Project Controls Manager

ID 2024-6832
Job Locations
US-PA-Cranberry | US-MD-Hanover | US-MA-Boston | US-PA-Exton | US-CT-Rocky Hill
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

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Take Your Delivery Management Career to the Next Level

Do you have a passion for managing budgets, meeting deadlines, and exceeding client expectations? Our delivery management professionals are involved in project delivery from initiation and planning to execution, monitoring, and closeout. Each phase requires strong attention to detail while communicating to internal and external stakeholders. Do you have a proven track record in managing goals and objectives? Consider joining our team and work with peers who have vast industry knowledge and experience solving complex problems.


Step into Your New Role


Kleinfelder is seeking a dynamic, well-organized, and detailed-oriented Project Controls Manager to join our East Division team. This position can sit in any of our East Division Area offices. This person will be a part of a growing team within an expanding company supporting local infrastructure projects that help the public and are happening in your community!  


The Project Controls Manager performs tasks in support of project budget, schedule and reporting activities.  This position assists Kleinfelder's project managers and program managers with the development and organization of project data such as fee estimates, earned value, status reports, cost reports, backlog projections and resource needs.  




Self-motivated, detail oriented professional with 10+ years in planning/scheduling, cost control, and project administration using Excel, Word, and Outlook. 8+ years of financial/ accounting or construction management experience preferred. 


Advanced skills in Excel and advanced spreadsheet functions preferred. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Demonstrate team collaboration, communication, organization, and self-prioritization skills. 


Responsibilities will include:

  • Work directly with Project Managers, Business Managers, and Project Control Specialists to support the execution of large-scale delivery projects from proposal to close-out phases.
  • Work with the Project Manager to create Project Management Plans for project team application.
  • Assist in the creation of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), schedules, earned value, and other project documents.
  • Provide support for intermediate planning and scheduling for baseline, resources, and progress tracking needs.
  • Implement and execute proper controls to proactively support, monitor, and communicate budget, actual status, and forecast costs, labor hours, and quantities for projects. Develop and issue timely cost reports.
  • Prepare and issue cost analysis narratives including recommendations for corrective actions that are used by the project team to manage the work.
  • Prepare earned value-based reports, including earned value curves.
  • Assist with preparation of cost proposals in Kleinfelder and Client formats.
  • Support Project Managers, Business Managers, and Project Control Specialists in contract management/compliance, invoice management, document control, client meetings/coordination, and interaction with AR Collections Specialist team.
  • Take the lead in the development and maintenance of periodic status reports to keep management and/or client informed on the project progress.
  • Coordinate with Kleinfelder’s contract department for initiation and completion of Prime/Sub agreement, Certificate of Insurance, subcontractor task orders, and Kleinfelder Master Service Agreements.
  • Implement and monitor project document structure to ensure QA/QC compliance, logical tier creation, and coordination of project files through administrative team.  This includes hard copy, electronic, and SharePoint filing.
  • Manage a team of 5-7 geographically-located PCS’ to ensure adoption and compliance with best practices


Position Competency Requirements:


Acquiring Information

  • Consults with others on problems and activities
  • Collects information from a range of sources to assess and guide job activities
  • Asks effective questions to obtain information to help him/her perform their job


Demonstrating Initiative

  • Takes action on his/her own without being prompted
  • Able to resolve problems independently


Prioritize and Organizing Work

  • Allocates time and attention based on what is most important to achieve key goals and objectives
  • Approaches work in an organized manner
  • Effectively manages tasks, information, and requests


Experience & Academic Requirements:


Education: Associate degree from a two-year college in Finance, Business, Project Management or equivalent combination of education and experience required. BS in Finance or Accounting preferred.


Experience: Minimum of 8 years related experience including project and accounting experience.


Certification/Registration: CAPM Certification preferred.


Move Forward with Kleinfelder

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients’ transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose – together, we deliver.


Progress with an Employer that Values You

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following:


Benefits: Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.


Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program.


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