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Workforce Planning Manager, Cape Canaveral, FL (220029)

  • Requisition ID:  220029  
  • Position Title: Workforce Planning Manager, Cape Canaveral, FL (220029)  
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family  
  • US Citizenship Required: Yes
  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen and background check




The ML2 Project is the design and construction 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.


This project is currently a prospective project within the NS&E Global Business Unit within Bechtel.  The successful candidate will receive a contingent offer based on the prospective award of this new contract.




As part of the Senior Construction Staff and reporting to the Site Manager (SM), the Workface Planning Manager (WFPM) is responsible for facilitating and orchestrating the project’s Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) requirements as a key component of the project’s area/systems-based construction execution.  These responsibilities begin immediately after project award of Engineering scope and continue through the project’s site mobilization and further through project completion and turnover.


The Workface Planning Manager (WFPM) is responsible for and has oversight of:


  1. Workface Planning including:
    1. 90-day and 3-week lookahead structure based on the Bechtel Production System.
    2. Facilitating Level 4 and Level 5 schedule creation for all commodities.
    3. 4D planning and modeling the construction installation sequence.
    4. Tracking readiness and managing closure of constraints for Work Packages progressing through the 90-day execution window.
  2. Releasing constraint free installation work packages (IWPs) to field personnel.
  3. Validates the sequence of IWP creation and ensures field execution adheres to the sequence.
  4. Detailed Project Execution Plan for the Workface Planning Program, as well as project specific procedures and training.
  5. Establishing metrics and dashboards for monitoring the performance of the Workface Planning program and its effectiveness toward improving construction productivity.
  6. Providing strategy and solution-based input to the site leadership team.
  7. Recruiting and training the work package planning staff, as well as training in AWP for all Project staff.
  8. Conducting and leading the weekly Constraint Review meeting and the 3WLA meeting (Level 5 Schedule).


The Workface Planning Manager (WFPM) provides input to:


  1. Area/System-based work package scoping during FEED or front end of detailed Engineering.
  2. Construction Work Packaging (CWP) and Installation Work Packaging (IWP) scope and schedule as produced by the Project Field Engineer (PFE).
  3. Field execution sequence and strategy as produced by the Project Field Superintendent (PFS).
  4. Material delivery and sequencing as defined by the Field Procurement Manager.
  5. Startup systems sequencing and testing as defined by the project Startup Manager.
  6. Project Automation plans and data exchanges to facilitate the Workface Planning program.
  7. Subcontractor integration within the Workface Planning Program.



General skill sets:


Management and Communication – Coordinates across functions, both peer-to-peer and vertically, to develop tangible execution strategies.  Communicates execution plans and strategies to project and site management, other key project stakeholders, and customer personnel where appropriate.  Capable of summarizing large amounts of project data into clear and concise report outs.  Ability to manage personnel with varying backgrounds and skill sets.


Conceptualization and Problem-solving – Ability to help teams define strategic direction for the purpose of developing practical action plans.  Ability to think ‘outside the box’ to help resolve challenges and roadblocks as they arise.


Technical – Strong understanding of Bechtel construction practices, process improvement methodologies, and innovative trends within the construction industry.  Previous experience in Engineering, Startup, or Project Controls is beneficial.  Working knowledge of developing unit rate and performance factors is a plus. Strong knowledge of BSAPs and standard programs used on Bechtel EPC projects such as Integraph’s Smart Plant design tools, TeamWorks, Infoworks, Digital Supply Chain, Synchro 4D, Bechtel Production System, etc. is preferred.



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other relevant technical discipline from an accredited university as well as a minimum of 13 years relevant work experience, or 19 years relevant experience in the absence of a degree.
  • Must be physically capable to conduct field inspections and participate in project walkdowns which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, climbing in very small and/or confined spaces, and lifting up to 60 lbs.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years field engineering experience with work packaging, field inspections, quantity unit rate reporting, material control and field design change control in at least one discipline as well as a minimum of two years supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of EPC direct hire management. Thorough knowledge of construction activities as they relate to engineering disciplines, cost and scheduling, and field support to craft supervision. Knowledge of the use of subcontracts. Knowledge of the contractor/subcontractor’s responsibilities contained in subcontract documents.
  • Extensive background in nuclear power construction projects, managing staff, providing leadership, maintaining good client relationships and developing talent within the project.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) and Safety Conscious Work Environment. Demonstrated commitment to a Zero Accident safety program.
  • Must be computer-literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Must be familiar with current nuclear power industry quality standards.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with ASME NQA-1 nuclear power construction quality requirements


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Cross function experience in another function such as engineering, procurement, contracts, etc.
  • A professional engineering license/chartership is preferred and desirable.
  • Advanced understanding of production management including scheduling.
  • Advanced communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of cost management including estimating and forecast development.
  • Previous supervisory experience in a similar role.




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