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Project Controls Analyst

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Business Operations | livermore, CA | 06/12/2023

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range

  • $104,370 - $129,588 Annual (Q01.3)
  • $125,160 - $155,400 Annual (Q01.4)

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Project Controls Analyst. The Project Controls Analyst will analyze project costs, schedule data, and develop project improvement strategies. In addition, the Analyst will work closely and partner with project managers on various projects and develop, update, and manage resource loaded schedules.  This position is in the Project Management Office (PMO).

This position will be filled at either the Q01.3 or Q01.4 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

In this role, you will

  • Analyze project cost, schedule data, and advise the project manager.
  • Support multiple projects and project managers simultaneously within a portfolio.
  • Work with project team to develop project improvement strategies.
  • Develop, update, and manage resource loaded schedules.
  • Develop, review, advise, and supervise set-up and implementation of project control systems utilizing complete knowledge of project controls software systems such as cost processors, scheduling, and reporting tools. Provide training and implements advanced earned value management systems.
  • Develop project controls work processes, tools, and procedures included in the project controls system; ensuring integrity of project controls data and schedules and compliance with processes and procedures.
  • Generate schedule variance analysis and identify and report activities that have a critical or potential impact on the schedule.
  • Monitor performance data and independently develop complex analysis; use statistical tools to analyze schedule metrics.
  • Maintain, review, advise, present, and supervise production and interface with designated management and client counterparts on status of earned value data and cost and schedule.
  • Review and coordinate information input into estimates/studies; responsible for the integration of activities and total work scope identification; evaluate estimates/studies results and recommend conclusions for project team consideration and discussion.
  • Gather, prepare and analyze historical cost and schedule data between projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

In Addition, at the Q01.4 level

  • Oversee set-up and implementation of the project controls system, including scope, budget and schedule.
  • Define, review and approve activities and associated scope, activity durations, logic and interfaces between activities, and resource loading activities.
  • Review content and provide guidance on management and monthly reports.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and train/mentor others on diverse topics.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant functional discipline or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Experience performing project controls functions, including cost control and cost analysis; experience and skill in directing planning and scheduling functions, including schedule development, control, and analysis. 
  • Complete knowledge of and experience using cost/estimating/scheduling/ earned value computer applications (i.e. MS Excel, MS Project, Crystal Ball).
  • Comprehensive understanding of general project controls technical skills and experience performing statistical analysis, and schedule monitoring.
  • Experience with a project controls and earned value management systems in planning, organizing, performing, reviewing, and presenting; this includes independently planning and scheduling using a high level of professional judgment and knowledge related to technical planning and scheduling skills.
  • Understanding of technical processes, engineering drawings, quantity determinations and mathematical and financial reports. Knowledge of current industry and project controls technical developments.
  • Experience identifying, analyzing, and solving complex problems.
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with multi-disciplined team members and experience using negotiation skills to influence and working effectively on multiple projects simultaneously.

In Addition at the Q01.4 level

  • Experience serving as a subject matter expert and mentoring others on diverse topics.
  • Expert knowledge of and experience with project controls system, earned value management systems for planning, organizing, directing, performing, reviewing, and presenting cost engineering and cost estimating products.
  • Expert knowledge of general project controls computer applications (i.e., Cobra, Empower, Primavera P6) and technical skills with integration of all project controls system components.

Qualifications we Desire

  • Earned Value Professional (EVP) certification or AACE Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) or Certified Cost Professional (CCP).
  • Certified Associate of Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification strongly desired.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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