Job Description

Scheduler  (#8776) - Canada
Industry: Construction Management
Industry: General Contractors

The Scheduler will, with supervision, participate in the development, maintenance and analysis of project schedules within a market segment and report variances.

Description:


ROLE DESCRIPTION

Summary

The Scheduler will, with supervision, participate in the development, maintenance and analysis of project schedules within a market segment and report variances.  The Scheduler is expected to demonstrate proficiency in the following core competency areas at the level necessary for projects of Minor or Moderate scope.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, however, other duties may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Develops proposal and pre-construction schedules.
• Participates in project kickoff and startup meetings.
• Works with project team to develop the Project Execution Plan and Baseline Schedule, and assists with the creation of documentation as required to gain approval of Baseline Schedules.
• Ensures work follows contract documents and Company policy.
• Facilitates Planning Meetings and Scheduling Workshops to develop execution plans and create data to input into schedule.
• Loads resources into schedule activities with tiebacks to the project estimate, and provides analysis on resource leveling.
• Generates manpower and cost-loaded schedules by integrating monetary and labour costs against developed activity logic with tiebacks to approved estimate.
• Develops and uses earned-value systems for use on projects as appropriate.
• Collects status information provided by others and enter into schedule.
• Ensures the project schedules reflect the current project status and incorporate any impacts and changed project conditions.
• Reviews the schedules critical path for accuracy and produces the necessary monthly reports to be submitted with the monthly payment application.
• Analyzes changes to the critical path and suggests ways to optimize.
• Develops custom reports that serve the client’s and company’s needs to report overall performance of the project.
• Develops “what if” scenarios or “work around” plans.
• Collects status information provided by others and enters into schedule.
• Reviews and records physical site conditions in order to verify information provided by others.
• Analyzes and reports changes to critical path and all other significant variances; suggests ways to optimize.
• Analyzes performance to date and uses all data at hand (e.g. production rates, forecasted resource demands) to forecast future performance.
• Identifies and analyzes potential schedule risk events and communicates to Project Manager for action.
• Uses reports that serve the client’s and Company’s needs and is capable of relating to overall performance of the project.
• Develops “what if” scenarios or “work around” plans as required.
• Documents all changes and adverse conditions as a part of claims avoidance.
• Develops and maintains 4D Models as appropriate for projects and pursuits.
• Uses Earned Value or productivity/production analysis systems for use on projects as appropriate.
• Understands and implements the Standard Operating Procedure for scheduling as well as other related procedures.
• Participates in monthly controls audit performed by the project’s responsible scheduler and Financial Manager.
• Acts as a resource for “On the Job” scheduling training of team members.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

• Recognizes safety as a top priority of the organization
• Wears personal protective equipment on the project site
• Adheres to Company Quality Management System
• Adheres to policies and procedures
• Delivers professional customer service 
• Adopts a teamwork approach and willingly supports coworkers

Management Responsibilities
None.

Education, Experience and Skills

• Post-secondary degree/diploma in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management plus one to four years related experience. 
• Some exposure to construction logistics, techniques, materials, equipment, crew sizing and sequencing.
• Experience with multiple construction market types is essential (healthcare, automotive, civil, industrial, sports facilities, etc.).
• Basic understanding of scheduling software, particularly Primavera P6.

Technical and Mental Skills

• Reads, analyzes and interprets complex documents.
• Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts and draws valid conclusions.
• Organizes and manages time, duties and activities efficiently.
• Ensures client satisfaction, both internally and externally, through positive, pleasant, professional and efficient handling of issues.
• Able to effectively communicate in both verbal and written forms.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
None required.

Physical Demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee may be required to complete inspections or reviews of work at high elevations via stair / ladders / or aerial lift accessibility. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The office work environment provides a safe and healthy environment, is adequately heated and cooled, is free from exposure and extreme conditions, has appropriate lighting and office furnishings and is smoke-free and drug-free.

While performing the duties of this position at the project site, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.  The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
 

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