Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.
In this role at JPL, you will be a Project Resource Analyst (PRA) and a member of the Project Controls Section. You will report administratively to a Project Resource Controls Group Supervisor.
The Resource Analyst responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Developing and maintaining the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), WBS Dictionary and Responsibility Assignment Matrix.
- Monitoring project funding for proper placement on contract, linking, and estimating anticipated exhaustion of funds
- Developing, analyzing, and updating complex project task plan documents (i.e. statement of work, basis of estimates, and cost estimates) using project history, actuals, and supporting documentation.
- Developing the project financial position relative to Institutional deliverables for the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE), Institutional Business Forecast, Cost Phasing, NF533 reporting, and monthly/quarterly reviews.
- Developing time-phased budgets and EACs (may involve multiple work packages) in accordance with schedule plans; analyzing issues and recommending corrective actions.
- Conducting in-depth analysis of program/project performance (may include earned value)
- Preparing and presenting monthly/quarterly/yearly project financial reports.
- Participating as an essential team member on teams inside and outside organization, project, activity or function.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related discipline
- 6 years of professional experience in project resource controls
- Advanced knowledge, understanding and application of project planning and control principles and standards, including cost estimation, budgeting, and scheduling; performance measurements, including earned value, as required for the planning and implementation of complex projects
- Must be able to interface effectively with program/project management, technical organizations, industry partners, bypass centers, and Sponsor.
- Must be resourceful and self-motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Must be a strong user of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
- Advanced knowledge of Laboratory and NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications.
- Previous experience in a project team environment with project reporting, integrated cost/schedule planning, EVM, and various performance measurement techniques.
- Experience with cost-schedule baseline change control processes. Prior experience with PRISM, IBT, Data Extractor, and or OBIEE.