WM Project Controls Specialist I (Remote) in Olympia, Washington

March 30, 2024

Job Description

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

WM, a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

I. Job Summary

This position is responsible for all project controls functions including risk management, earned value management, cost & change management, document management and contract procurement management on small, low capital project(s). This position serves as the project controls management representative to ensure the Project Team’s success. This position requires a detailed understanding of project management principles and practices.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

Supports overall project management systems implementation in the tracking, forecasting, analysis, and reporting of project costs, and key performance indicators on assigned project.

Tracks and provides analysis on costs, commitments, accruals, trends and changes to the Project Manager.

Project accounting functions including managing the budget, tracking of team expenses and minimizing exposure and risk in the project.

Ensure that construction activities move according to predetermined schedule.

Ensure project documents are complete.

Identify elements of project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes and claims.

Manages the Contracts and Procurement systems including Client Contract Administration, invoicing, issue of purchase order and subcontract agreements, subcontractor payment distributions, and project accounts payables.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory duties.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job. Must live and work in the US.

A. Education and Experience

Education: Bachelor’s Degree (accredited) in Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, or similar area of study, or in lieu of degree, High School Diploma or GED (accredited) and four (4) years of relevant work experience.

Experience: Three (3) years of relevant work experience in Project Controls, Document Controls, Project Procurement and Finance (in addition to education requirement).

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

None required.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

V. Work Environment

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc.) most of the work day;

Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds rarely;

Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc.) rarely;

Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements occasionally;

Normal setting for this job is: office setting/construction site.

Travel up to 10% is possible based on the assigned project requirements.

The expected salary range for this position is $55,800.00 – $80,155.00. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s relevant experience, education, training, certifications, qualifications, and work location. In addition, this position is eligible for a 10% annual target bonus.


At WM, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

If this sounds like the opportunity that you have been looking for, please click “Apply.-

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran


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