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Project Control Specialist - Philadelphia, Pa

The Bontempo Group • Philadelphia, PA

Posted 24 days ago

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Travel - Negligible
Experience - At least 4 year(s)
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Job Description

Project Control Specialist


Our client is positioned at the beginning of their growth phase having successfully spun off, implementing the foundations for the business success with very knowledge and technical leadership in place from day 1, and ready for rapid company growth offering a great career opportunity for great people. If you believe in driving results in a friendly environment that is open to creative ideas and diverse perspectives, then this is the place for you. They are built on a rich history of teamwork, innovation, and customer focus and that has a fun, entrepreneurial mindset.


Responsibilities and Duties Include:

  • Support multiple sites within the Richmond, VA or Philadelphia, PA areas. 
  • Responsible for project accounting & providing guidance and analytical assistance to the engineering department and plant management to assure expenditures are controlled within scope of distribution.
  • Project cost control – use cost tracking tools (SAP) to track & compare project authorizations with project commitments & estimates. Advise respective project engineer and engineering management of cost trends and analysis. Work directly with project managers to provide financial reports and analysis of committed costs and expenditures as required. Verify all cost commitments are properly prepared and coded. Manage month end and year end closing activities and coordinate transfers/accruals with project accounting group. Review tax status of purchase orders on projects and take action to correct tax issues. Maintain administrative project cost control files. Verify all project commitments are complete for project closure.
  • Capital Planning – Maintain the capital forecast database for major and minor projects. Ensure that responsible engineers are updating their projects correctly, completely, and on time. Confirm that monthly updates from SAP are correctly transferred to planning database(s). Prepare monthly reports. Provide support to the site engineering leader on STRAP (Strategic Plan), AOP (Annual Budget), and engineering cost center plans/budgets. Maintains historical capital expenditure information. 
  • Procedures – maintain project controls procedures at the local level and participate in business updates. Drive project controls and ensures department’s adherence to AdvanSix accounting policies and standards of internal control. 
  • New Projects – participates in the project planning process by helping to define project cost and work breakdown structures. Assign new project numbers, input into SAP and database(s), and ensure consistency with work breakdown structures and settlement rules.  
  • Design and construction orders – Verify orders are properly prepared and coded. Revise purchase orders per approved change notices from engineers. Post goods receipts per approved invoices. Close purchase orders. 
  • Fixed Assets – Coordinate changes to the plant Fixed Asset Register. Assure assets are properly identified, and capitalization of construction in progress (CIP) balances, including partial capitalization for eligible projects, is timely.  
  • Metrics – Coordinate data collection and reporting for monthly and quarterly department metrics. 
  • Expediting – Provides material expediting service, coordinating activity of engineering, construction, purchasing, and vendors.


Job Requirements


  • BS degree engineering or related discipline, or no degree with experience in project controls or Project Engineering role in an industrial plant capital execution team.
  • Experience in control methods &/or project engineering.
  • Understanding of engineering & construction cost control principles and accounting methods.
  • Conceptually understand project execution and the sequence of events necessary to complete a project.
  • Must have initiative, self-organization and ability to tactfully deal with peers and superiors.
  • Possesses strong financial and analytical skills, Microsoft office, excel, and SAP knowledge.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to communicate to all organizational levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to use influencing skills to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work, handle multiple/varied assignments and to manage conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to effectively utilize or learn ERP systems, MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to excellence, with strong attention to detail and accuracy.


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