Senior Analyst Project Cost Controls

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Date: Mar 28, 2023

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: SRP

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

Provides analytical cost controls for high-value and high-profile power delivery infrastructure projects managed by SRP's Strategic System Projects project management organization. Directly supports innovative and challenging transmission line and substation projects for grid-scale battery storage and renewable generation, major economic development and industrial loads, and transmission system expansion. Responsible for financial performance during planning, design/engineering, procurement, and construction to achieve the goals and objectives of the projects.

Job Responsibilities

•    Performs as a project cost control leader for major projects.
•    Prepares, monitors, and reports on project spending and budgets using computer applications such as SAP, Power BI and other financial programs and tools. Identifies and analyzes variances, corrects discrepancies, and reports to project managers and SRP management.
•    Coordinates and facilitates meetings with project management staff and cross-functional teams to review the financial status of projects including trends and concerns.
•    Supports procurement of project material and services including preparation of purchase requisitions and processing invoices for services rendered. 
•    Tracks progress and key performance indicators associated with projects goals and SRP initiatives.
•    Collaborates with project management staff to develop financial budgeting, forecasting, and tracking processes, tools and templates. 
•    Looks for opportunities to innovate and automate reporting tools to improve efficiency, accuracy, and response time for project management staff.
•    Prepares project close-out reports comparing the actual cost to the estimate and drawing conclusions for variances. 
•    Develops and maintains historical actual cost database to benchmark unit costs and improve accuracy of future project estimates and budgets. 
•    Administers and reviews work performed by internal or external project controls staff. Provides basic training when required to new staff.
•    Performs complex analytical work such as studies, analyses, surveys and investigations at a fully professional level, requiring substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques and procedures.
•    Prepares and/or conducts written and oral reports and presentations.
•    Performs project site visits from time to time with project management staff.
•    Oversees and provides analysis of hourly rate performance measurement systems as part of an overall project control or maintenance management system.
•    Develops, coordinates, maintains cost aspects of project status or maintain management reporting system necessary for control of complex project or processes.
•    Supports the project scheduling process by analyzing needs and developing special reporting systems.
•    Develops, maintains and coordinates information system requirements.
•    Performs and presents results of special studies as required to provide management visibility of key cost/schedule issues.
•    Supports other departments and outside agencies requiring engineering or planning data and/or assistance related to planning projects.


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


Promotion to level 2 requires a minimum of two years experience at level 1; demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor.  Promotion to senior level requires a minimum of three years experience at level 2; is fully competent in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities plus successful completion of any additional education and training specified.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 15182



Hybrid Workplace


SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement


Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement


In order to promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.



Why Work at SRP


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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