Project Controller

Classification: Exempt
Immediate Supervisor: Financial Controller/Manager
Functional Relationships: Financial Controller; Director of Operations


The project controller manages the financial aspects of projects. He/she oversees project revenues and expenditures to verify that projects are completed on time and within budgetary guidelines. Work duties include preparing and presenting financial statements, creating annual project budgets and forecasts, and supporting employees in the finance and operation department.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Review and advise sales department on project contracts with a special focus on invoice milestones, rates, sales budget and Terms & Conditions
  2. Assist and/or manage management of operation department during Sales – Operations kick off meeting
  3. Prepare the operational budget in corporation with the operation department and calculate sales budget vs. costs while also advising on third party costs
  4. Monitor and report performance of projects to ensure financial and contractual objectives are met. Make corrective action recommendations, as required.
  5. Complete project close out and lessons learned
  6. Ability to absorb and consider conflicting information and offer insightful reports and recommendations to RLUSA senior management
  7. Negotiate and complete Change Orders and Change Order Requests
  8. Maintain communication with customers’ administrational department and support accounts receivable with any collection issues that arise on projects
  1. Review, create and maintain project related purchase orders for third parties
  2. Maintain communication with project manager
  3. Maintain communication and supporting the project site administrator
  4. Manages the invoice process for projects together with management
  1. Report project outlook bi-weekly with the management of operation department
  2. Attend the financial operational meeting
  3. Maintain weekly forecast on Equipment
  4. Ensure invoices are submitted timely and accurately to the customer
  1. Make revised project forecast based on latest information, project progress etc. Inform and discuss the project forecast with the Operations Director
  2. Control project information in Twinfield and audit timesheets, applied time, and other costs on the projects
  3. Creates monthly forecast based on estimated net revenue for projects
  1. Assist senior controller with preparing quarterly forecast
  2. Assist senior controller with project reporting and outlooks
  3. Discuss accruals and open purchase orders
  • Financial analytical skills
  • Independence
  • Detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and have strong organizational skills
  • Self-starter
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite (to include Excel)

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment
This job operates in a clerical, office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. On occasion, the employee may be exposed to outside working conditions which could include heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. On a case-by-case basis, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is a largely sedentary role; however, some filing is required, which would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time, overtime exempt position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM including a one hour lunch break.

Travel for this position is not required.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors or equivalent required.
  • Three years of previous related experience, construction/heavy lifting background preferred.
  • General knowledge of the heavy lifting industry.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  1. Must possess or be able to obtain a valid and appropriate state driver’s license prior to employment.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

This vacancy is a full time position.

Educational Level
Bachelor / Graduate
United States