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Project Controls Specialist

Pickett and Associates, Inc.

Project Controls Specialist

Austin, TX
  • Responsibilities


    We are a highly innovative, leading and rapidly expanding Surveying & Engineering company, with over 50 year’s progressive industry experience spanning the US and Caribbean. We are currently seeking a PROJECT CONTROLS SPECIALIST to join our expanding team.

    “We solve the problems that matter” and therefore attract the most empowered people to partner with to implement innovative solutions that meet the diverse needs of our clients. Our team is passionate, engaged, dedicated, highly experienced and diversified with a core focus on bringing very customized and “high-touch” services to every aspect of what we do.


    As the Project Controls Specialist, you will be responsible for providing financial and business support to our Project Managers while preparing comprehensive action plans, resources, timeframes and budgets for projects.

    You will perform various tasks, including scheduling and risk management, maintaining project documentation, handling financial queries and other administrative duties.

    To succeed in this role, you should have excellent time management and communication skills, as you’ll collaborate with clients and internal teams to deliver results on deadlines.


    • Responsible for supporting project management activities in developing, updating and tracking project costs and schedule, producing reports, as well as maintaining associated systems and tools

    • Develop proposals and baseline schedules using Microsoft Project

    • Coordinate with clients and team leads to identify and define requirements, scope and objectives

    • Prepare reports that outline the projects financial positions in areas of funding and costs

    • Assign tasks to internal teams and assist with schedule management

    • Make sure the client’s needs are being met as projects evolve

    • Coordinate change orders with subconsultants

    • Analyze risks and opportunities

    • Use tools to monitor project progress, working hours, expenditures and project cash flow

    • Communicate to all stakeholders on project status and any associated issues or concerns

    • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports

    • Ensure standards and requirements are being met through QA/QC

    • Collaborate with Pickett’s Business Operations Manager regarding compilation of invoices for review by Project Manager(s)


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Construction Management, Finance, Business or related field. (PREFERRED)

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project cost and schedule controls. (REQUIRED)

    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Planner. (REQUIRED)

    • Hands-on experience with project management tools, Earned Value, Risk Analysis, Ajera or similar accounting tool. (REQUIRED)

    • Familiarity with risk management and quality assurance control.

    • Knowledge of project management, from conception to delivery, scheduling and cost control techniques.

    • Ability to prepare and interpret flowcharts, schedules and step-by-step action plans.

    • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills. (both verbal and written)

    • Strong client-facing, teamwork and organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management.

    • Ability to work in a safe manner and obey safety regulations at all times.

    • PMI-SP or PMP certification strongly desired.


    You will have the opportunity to learn, grow and directly contribute to our business and have a very visible and tangible impact on our clients’ worlds.

    By joining our journey, you will contribute to the evolution of our expanding company while continuing to be “stretched” and inspired along the way!

    We also offer a competitive compensation package, comprehensive Health Insurance & Benefits, Retirement Planning Support, Paid Time Off and more.