Senior Project Controls Manager



Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Senior Project Controls Manager

ID 2024-7215
Job Locations
US-CA-Los Angeles
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

Take Your Delivery Management Career to the Next Level

Do you have a passion for project delivery? Our Delivery Management professionals are involved in project delivery from initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, controlling, and closeout. Each phase requires a strong attention to detail while communicating to internal and external stakeholders. Do you have a proven track record in managing goals and objectives? Consider joining our team and work with peers who have vast industry knowledge and experience solving complex problems.

Step into Your New Role

Kleinfelder is looking for a full-time Senior Project Controls Specialist. This person will supervise a project controls team while successfully providing project controls on a portfolio of projects. The successful candidate can be located in Atlanta, Chico, Columbus, Concord, Denver, Los Angeles, or Phoenix.

Duties of the Senior Project Controls Specialist may include:

  • Work directly with Project Managers, Program Managers, and other professionals to support the execution of engineering and design projects from proposal to close-out phases.
  • Supervise the project controls team (typically 3-5 individuals), including providing direction to team members, leading meetings, assigning workloads, and identifying developmental opportunities.
  • Promote the use of project controls in projects and in proposals to clients.
  • Assist in the creation of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), schedules, estimate to complete, and other project documents.
  • Provide support for intermediate planning and scheduling for baseline, resources, and progress tracking needs.
  • Implement and execute proper controls to proactively support, monitor, and communicate budget, actual status, and forecast costs, labor hours, and quantities for projects. Develop and issue timely cost reports. Prepare and issue cost analysis narratives including recommendations for corrective actions that are used by the project team to manage the work.
  • Assist with preparation of cost proposals in Kleinfelder and client formats.
  • Support Project Managers in contract management/compliance, invoice management, document control, client meetings/coordination, and interaction with AR Collections Specialist team.
  • Take the lead in the development and maintenance of periodic status reports to keep management and/or client informed on the project progress.
  • Coordinate with Kleinfelder's contract department for initiation and completion of Prime/Sub agreement, Certificate of Insurance, subcontractor task orders, and Kleinfelder Master Service Agreements.
  • Implement and monitor project document structure to ensure QA/QC compliance, logical tier creation, and coordination of project files through administrative team. This includes hard copy, electronic, and SharePoint filing.

Experience: Self-motivated, minimal supervision, detail-oriented professional with 10+ years in planning/scheduling, cost control, and/or project administration using MS Project, P6, Excel, Word, and/or Outlook. 8+ years of financial/accounting or experience in engineering/design preferred.

Advanced skills in Excel and advanced spreadsheet functions preferred. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Demonstrate team collaboration, communication, organization, and self-prioritization skills.

Must be:

  • Dependable and keep required work schedules.
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanor/attitude with direct reports, co-workers, clients, vendors, and regulatory agencies.
  • A problem solver with the ability to find resolutions.
  • Work as part of a team and support the team.
  • Detail and quality orientated with the ability to identify and correct errors.

Position Requirements:

  • Microsoft Excel (spreadsheets)
  • Microsoft Word (documents)
  • Microsoft Outlook

Move Forward with Kleinfelder

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients’ transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose – together, we deliver.

Progress with an Employer that Values You

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following:

Benefits: Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Pay Transparency Law. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. Salary range: $89,000-$148,000/year.

Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program.

Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)


Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.


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