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Project Controls Specialist

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Broomfield, CO, US, 80020

Date:  Sep 4, 2021
Job Category:  Finance
Req. ID:  10086

Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.


We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


The Finance Strategic Support Unit delivers the expertise and business acumen to increase value across the enterprise by providing actionable information with recommendations and opportunities to drive sustainable business growth.


Project Controls Specialist

What You’ll Do:


  • Perform principles, concepts, practices and standards in accordance with the policies and procedures related to Project Controls.
  • Baseline Maintenance:
    • Work Authorization (WA) review
    • Contract Reconciliation
    • Statement of Work (SOW) deliverables and requirements analysis related to cost and schedule
    • Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and WBS Dictionary development and maintenance
    • Organizational Breakdown Structures (OBS) guidance
    • Budget and funding profile development
    • Direct labor and indirect rate application and analysis
    • Resource planning and communication
    • Subcontract/material cost and schedule analysis
    • Risk assessment and analysis 
  • Performance Management:
    • Earned Value System Description application
    • Earned Value Management Systems architecture development, implementation and maintenance
    • Integrated Master Plan/Integrated Master Schedule development and analysis
    • Earned Value variance, trend and what-if analysis
    • Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs) preparation and execution
    • Joint Surveillance Reviews (JSRs) coordination, preparation and guidance
    • Contract change monitoring and implementation
    • Risk assessment and analysis
    • Lessons learned documentation, assessment and implementation 
  • EAC Development:
    • EAC development and analysis.
    • Fee accrual profitability analysis and recommendation.
    • Sales forecast development and analysis across program portfolio
    • Risk assessment and analysis
    • Rate analysis 
  • Closeout:
    • WBS closure and reconciliation
    • Closeout document preparation and reporting
  • Task and guide junior-level administrators/analysts assigned to program.
  • Ensure that programs are compliant with regulatory requirements and conducted in accordance with BATC best practices.
  • Expert in management of programs including Earned Value Management.
  • Ensure responsibility for the business aspects of programs.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company.  Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need:


  • BS/BA in a related field plus 10 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e. Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience.  Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Strong user of tools like Excel.
  • Experience working with the configuration of database tools like MPM, Costpoint and other database products.
  • Strong business acumen and experience with DoD contracting.


Working Conditions:


  • Work is performed in an office environment.
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.



A current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access.  By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.


Relocation for this position is available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $105,500 - $145,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.




Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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