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Planner, Cricket Valley

Requisition ID:  214745

Job Summary
Cricket Valley Energy Center LLC has awarded Bechtel a contract to design and build the new, natural-gas fired power plant, which will provide electricity for one million homes and create approximately 1,100 jobs at peak construction.  The Cricket Valley Energy Center, a 1,100-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle plant to be completed in 2020, will have a low-impact design and will use advanced emissions-control technology.

 

Bechtel is responsible for the engineering, procurement, and construction of the generating facility, which will use General Electric power generation equipment including three combustion turbines, each paired with a heat recovery steam generator and steam turbine generator. Bechtel’s financing and development arm, Bechtel Enterprises, partnered with Cricket Valley Energy Center LLC to complete the development of the project. 

 

The ideal candidate will start in early January 2019 on a six-month temporary assignment. 

 

The project planner supervises schedule development, maintenance, monitoring, and recovery plan development activities for small to medium size projects. Supports project organizational and administrative activities.  Supervises the development and integration of individual schedules into the total project plan. Establishes milestones for the total project and supervises schedule resource loading and leveling. Supports development of scheduling standards and procedures.


Job Responsibilities

  •     Performs and/or coordinates collects, verifies, and integrates the work scope for all entities into the total project plan. Reviews the representation of project scope in schedules. Establishes the conceptual scope of scheduled studies. Prepares and analyzes comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data between the projects. Performs productivity analysis of construction operations and verifies. Establishes productivity basis to be utilized in estimates, as developed in concurrence with Construction. Reviews labor estimates for reasonableness.
  •      Provides supervision and assistance to planners in the development and integration of individual schedules into the total project plan. Reviews the performing organization’s and unit’s work logics, and determines whether the schedules will adequately support the overall project schedule. Plans, coordinates, and establishes the level of quantification appropriate to the objectives of the effort and to the level of scope definition for each discipline or specialty and designates reference job(s) for source data and/or reconciliations of quantities. Reviews completeness and reasonableness of quantities.
  •     Reviews and evaluates schedule durations for all disciplines’ activities relative to the support of project milestones. Supervises/directs the calculation of durations and other considerations affecting activity durations.
  •     Plans organize and supervise schedule resource loading and leveling. Coordinates development of all bulk commodity release and installation curves. Integrates appropriate manpower requirements for each discipline/specialty relative to the overall project needs. Determines quantity and manpower levels in support of the project needs and schedule philosophy.
  •     Obtains required schedule information by all disciplines. Identifies schedule restraints and their effects on the total project schedule. Works with all departments to ensure an understanding of the total project schedule needs. Responsible for total integration of schedule activities. Identifies schedule considerations and problems resulting from interdisciplinary or group restraints and interfaces.
  •     Supports development of scheduling standards and procedures. Compiles, summarizes, updates, and maintains historical schedule data. Monitors and reports the critical path and schedule performance of the total project.

 

Job Qualification 

  •         Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field with 6-9 years of project controls or cost related work experience.  In lieu of degree 12-15 years of project controls or cost                  control experience.
  •         Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing planning and scheduling functions, which include schedule development, control, and analysis.
  •         Proficiency with PC operating systems, with proficiency in several basic software applications.  Proficiency with multiple discipline-specific software applications currently used in Bechtel (Primavera P6 and Microsoft              Office Applications, for example).
  •         Intermediate level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes, as performed by Bechtel.
  •         Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.
  •         Experience with Synchro would be helpful.  
  •         Ability to interface with Startup.

        

Living Accommodations
The construction site is in Dover Plains New York.  Bechtel employees and families, who are not living Dover Plains, have settled in the nearby towns of Pawling, Poughkeepsie, and Danbury.  This position will receive temporary assignment conditions as it’s expected to last 6-9 months.

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