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Project Controls Specialist

J A Watts Inc
Rosemont, IL 60018
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J. A. Watts, Inc. (JWI) is a woman-owned professional services firm that believes in treating its clients and employees like family at every level of our company. Our family culture is what we're known for, and we work to stay true to who we are. That's how we manage our projects and how we recruit THE Best People in our industry. Our clients come from all walks of life, and so do we, which makes us stronger together.

We are looking for someone located in Chicago to take ownership of project controls supporting our team working at the Denver Airport. You will be responsible for the development of invoices, AR tracking, proposal drafting, tracking, and reconciliation of proposed vs. actuals for budget and utilization. We've also got a variety of large-scale projects in the Chicago area that this person can get exposure to and support our current team of Project Controls professionals.

  • Develop systems and procedures for control functions at onset of the project to facilitate the project monitoring processes.
  • Participate in the development and improvement of project controls systems. Recommend improvements in systems, tools and methods of project controls and project management.
  • Ensure field project/document controls, policies and procedures and reporting systems are fully developed and implemented by designated personnel.
  • Manage, revise and maintain status of the detailed project cost estimate/forecast to include all phases and project executions from design/engineering, material/equipment procurement and deliveries, and construction contracts through start-up activities to close-out.
  • Manage project insurance requirements and certifications of insurance (COI) for vendors
  • Track and analyze project costs including budgets, commitments, actuals, accruals and forecasts.
  • Coordinate with senior project management staff to manage overall project cost control efforts and Client requirements.
  • Produce forecasts of total project costs, annual costs and monthly cash flow costs and provide variance analysis.
  • Perform other duties as required/directed.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance/Accounting, Construction, Engineering or equivalent work experience
  • 5-10 years of relevant experience
  • Strong cost management and project planning skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical approach to problem-solving and strong decision-making abilities
  • Experience with Microsoft suite and Bluebeam

Company Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance options for employee and family
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account options available
  • Company-provided group life, short and long-term disability, and voluntary life options
  • Company-provided IDTheft protection coverage
  • Company-provided student loan repayment resources
  • Matching 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Professional development and tuition assistance
EEO/AA: M/F/Vet/Disabled



Posted: 2021-03-26 Expires: 2021-04-27

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