Construction Audit and Cost Analyst / HPM

HPM Dallas, Texas


The Construction Audit and Cost Analyst will work with HPM’s Construction Audit and Advisory Services Principals on a variety of consulting engagements encompassing a wide range of capital improvement programs and projects. This role will support the engagement team in conducting construction audits, performing contract reviews, assessing design and construction invoicing, reviewing policies and procedures, and verifying project status reporting with a primary focus on analyzing financial and technical data for capital projects with the objective to assess various risks impacting successful project completion. This position includes both internal and external client interface and requires a strong professional presence with enhanced communication and decision-making skills. In this role, you may travel up to 40% of the time.
  • Perform construction costs, budgets, and changes audits and consulting assignment under the direction of the Audit and Advisory Services Principals.  Work on multiple projects, with multiple clients at any one time. 
  • Document all findings and remediation plans for submission and approval.
  • Meets time constraints and client expectations of the timing of deliverables.
  • Participates in planning and scheduling client projects.
  • Gather, process, and analyze data from audits related to costs, schedules, and risks. 
  • Prepares clear and concise audit reports, highlighting any material weaknesses or deficiencies in financial reporting, and suggests actionable solutions. Prepares written reports and/or sections to be included in a report.
  • Assist in preparing and maintaining plans on standard operating procedures.
  • Assist in the development of work plans and schedules that support the engagement processes and milestones.
  • Identify and engage with appropriate teams and resources in support of audits and advisory services.
  • Build client relationships, maintain smooth working relationships with clients and solicit client input on satisfaction.
  • Assists in marketing and promoting HPM and the Construction Audit and Advisory Services business unit.
Skills & Requirements
  • 5+  years’ experience in contract compliance reviews, cost management, audit, or project controls on capital projects
  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Science, Accounting, Business, Finance, Engineering, Planning or related field required.
  • Ability to use software packages and platform such as Microsoft Windows OS, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite, and Cost Management systems
  • Proficiency in MS Products including Project, Power Apps, Access
  • Experience with construction financial and control software such as Procore, eBuilder, CmiC, Timberline, Viewpoint, etc.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with extensive public contact and frequent interruptions. 

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight 50 lbs; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. 

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. 

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.  

EOE - Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/Disabilities 

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