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Cost Control Specialist (Chicago)

Position Overview

As the Project Controls Cost Specialist, you will be responsible for managing project budgets, provide monthly financial reporting, and support Project Management during development and construction phases for our onshore renewable or transmission projects. The Senior Analyst role will be heavily focused on collaborating with key stakeholders to maintain an accurate project cost forecast, facilitate procurement processes, and produce budgetary status reports.


  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to provide the project’s latest Estimate at Completion cost forecast, reconcile project expenditures, and lead monthly budget management reviews.
  • Perform monthly project cost related reporting to the team and management’s review to ensure that expenditures are kept within the project budget.
  • Monitor and proactively identify financial risks, opportunities, and mitigation strategies to ensure the project is executed within budget.
  • Perform and manage project financial activity of purchasing processes including setting up new suppliers, creating purchase requisitions, managing purchase orders, invoicing, and ensure timely payment distributions in Oracle Fusion.
  • Responsible to control and monitor project total expenditure including verifying and checking of invoices and claims from suppliers, vendors, and subcontractors to ensure that all project expenditures are captured and properly recorded.
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports, as directed by management
  • Eligible to work in the United States without the need for employer visa sponsorship now or in the future.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, finance, construction, or a related field
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience in Project Controls, Project Management, or Finance/Accounting
  • Experience with project coordination and management of projects with multiple levels of interface between vendors, internal staff, and other stakeholders
  • Able to travel up to 10% of the time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Oracle Fusion, EcoSys, and Oracle Primavera
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) or relevant certifications
  • Excellent solution-seeking, teamwork, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Ability to comprehend and carry out instructions and follow tasks to completion with minimal direction
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Earned Value Analysis and/or scheduling experience

Construction experience and/or construction internship