Project Financial Assistant

Posted 25 Dec 2020


Los Alamos, NM (Business)

POSITION: Project Financial Assistant JOB TYPE: Full Time LOCATION: Los Alamos, New Mexico

Job Description

The Project Financial Assistant assists project management and program management efforts with the development and analysis of project cost, schedule, and delivery status. The Project Financial Assistant will participate in the planning, tracking, analysis and reporting on projects and programs of varying size and complexity. The Project Financial Assistant will provide key support to project and program management efforts monitoring workflow, coordinating, and tracking cost and schedule data and identifying key project delivery risks and issues.

• Work closely with Project Managers and Schedulers to develop and maintain cost and resource loaded project schedules

• Coordinate with Project Managers and other stakeholders to ensure project financial data is complete and supports project completion to plan

• Develop and maintain project budgets, forecasts, cost plans, and other financial information • Gather project financial information and data from key project stakeholders

• Analyze project financial trends by comparing budget against actual and forecast data; provide recommendations and guidance to the Project Manager

• Attend and participate in project status meetings • Maintain project documentation

• Manage information and data within various software and databases

Job Requirements

• Experience in performing cost management, planning, estimating, scheduling and other project controls functions over engineering, procurement, and construction for large capital projects

• Knowledge in project control fundamentals (AACE) with superior analytical skills

• Expertise in financial analysis, schedule analysis, modeling, and budgeting methodologies

• Advanced analytics and data manipulation skills in MS Excel

• Demonstrated success working in a fast-paced, project-centric environment

• Understanding of project management and business processes and systems

• Established ability to collaborate with a variety of people in various roles with different leadership styles

• Strong organizational, critical thinking, and analytical skills

• Ability to facilitate meetings including preparation of agendas, presentations, meeting minutes, action items, and other meeting documentation

• Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

• Knowledge of Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, or other scheduling software including use of dependencies, cost loading, resource loading, resource leveling

• Experience developing, enhancing, and implementing processes and tools

Experience • 1-3 years’ relevant work experience in the construction or engineering field

• Bachelor’s degree in project management, business, or an engineering field

Preferred Qualifications

• DOE/DOD project experience preferred