Project Controller

Wabtec Corporation

West Melbourne, FL


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 to the Project Controls & Scheduling function in the Professional Services organization for Network and Train Control Office Systems product lines.  The Project Controller will partner with cross-functional stakeholders in and outside of the Professional Services organization including but not limited to Finance, Program/Project Management, Engineering and Operations & Support to achieve the project-level financial plan, schedules, budget and revenue targets for the month, quarter and fiscal year.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Management of the basic project level financial accounting and scheduling in Oracle and Clarity. 

  • Support monthly financial close, invoice and billing process for assigned projects**.**

  • Ensure compliance with Corporate accounting practices and procedures and internal controls. 

  • Ensure strong project accounting and schedule management of projects

  • Maintain A/R cycle from invoicing, collections and past due reconciliations to support positive cash flow

  • Own setup and creation of new projects, tasks and sub tasks to ensure 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 basic variances between actuals and forecast on schedules and cost information

  • Monitor and maintain all milestones and schedules in Clarity PPM and MS Project as needed

  • Monitor over and under allocations on a weekly basis and work with PMs and ENG to resolve

  • Lead monthly demand planning cadence and have responsibility for all communications around deadlines related to prep work and timesheet delinquencies.

  • Enter accurate demand planning, working with PMs and ENG (20% variance to EST)

  • Prepare reports as needed for lead PCs, PMs, Finance and Exec Leadership

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three years of project controls and/or project scheduling experience
  • 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 Clarity PPM and MS Project or similar systems.
  • Proficient use of excel for financial modeling

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of and experience with Oracle.
  • Advanced knowledge of Clarity PPM and MS Project
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business
  • Strong communication, clear thinking skills - effectively evaluates information / data to make decisions, anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve, creates actionable strategies and operational financial plans.
  • Prior experience managing project financials and schedules.
  • Ability to multi-task with strong organization and task management skills to management multiple projects, across multiple product lines and multiple time zones.
  • Strong commitment to business ethics and integrity.

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.