Senior Project Control Specialist

Job Category: Project Management
Job Type: Contract Full Time
Job Location: Honolulu County

Under general direction, performs a full range of advanced level professional duties involved in serving as senior technical expert for critical project control cost functions for assigned major projects and contracts.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assumes responsibility for a variety of project control support activities including those involving tracking, forecasting, and reporting project progress for cost and scope
  • Serves as technical advisor to assigned project managers/directors related to project controls systems and procedures to achieve project goals
  • Supervises and trains staff and project consultants
  • Provides guidance and coordinates work activities with other project control staff assigned to assist in completing the required project tasks
  • Coordinates activities with outside agencies, contractors, and consultants

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, engineering, construction management, or closely related field
  • Six years project controls and reporting experience for large, complex projects
  • Accounting: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Excel: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Financial planning: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Construction: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Federally Funded Project: 1 year (Preferred)

Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • Valid state driver’s license.

Required Knowledge of:

  • Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a project control program area.
  • General principles, practices, and procedures of business administration and public administration.
  • Project control principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Project management principles and practices.
  • Public procurement practices and contract administration principles and practices.
  • Financial accounting and work breakdown structure and its application to scope of project work.
  • Principles and practices of project control techniques, budget preparation, and budget control/monitoring techniques.
  • Project Management Information Systems.
  • Principles and practices of record keeping and records management.
  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Partnering and negotiation principles and practices.
  • Methods and techniques of data collection, research, and report preparation, statistical and financial analysis.
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
  • Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of leading programs/projects.
  • Principles and practices of lead supervision and training.

Required Skill in:

  • MS Office (MS Excel must be at the level of Expert or above).
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups, and the general public.
  • Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.
  • Utilizing project management and financial system software and computer systems including relational database systems (SQL skills are preferred), scheduling systems, computer estimating systems, and budget control monitoring systems.
  • Applying appropriate oral and written communication techniques to various individuals ranging from Agency employees, the general public, elected officials, community leaders, and local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Using technical concepts and general project management tools and techniques to effectively coordinate project control activities and functions and solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.
  • Reviewing and evaluating change compared to contract terms.
  • Preparing clear and concise analytical, administrative, and financial reports.
  • Assisting with budget preparation and administration.
  • Applying project management techniques and principles.
  • Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies.


  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Physical Setting:

  • Office


  • 8 hour shift


$67,200.00 – $99,468.00 per year

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