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Project Control Specialist (Secret)

Project Control Specialist (Secret)

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By Light is seeking a Project Control Specialist to join our team supporting a DOD business unit. The PCS will perform project monitoring and data control, conduct project audits, manage project financials, and serve as the liaison between project management, finance, and accounting.


By Light is an IT products and services firm specializing in software development, satellite/terrestrial communications, cyber security, and network engineering/design. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we provide support worldwide to DOD, Federal Civilian, and Health IT customers.



  • Support project accounting and cost reporting requirements of multiple mid-sized projects including but not limited to tasks such as forecasting, project performance tracking, forecasting and variance analyses.
  • Effectively communicate with Project Managers (PM) regarding contract modifications, change orders and other contract modifications, approvals, and any additional services-related to billing.
  • Responsible for tracking and monitoring project costs using forecasting tools to analyze financial data, develop project budgets and forecasts and provide burn analysis.
  • Support month-end close process by assuring all project costs are correct.
  • Work with accountants and PMs to ensure that monthly invoices are accurate and delivered to customers on time.
  • Resolve problems related to project financials such as unbilled issues to optimize the billing possibilities for the billing period.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • 1-2 years project forecasting experience with project controls.
  • Highly proficient using Microsoft Excel for large data analysis to include pivot tables, sumif, macro, what if scenario, conditional formatting functions, etc. (Excel test will be administered to check strength and capabilities)
  • Good understanding of estimating principles and methods; ability to think analytically and critically.
  • Ability to develop estimates for project/program oversight.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Experience working with DISA is highly desired.

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Must have a minimum DOD Secret clearance


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities