Financial and Business Operations Subject Matter Expert

  • Location: Pasadena, CA
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #72504

An Earned Value Management SME position just opened up in Pasadena, CA at the JPL/NASA facility. In this role you will be the subject matter expert to conduct and lead various assignments related to project business operations. You must have subject matter expertise in Earned Value Management (EVM) in a government/defense/aerospace environment and be a U.S. Citizen.

Location: Pasadena, CA 91109

Position: Financial and Business Operations Subject Matter Expert

Pay Rate: $130/hour+ DOE

Duration: 12-month duration

Work schedule: 9/80 1st Shift Hybrid

We do offer PTO, holidays, 401k, medical, dental, and vision

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • The Cost Management Implementation Office (CMIO) requires an Earned Value Management (EVM) subject matter expert to conduct and lead various assignments related to project business operations.
  • Primary responsibilities will include leading and conducting Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs) of JPL subcontractors and JPL projects.
  • Duties will include gathering, reviewing, and analyzing EVM (cost and schedule) data in support of IBRs, conducting interviews of subcontractors and/or JPL project team personnel such as Control Account Managers (CAMs), and synthesizing, summarizing, and writing reports at the conclusion of an IBR. 
  • Some IBR planning, coordination, and administrative activities may also be required. 
  • In addition to conducting IBRs, the subject matter expert may be required to assist CMIO with other EVM-related duties such as monthly IPMR submittals (data validation and business team assistance), EVM system compliance and surveillance activities, and other EVM support to project business teams.


  • Subject matter expertise in Earned Value Management (EVM) in a government/defense/aerospace environment is critical.
  • Experience in leading/conducting Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs) is also a core requirement of the position.
  • Candidates must be highly skilled in EVM data analysis methods, preferably with both cost and schedule data.
  • Candidates must be comfortable working independently and with minimal supervision; for example, the candidate will be required to lead and conduct CAM and project business team interviews and may also be asked to present findings to management.
  • Candidates must be comfortable working in Excel, PowerPoint, and similar MS Office software tools.  Must have good written and oral communication skills and able to work in a team environment.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with EVM on NASA projects is desirable.
  • Familiarity with EVMS compliance (e.g., EIA-748 32 Guidelines) as well as leading/conducting EVMS compliance or surveillance reviews is also desired. 
  • Experience using EVM software tools (Empower, Cobra, MS Project, etc.) is highly desirable.

About our client:

Our client is a research and development lab federally funded by NASA and managed by Caltech. Manages many of NASA's robotic missions exploring Earth, the solar system, and our universe.

This particular client is requiring that all new hires show proof of vaccination. However, accommodations may be made for those with disabilities or religious reasons who cannot obtain a vaccine.

About APR:

Since 1980 APR Consulting, Inc. has provided professional recruiting and contingent workforce solutions to a diverse mix of clients, industries, and skill sets nationwide.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! If you feel your experience is the match for this position please apply today and join our team. We look forward to working with you!


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