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Project Assistant

Location: Seattle, WA
Posted: 01-10-2020
Location Name: Corporate Headquarters
Wage: Depends on Experience


Seattle Contractor has an open position for a Project Assistant. The Project Assistant’s primary responsibility is billing contracts, time and material and lump sum billings as well as providing support to the Project Managers and management staff. The Cochran Project Assistant compiles and maintains records of Project Management activities by performing the job duties listed below.

Cochran offers a competitive salary and a number of "top notch" benefits including, but not limited to: 100% employer paid Medical, Vision and Dental for the employee and their dependents, 401(k) and a generous PTO policy. Come join us and become a member of a great team!

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The following are the duties associated with being a Cochran Project Assistant.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Preparation of monthly progress/ T & M/ Gmax billings, including tracking, substantiation, schedule of values, pay applications and ensuring that such billings are completed and correctly billed.
  2. Creates and enters budgets, phase codes, change orders and work orders as required.
  3. Ensure accuracy and timely input of group's time into the payroll system.
  4. Creates and enters required billing rate tables into system.
  5. Complete Job Set up in Viewpoint.
  6. Update A/R accounts in P/E on a regular basis.
  7. Collections of past due A/R accounts.
  8. Answers correspondence and prepares outgoing mail.
  9. Assist in preparation of month end reports.
  10. Assist Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable.  


To perform the job of Project Assistant successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

  1. Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. 
  2. Technical Skills – Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.  
  3. Customer Service - Responds promptly and politely to requests for service and assistance. 
  4. Design – Demonstrates attention to detail.
  5. Interpersonal – Maintains confidentiality
  6. Communication – Speaks clearly; listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Able to read and interpret written information, participates in meetings.  
  7. Team Work – Contributes to building a positive team spirit
  8. Quality -  Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  9. Adaptability – Able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  10. Dependability – Takes responsibility for own actions; Is consistently at work and on time
  11. Planning/Organizing – Uses time efficiently.
  12. Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner.
  13. Initiative – Undertakes self-development activities. Ask for help when needed.
  14. Safety – Observes safety procedures


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or 2 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.   

Language Ability

Ability to read and interpret basic documents; Ability to write basic correspondence;

Math Ability

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure. 

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. 

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; Spreadsheet software, accounting software and other software that may be required.

Certificates and Licenses


Supervisory Responsibilities


Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may vary.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here 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 functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk stand, sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

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