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Guidehouse Project Oversight Controller, Senior Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa


Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.


Project Oversight Controller function at the Senior Consultant level within Guidehouse. Project Oversight Controller are second level non-management consultants that will have responsibility for client management, solution implementation and generation of project results. You will own project workstreams and interact with the client daily to ensure engagement success. This includes supporting day-to-day operational meetings with client sponsors and consulting leaders. Project Oversight Controller are expected to prepare and communicate well-organized, effective reports and presentations to client and internal executives. You will lead, coach and mentor consultants and ensure quality deliverables.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform project-level financial management and expense analysis

  • Prepare detailed financial program management reviews and provide the status of key performance metrics.

  • Provide analysis and recommendations based on the results of financial program management reviews

  • Setting up, monitoring, and controlling projects using Earned Value Management (EVM)

  • Develop initial performance baseline integrating scope, schedule and budget

  • Update project status

  • Monitor and analyze actuals costs for assigned projects (pulling data from SAP source)

  • Identify, analyze and provide explanations for variances

  • Developing standard EVM reporting formats

  • Maintain, review, and revise the baseline consistent with established change control.

  • Manage financials for projects, updating estimates based on actuals and forecasting

  • Create and maintain, resource-loaded project schedules and various work type templates in Primavera P6 and/or MS Project

  • Proactively identify schedule risks/issues and assess impacts

  • Support Project Managers for schedule and status updates, including resource and cost forecasting, project baseline updates, and various reporting

We encourage career development and hiring for the long term. As a Project Oversight Controller, you will follow a clearly defined career path and continue to deepen your specialized industry knowledge and consulting skills. As you hone your project management skills, leadership abilities and the aptitude for managing multiple workstreams, you will have the opportunity to progress to the Managing Consultant level.


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 3-5 years Financial and/or Scheduling Controls experience in the any of the follow industries: Utilities, Aerospace, DoD construction, DOE construction, Oil & Gas or similar

  • Demonstrated working experienced at monitoring and controlling projects using Earned Value Management (EVM)

  • Financial and/or Scheduling controls experience

  • Financial and/or Scheduling experience with Microsoft Office, including Excel

  • Experience with applying formulas and functions to calculations and analysis in Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to think analytically and conduct trend analysis

  • Ability to accomplish financial forecasts based on bottom-up and top down analysis

  • Ability to discuss and resolve administrative and financial issues effectively in a team environment and multi-task and problem-solve in a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Ability to travel

Preferred QualificationsIn addition to the above qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or MBA

  • 3+ years Project Management or Project Engineering experience

  • Strong experience with Utility Transmissions & Distributions construction project management

  • Systems knowledge of PowerPlan, WMIS, Stakeout for utilities construction planning and development

  • Experience using MS Project and Primavera P6

  • Working knowledge and experience using SAP financials

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program