Project Control Set Up Specialist - Remote

Rockville , MD
Feb 25, 2023
Apr 21, 2023
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking an experienced Project Control Set Up Specialist to join its Corporate Project Controls team. 

This role is based out of Rockville, Maryland and eligible for a hybrid or remote work arrangement.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Set up and maintain assigned projects in Costpoint based on project requirements and in compliance with Westat operating procedures to ensure the proper recognition of revenue.
  • Understand contract document(s) as they relate to billing and revenue.  Identify and confirm invoicing requirements with the Finance, Contracts Administrator, Billing Specialist, and the Program/Project Manager(s).  As necessary, collaborate with the Project Controller and Program Operations to devise a project structure that considers billing requirements.
  • Compare actual project expenses against contract terms and conditions and the Federal Acquisition Regulations for accuracy (POP, funding, billing rates, labor categories, un-allowable expenses).  Identify errors and issues (incorrect project set ups) and notify the Project Controller to correct. 
  • Perform monthly reconciliations of billed/unbilled vs. revenued activity.  Research and resolve unexplained reconciling items.  Notify their supervisor of significant, reconciling items that remain unresolved for extended periods. 
  • Review the PSF and project set up in Costpoint (as it relates to billing) for accuracy.  Ensure the Project Controller properly populated the billing formula and the biller fields.  Ensure the project set up/structure supports the billing requirements as specified in the contract (or by the client if not included in the contract).

Basic Qualifications:
  • Typically requires a Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of experience in Federal Government Contracting environment using Deltek Costpoint to actively perform project set up activities.

Other Required Qualifications: 
  • Demonstrated communication skills
  • Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients
  • Organization skills, including time management ability
  • Detail oriented

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Subject to plan requirements, employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave (15 days per year)
  • Sick Leave (10 days per year)
  • Holiday Leave (7 government holidays plus 2 floating holidays)
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.


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