Jacobs Project Controls Specialist in El Paso, Texas

Project Controls Specialist


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

This position is under the supervision of the Project Controls Manager

The duties of a Project Controls Assistant are set out below, but also include any other reasonable activity as directed from time to time.

  • Develop, monitor, track, analyze, forecast, and report on project budgets, estimates to complete, commitments, expenditures, project progress and productivity, work plans and schedules, projects cost at completion, WBS cost coding, subcontracts, and change management.

  • The use of the Prolog Database to track all of the Program Financials and other construction activities.

  • Review, process and track sub consultant invoices on various projects

  • Review of expenditure details, identifying incorrect charges, and commencement of the charge correction process

  • Input or update activity data, logic, resource, progress, expenditure information and review of activity durations and logic sequence

  • Assure change management systems and processes are implemented and followed.

  • Identify potential project problems early, report issues and problems to operations leadership, and work with project teams to address and implement recovery plans.

  • Preparation of spreadsheets and a wide variety of routine cost analyses, cash flow, and other cost related evaluations

  • Produce various planning and scheduling reports and analysis

  • Printing and distribution of technical and administrative reports, assembly of monthly report packages

  • Provides administrative support by assisting in report/presentation preparation, record maintenance and scheduling. Completes filing, data entry and general clerical duties, compiles reports, processes paperwork and administers processes in accordance with prescribed guidelines and procedures.

  • Other project controls duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Construction Management or Engineering

  • Proficient computer skills using MS office tools. Proficient Excel skills are a must

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Detail Oriented is a must

  • Professional demeanor with the ability to take direction with a desire to learn and work efficiently

Essential Functions:

Intermittent sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, and lifting. Lifting requirements limited to 20 lbs. in the form of supplies, drawings, etc. Longest distance carried of 50 feet. Hand manipulation is required for simple grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulation. Right and/or left hands utilized. Occasional need to reach and/or work above the shoulder, for supplies, as well as below the shoulder for same. No foot controls necessary. Must be alert to equipment in the field, there will be occasional travel, will work near construction job site equipment when in the field, occasional need to work near hazardous equipment and machinery, occasional need to walk on uneven ground, exposure to dust, gas or fumes, exposure to noise, extremes in temperature or humidity, and potential work at heights.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Texas-El Paso

Req ID: BI 00043N