Jacobs Project Controls Analyst in Sacramento, California

Project Controls Analyst


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Position Summary

The role of the Project Controls Analyst is to maintain accurate and detailed revenue and cost forecasts for assigned projects and programs, ensure that project billings are issued to customers and payments are collected in a timely and accurate fashion, maintain change order logs, provide standard and custom reports using financial information, and QC and interrogate the data to enable early escalation of cost issues.

Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Develop and maintain project budgets, revenue and cost forecasts, and other financial information

  • Work closely with Project Managers and Schedulers to develop and maintain cost and resource loaded project schedules

  • Coordinate with Project Managers and other stakeholders to ensure project financial data is complete and supports project completion to plan

  • Gather project financial information and data from key project stakeholders

  • Analyze project financial trends by comparing budget against actual and forecast data; provide recommendations and guidance to the Project Manager

  • Maintain project documentation, including logs of RFIs, potential change orders, and change orders, along with their status

  • Work with the accounting department to create project orders

  • Maintain project-related records

  • Analyze and recommend the transfer of expenses into and out of project-related accounts

  • Review supplier invoices in conjunction with the Project Manager

  • Review time sheets for work in conjunction with the Project Manager

  • Review charges to be applied to a project in conjunction with the Project Manager

  • Investigate project variances and submit variance reports to the Project Manager and the leadership team

  • Confer with receivables staff regarding unpaid contract billings

  • Report on project profitability to the Project Manager and the leadership team

  • Report to management on any opportunities for additional billings to the Project Manager and the leadership team

  • Report to management regarding the remaining funding available for projects

  • Investigate all project expenses not billed to customers

  • Respond to requests for more detail from customers

  • Close out project accounts upon project completion, in conjunction with the Accounting Department

  • Attend and participate in project status meetings

  • Compile information for internal and external auditors, as required


  • 3-5 years relevant work experience in the construction, energy, utility, or engineering field

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Advanced analytics and data manipulation skills in MS Excel

  • Experience performing budgeting, cost management, planning, estimating, scheduling and other project controls functions over engineering, procurement, and construction for large capital construction projects

  • Knowledge of project control fundamentals with superior analytical skills

  • Expertise in financial analysis, schedule analysis, modeling and budgeting methodologies. Accounting experience a plus.

  • Demonstrated success working in a fast-paced, project-centric environment

  • Understanding of project management and business processes and systems

  • Established ability to collaborate with a variety of people in various roles with different leadership styles

  • Strong organizational, critical thinking, and analytical skills

  • Ability to facilitate meetings including preparation of agendas, presentations, meeting minutes, action items, and other meeting documentation

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-California-Sacramento

Travel No

Req ID: BIA0000WR