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    Job Details

    Position:  Project Controls Specialist I, Remote
    Posted:   01/08/2024

    CAPE Environmental Management Inc (CAPE) is seeking a Project Controls Specialist I to support our nationwide federal remediation projects. This position will support the Project Management process by assisting the Project Controls Manager, senior Project Control Specialist, Project Managers and Site Superintendents with scheduling, costs tracking, productivity measurement and other project controls related duties. This position supports projects in the field by implementing all required project controls procedures and best practices. Responsibilities include the maintenance of cost tracking spreadsheets for assigned projects, coordination with field personnel to gather progress and costs information, supporting the schedule development process and updating project schedules in coordination with project manager and/or other project team members. The position will require occasional invoicing support for projects that require cost loaded schedule updates as part of the billing process and short-term travel (1 to 3 months annually) to job sites as required for support to field operations. When working in the field, the person in this position will be responsible to collect required information to prepare the Production and Cost Reports and prepare same. On at least a monthly basis, this position will be required to provide support in the development of project cost estimates to complete (ETCs) and monthly forecasts reports.


    The position will support Project Managers from cradle to grave during project execution in coordination with other support groups such as Technical Services Organization, Quality Control, safety, construction and estimating. The person in this position will work closely with other project team members to provide timely project management deliverables relevant to assigned project controls duties. The position requires strong communication and Microsoft Office Suite skills in Word, Excel, as well as, intermediate proficiency using Primavera P6 and MS Project scheduling software. This role will assist in the preparation of monthly status reports, estimates to complete and financial status and forecasts of projects, as necessary. The ideal candidate will be passionate about supporting project execution, interacting with a diverse group of people from across the US, learning from books, classroom and on the job training. Preference will be given to applicants who can reference work demonstrating the skills and qualifications below. This position is a stepping stone to other positions such as Project Controls Specialist II, Assistant Project Manager, Project Manager, Estimator, and / or Field Engineer positions, or stay in the Project Controls career path. Staff that are aligned with our Values and who perform well can be expected to obtain new career opportunities within 2 – 4 years.  Upon starting with CAPE, one of our early onboarding activities will be to develop a career plan with you to support professional growth and development.

    $70,000-$85,000 annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications.


    This is a remote position and only sporadic travel may be needed.



    • Bachelor's Degree in Geology, Construction Management, Earth Science or Engineering required
    • 1-3 years of project management, project controls, project planning, project scheduling, and earned value performance, within the environmental remediation, environmental consulting or construction management industry. Fieldwork experience in environmental remediation is preferred
    • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, with intermediate level using Excel and Project
    • Beginner/Intermediate experience with Primavera P6 scheduling software preferred
    • Understanding of Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling principles
    • Basic knowledge of cost control techniques and procedures
    • Basic understanding of cost estimating principles
    • Self-starter and highly motivated to lead when not having formal authority
    • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
    • Able to understand and carefully follow both written and oral guidance/instructions
    • Resourceful and self-motivated
    • Able to handle multiple assignments on timely basis to meet deadlines.
    • Able to work independently with attention to detail.
    • Ability to learn quickly to use new project controls tools and software.
    • Ability to learn on own and comprehend complex instructions  
    • Ability to perform median level mathematics accurately and quickly


    • Prior experience in construction, engineering, cost estimating, or managing data to create reports
    • Experience working with MS Excel creating financial reports and pivot tables
    • Experience in developing project schedules using MS Project or Primavera P6 scheduling software, both platforms preferred
    • Familiarity with building/using Excel Macros and maintaining cost control reports
    • Basic knowledge of types of contracts: Firm Fixed Price (FFP); Fixed Unit Price (FUP); Time and Material (T&M); Cost Plus Award Fee (CPAF); and Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF).


    For 30 years, CAPE has delivered construction and environmental remediation solutions to governmental and private organizations nationwide. Our projects are high-profile environmental remediation projects involving cleanup of contaminated soil, groundwater, and sediment. The culture of our company is one of working together to achieve our company and professional goals and is succinctly and accurately defined as “We, Not Me” behavior. To ensure long-term, sustainable growth, we tailor our 3-year vision to be ahead of our industry in delivering our projects, align with our clients and team partners to improve our existing market share and develop new services to support smart growth.

    CAPE offers competitive benefits including Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, life insurance, ADP retirement savings plan including both traditional and Roth 401(k) with up to 4% match and lowest in class fees, health savings account (HSA) with investment option, flexible spending account (FSA), paid annual leave, paid maternity/paternity leave, and tuition reimbursement. CAPE also offers staff several other voluntary benefits options, as well as the option to work from home.

    CAPE is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We invite all qualified applicants to apply to our open positions.


    Any communication regarding this position will come from an email address ending in cape-inc.com. Scammers may try to imitate our HR team. Please use caution when replying to emails that are from other domains. To ensure you are applying for a legitimate job, please only complete a job application that originates from https://www.cape-inc.com/environmental-jobs.


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