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WSRI Project Controller (Revised)

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Faculty Rank or Job Title WSRI Project Controller (Revised)
Job Category: Administrative (exempt/non-exempt)
Department Wright State Research Institute
Equity & Inclusion No.: 17P056
Position FTE


Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate $65,000
Salary Band: UC S06
Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Project Controller (PC) will provide financial planning, tracking, analysis, and reporting of a portfolio of programs. The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination, development, and presentation of the project’s financial status to both internal and external customers. The PC will assist Finance in preparing subcontractor accruals and revenue projections for organizational planning and analysis. Significant interface will be required with the project managers, contract management staff, project accountants, senior technical personnel, project control lead, as well as other functional organizations. The candidate will assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of a resource-loaded Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and sub-project schedules. These schedules will be used internally to manage resources as well as for external reporting to customers. The PC may support earned value management systems (EVMS) requirements to include integrating EVMS formats in the integrated master schedule (IMS) to include entering EV % completes. In all aspects this position should strive to promote transparent and ethical service with the department, to the university as a whole, and the local community.

Minimum Qualifications

- Bachelor’s degree Business Administration, Program Management, Accounting or an appropriate related discipline.

- 7 years related experience.

- Proficient with standard tools for project control, such as Microsoft Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Project, SCT Banner, Deltek Costpoint, Cognos, etc.

- Ability to work across organizations and functional areas. Positive attitude and team focus. Excellent interpersonal and verbal /communication skills.

- Experience and strong ability to complete difficult and complex assignments.

- Basic understanding of multiple contract types: FFP, FPLOE, T&M, CPAF, CPFF, and hybrid contracts.

- Full understanding of basic fundamentals and systems and ability to select appropriate course of action in moderate to moderately complex circumstances.

- Ability to collect, organize, and interpret data, Statistics, Algebra, and Accounting/Finance data.

- Demonstrated experience managing an IMS including working with, mentoring and coordinating efforts of technical leads.

- Ability and commitment to obtain PMP certification within 12 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications


- experience working with schedules and preferably Resource Loaded Networks (RLNs).

- extremely proficient in MS Project Professional, MS Project Server, MS Excel and/or other similar desktop tools that provide capabilities to collect and analyze schedule information.

Essential Functions and percent of time:

90% – Project Control
Establishes and manages cost/schedule baselines
• Prepares internal and external reports on the financial status of assigned programs
• Develops and maintains both revenue recognition and management Estimates At Completion (EACs) as required and/or needed
• Completes cash flow, profitability, unbilled and other reconciliation and analysis as necessary
• Prepares presentation of financial status and performance in internal quarterly In Process Reviews (IPRs)
• Prepares financial and schedule status for customer’s monthly Project Management Review (PMR)
• Performs subcontractor management activities including preparing purchase requisitions, processing of invoices, and preparation of accruals
• Assists with risk analysis and mitigation activities
• Supports working groups as needed
• Assist Senior Scheduler with the development and maintain summary level schedule reports (i.e. Gantt, PERT, milestone charts, and other program management tools) used to support critical path analysis, resource leveling and performance variance analysis.

10% – Other
• Participate in the planning, tracking, analysis, and reporting on projects of varying contract type, size, complexity, and level of risk.
• Routinely works on assigned complex projects of a financial nature. Submits project findings and results to supervisor; recommends options/alternatives to be used in key decision making.

Essential Functions and percent of time (cont'd):
Non-Essential Functions and percent of time:
Working Conditions

Office environment
Special contract terms and conditions of employment apply. Length of contract is one year, renewable, contingent on funding.

To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University before making an employment offer conduct various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations).
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Date 04/26/2017
First Consideration Date:
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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    • Referred by personal contact
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    • Wright State University Careers website
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    • Dayton Weekly
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Local Newspapers
    • Other

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References