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Materials Specialist

  1. Chicago
R-108844

Why join us?

We are hiring! AtkinsRéalis is seeking a Cost Controller to join our utilities team. We are looking for specific experience performing cost management services including invoice validation, cost forecasting and reporting and change management. This is a fulltime internal position with AtkinsRéalis offering robust benefits. We seek career minded individuals who are looking for long term tenure and an opportunity to grow with us! This position requires the ability to periodically travel to Naperville, IL.

About Us:

AtkinsRéalis is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. AtkinsRéalis has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. AtkinsRéalis has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Utilizes background in construction, engineering or design to integrate well into complex and large client organization with ease.  Comfortable with changing dynamics and balancing new client initiatives.
  • Comfortable utilizing a variety of technology tools to create reporting, dashboards and analyze data for process improvements.  Works with different enterprise software solutions to extract data and contribute to program reporting.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to effect change and drive improvements client-side.  Ability to present and pitch ideas to senior leadership.
  • Responsible for developing, implementing, reconciling and maintaining valuable project control databases and reports for projects.
  • Manage and ensure the reconciliation of program controls data with financial and performance systems, coordinating with Project Managers.
  • Managing large data sets and manipulating them using excel formulas and pivot tables to glean insights.
  • Verify the accuracy of all cost information including confirmation that costs have been properly coded and allocated to the project budget.
  • Produce required accounting and project cost reports including analysis on deviations, under-runs and over-runs.
  • Prepare forecasts and cost trend reports.
  • Review and evaluate trends and their impact on project costs.
  • Monitor project costs and commitment to budget and forecast.
  • Maintaining change control and the change order register.
  • Prepare month end accruals and work with the central accounting team to ensure all costs are accounted for during month close cycles.
  • Supports the Project Manager in monitoring and addressing project billing issues and anomalies, both internal and external.
  • Reviews invoices received from Contractors before passing to manager.
  • Follows up with Contractors, when necessary, regarding questions or clarifications to their invoice.
  • Assists the Client Project Manager in tracking and updating the project budget.
  • Provides updates to AtkinsRealis management and maintains integration between service sectors and AtkinsRealis disciplines.
  • Implements project review and quality assurance procedures in accordance with AtkinsRealis methodology to ensure profitable and successful execution of engagements as measured by regional goals and customer satisfaction.
  • Performs such other duties as the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

What will you contribute?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Engineering, Accounting, Quantity Surveying or a related field, plus five years relevant experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Project cost management.
  • Experience working with utilities projects is a plus but not required.
  • Must be highly articulate, have clear and analytical approach to problem solving, and strong decision making abilities. Must have excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Must have excellent Excel skills and command of pivot tables, Vlookups, Xlookups, data filtering and other formulas for management of large data sets.
  • Must possess a thorough understanding of Project Management, Building Design & Construction, Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling, Building Cost Modeling, Cost Management, Accounting Accruals and Risk Analysis.
  • Must thoroughly understand and utilize Information Technology in the performance of work including Internet, Intranet, Microsoft Windows OS, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) [certified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Centre (GAC)] and/or Certified Construction Manager (CCM) [certified by the Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI), an independent administrative body of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)] highly desirable but not required.

What we offer at AtkinsRéalis:

AtkinsRéalis realizes that health, mental and financial wellbeing, are all equally needed to achieve balance in life. We are pleased to offer a robust rewards package that help our employees have peace of mind in and outside of work. 

Our benefit offerings address all of the areas that are part of living a healthy life.  We recognize that what is important to people, continues to change. Some of our other benefits to ensure our employees feel supported, include continuing to offer health and dental coverage and a full list below. Our culture is one of providing support and training for our employees to thrive. We offer learning and development programs, training, career pathing opportunities, and a tuition reimbursement plan. At AtkinsRéalis, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Group Insurance
  • PTO plus two Floating Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave (including maternity and paternity)
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • An inclusive culture of Employee Resources Groups centered around women, African-Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Emerging Professionals
  • A Foundation that is employee-funded with a 2-to-1 match from the company providing STEAM education for minorities from K-12 to college

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

AtkinsRéalis is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/Disability.

Please review AtkinsRéalis Equal Opportunity Statement here:

https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/equal-opportunities-statement

AtkinsRéalis cares about your privacy and are committed to protecting your privacy.  Please consult our Privacy Notice on our Careers site to know more about how we collect, use and transfer your Personal Data.

By submitting your personal information to AtkinsRéalis, you confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Notice.

If posting to California, Colorado, New York, New Jersey, Washington, or Rhode Island please include the below salary range to the posting. (Do not include this line-only include the below line).

Expected compensation range is between $105,000 - $135,000 annually/hourly depending on skills, experience, and geographical location.

Upon acceptance of an offer, all candidates must go through a drug screen test and background check. AtkinsRéalis is a federal contractor which mandates a satisfactory background screening report and drug test that supersedes state laws.

Note to staffing and direct hire agencies:

In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, AtkinsRéalis family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.  https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/recruitment-agencies

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Middle East

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Summary

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