Planned Systems International

Senior Project Controls Specialist

Location US-NM-Los Alamos
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/19/2024 3:15 PM)
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Advanced Technologies and Laboratories (ATL), a Planned Systems International (PSI) company, is seeking a Senior Project Controls Specialist  to join our team at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities

• Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing, and providing innovative solutions to cost engineering and schedule guidance to projects. Ensures work is completed as scheduled. Identification of cost trends for management attention. Has broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways. Develops advanced concepts, techniques, and standards based on professional principles and theories. Viewed as expert in field within the Laboratory. Works on unusually significant, unique or complex issues, provides solutions that are highly creative and where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles. Has impact on success of future concepts, products or technologies. Works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range targets. Assignments are often self-initiated. Virtually self-supervisory. Uses independent judgment for determining course of action to accomplish objectives. Uses wide latitude in the methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
• Position requires experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing planning and scheduling functions, including schedule development, control, and analysis, and cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control, financial reporting systems, and cost analysis, in the field and the home office. Knowledge of supervision, personnel administration, and training of technical and non-technical personnel. Skilled in oral and written communication. Proficiency in using personal computer operating systems, including several basic software applications. Proficiency in using multiple discipline-specific software applications currently used. Knowledge of financial report systems and controller account codes, and understanding of controller instructions, which impact project controls (including project financial status reports and earned revenue determination data). Demonstrates an intermediate level of understanding of project controls general technical skills.
• Knowledge of engineering and/or construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience. For positions also serving as a Control Account Manager (CAM), subject matter expertise and proven experience with project controls and/or project management, project budgets including cost estimating, cost control and cost analysis, project scheduling, implementation of corrective actions, developing and delivering detailed and accurate status reports and subject matter expertise and proven experience with engineering functions and principles required to understand and successfully implement and monitor technical projects. Expert level knowledge of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) tools and processes.
• Support the Earned Value Management System (EVMS) and Project Controls System.
• Perform cost estimating, analysis and control activities.
• As delegated to, supervises and provides technical direction for cost engineering and/or planning/scheduling activities.
• Identifies trends for management attention.
• Supervises schedule development, maintenance and monitoring activities.
• Supervise cost engineering analysis, and control activities.
• Prepares and reviews or supervises the preparation and presentation of cost engineering and planning activities.
• Supports project organizational and administrative activities.
• Responsible for cost engineering and cost analysis/control and planning and scheduling activities for projects with significant non-routine requirements or for discipline/projects/proposal cost and planning activities which require a high degree of technical skilled experience.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of twelve years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. At this level, post graduate course work may be expected. 


Due to the nature of the work, you must be a U.S. citizen and be eligible to obtain and maintain a Q clearance.

Company Benefits

PSI offers full-time, benefits eligible employees a competitive total compensation package that includes paid leave, and options for employer sponsored group medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, AD&D coverage, legal services, identity theft, and accident insurance. Flexible spending account and health saving account options offer pre-tax savings for qualified medical, dental, and vision expenses. The company sponsored 401(k) retirement plan has an employer contribution match that is immediately vested. We invest in the professional growth of our employees through professional courses, certifications, and tuition reimbursement programs.

EEO Commitment

It is company policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, and termination, are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities will be provided. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources by emailing, or by dialing 703-575-8400.


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