New Job Cost And Schedule Coordinator In California

Cost and Schedule Coordinator
Cost and Schedule Coordinator

Cost and Schedule Coordinator

Company : Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
Salary : $112,208 - $136,341 a year
Location : California

Full Description

Under direction, the Cost & Schedule Coordinator performs highly complex, varied schedule development, including cost estimating and project controls, for a wide variety of transportation related capital projects.

Distinguishing Characteristics
The Cost & Schedule Coordinator is the journey level within the class series, and differs from the Senior Cost & Schedule Coordinator in that the latter is the advanced journey level class and supervises professional staff and other subordinates in the Project Controls Unit. The Cost & Schedule Coordinator may direct subordinates on a project basis.

Classification Bargaining Unit: TAEA

Essential Job Functions

Typical Tasks

  • Conducts project cost and schedule analyses and prepares project reports;
  • Assists in the preparation of capital project financial reports and prepares complex cost reports, including cash flow and commitment projections for tracking of expenditures and comparisons of budgeted versus actual costs;
  • Reviews consultant and contractor cost reports to ensure consistency with VTA and/or project management policies and procedures;
  • Participates in the selection and negotiation of agreements with consultants;
  • Assists in schedule and cost analyses of change order impacts, contractor claims, contractor overhead rates, and procurement costs;
  • Reviews project invoices, progress payments, and final payments to consultants and contractors;
  • Prepares project master schedules, detailed working schedules, schedule reports, schedule updates and workaround plans, and related schedule reports;
  • Works with project managers and department managers on resource loading of all project schedules and resource leveling of division staff requirements and commitments;
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures for project scheduling, schedule updating, and schedule control;
  • Assists in the development of policies and procedures for project cost control, cost updating, and budget monitoring;
  • Supports the development of cost control and project scheduling skills of project managers;
  • Prepares a variety of reports and correspondence;
  • May direct the activities of subordinate staff;
  • Performs other related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Employment Standards
Sufficient training, education, and public or private sector experience to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Development of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in engineering, construction management, architecture, or a related field, and four years of increasingly responsible construction project cost and scheduling work, including at least two years using Primavera Project Planner scheduling software.

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California is preferred. Certification as a Project Management Professional, AACE Cost Consultant, or AACE Cost Engineer at the time of appointment is required.

Supplemental Information

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of project management and control including the "earned value" method of integrated schedule and cost control, as applied to engineering and construction projects;
  • Principles and practices of construction methods, rates of work and production, and CPM scheduling methods to produce independent and valid construction schedules;
  • General principles of contract administration and construction management.
Ability to:
  • Analyze contractor schedule work sequences and project schedule problems, and develop effective solutions;
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of policies and procedures related to project scheduling and cost control;
  • Utilize Primavera project control software (e.g. Primavera Project Planner, and Expedition) for project schedule and cost control as well as contract administration purposes;
  • Use personal computer-based software to prepare spreadsheets, statistical analyses, graphs, CPM charts, and reports;
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, on technical, financial, and management information;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with representatives of Federal, State, regional, and local agencies, consultants, contractors, vendors, and the general public.