Parsons Corporation Project Control Specialist in Pasadena, California

Project Control Specialist


Pasadena, California, United States

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Supports the tracking, updating and monitoring of cost control, and scheduling functions on smaller projects or assists a more senior Project Control Engineer/Specialist on larger projects.

Typical responsibilities are focused on a variety of ancillary project controls tasks. Although the incumbent may perform some higher level cost analysis and related assignments, this work does not encompass a sufficient amount of his/her time to warrant exempt status.

The Project Control Engineer/Specialist may gain further experience by rotating through Estimating, Cost Engineering, and Planning/Scheduling assignments.


Cost Engineering:

  • Assists with the development and management of the cost control systems to provide project and company management with accurate financial information. Facilitates the development of the work breakdown structure (WBS), interfacing with Procurement, Engineering, and Finance Departments as needed.

  • Performs some independent analysis of data stored in the project management and cost control systems. Creates presentations using graphs, diagrams, and other exhibits to illustrate cost status.

  • Creates custom reports and ad hoc data queries to support various analysis and reporting tasks.


Planning and Scheduling:

  • Implements and maintains Project Planning and Scheduling.

  • Understands and applies engineering, procurement, and construction terminology, concepts, and relationships.

  • Develops and maintains less complex critical path logic networks and bar charts utilizing this information.

  • Analyzes, evaluates, and forecasts current status against an established baseline schedule.

  • Assesses the impact(s) of design or construction changes and schedule slippages.

  • Reports schedule status to all levels of project and Company management as well as to the Client.

Earned Value:

  • Implements and maintains an Earned Value Management System on the project.

  • Analyzes cost and schedule performance indicators (CPI and SPI).

  • Prepares and maintains project forecasts and status updates.

  • Provides assessment with corrective action recommendations to management.

Other Duties:

  • May provide guidance, direction, and specialized assistance to others in the resolution of project control problems.

  • Performs other functions associated with this position as appropriate.


4-year degree in Engineering or Construction Management or related field (or equivalent experience) and 3-5 years of related work experience.


Proficient PC skills including a working knowledge of various Project Controls software and Microsoft Office Suite.Additional skills may include the following: proficiency with SQL, experience with report authoring programs such as Cognos or SQL Server Reporting Services, and/or programming skills using ASP.NET and VB.NET.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.