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Project Cost Analyst (Conshohocken, PA)

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Provide project controls cost engineering support to Directors, Manager of Projects, Project Managers, Sr. Project Cost Analysts, contractors and other key team members

• Assist in the development and monitoring of annual budgets, actual and forecasted costs for transmission, substation, distribution, and gas projects and programs

• Utilize Asset Suite 8 (AS8) to support current and future work with respect to budgeting, financial forecasting, actual cost tracking, project authorization, work management, contracts, and material tracking

• Attend required meetings and reach out to project stakeholders for detailed project information

• Identify project/program budget, forecast, and authorization issues early and assist in developing resolutions to meet project metrics

• Assist in the development and continued monitoring of the budgets for transmission, sub-station, distribution projects and programs

• Monitor, track, and report project budgets, forecasts, accruals, and actuals (20%)

• Track project and program financial risks and opportunities and provide detailed analysis of variances to budget, quarterly plan, and month over month variance analysis

• Support project management at resulting financial challenge meetings

• Develop, organize, and present project and program performance reports for both internal and external use

• Participate in monthly forecasting and accrual meetings with Sr Project Cost Analysts and Project Managers


•Bachelor’s degree in Business or Technical Field

• Job Related/Experience: 2 – 5 years related experience, or in lieu of Bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 6 – 9 years business experience is required

• Specialized Skills, Knowledge, Asset Suite 8, Microsoft Excel

• Comprehensive understanding of applicable standards, methods, processes and practices, business fundamentals, and performance metrics in the specific functional area supported by this position

• Ability to provide in-depth analysis and apply forecasting, analytical and statistical problem solving, financial, accounting, and budget analysis

• Customer driven with strong oral and written communications skills and strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills

• Comprehensive knowledge of the financial / cost analyst practices, procedures and principles of performance analysis (trending, root cause and gap analysis) benchmarking and audit compliance

• Ability to analyze organizational data and complex problems, interpret and recommend alternative courses of action, and implement intervention strategies to attain performance targets

• Demonstrated strong analytical skills for project evaluation including analysis of complex projects with economic, financial, risk and decision analysis