Project Controls Analyst

Cupertino, CA
Project Controls /
Hybrid /
Job Title: Project Controls Analyst - Electric Distribution

Job Overview
Sector: Electric Distribution
Seniority: Mid - Senior
Location: Cupertino/ Bay Area / Hybrid

About TD Thornton TD Thornton is a premier consulting firm specializing in project management and project controls solutions. We have a strong on-boarding and training program which sets our people up for success. All are welcome to apply especially those with engineering, construction management, business analytics, scheduling, and project management backgrounds as well as anyone who truly enjoys teamwork.

Schedule Development and Analysis:
• Collaborate with the Project Manager to develop project schedules and cash flow/forecast plans with input from functional departments.
• Attend Project and Job kickoff and walk-down meetings.
• Create, maintain, and update schedules using appropriate software (e.g., SAP Project System, SAP Work Management System, MS Project).
• Document, monitor, and communicate project milestones and risks to stakeholders.
• Participate in project status meetings, collecting progress data for necessary revisions.

Cost Plan Development and Analysis:
• Utilize cost and schedule plans to assess project objectives' achievability.
• Create, maintain, and update monthly forecast budgets.
• Prepare various cost reports and maintain forecast accuracy.
• Conducted project performance analysis, identifying cost and schedule variances and recommending corrective actions.
• Assess and report on project performance using industry standards.
• Ensure responses to project budget and cost requests reflect accurate and current project cost information, gaining stakeholder concurrence.
• Provide regular communication on project cost, schedule, and risk status to project team members, stakeholders, and the public.
• Interface with design and planning resources and software systems.
• Review and assist in preparing Advance Authorizations, Job Estimates, and Re-Authorizations, helping the PM to routing for approval.
• Prepare journal entries and coordinate or process goods receipts in the current software system.
• Ensure responses to budget and cost requests reflect correct project cost information, gaining stakeholder concurrence.
• Input data into various programs and prepare various cost and forecasting reports.

Project Documentation & Reporting:
• Verify project cost, schedule milestone attainment, and provide input for future process or business improvements.
• Manage orders from inception through completion, ensuring all required documentation is entered into the current software system (e.g., EDMS).
• Resolve all open items, ensuring compliance requirements are met, settlement rules are entered, and orders are closed out.
• Maintain scope change, contingency release, change order, and journal entry logs.
• Maintain written and electronic project documentation and records, adhering to established guidelines and requirements (e.g., utilizing electronic document management systems or EDMS).
• Document change order requests, project status, key issues, risks and resolution, priority changes, and approvals.
• Provide the Project Manager with a monthly report of project costs and schedule information, including variance analysis according to an agreed-upon level of detail and prioritization.
• Provide Project Team members with a status report containing schedule and cost information, ensuring compliance with Utility Operations Policies, Standards, and Guidelines.
• Assist PM with Post Job Critique.

Knowledge / Abilities Desired:
• Experience with appropriate software tools, such as SAP Work Management, Controlling Orders, Planning Orders, and BW.
• Project Management, Project Controls, or Construction Management experience.
• Experience in Risk Management and Earned Value Analysis.
• Accounting/budgeting knowledge.
• Mathematical solid and forecasting skills.

You’ll be prepared for this job if you have…
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or equivalent in education and experience.
• Minimum of 2 years' experience in an electric or gas transmission and distribution business operations area, business planning, accounting, finance, construction management, and project management.
• Desired certifications: Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Project Management Professional (PMP).

You’ll stand out if you have…
• Experience Microsoft Project.
• Experience with SAP, NetSuite, or Sage.
• Experience with Unifier or Project Wise project management software.
• Project Management Professional (PMP) or similar certification.
• A fondness for taking ownership and a willingness to lead.
• A solid commitment to quality and attention to detail.

Compensation & Benefits
• A Competitive Base Salary
• Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
• Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
• 401(k) with a Company Match
• Annual Bonus
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Paid Parental Leave
• Flexible Spending Account
• Learn more about us at and on LinkedIn.
Compensation $110-$155k 
$110,000 - $155,000 a year