Planner/Scheduler IV- Houston

Date Posted: 08/03/2022

Position Summary
A Senior Scheduler/Planner is responsible for providing schedule development, maintenance, status updates and reporting. This role requires good communication skills to interact with all team members (development leads, engineering, procurement, construction, project management, and other team members). This position will also be expected to support implementation of all project controls process and procedures (Baselining, Change Management, Risk assessments, Project Lifecycle Stage Gates, Reporting, Lessons Learned).
The Core Project Controls Team primarily supports maintenance projects. A qualified individual will need the ability to manage their time effectively to support 10 or more projects. Projects are generally one- or two-years duration and range from $300K up to $10MM. Most of the work is in the office with occasional travel to other offices or project sites in United States.

Qualifications
• Minimum 10 years of experience in performing cost and schedule management and other project controls functions
• Experience with projects in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Industrial and/or Power industries
• Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or ten or more years of scheduling experience in the energy field or related industry
• Working knowledge and experience with Primavera P6, MS Project, and other Microsoft Office products
• Specific knowledge and experience in project scheduling process and issues
• Ability to work effectively with a reasonable level of supervision in a team environment
• Excellent organizational and communication skills required to manage work assignments and team interactions on multiple project schedules
• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university, preferably, Engineering or Construction Management.
• PMP certification preferred

Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for the development of Level 1 schedules working with Development Teams to identify overall project timelines, major deliverables, and project milestones
• Interface with Project Manager, Control Account Managers (CAMs) and third-party contractors to clarify scope of work, level of schedule detail, and provide technical evaluation according to contractual requirements to effectively plan and manage project work
• Work with project execution teams to develop an overall project schedule with a level of detail appropriate for the project, detail tasks and planning packages, implement a work breakdown structure to align with costs
• Obtain Project Team buy-in and management approvals to establish an effective baseline project schedule
• Possess a solid understanding and application of Earned Value Management (EVM) principles and methodology to identify, analyze and report schedule risks in a timely fashion.
• Apply rolling wave technique as project work progresses to continuously update and detail near term activities
• Provide monthly schedule status updates including progress or work, schedule changes, critical path and variance analysis utilizing the Critical Path Method
• Assist Project Team in evaluation of strategies to address scope changes and mitigate schedule delays
• Accurate and timely reporting to team members and to all levels of company management
• Support the implementation of the Core Project Control procedures with project managers and CAMs on each project.
• Coordinate with other schedulers and the Core Project Controls team on schedule format, policies, processes, procedures, and an exchange of ideas for continuous improvement of project scheduling
• Continuously improve professional knowledge and training skills in to enhance individual and team productivity
• Participate and resolve any issues in execution of joint Cost, Schedule, and Risk Health Checks to verify effective planning and implementation of cost processes.
• Take interest and actively participate in project meetings with vendors to understand and become familiar project scope and status to assist the team in the areas of schedule management.


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