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Project Controls Analyst-F44

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: Entry Level
Date Posted: August 15, 2022
Reference Code: 18237
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Project Controls team is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Project Controls Analyst.
Our team works an on-site 9x80 schedule located at our REC facility with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Project Controls support for various programs at Idaho National Laboratory (INL).
  • Assist with guidance and direction in support of the INL Project Management Office (PMO) to all affected project personnel to assure that they are sufficiently knowledgeable of Earned Value Management System (EVMS) data and analyses to implement their work scope in full compliance with contractual requirements maintaining the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) EVMS certification with the Department of Energy (DOE).
  • Assist project managers, Project Schedulers, and Project Engineers on defining project scope/requirements, adhering to capital asset compliance, principles, and procedures, development of work breakdown structures (WBS), identification and mitigation of risks, submitting and support of cost estimates and funding determinations, determining and implementing scope, schedule, and budget baselines, updating project status, monitoring variances, trending performance, contract management, and determining corrective actions as necessary.
  • Collect, analyze, trend, forecast and report on project data, and cost from various sources (e.g. Primavera P6, SplashBI (Business Systems), Empower, COBRA, etc.) and ability to work with collaborators (e.g. engineering, procurement, construction, business management, etc.).
  • Assist with the maintenance of analysis, trending, forecasting, and reporting processes and storyboards that flow chart project controls and cost engineering work processes.
  • Review and support the ongoing updates to EVMS metrics.
  • Maintain, review, and revise baseline schedules and budgets consistent with established change control (change management).
  • Contributes to completion of achievements associated with specific work assignments.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of the Performance Measurement and Performance Baseline schedules, Life Cycle Schedules (LCS) and the Field Execution Schedule (FES).
  • Understanding of cost accounting standards.
  • Understanding of funds types and how they relate and are assigned to the work.
  • Assist on matters such as schedule of values, contracting strategies, subcontractor relationships, tiers, and markups, change orders, etc.
  • Ensure INL Managers are aware of previous, current and future changes to work that can/will change the desired outcome of the work.
  • Perform other ad hoc requests and reporting as necessary.
  • This position is recognized as an entry level project controls subject matter expert (SME) within the organization and Laboratory.
  • It requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise.
  • With assistance, the PCA interprets internal or external business issues and recommends solutions/standard processes. With assistance, this position solves complex problems. Limited use and/or application of basic project controls principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Works mainly as a member of a team, but can also be an individual contributor.
  • Performs work in area of project controls. Work is routine and instructions are usually detailed.
  • Little evaluation, originality, or ingenuity is required.
  • Learns to implement appropriate work practices for assigned activities (priorities, scope, schedule, and budget).
  • Applies knowledge gained to increasingly difficult projects.
  • Pursues continual learning.
  • Contacts are primarily with immediate supervisor and other employees in group. Supports achievement of specific objectives.
  • Provides leadership in identifying, promoting and developing new opportunities within PMO directorate.
  • The PCA has a complete understanding and application of project controls principles, concepts, and practices.
  • Routinely serves as a project controls professional as well as chipping in as a team member.


PR0200: Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of experience and/or Master's Degree and 1 year experience
  • Applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues. Frequent use and application of standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques.
  • Exercises judgement within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Knowledge in the use of computers for performing work processes.
  • Proficiency in using PC operating systems and several basic software applications i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives.
  • Earned Value Management System experience.
  • Experience in performing, monitoring, or reviewing cost engineering functions, which include cost estimating, cost control, and cost analysis, in the field and office.
  • Knowledge of aspects of Project Control scope, services, deliverables, customer needs, tools/systems, and processes and requirements.
  • Project Controls experience with basic understanding of DOE 413.3 principles and requirements.
  • Detailed working knowledge of Primavera P6, and COBRA. Proficiency in P6 and scheduling expertise is preferred.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade: 190
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
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INL Mission
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

COVID Safety Protocols
As a condition of employment, Idaho National Laboratory will inquire about COVID vaccination status and expects candidates to comply with all required COVID safety protocols, including mask-wearing as applicable.

Idaho National Laboratory has implemented a required vaccination policy effective immediately requiring that all new hires must be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, unless exempt under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or other applicable state or federal law. In accordance with Idaho National Laboratory's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our customers and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations.
Reasonable Accommodation
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information
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INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits, Salary, and Relocation
We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/
About this Employer‍

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.