Digital Prospectors Program Cost Schedule and Control Administrator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Program Cost Schedule and Control Administrator

Cambridge, MA

Job Type: Contract

Recruiter: Chris Howgate at

Phone: 603-772-2700

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Job Title: Program Cost Schedule and Control Administrator

Location : Cambridge, MA

Duration: 6+ Months

Candidates need to be a US Citizen as the Laboratory is a cleared facility.

A Secret Clearance without Incident or the ability to acquire a security clearance is required for this role.

An active clearance is highly preferred.


The candidate will be working as part of the Special Programs program management team in a dynamic, fast-paced department. The candidate will be involved in preparation of proposals, financial reports, baseline budgets, schedules and variance analysis. Successful completion of assignments will require interfacing with internal and external contacts regarding various aspects of the assigned program. The ideal candidate is a self starter who works well independently and in groups. He or she must display strong analytical and problem solving skills with a high level of accuracy and productivity.


Supports program office in pursuit and management of business opportunities by:

  • Preparing cost volumes for proposal submission (which includes but is not limited to understanding WBS structures, cost elements, preparation of basis of estimate and the ability to review a solicitation for compliance requirements)

  • Supporting active contracts by providing financial data and administrative support in fulfilling Contract Data Requirements List(s)

  • Using information systems (PeopleSoft ERP and Data Warehouse) to create and manage budget plans for programs and subtasks on a weekly/monthly basis and to respond proactively to address potential problems/anomalies

  • Ensuring adequate funding availability by maintaining accurate records of expenditures, directing preparation of expenditure projections, and proactively submitting timely requests for additional funding and/or senior management risk authorization when applicable. Communicating with customer and subcontractor financial staff as required to track and report financial progress

  • Monitoring the completion of project deliverables and ensure compliance with the internal quality management system requirements

  • Supporting program teams in procurement management and tracking

  • Interfacing with Contracts Administration and other relevant departments to facilitate program management

  • Forecasting new business and resource management requirements based on available information

  • Proactively establishing priorities, executing responsibilities with minimal supervision, and meeting deadlines in a high-pressured environment


Bachelors degree and 2-5 years of related experience in defense, high tech or government contracting sector. Familiarity with spreadsheets, principles of financial tracking, scheduling and other program management tools including an intermediate to advanced skill level in Excel. Experience with Microsoft Office including Microsoft Project is preferred. Must demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and ability to think critically and independently in a fast paced environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. The exceptional candidate will have a working knowledge of Earned Value Management concepts and the principles of program management. Candidates must be US Citizens, are subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

POST-OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED. An essential function of this job is physical attendance. Digital Prospectors is an Equal Opportunity Employer which includes providing equal employment opportunity for all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We have placed many talented engineers with this client over the years - If you are qualified - we can get you in!!!

Our client, one of the most prestigious Research and Development Labs in the country, is working on solutions to our nation's most complex defense and commercial related challenges.

The mission is critical and the work is as cutting edge as it is rewarding. The teams are superbly managed groups of world class engineers from all types of interesting and diverse backgrounds – AND THEY ARE HIRING!

Make this your next career move as one of our many long term contractors or employees!

Work as our full time employee with full benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, PTO, Retirement, etc.) – OR - work as a W2 hourly contractor at a higher pay rate if you don't need the benefit package.


Founded in 1999, Digital Prospectors is an award-winning recruiting and consulting firm that specializes in placing contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire engineers into rewarding opportunities with our impressive and ever-growing client base. We believe that all people should love their jobs.

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Phone: 603-772-2700