Lead Project Scheduler

Deer Park, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1245012

Location Deer Park, Texas, United States

Industry Process - Chemicals

Function Project Services

Job Type Contract

Date Added June 21, 2024

Airswift has been tasked by one of its major chemical clients to look for a Lead Project Scheduler to work a long-term contract in La Porte, TX.

The Lead Project Scheduler reports to the Manager of Project Controls and serves as subject matter expert for scheduling on assigned projects.  The responsibilities of the Scheduler to assist the Project Managers in controlling and monitoring overall project schedule performance as it relates to the approved scope baseline.  A schedule analyst also monitors actual engineering, procurement, and construction progress versus baseline, and provides recommendations for mitigation for any variances.  Specific duties of the Scheduler may include:

  • Preparing initial project schedule
  • Preparing integrated schedule by assembling schedule inputs from internal resources, contractors, and subcontractors
  • Formulating critical path analysis
  • Managing schedule reserve
  • Evaluating change orders and variances to determine schedule impact
  • Interfacing with project managers, project cost controllers, construction supervisors, and contractors to maintain schedule control
  • Earned Value Management analysis of project performance including preparation of project EPC earned value curves
  • Generating and monitoring schedule tracking metrics
  • Generating and maintaining reporting for monthly project status communications
  • Analyzing schedule information from contractor
  • Flagging productivity / critical path / deadline issues
  • Recommending mitigation to project leader / construction supervisor
  • Analyzing schedule for each project phase vs. baseline
  • Identifying and communicating critical milestones
  • Identifying and communicating schedule variances or concerns
  • 10+ years experience with scheduling and/or project controls
  • Experience with Microsoft Project and Primavera P6
  • Understanding of GAO Schedule Assessment and DCMA Schedule Assessment methodologies
  • Understanding and practiced use of schedule metrics and analysis, such as SPI, earned value management, productivity analysis
  •  Must be able to develop strong relationships with project managers, construction supervisors, cost controllers, outside engineering, construction and equipment supply firms 
  • Must be capable of handling multiple assignments
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to read, write and speak in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays and respond to callouts on a non-routine basis.
  • Physical requirements – Must be able to lift 40 lbs., climb ladders and stairs.  Walking, bending, stooping is required.  Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including the use of a respirator.  Must be able to respond to visual and audible alarms.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
  • 5+ years project experience in chemical or petro-chemical industry
  • Field experience with installation of chemical plant equipment
  • Experience working with 3rd-party engineering firms and EPC contracts
  • SAP experience
  • Experience interacting with an Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management system (EPPM) such as Ecosys, PRISM, Hexagon, etc.
  • TWIC will be required

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