Junior Cost and Schedule Controller

MDA Space
Brampton, ON/Remote
Added: March 26, 2024
The Company

Building the space between proven and possible, MDA Space (TSX:MDA) is a trusted mission partner to the global space industry. A robotics, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 55-year+ story of world firsts and more than 450 missions, MDA Space is a global leader in communications satellites, Earth and space observation, and space exploration and infrastructure. The MDA Space team of more than 3,000 space experts in Canada, the US and the UK has the knowledge and know-how to turn an audacious customer vision into an achievable mission – bringing to bear a one-of-a-kind mix of experience, engineering excellence and wide-eyed wonder that’s been in our DNA since day one. For those who dream big and push boundaries on the ground and in the stars to change the world for the better, we’ll take you there.

The Role

We’re on the hunt for a Junior Cost Schedule Controller on our Robotics & Space Operations team at our Brampton office.

As our Junior Cost Schedule Controller, you will be reporting to the Business Manager, the role demands strong technical and analytical skills as a subject matter expert on planning, scheduling and cost control. This role provides support to the Program Planning and & Controls and PMO departments to define/refine, improve upon and apply processes, tools & controls and enhance profitability for programs.

Additionally, the successful candidate must place a large emphasis on continuous learning, be a team player, and come up with new ideas/questioning attitude to support profitable program management.

Job Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining contractual program performance measurement baselines while ensuring that timely and accurate cost and schedule analysis can be performed with anticipation of program manpower requirements.
  • Provide reliable planning, scheduling, performance measurement, financial, and risk mitigation services to company stakeholders in order to achieve optimal profitability.
  • Alert program managers and senior management about pending problems and corrective action required.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and improvement of department systems, software and tools.
  • Act as a go to person for employees to seek out for advice and guidance on Program Planning and control problems.

Job Requirements

  • 1-2 years of industry experience with one of those years in a junior cost controller/analyst role or equivalent, working with scheduling, cost control tools and ERP systems.
  • Desired knowledge of Earned Value Management.
  • Understanding of PMBOK principles.
  • CCP/PSP (AACE) or CAPM/PMP (PMI) accreditation is desirable.
  • Subject matter expert in project planning and scheduling abilities.
  • Experience with the front of the business and developing proposals.
  • General knowledge of contract terms & conditions and their relation to project accounting and planning.
  • Proficient with MS Office, MS Project.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication along with Good presentation skills.
  • Capable of working independently and prioritizing efforts.
  • Demonstrates creativity in problem solving.
  • Working in a multidisciplinary project team environment.

We’re a dream team of purpose-driven, collaborative and passionate people, and we are constantly looking for others to join #TeamMDA to ignite new and innovative approaches to problem-solving that push us forward to improve life on and above Earth. If you’re excited to expand our place in space and driven to inspire the next generation, we’ll take you there.

We have entered a new era of exploration and development, and MDA welcomes all who yearn to suit up and be part of it. An equal opportunity employer prizing diversity, integrity and collaboration, we are committed to growing MDA’s and Canada’s leadership in this next golden age.

MDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at all locations. As a team member of MDA, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection through competitive health care including; extended healthcare and flexible drug plans, dental and vision benefits, disability income protection, life insurance, group retirement savings plans; and an employee and family assistance program.

Comments/Special Considerations

Successful candidates must obtain and hold security clearance at the reliability status level, and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program (CGP) and ITAR.

MDA is an equal opportunity employer prizing diversity and inclusion. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. If you require assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process we can assist.