Company: Wood
Skills: Planner / Scheduler
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

The preparation, review and reporting of accurate project schedules and plans in support of the robust control of projects throughout their lifecycle.

Responsible for the development of project schedules and plans, ensuring they are prepared to the required level of detail and accuracy and accordance with contractual requirements and Wood policies, procedures, and standards. The Principal Planner shall be responsible for identifying areas of best practise and driving continuous improvement within the Planning team.

Supports the management and development of the Planning team, the management of project schedules and plans, and the preparation and filing of project planning documentation.

May act as the focal point for several project scopes. May deliver the role as a standalone position or as part of a team as defined by the requirements of the project organisation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acts as Planning focal point for specific project scopes
  • Review and maintain planning control structures are developed and maintained in alignment with approved project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Review and maintain baseline project plans and schedules using appropriate scheduling
  • Monitor and control planning activities through all phases of project lifecycle
  • Liaise with engineering, procurement and construction functions, and others as required, including third parties, to maintain awareness of project activities, their status, and their impact on the project schedule and manpower
  • Provide copies of project plans and schedules in accordance with project reporting
  • Provide copies of project progress and performance status reports in accordance with project reporting
  • Review and issue updates to project plans and schedules
  • Review and issue updates to project manpower requirements
  • Monitor and assess schedule impact of change notifications
  • Monitor and review overall project progress status, achievement of major milestones, and evaluate project performance in relation to planned
  • Attend internal project progress and performance status meetings as required
  • Liaise with cost discipline to ensure accurate and timely control and forecasting of man-hour budgets and ensure that the impact of all change requests are properly assessed and included in the
  • Participate in schedule risk analysis as required
  • Participate and lead Project Controls Compliance and Continuous Improvement Reviews
  • Play an active role in the mentoring and career development of Planning personnel

Responsible for ensuring that:
  • Project schedules are maintained in accordance with approved contract and project Work Breakdown
  • Project plans and schedules are issued in accordance with contract reporting calendar and on an as required
  • All project schedules are fully logic linked and show the critical path and total float for all
  • The project schedule is baselined at the time of approval by the client of funding for the
  • All project schedules contain resources in accordance with the corporate standards
  • Work packs delivery milestones are clearly identified within the project
  • A standard set of agreed milestones are maintained within both the schedule and the cost reporting database.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Typically requires ISCED level 6 (Bachelors) Degree in a relevant technical or business discipline (or equivalent gained through relevant vocational training and/or industry experience)

Knowledge, skills, and experience:
  • Incumbents will typically have a minimum 5 years relevant scheduling/planning experience

Advanced knowledge of Primavera and other scheduling software and related tools and techniques including Logic and CPM analysis, resource loading and levelling

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.