experience in the position functional/technical area.
Advanced knowledge of Project Management Concepts.
Advanced interpersonal skills such as the ability to deliver effective verbal and written communications, ability to operate and lead within complex team structures, able to analyze problems, establish facts, and make complex decisions with little to no supervision.
-Advanced ability transform raw data into visual reports, understand database concepts in order to manage data within systems, understand the interaction of company functions that are touch points to projects (Finance, Legal, Quality, Supply Chain, etc.). ---Ability to develop and present high-quality, audience-appropriate reports and contribute to presentations.
Advanced knowledge and skill in project cost management processes and associated tools (e.g. SAP or other related tools).
Proficient in English, with good working knowledge of French (knowledge of other languages would be an asset)
Planning and organization skills, time management.
Teamwork, good communication skills, driving for results, cross-cultural awareness

Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:
* Safety & Quality First
* Valuing Ethics, Integrity & Diversity
* Passion for Serving Our Customers Globally
* Dedication to Each Other Through Servant Leadership
* Creating Value for Shareholders, Customers and Employees
* Consistently Delivering Our Commitments.

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

EOE of Minorities / Females / Vets / Disability.

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Employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401(k) Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of work/life programs such as flextime and a variety of training and development opportunities.


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