Company: Competentia US, Inc.
Skills: Planner / Scheduler, Project Controls
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Competentia seeks a Senior Project Planner / Scheduler for a position to be located in New Orleans, LA with travel to Phoenix, AZ and site in Indonesia.

Manages and oversees scheduling function within project controls functional area for moderate to high risk capital engineering and construction projects. Responsible for project planning and scheduling, monitoring, progress measurement, risk management and reporting. Manages planning team members reporting to the Project Controls Manager. Participates in establishing operating policies to mitigate risk. Provides guidance and consultation for project team members. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks.

Essential Functions:

Guide and direct resolution of project difficulties and complex project control issues.  Strong analytical skills required to review all project controls information and ensure accuracy as well as identify issues, concerns and potential mitigations
Interact with the Project Management team and Corporate team in the development of the project schedule and participate in regular project meetings.  Gather information, conduct analysis and prepare reports and presentations of information to communicate potential issues and concerns as needed on the project.  Integrate multiple schedules into a master project schedule. 
Identify, determine and communicate design changes, scope changes, schedule slippages and potential impacts and participate in the identification of mitigations.  Ensure trends of cost and schedule are identified, well documented and ensure the change management process is followed and communicate and suggest corrective actions
Coordinate with cross functional team in project setting, ensure project controls team members are interfacing with engineering, procurement, contracts and construction on concepts and relationships to the scope of work. 
Manage project baseline process for schedule and participate in progress measurement as well as forecasting of final schedule throughout the project.  Ensure all planning is conducted in accordance with company standards and procedures and that schedule version control processes, policies, and procedures are followed.
Analyze critical path and constraints to determine effect of changes to schedule and recommend mitigations and potential work-arounds
Participate in risk management; this includes identification, documentation, mitigation and tracking of potential risks on the project.  In addition determine potential schedule/progress impacts of potential risks as they are identified
Mentor and lead other project planner/scheduling members, ensure project planning team is staffed appropriately, conduct regular staff performance reviews and manage any staffing issues that may arise
Conduct analysis to determine alternative courses of action or recovery on slippages identified in schedule

Nature of work: Works on complex issues and is responsible to implement solution. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Level of interaction: Leads the department or work group with interaction with external piers in various departments to ensure cross coordination between groups.

Autonomy/decision making: Works under very limited to no supervision and has latitude to set objectives, priorities and timelines impacting the project controls team.

Budgetary responsibility: Has moderate budgetary responsibility

Managerial responsibility: Leads planning work group and at times provides support in management of the project controls team.


Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business or related fields and fifteen (15) years' experience in Construction Management, at least eight (8) years of experience in a leadership role in project controls planning and scheduling OR
High School diploma or GED and twenty (20) years' experience in engineering, construction, project controls or business related field with at least eight (8) years of experience in a leadership role in project controls planning and scheduling

Language Skills, Certifications and/or Training

At least Fifteen (15) years' experience in project planning/scheduling and capable of demonstrating their expertise knowledge of Primavera
Fluency in English
Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of heavy industrial construction
Ability to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
Skill in effective communication, both verbal and written, including the ability to actively listen and to adapt behavior and communication style based upon the audience
Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
Skill in following safety practices, and recognizing, controlling and/or eliminating hazards Ability to build trust and credibility with employees/peers and establish common goals and expectations
Strong analytical skills

Preferred Education and Experience: 

Fluency in Bahasa language is a plus
Experience with construction of metal mining operations, especially with regards all disciplines of construction.
Experience with construction mega projects.
Experience with cost estimating for civil projects, project scheduling and project controls
Skilled in related scheduling software (Primavera, MS Project, etc. )