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Southern Company Project Cost Analyst Lead - Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama

Project Cost Analyst Lead - Birmingham


Project Cost Analyst - Birmingham

Southern Nuclear Company is looking for a highly motivated individual to work as a project cost control/forensic accounting analyst in the Dry Cask Storage department. Job duties involve building monthly reports to be used in litigation efforts supporting ongoing cost recovery with the Department of Energy, while also providing general oversight for cost management and control of other capital projects that are selected for cost tracking. These responsibilities will involve cross-functional teamwork with personnel from the plant sites, project managers, cost estimators, financial, and others.

This position also supports the entire Fleet Outage Services organization with monthly cost support. This individual works with SNC internal project managers, financial services, legal counsel and site project teams to gather and document monthly transaction details ensuring timesheets, records, invoices and other charges are coded correctly.

The ideal candidate will have project cost controls and/or forensic accounting background and will have Oracle accounting support software experience with ability to pull financial data, analyze and document. A knowledge of, or ability to learn, high level Primavera P6 scheduling software is desired to audit upcoming work orders for correct cost structure and manpower loading.

Below are some of the duties to be performed by the individual filling this role:

  • Provide extensive oversight to ensure consistency within the Project Controls organization for all cost analyst functions.

  • Be proficient in the use of PowerPlan, MAXIMO, ORACLE and other cost and commitment systems at SNC.

  • Work closely with the Cost Estimating and Scheduling Leads in the development of project cash flows from project cost estimates and schedules.

  • Coordinate with the Project Scheduling Lead to ensure that the cost projections for all projects are properly aligned and reflect the activities identified in the project schedule to support EVM.

  • Establish processes and guidelines, as well as provide oversight for the following activities:

  • Assigning cost codes to all PO commitments & expenditures

  • Monitoring all project commitments & expenditures for correctness of cost coding

  • Interfacing with Financial & Business Operations to correct errors in the commitment or payment process and insure accuracy in the cost system

  • Tracking craft labor and site related project expenses

  • Monthly cost reporting and analysis

  • Scope monitoring to ensure they are properly forecasted and reported


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in a technical or business field is preferred

  • AACE Certified Cost Consultant is preferred

  • Accounting, Finance or Construction management degree desired

Background/Experience Requirements:

  • Experience in cost management/control of EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) projects is preferred

  • Experience as a Cost Analyst w/ detailed use of work breakdown, EVM and cost codes is preferred

  • Experience with contract administration and computer-based job costing is preferred

  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Knowledge/Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to facilitate and manage data inputs and changes across multiple organizations

  • Ability to motivate a group toward a shared goal

  • Ability to communicate ideas in both a technical and user-friendly language

  • Knowledge of Work Management System and supporting systems

  • Knowledge of cost, estimating and scheduling techniques, methods and procedures

  • Knowledge of Oracle ERS and ability to run reports (preferred)

  • Knowledge of Primervera P6 (preferred)

  • Ad hoc report writing skills using MRS (Microsoft Reporting System), Crystal, or other report writing tools (preferred)

  • Knowledge of PowerPlan (preferred)

  • Excellent analytical, mathematical and creative problem-solving skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required

  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills

  • Personal ownership and initiative

  • Knowledge of dry cask or spent fuel systems a plus

Behavioral Attributes:

  • Must exhibit the Our Values behaviors – Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment

  • Safety First - We believe the safety of our employees and customers is paramount. We will perform and maintain every job, every day, safely.

  • Unquestionable Trust - Honesty, respect, fairness and integrity drive our behavior. We keep our promises, and ethical behavior is our standard.

  • Superior Performance - We are dedicated to superior performance throughout our business. We will continue our strong focus on innovative solutions, improving how we run our business and our commitment to environmental stewardship.

  • Total Commitment - We are committed to the success of our employees, our customers, our shareholders and our communities. We fully embrace, respect, and value our differences and diversity.

Southern Nuclear's top priority is the safety and health of the public, our employees and the environment. We are committed to the safe operation of our nuclear generating facilities with equipment and systems that meet strict Nuclear Regulatory Commission safety and design regulations. Each Southern Nuclear employee is committed to instilling Institute for Nuclear Power Operations' "Principles for a Strong Nuclear Safety Culture" in every aspect of their responsibilities.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at .

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SNC2006965