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PROJECT CONTROLS SPECIALIST II at Granite Construction Incorporated

Posted in Construction 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Building a career at Granite may be the most valuable thing you could do...

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If so, then you’ve come to the right place!

Since 1922, Granite Construction has continued its long standing commitment to building some of America’s largest infrastructure projects including highways, bridges, dams, rail, and power. Recognized as one of the top 25 largest construction companies in the U.S., Granite specializes in complex infrastructure projects and provides award-winning construction services in mining, earthwork, water/sewer, power, tunneling, rail, highway and bridge construction. Granite also produces construction materials-sand, gravel, ready-mix, recycled asphalt product and asphalt concrete, and is a proven leader in alternative procurement project delivery.

At Granite, our employees are our most valued asset and we are passionate about retaining, developing, and recruiting the best talent available. Our employees reflect our core values: Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Accountability, Consideration of Others, Pursuit of Excellence, Reliability Safety and Citizenship and we are continuously looking for individuals who possess a winning attitude and share our Core Values. In exchange, we help you build a career that no other company can duplicate. You will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. Add our award winning safety program, ethics, reputation, and a commitment to continuous improvement and you’ll see that we are building more than infrastructure—together, we are building your future.

General Summary

Responsible for maintaining the overall cost system in conformance with established policies, procedures, & standards to effectively and proactively manage, control, and report on cost and schedule for concurrent projects throughout Granite and its subsidiaries.

Essential Job Accountabilities

• Administer job master (via the Cost Accounting Portal Database), from project startup to closeout, to maintain accurate job history and reports

• Maintain project cost codes in adherence with established standard cost code structures to facilitate proper tracking of project expenses

• Analyze and enter project budgets, budget and contract change orders, and project forecasts to ensure accuracy and conformance to established project requirements

• Collect critical job performance data (e.g., expended labor hours, installed asphalt volume, subcontract work installed, etc.) and track against budgeted metrics to enable early discovery of potential project losses

• Review and verify invoices, and supporting documents, from vendors and subcontractors to ensure accuracy (i.e., materials/labor was delivered to, or installed in, the job as required in the vendor contract)

• Integrate cost and schedule data and reporting with the company’s accounting and management information systems to facilitate meeting company’s performance and financial goals

• Assist Project Controls Engineer in identifying and tracking all changes, or potential changes, to the project scope to provide Project Management (and the Client) visibility subsequent cost and schedule changes

• Provide support for monthly and quarterly large project forecasting to ensure accuracy of quarterly financial forecasting

• Develop and maintain process manual (containing Standard Operating Procedures and Process Narratives) to ensure consistent tracking of all in-process projects

• Administer Project Cash Flow, Cost Summary and Key Performance Indicators reports to distribute to Project Managers and Project Controls Engineers


• Bachelor’s degree in Business (or comparable discipline) or equivalent combination of training and experience

Work Experience
• 3 to 5 years’ experience in a related position

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

• Demonstrated proficiency of MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and Access
• JD Edwards and One World experience preferred
• Basic knowledge of construction industry
• Good written and oral communication skills to effectively disseminate information
• Ability to manage multiple priorities with a close attention to detail
• Self-starter; able to seek out resources and structure own workflow
• Ability to work well with all levels of staff, as well as external customers

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Requirements/Skills

• Comply, understand, and support corporate safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment
• Ability and willingness to abide by Granite’s Code of Conduct on a daily basis
• Valid driver’s license and ability to drive for extended periods of time
• Some travel required

About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here.

Notice to Staffing Agencies

Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Granite") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite's resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Granite will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.