Cost Controls Specialist

at KBR in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description


Cost Controls Specialist

Specialist, Cost Control

Under general supervision, and occasional direct supervision, performs assignments requiring experience and knowledge of standard concepts within project cost controls. Displays core competencies by analyzing possible solutions using standard procedures while developing advanced skills.

This position will be based out of a client’s site in Newark, DE.


+ Provide cost controls services for a portfolio of projects be executed at the site.

+ Forecasts, controls, and reports project costs for site projects

+ Develops and provides project variances, trending and analysis of expenditures, and completion reports

+ Reviews project costs incurred by category, calculates future costs based on labor productivity, material price increases, subcontract, wage rates and risk analysis

+ Manage confidential customer and owner cost information according to guidelines

+ Provide cost forecasting guidance to project team

+ Perform Overhead, Contract Administration and Budget Management processes including monthly preparation and presentation

+ Perform financial reconciliations and project and process audits as needed

+ Supports the payment invoicing process.

+ Actively interfaces with both KBR and client personnel : Project managers, engineering work group leads, procurement specialists, and field execution personnel to obtain needed cost and schedule performance status updates for including into the integrated project performance reporting.


+ Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in related Business or Finance degree preferred.

+ One to four years of related experience preferred.

+ Must be proficient in SAP PS for both KBR and client systems. Knowledge of SAP WBS structures required

+ Must be knowledgeable in small projects cost systems and activities

+ Knowledgeable in plant or project-based procurement processes for 3rd party services and materials is beneficial

+ Must be proficient in Excel and other Microsoft office products

+ Creation of Pivot tables, Charts

+ LOOKUP functions, MATH functions,

+ Creation and edit of formulas for financial analysis

+ Filter, sort, conditional formatting

+ Knowledge of a typical plant-based Work Initiation Request Process: Creating work requests, tracking, and status reporting is beneficial.

+ Excellent communication skills and ability to function within a project team


KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits, which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.


At KBR, we are passionate about our people, sustainability and our Zero Harm culture.

These inform all that we do and are at the heart of our commitment to and ongoing journey toward being a more inclusive and diverse company. That commitment is central to our team of teams philosophy and fosters an environment of real collaboration across cultures and locations. Our individual differences and perspectives bring enhanced value to our teams and help us develop solutions for the most challenging problems. We understand that by embracing those differences and working together, we are more innovative, more resilient and safer.

We Deliver – Together.

In compliance with the U.S. federal government’s vaccine mandate, only candidates who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Job Posting: JC219643565

Posted On: Jul 27, 2022

Updated On: Nov 09, 2022

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