Lead Cost Analyst

  • Type: Full-time
  • Job #170030
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We are looking for 2-4 Lead Cost Analysts who are cost experts with strong leadership and communication skills. This is a one year contract to start, but could turn into multiple years if the fit is right.

Lead Cost Analyst

 Specific Accountabilities:

  •  Monitor Programmatic financial performance through ongoing reporting and maintenance of internal reports to track budget, actuals and forecast.
  • Analyze financial program performance; identify budget variances, significant risks and recommend corrective actions.
  • Monthly analysis and submission of budget forecast.
  • Develop reports and reporting tools for Cost Analysis.
  • Act as a highly technical resource to help staff work effectively and solve problems related to budget performance, contract management, capital projects etc.
  • Contribute to project review meetings, as necessary, to monitor progress, identify problems, and initiate corrective actions.
  • Recommend and implement improvement(s) to processes and tools where appropriate.
  • Mentor, coach and support Cost Analysts in day to day work functions.
  • Escalate and provide solutions to issues and problems
  • Perform other duties as required


  •  Background and understanding of cost processes and procedures and how they apply to Capital Projects is required
  • Must be self-motivated, self-directed, take initiative and be a team player
  • Display a positive attitude and lead by example
  • Knowledge of the interrelationships and roles of the organizational units; as well as, the interrelationships between work groups, external contractors, and consultants involved.
  • Must have the ability to exercise tact, discretion and good judgment with confidential and sensitive information.  
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, to facilitate effective communication to others.
  • Must be familiar with all cost processes within PMC projects
  • Must be able to coach and direct others with diplomacy, professionalism and compassion
  • Strong understanding of Ecosys and the ability to train new hires in the tool
  • Workday financial report knowledge is required
  • 5 years of Demonstrated Leadership experience is preferred
  • A minimum 10 years in a Cost Analyst role is required