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Schedule Lead

Requisition ID:  230624

Requisition Posting End Date: 12/21/2020


Project Overview 

This position is for an aviation prospect in Ireland. The project has not been awarded yet and offers will be extended post-project award. Bechtel will be working in an integrated team with our client to support the delivery of a Capital Investment Plan of circa €2bn within an operating airport environment.   


The ideal candidate would be a team player capable of adapting to an integrated team environment. A driven self-starter, confident, agile, articulate, and capable of leading change by example. Collaborative and flexible to meet all the demands of the client.


Role Overview 

The Schedule Lead is responsible for a team of schedulers that help in the successful delivery of schedule data for new projects and tracking & reporting on the status of live projects. The candidate must be comfortable leading a team, developing sustainable scheduling processes, influencing contractors, and help influence the scheduling culture across the program. 


Main Responsibilities 

  • Oversee schedule management activities, including review of internal schedules and review of contractor schedules.  

  • Validate and report on time impacts, scope change impacts, or delays to enable early identification of risks, driving transparency, and predictability. 

  • Facilitate cross-project schedule meetings to align on scheduling expectations, optimize schedules, and drive consistency in scheduling methodology. 

  • Assist in planning future projects, phases of work and future staffing. 

  • Develop interfaces between schedulers, cost, and risk management teams to inform accurate spend forecasting, risk identification, and cost loadings. 

  • Develop and analyse deviations from baseline in the Project Master schedule, highlighting bottlenecks, delays, and propose corrective actions. 


Basic and Preferred Experience 

  • 12+ years’ experience, with 5+ years within the aviation and / or transport industry. 

  • Experience in coordinating multiple sources of schedule inputs and performance data into a master schedule.  

  • Experience building critical path schedules from knowledge and first principles, interviewing and leading workshops with project resources.  

  • Experienced in defining and agreeing on progress reporting approaches with contractors. 

  • Familiar with large capital programs, extensive pre-construction programming, and scheduling experience managing complex, multi-group, multi-disciplinary development projects. 

  • Experience managing contractor relationships and understanding of best practices in the design and construction industry, including knowledge of Last Planner, Lean Methodologies and fast-track design-build process. 

  • Experience leading a team of diverse backgrounds and experience towards a single project outcome. 



  • Process-driven with excellent attention to detail.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, motivating, and supporting others. 

  • Extremely proficient in Primavera P6.  

  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills.


Basic & Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, or equivalent technical degree. 

  • Membership of a relevant professional organization is preferable. 




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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.