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Commmercial Project Manager- Melbourne Australia

Arlington, Virginia · Accounting/Finance
Commercial Project Manager,  Fluence Energy- Melbourne Australia

Local Candidates Preferred

This position is responsible for tracking and managing project funds using Corporate Systems including NetSuite Project Systems and Contact Manager. Drive the accounting compliance, financial and operational internal controls, process simplification, and maintain operational excellence.  The position requires interfacing with many internal stakeholders as well as with outside construction contractors.  This role requires a background in accounting/finance working with infrastructure/construction projects.
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
• Direct and assist w/common processes/procedures related to project administration activities
• Track and evaluate guarantees and liquidate damage costs
• Work closely with project management to provide timely transparency around project budgets
• Ensure that the most efficient resources are leveraged from a risk assessment perspective
• Manage construction subcontractors/vendors to maintain project delivery timeline and quality met
• Organize the project reviews from start to the end of each contract including coordinating close-out process
• Review AR detail estimates prior to project submittals to verify correct account classifications
• Build and manage approved project detail in NetSuite spending areas at the line item level
• Analyze and process project related documents (purchase requisitions, field orders, invoices, etc.)
• Build work orders in NetSuite within project budget and initiate fund transfers
• Verify account breakdown structure accuracy between capital and expense accounts
• Use Contract Manager (access database) to review and approve all contract documents
• Track/reconcile Guaranteed Maximum Price contracts 
• Manage change management projects leveraging feedback from multiple stakeholders
• Communicate financial matters with project teams and business units including executives
• Understand sales, property and personal tax requirements
• Forecast project spending and provide monthly accruals on work
• Monitor and audit reports to ensure accuracy
• Generate project status reports and summaries
• Work with Financial Shared Services to accurately capitalize assets
Required Skills:
• 2-4 years of specific background in capital project work with overall experience of 10 years in a field dealing with infrastructure such as energy construction or construction relating to projects of $100M
• Experience in Capital Management/FSS Capitalization/Plant Financial/Project Tracking
• Good working knowledge of project related activities and Construction General Conditions
• Detail oriented with strong time management and project management skills
• High level of knowledge in use of Corporate Systems: NetSuite Project Systems and Contract Manager
• Demonstrated ability to interact with executive management
• Strong background in using MS Office software: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
• Up to 25% travel as needed domestically and potentially globally
Required Education/Training:
• College degree with a major in accounting, business administration, engineering or equivalent training
• Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification desired

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