Cost Control Specialist

Houston, TX 77002

Posted: 10/13/2023 Employment Type: Contract Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -102023-17703 State: Texas

Job Description

Cost Control Specialist

Salary: $28-$32/hr DOE

Type: Opportunity for contract to hire

Location: Houston, TX

Industry: Defense/Engineering


BS Degree in Finance or a related business discipline, with 2-6 years of cost control experience

Experience working in a government contracting environment.

Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

Experience with Cost Point, Cognos, OnBase, Deltek and WorkDay

Must be capable of working independently under pressure with minimal supervision.

Familiar with often changing deadlines, inquiries and related pressures and able to handle multiple tasks.

Must interact well with all levels of Project Management and colleagues in other functional areas/departments.

Demonstrated strong work ethics, mathematical/analytical skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Forecasts, controls, and reports project costs needed within an organization.

Develops and provides project variances, trending and analysis of expenditures, and completion reports.

Reviews project costs incurred by category, calculates future costs based on labor productivity, material price increases, subcontract, wage rates and risk analysis.

Under general supervision, and occasional direct supervision, performs assignments requiring experience and knowledge of standard concepts within project controls.

Displays core competencies by analyzing possible solutions using standard procedures while developing advanced skills.

Skills required for this job are typically acquired through the completion of an undergraduate degree and 2+ years of experience, or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree.

Keyword Searchstring: cost control, forecasting, variances, material prices, government contracting, project controls,



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