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Area Planner

Requisition ID:  259224

Requisition Posting End Date: 



Bechtel 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; and Mining and Metals 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.



The Lead 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 the development of scheduling standards and procedures. Performs project 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.


This position will be based out of our project site located in Columbus, OH.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepares detailed staffing plans for planning and scheduling activities. Reviews design scope criteria and quantities. Performs in-depth analysis to identify project schedule impacts and coordinates with the project to develop additional estimating bases when information is incomplete.
  • Reviews subcontractor and JV partners to ensure it will meet client expectations. Identify schedule risks and recommends mitigation and action plans to project management.
  • Makes recommendations to the client on action plans to mitigate schedule risks and schedule GAP analysis.
  • Supports the maintenance, improvement, integration and major updates of the Client Development and Execution main schedule.
  • Responsible for coordinating the work scope for all entities into the total project plan. Performs regular reviews of project scope in schedules, includes establishing the conceptual scope of schedule studies.
  • Establishes milestones for the total project or major portions of the project. Reviews project work activities to ensure support of project milestones. Coordinates the timely, systematic, and complete acquisition of scope definition and related data.
  • 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.
  • Plans, organizes, and supervises 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
  • Verifies consistency with previous reports to ensure compatibility. Responsible for issuing reports required by Bechtel management and project procedures.
  • Supports the 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.
  • Coordinates information input into specific studies. Responsible for integration of activities and total work scope identification. Evaluates study results and recommend conclusions for project team consideration and discussion. Supervises/directs project schedule staffing and quantity reporting
  • Responsible for preparing and presenting the Schedule Impact Report. Responsible for leading the development and review of schedule recovery plans, including evaluation of additional resources/costs required to affect such plans.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field and a minimum of 9 years of professional experience in Project Controls with an emphasis on planning and scheduling (13 years required in lieu of degree)


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Expert communication skills which include technical writing used to manage contracts and change management
  • Expert level problem-solving skills including assessing impacts to overall project costs
  • Field experience required including working on large-scale engineering and construction contracts
  • Experience supporting or leading the development of claims


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert level at Primavera P6
  • Expert level skills with Power BI used to create dashboards


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.

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