March 3, 2022

Cost Budget Analyst

We currently have an immediate opening for a Cost Budget Analyst to join our expanding team. As a Cost Budget Analyst, you will be responsible for the management and performance of cost, scheduling, risk and change management. You will implement a Cost Budgeting System on large, complex projects and programs and assist in establishing operational policies and procedures.

McKissack & McKissack is a national architectural, engineering, and construction services firm that has earned a strong reputation for consistently delivering results on high-profile government and commercial projects. Our organization is guided by a passion for excellence, and we are committed to innovation, collaboration, and delivering superior results that meet and exceed the needs of our clients. We offer a well-balanced corporate culture that embraces diversity, nurtures professional growth, and rewards hard work. McKissack & McKissack seeks individuals to join our growing organization who have excellent academic and/or work experience, integrity, and client-focused attitudes.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Develop organizational budgets with project managers
  • Review proposals for completeness, accuracy and compliance
  • Consolidating project budgets for review
  • Track project funding requirements
  • Vet funding requests
  • Monitoring project costs to-date to ensure project remains on-budget
  • Prepare reports and estimating future budget/funding needs
  • Defending budget recommendations with data and evidence-based analyses
  • Assist the Project team with board financial reporting and presentations  
  • FTA/FRA budget reporting
  • Coding structures (WBS, SCC, DART, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Planning, Construction Management, or related field
  • At least 10 years of experience in project controls in the construction industry.
  • Prior scheduling experience (P6 is a big plus) as well as other CPM Scheduling Software
  • Project and Scheduling Professional (PSP) certification preferred and/or Certified Scheduling Technician (CST) certification preferred. Comparable experience of candidates that satisfy the qualifications for these certifications is acceptable.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Proficient in contract negotiation for change management
  • Strong management and leadership capabilities


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