Internal Audit | Internal Operations Review

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Posted Nov 17, 2022

The Internal Auditor independently and objectively plans, reviews and evaluates the project control activities and processes relating to DPR Construction’s multi-million-dollar commercial construction projects. 

The Internal Auditor manages risk by working with DPR teams across the enterprise to monitor, analyze, define, or revise controls including but not limited to those that effect the construction project budgets, plans, schedules with the aim of delivering the project on-time and on budget.  Specific duties include: 


•    Directly leads administrative staff within the function on project reviews and on ad-hoc projects;
•    Assisting in developing the annual audit plan;
•    Perform a wide range of reviews including; project, financial, operational, business process and ad-hoc, which will involve identifying and reviewing internal controls and assessing key risks;
•    Report risk exposures and provide recommendations for improvement of controls and develop agreed actions with auditees;
•    Prepare reports on findings arising from reviews and follow up on the implementation of agreed actions and report on their status;
•    Advises on the implementation and execution of project controls plans, processes, and procedures to address the needs of the project as it evolves over time and ensure adherence with contractual requirements;
•    Assist with claim management (if required);
•    Track, monitor, and analyze project budget and costs; check and test cost-related information and data; track funding sources and their draw downs (actual versus planned); review, identify surplus funds or short falls in contract sums;
•    Analyze project budgets and costs; forecast labor, material, equipment and other non- allowable costs and cash-flow;
•    Review and report on the adequacy of budget and schedule performance on projects;
•    Provide contract administration advice on client agreements, subcontract agreements, change orders, billing, payments and time-related issues;
•    Review the systems and processes used for contract management;
•    Ensure project control reporting documents are produced and that they clearly reflect the schedule and timeline status, cost or budget considerations, changes, supplier performance, and other risk levels;
•    Liaise with scheduling resources to review the relationship between schedule updates and associated costs and verify the relevant change orders are being entered into the schedule;
•    Review the change order process on projects where changes are requested, understanding the impact on schedule and budget and ensure they are evaluated accurately, changes are negotiated and resolved, and that the change is documented and communicated to the project team and owner; 
•    Review and analyze project forecasts and monitor owner allowances contingencies and resulting costs for DPR Construction to complete;
•    Review cost, scheduling, and contract-related data required of and produced by subcontractors to ensure accuracy of deliverables (e.g., materials/labor was delivered as required in contract);
•    Review and advise with developing and structuring document control, and;
•    Monitor CMiC (our project management database) for accuracy and maintenance.


Skills, Education and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in either; Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Accounting or related with 7 years of experience with large scale construction projects. 

A professional qualification relating to construction and / or Internal Controls and Internal Audit 

Special Requirements:

Experience with the following:
CMiC PM or similar project management software/cost database;
Microsoft 360 Suite of products;
Construction systems and sequence of construction;
Reviewing commercial construction projects valued at $10 million or more;
General contracting accounting practices;
Construction insurance;
Complex internal and external reporting;
Principles of Guaranteed Maximum Price, and; 
AIA contracts.

An element of Travel is sometimes required predominantly within the continental US.

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