Sr Field Planner (ML2)

Requisition ID: 274612 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Kennedy Space C 

Company Overview:

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world’s infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customer’s objectives to create a lasting positive impact.We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining and Metals; and Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.Core to Bechtel are our values-ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants-integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview

The Mobile Launcher 2 (ML2) Project is to provide the design, procurement, construction, and start-up of a launch platform for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The purpose of ML2, located at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), is to provide a launch platform for the Space Launch System (SLS), an advanced launch vehicle that will fill America’s need for deep space missions. ML2 includes many different subsystems that must operate and fit within the constraints of the structure and provide physical interface with KSC launch sites’ ground systems.


Position Summary

The purpose of the Field Construction Planner is to perform construction schedule development, maintenance, monitoring, and analysis of activities. Supports project organizational and administrative activities when delegated. Supervises planning/scheduling activities when delegated. Ensures work is completed as scheduled and identifies construction schedule-associated cost trends for management attention.



  • Obtains required construction schedule information from all disciplines and functions.
  • Coordinates with all departments to ensure understanding of construction schedule needs.
  • Responsible for total integration of construction schedule activities.
  • Identifies restraints and their effect on the construction schedule.
  • Identifies construction schedule considerations and challenges resulting from inter-discipline or functional restraints and interfaces.
  • Monitors and reports critical path and construction schedule performance.
  • Conducts construction schedule analysis and studies of problem areas to determine the criticality of scheduled activities.
  • Recommends alternatives for schedule improvement to the project team for discussion and/or decision.
  • Responsible for leading, when requested, the development and review of schedule recovery plans, including the evaluation of additional resources/costs required to affect such plans.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s (BS/BA) degree from an accredited university and at least six (6) years of professional experience, or in lieu of a degree, high school diploma or equivalent and at least twelve (12) years of professional experience.
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident of the US per contract requirements.
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education. 
  • All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment and successfully go through a government screening process. Unescorted access approval is required. 
  • Candidate must successfully clear government background check.


Additional qualifications

  • Advanced proficiency with Primavera P6 scheduling software.
  • Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing scheduling functions which include planning, critical path analysis, and schedule performance measurement.
  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal teamwork and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Advanced level of proficiency in using Project Controls software applications such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives.


Preferred qualifications

  • Construction experience on large, complex Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) jobs.
  • Previous Earned Value Management System experience on complex Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) jobs.
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying and analyzing issues and recommending corrective actions.
  • Flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and changing priorities.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.