Project Controls Specialist

WSP   •  

Thornhill, ON

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 66 days ago

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  • Develop project/program enterprise structures, i.e.: Work Breakdown Structures, and Cost Breakdown Structures
  • Prepare, update, and maintain integrated project schedules for engineering/design, procurement, construction, and commissioning/closeout
  • Monitor, control and report on the progress of the work in comparison with the baseline budget and schedule and report on any deviation
  • Prepare recommendations for remedial action where deviations occur, include trends in the forecast, or develop a mitigation program or corrective measures.
  • Prepare, update, and maintain cash flow, and earned value analyses
  • Liaise with project teams to ensure the correct utilization of the project control system based on project specific requirements and corporate guidelines
  • Seek Project Manager’s approval for changes to baseline estimates and new forecasted dates/performance;
  • Responsible for Change Management, reporting of all project exposures pending, approved and rejected;
  • Take ownership of the planning and cost control functions and ensure integrity of the data being processed
  • Interface with project team to develop project forecasts and analyze project schedule and costs for Earned Value (EV)
  • Participate in cost and schedule risk assessment
  • Liaise with clients to clarify cost related issues and develop timely and accurate monthly invoices and for reporting purposes.
  • Participates in the management of sub-consultants including generating subconsultant agreements, invoice management, and change control management.
  • Prepare cost reports to ensure original commitments, cost to date and cost to complete and any variances are accurately reported on a timely basis
  • Prepare financial reconciliation reports
  • Prepare project invoices in conjunction with the Accounting Department prior to issuance for proper allocation of revenues
  • Implement financial controls including controlling authorizations of expenditure and cash flow projections
  • Track and coordinate the progress of the project on a day-to-day basis from a cost and schedule perspective to ensure that the project is on-track
  • Perform thorough QA/QC on all deliverables
  • Support the business development teams in responding to RFQ, RFP and bid development process by providing input in the schedule and fee development;
  • Implementation of project controls procedures and continuous improvement measures


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, construction management, accounting or finance, Business Management or related field.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience required.
  • PMP or PMI-SP certification, knowledge of PMBOK or Project Management education an asset
  • Requires solid understanding of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Has a solid working knowledge of Primavera software (P6)
  • Full understanding of project life cycle and engineering and construction projects
  • Checks the work of others for accuracy and completeness and monitors project budget and schedule.
  • Participates and collaborates in project team setting to provide creative, strategic and critical solutions.
  • Adaptability and flexibility including the ability to manage deadline pressure, ambiguity and change
  • Ability to multi-task, work on several projects or tasks at once, manage time, organize, and set priorities
  • Strong organizational skills and interpersonal skills as the role requires continuous interaction with team members
  • Strong communications skills, both written and verbal, including report writing, editing, and proofreading abilities