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KBR Senior Cost Control Specialist in Houston, Texas


Senior Cost Control Specialist

KBR is seeking a Senior Cost Control Specialist for the Science & Space Business Unit. The Senior Cost Control Specialist will support NASA contracts and will be primarily responsible for Program Planning and Control. The Senior Cost Control Specialist will perform all aspects of Earned Value Management in compliance with the current EIA 748 standard, conduct analysis and provide advice regarding EVM tools and principles, & assist with planning and execution of the Integrated Baseline Review (IBR).


  • Provide program plans to ensure contractual requirements and statement of work deliverables are captured and scheduled

  • Development and control of the Performance Measurement Baseline

  • Incorporate contractual changes into program established control systems

  • Develop Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), perform maintenance, and charge number control

  • Produce monthly Contract Performance Reports (CPR) Formats 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

  • Incorporate sub-divisional or subcontract data into a collective Contract Performance Report (CPR) or Integrated Program Management Report (IPMR)

  • Implement and document Baseline Change Requests (BCRs)

  • Monitor/schedule milestones to facilitate estimates to complete and process scope changes

  • Analyze cost trends to correct errors and provide forward guidance to maximize revenue and profit and minimize cost variances

  • Prepare and deliver customer report deliverables per the contract terms and conditions

  • Prepare forecasts using program resource estimates with appropriately applied rates and factors

  • Assist the team with monthly Estimate to Complete (ETC) updates

  • Develop price/cost estimates utilizing established pricing concepts and applications

  • Apply FAR, CAS, and government accounting standards

  • Perform moderately complex accounting and analytical tasks, including transaction processing, account reconciliation and analysis

  • Track program funding requirements and subcontractor costs & fee

  • Track, trend, forecast and analyze subcontractor and vendor invoices

  • Identify, diagnose, and resolve complex problems independently

  • Develop and carry out long- and short-term objectives and balance multiple priorities

  • Assist in developing presentations and reports for internal and external customers

  • Create and maintain internal process documentation and procedures

  • Perform other duties as assigned

This position will report directly to the Cost Control Manager

Required Education, Experience, & Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field

  • 4 + years related experience

  • In lieu of formal education 12 + years of related experience

  • Knowledge of basic program management concepts (budgets, estimate to complete, project schedules, etc.)

  • Experience with Earned Value Management

  • COBRA or other MPM tools

  • IBR

  • Monthly contractor financial management reporting

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Familiarity with standard government agency reporting requirements (NASA, DOD)

  • Proficient with Costpoint, COGNOS systems, or other EVMS reporting engine

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Advanced Excel skills.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government services and technology sectors. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. ​

KBR is proud to work with customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long- term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.

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