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Planning & Scheduling Manager

Requisition ID:  231275

Requisition Posting End Date: 12/05/2020

Project Description:

Multi-year UK nuclear infrastructure programme for which Bechtel will provide PMO (including Project Management, Project Controls, Commercial, Safety, Quality and Regulatory Assurance leadership) services.


<span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Role Overview:

  1. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Works at project level involved in the delivery of infrastructure several hundred million pounds in value. Reports to the Project Controls Manager.
  2. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Provides comments and recommendations for planning and scheduling requirements relative to staffing and project control. Prepares detailed staffing plans for planning and scheduling activities.
  3. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Reviews design scope criteria and quantities for completeness and reasonableness and coordinates with the project to develop additional estimating bases when information is incomplete.
  4. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Reviews or assists in reviewing provisions related to schedule and material control and develops supporting data for contract negotiations.
  5. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Interfaces with management and client counterparts for specific planning and scheduling tasks.
  6. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Participates in developing and presenting training classes on designated subjects and on-the-job training for specific processes and practices.
  7. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Conducts personnel performance reviews when delegated. Interviews candidates and makes recommendations for employment decisions.
  8. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Supervises the collection, verification, and integration of work scope for all entities into the total project plan. Reviews the representation of project scope in schedules. Establishes the conceptual scope of schedule studies. Prepares and analyzes comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data between the projects. Performs productivity analysis of construction operations and verifies results. Establishes productivity basis to be utilized in estimates, as developed in concurrence with Construction.  Reviews labour estimates for reasonableness.
  9. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Plans and supervises the effort to establish milestones for the total project or major portions of the project. Reviews project work activities to ensure the support of project milestones. Coordinates the timely, systematic, and complete acquisition of scope definition and related data.
  10. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Acts as a point contact with project’s supply chain for the development and integration of individual supplier schedules into the total project plan. Reviews the performing organization’s and unit’s work logics and determines whether the schedules 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.
  11. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Supervises/directs, 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.
  12. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Prepares and analyzes comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data between projects. Develops bid evaluation and schedule criteria and prepares bid evaluations. May participate in discussions with suppliers.
  13. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Plans, organizes, and supervises schedule resource loading and leveling. Coordinates development of all bulk commodity release and installation curves. Integrates appropriate staffing requirements for each discipline/specialty relative to the overall project needs. Determines quantity and staffing levels in support of the project needs and schedule philosophy.
  14. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Supervises/directs others in obtaining required schedule information by all disciplines. Supervises others in identifying 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 inter-discipline or group restraints and interfaces.
  15. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Supports development of scheduling standards and procedures. Compiles, summarizes, updates, and maintains historical schedule data. Monitors and reports critical-path and schedule performance of the total project.
  16. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Supervises project schedule analysis and studies of problem areas to determine criticality of schedule activities. Recommends alternatives for schedule improvement to project team for discussion and/or decision.
  17. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Coordinates information input into specific studies. Responsible for integration of activities and total work scope identification. Evaluates study results and recommends conclusions for project team consideration and discussion. Supervises/directs project schedule workforce and quantity reporting.
  18. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Prepares and presents the Schedule Impact Report. Leads the development and review of schedule recovery plans, including evaluation of additional resources/costs required to affect such plans.
  19. <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Prepares and presents planning and scheduling information to management/clients.


<span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Basic Qualifications:

  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">The candidate will have gained scheduling experience across multiple projects in progressively increasing levels of responsibility.
  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">The candidate will have previously led schedule development on multiple projects approaching stage gates and be fully conversant in the scrutiny processes involved.

<span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Minimum Qualifications:

  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">The position is open to United Kingdom (UK) Nationals only.  UK/US dual citizens may be considered. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">This position is also subject to a successful interview and agreement upon terms and conditions of employment.  Candidate must be able to obtain an SC security clearance.
  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing planning and scheduling functions which include schedule development, control, and analysis, in the field and the home office.
  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Knowledge of supervision, personnel administration, and training of technical and non-technical personnel.
  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Advanced level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes.
  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.
  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, direct, perform, review, and present schedule products independently with minimal supervision. This includes using a high level of professional judgment and knowledge related to technical planning and scheduling skills and engineering design, construction, and procurement practices.
  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Demonstrated advanced capability level with Primavera (P6) and experience in its application on complex engineering and construction projects.


<span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Preferred Qualifications:

  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">EPC/EPCM/EVMS experience on major infrastructure programmes.
  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Schedule management experience on nuclear and/or defence projects.
  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Experience on UK construction projects of >£500M TIC.
  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Experience in NEC3/4 working with design and construction contractors and associated contractor schedule review/acceptance and impact assessment protocols.
  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">APM / PMI qualifications or similar.
  • <span style="font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif">Must be able to obtain and maintain SC--Security Clearance


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