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Northern California - Sr Project Controller - Heavy Civil Construction

Location: 

Milpitas, CA, US San Jose, CA, US Mountain View, CA, US San Mateo, CA, US San Francisco, CA, US MorganHill, CA, US Redwood City, CA, US Union City, CA, US

Requisition ID: 161122 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Northern California District 

Department: Business Management 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Senior Project Controller, you will support multiple projects ranging from $1 million to $4 billion in accounting and finance related functions. In many cases, Sr. Project Controllers are directly assigned to our largest ($200M+) and most important projects, serving as the CFO and trusted advisor to Operations Managers and Executive Management. The primary focus of this position includes:  managing and developing careers of business team members, establishing trust and credibility with upper level management, and providing meaningful insight and accurate analysis to those same managers for decision making purposes. The Sr. Project Controller position also requires strong leadership skills, relentless ambition for continuous improvement, and polished technical and soft skills.

At Kiewit, the scale of our operations is huge. Our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative.  We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too. 

District Overview

Kiewit’s Northern California District is one of Kiewit’s leading infrastructure districts specializing in various types of work in the heavy civil, power, transportation, and water resource markets. Although most of our work is regionally based in Northern California, we also pursue various projects across the west coast. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry rather than design. 

Location

San Jose, CA 

Responsibilities

• Analyzes and effectively communicates financial results of the project to upper level management
• Earns trust, credibility, and buy in of processes from Operations team to create better cohesion and clear communication within the organization
• Understands financial reporting - including the upstream effects of reporting to other areas of the organization
• Manages the division of responsibilities and communication between various project & home office departments
• Drives continuous improvement throughout the organization and is a proponent for positive change
• Effectively utilizes the right data, reports, and tools for risk analysis and benchmarking
• Reviews all project and estimate cash flows, contract terms, and change orders in detail for financial risks and opportunities
• Recognizes when and who to escalate specific conversations/issues
• Understands, substantiates, and reconciles all financial reports monthly and annually
• Creates an inviting workplace that motivates and challenges each team member to achieve career goals and strive for opportunities
• Understands the needs of the organization, aims to bring in high quality talent, and continually develops team members through critical conversations and performance reviews
• Monitors results of new processes, trouble-shoots failures and issues, and presents solutions to unsolicited problems

Qualifications

• 8+ years of financial/data analysis experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, and/or an equivalent degree is require
• Strong working knowledge of accounting including:  general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and tax
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
• Effective communication (both oral and written), organization, and interpersonal skills
• Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills
• Ability to balance multiple tasks and responsibilities
• High level of professionalism and standards
• Managerial experience
• Must be able to freely access all parts of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments
• CPA, MBA, or public accounting experience preferred
• Financial or accounting experience in construction or engineering industry preferred
• Knowledge of or familiarity with principal field business management systems: SAP, CMIS, PMIS and Prolog (P.O. and A/P) preferred
• Proven track record of successfully developing or managing a team preferred

Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

Base Compensation: $95,680 - $143,520 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.


Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

Job Segment: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Accounting, Payroll, Construction, Finance, Engineering