Project Controller

Wabtec Corporation

Atlanta, GA


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

The position is aligned with the Project Controls & Scheduling function in the PMO organization for Logistics & Analytics. The Project Controller is a critical role that will partner with cross-functional stakeholders inside and outside the PMO organization. Some of these stakeholders are Finance, Program/Project Management, Engineering, Operations, and Support.  The goal is to achieve a project-level financial plan, schedules, budget, and revenue targets for the month, quarter, and fiscal year. This hybrid role will grant an opportunity to gain Project Management experience.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Management of the project-level financial accounting and scheduling in Oracle and Clarity. 
  • Support monthly financial close, invoice, and billing process for assigned projects.
  • Accountable for P&L financial performance to ensure projects meet financial and budget targets.
  • Develop accurate business forecasts.  Report on the financial past, present, and future performance at a project level with a deep understanding of the drivers behind variances. 
  • Ensure compliance with Corporate accounting practices and procedures and internal controls. 
  • Ensure strong project accounting and schedule management of projects.
  • Set up and create new projects, tasks, and sub-tasks to ensure the satisfactory realization of project contract requirements as scheduled.
  • Maintain costs and schedules by working directly with project/program management and engineering to ensure up-to-date.
  • Understand variances between actuals and forecasts on schedules and cost information.
  • Analyze budget and schedule to identify cost-out opportunities to meet financial targets.
  • Manage an active register of risks affecting project profit, costs, and schedule with an action plan to mitigate risks
  • Co-own with Project/Program Manager and Finance Manager to develop and maintain periodic status reports to keep management: GM, P&L Finance Manager, Senior Director Professional Services, Engineering Leaders/Managers, and CFO informed on financial progress.
  • Lead contract margin reviews as scheduled with the Finance Manager and minimize variance from before the current review.

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 4 years in project controls and/or project accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business
  • Strong ERP/planning/ cost tracking system experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with cross-functional areas in the business
  • Strategic thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Proficient use of excel for financial modeling

Desired Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge and experience with Oracle and Clarity.
  • Strong communication and clear thinking skills - effectively evaluates information/data to make decisions, anticipates obstacles, develops plans to resolve, and creates actionable strategies and operational and financial plans.
  • Prior experience managing project and R&D financials and schedules.
  • Ability to multi-task with a strong organization to manage multiple projects, across multiple product lines and multiple time zones.
  • Strong commitment to business ethics and integrity.

The business doesn't sponsor visas for this role.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.