Project Resource Analyst

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Job ID: 10960

Do you excel in an environment that values exploration and discovery? We have a universe of opportunities waiting for you!

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is NASA’s lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system. Our core competency is the end-to-end implementation of unprecedented robotic space missions to study Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe.

JPL, located in Pasadena, California, has a casual, campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.

We are proud to be part of NASA and Caltech, as we explore the universe and make history through new discoveries


In this role at JPL, you will be a Project Resource Analyst (PRA) and a member of the Project Controls Section. You will report administratively to a Project Resource Controls Group Supervisor.

The Resource Analyst responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Partners with Lead Program or Project Resource Analyst (PRA) to evaluate the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) ensuring appropriate level of detail, WBS Dictionary ensuring scope is clearly defined and Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM) assessing identification of appropriate organization.
  • Analyzes funding reports and researches funds status and burn rates and communicates funding needs to business team and/or supervisor.
  • Analyzes and reports project financial trend information to the Lead PRA/Program Business Manager/Supervisor in the generation of project business positions relative to the Institutional deliverables for Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution Process (PPBE),

    Institutional Business Forecast (IBF), monthly & quarterly reviews, and NF533 financial reporting.

  • Prepares reports using business system reporting (such as Data Extractor and Cobra) relative to budget creation and EACs. Analyzes findings and reports issues to business team.
  • Analyzes reports relative to budget creations and Estimate at Complete (EAC), analyzes findings and reports issues to the business team and/or Program Manager.
  • Validates that all Work Agreements (WAs) are completed and approved according to Institutional requirements; presents metrics to lead PRA/Program Manager.
  • Develops time-phased budgets and EACs in accordance with schedule plans.
  • Contributes as a key team member on teams inside and outside organization, project, activity or function.


  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related discipline
  • 3 years of professional experience in project resource controls
  • Experience in financial resource management, workforce planning, business forecasting, and funds administration.
  • Must have the ability to work independently with only limited direction and interface effectively with all levels of program/project management, technical organizations, subcontractors, other NASA centers, and Sponsor.
  • Must be resourceful and self-motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be a strong user of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Laboratory and NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications.
  • Previous experience in a project team environment with project reporting, integrated cost/schedule planning, and cost analysis.
  • Experience in integrated cost-schedule planning, EVM, and various performance measurement techniques. Experience with cost-schedule baseline change control processes.
  • Working knowledge of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE)



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