Project Controls Specialist

Job Locations US-FL-Tampa | US-TX-Dallas | US-TX-Austin | US-TX-San Marcos | US-TX-San Antonio
Job ID
Project Management
Regular Full-Time

About Us:

We are a highly innovative surveying and engineering company with over 60 years of industry experience serving clients throughout the US and Caribbean.

At Pickett, we use the acronym S.O.L.V.E. to define our core values that include: Safety first, Outstanding service, Lasting relationships, Valued teamwork and Engaged culture.

“We solve the problems that matter” and we are always looking to add passionate, motivated, and qualified individuals to our rapidly expanding team.

About The Role:

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.

What You Will Be Doing:

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

What You Bring:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • PMI-SP or PMP certification strongly

So...Why Join Us?

You will have the opportunity to learn, grow and directly contribute to our business. You will also have a very visible and tangible impact by solving real world problems.

You will contribute significantly to the growth and development of our company while also continuing to be challenged and inspired along the way!

We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive health insurance & benefits, retirement planning support, PTO and more.


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