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Project Control Specialist


Salt Lake City, UT, United States


Oct 2, 2023



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Are you looking for a position that would allow you to make your mark on your community? The Utah Transit Authority is now hiring for a new Project Control Specialist to work with our Capital Construction Project Delivery teams.    In this role, you will interact with members of our projects team to gather and analyze project data to keep our project’s budgets and schedules on track.    You would be expected to use various software such as Primavera P6 in this position.


As our Project Control Specialist, you will:

  • Manage project control activities associated with the planning and distribution of federal, state, and local resources for various capital projects such as: Streetcar, Light and Commuter Rail, Bus Rapid Transit, UTA facilities, Information Technology, Safety, Security, Mobility Management, Real Estate, and more.
  • Oversee multiple design and construction schedules and budgets to ensure necessary resources are forecast and available for each project.
  • Prepare staffing plans including contractor and consultant requirements for all projects and coordinates budgeting activities for multiple projects concurrently according to UTA and Federal Transportation Administration (FTA) project requirements.
  • Oversee, review, and update project schedules, procurement schedules, and cost status reports to monitor progress for each project.
  • Coordinates project control activities with project management teams, consultant schedulers, contract administrators and UTA Accounting department.
  • Provide grant support and administration services for multiple UTA departments including reviewing MPR’s and FFR’s for consistency before they are submitted to FTA.




  • At least 7 years of experience in a business-related field with at least some of that experience specifically in accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, Accounting or Business or related field of study. Master’s in Business Administration preferred.



  • Familiarity with contracts process and requirements (RFP, RFQ, RFI, MOU, NTP, change orders, etc.)
  • Bonding and insurance requirements for contractors
  • Disadvantage Business requirements
  • Understanding of Federal Requirements regarding Grants and Grant Administration
  • LaserFiche, DocuSign, JD Edwards and IPCS Integrated Project Control System preferred
  • Advanced skills in MS Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook preferred
  • MS Project or Primavera – Preferred
  • Organizational, Verbal and written communication, Multi-tasking, Customer service
  • Coordinate a multi-disciplinary team of staff engineers, project managers, IT personnel, bus and rail operations and maintenance, and consultants.
  • This job requires regular and predictable attendance.


An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

[UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.]

UTA’s benefits package for full-time administrative employees includes:

  • Health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance (eligible after 30 days of employment), with Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts.
  • Onsite Health and Wellness Clinics for medical care at no cost to employees, spouses, and dependent
  • 22 days of accrued paid time off (13 vacation days and 9 sick days), which increases with tenure at
  • 10 paid holidays and two paid (2) floating holidays per
  • Retirement options - Pension Plan with 5-year vesting schedule and 457 Contribution Plan, available for immediate contributions and company
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for higher education, available for any higher education degree (bachelor, master, or PHD). Course of study must be approved prior to enrollment.
  • Training, development, and career advancement
  • Paid parental leave for birth, adoption, and child placement (after 12 months of employment).
  • Free transit passes for employee, spouse, and dependent
  • Employee assistance program – includes counseling, legal services, financial planning,
  • UTA Well – a comprehensive wellness program designed to support employees and dependents in their health and wellness
  • Free on-site fitness facilities and discounted membership to VASA


For more information on UTA’s Total Rewards benefits package, please visit:


Pay/Salary Rate: $77,500.00 or more, depending on experience

Close Date: Open until filled, preference will be given to candidates who apply before Monday, September 11th, 2023 @ 5:59 PM MST



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