Lead EPC P6 Planner, Poland Nuclear

Requisition ID: 273823 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Reston, VA 

Company 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 customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel is 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 can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview:

For over 70 years, Bechtel has been at the forefront of nuclear innovation delivering clean, reliable energy worldwide on over 150 nuclear power plants, adding more than 74,000 megawatts of nuclear generation capacity to the world. 


Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company have partnered to deliver the first AP1000 nuclear power reactors in Poland for our customer, the Polish Entity Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ). Bechtel will be the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for the project. As the EPC, our responsibilities will include providing the design for the Turbine Island and Balance of Plant as well as the construction of the entire facility.


This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity, and we are looking for the talent that will help expand Poland’s nuclear base and build a strong and long-lasting energy future for generations to come.

 This role is located in our Reston, Virginia office and will require permanent relocation to the area if you are not currently located nearby.

We invite you to join our team for this very interesting opportunity!


Position Summary:

The Lead Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Planner will lead planning and scheduling analysis and control activities expected to occur during the EPC phase of the project including:

  • Engineering, procurement and construction schedule development, maintenance, monitoring, impact identification, and recovery planning.
  • EPC phase related reporting and analysis including P6 schedule quality metrics.
  • Support EPC phase planning studies, forecasts, problem solving exercises.



  • Leads engineering, procurement and construction schedule development, data analysis, issue resolution, and improvement efforts.
  • Leads efforts to establish and communicate milestones for the EPC phase of the project.
  • Reviews scheduled EPC phase work activities to ensure their support of project milestones.
  • Reviews EPC phase schedule resource loading and leveling and all bulk commodity design and purchase release curves.
  • Ensures open communication with other organizations to support schedule maintenance and reporting.
  • Identifies and works to resolve EPC phase related schedule restraints and complexities.
  • Monitors and reports EPC phase critical path and schedule performance and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Performs schedule analysis and studies of problem areas to determine criticality of schedule activities.
  • Identifies alternatives for EPC schedule improvement to project team for discussion and/or decision.
  • Prepares EPC schedule recovery plans when required.
  • Ascertains that the correct scope of work and the project execution plan are reflected on all schedules.
  • Integrates interdisciplinary EPC schedule requirements and constraints to establish logical work sequences for assigned disciplines or specialties.
  • Works with the performing organizations to coordinate work sequences with the total EPC project plan.
  • Establishes and implements methods for determining activity durations within assigned disciplines or specialties.
  • Reviews and evaluates quantity records to ensure total quantities are represented by discipline and or specialty.
  • Incorporates required job hour expenditures by disciplines or specialties within developed schedules. Assists in determining leveling decisions.
  • Reviews quantity, personnel, and cost resource loading for EPC schedules.
  • Performs performance monitoring and control functions.
  • Assists cost engineers in reviewing cost and job hour information and supports trend identification and resolution efforts.
  • Analyzes quantity and cost information and predicts changes and trends.
  • Assists with the review and issuance of the monthly project cost and trend reports as needed.
  • Coordinates quantification and estimates for trends and scope changes and provides feedback to estimating regarding cost trends and lessons learned.
  • Interfaces with other members of the project team and provides miscellaneous cost support as requested.
  • Provides plans and recommendations to mitigate the impact of potential trends.
  • Analyzes EPC schedule data and identifies and acquires the information needed to complete work logics to interface between assigned disciplines or specialties. Assists in developing specific project codes of accounts and work breakdown structures and recommends appropriate modifications and revisions.
  • Determines EPC critical-path activities and identifies significant activities supporting interdisciplinary requirements. Identifies critical path for discipline or specialty work activities.
  • Develops and monitors detailed and summary level engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning schedules.
  • Monitors schedule deviation for assigned disciplines or specialties including subcontractor submittals and recommends corrective action/workaround solutions for project considerations.
  • Develops and writes the schedule commentary that appears in the monthly progress and similar reports.
  • Identifies and reports activities that have a critical or potential impact on the schedule.
  • Provides analysis and recommendations to the project.
  • Conducts regular schedule status review meetings and updates the EPC project schedule.
  • Supports EPC schedule input to management presentations and reporting.


Qualifications and Skills
Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and at least 13 years of professional experience, or in lieu of a degree, a high school diploma or equivalent and at least 19 years of professional experience.
  • Possess the legal right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check including verification of employment, education, and travel.
  • Must be able to obtain site security badge for access to work site.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience in preparing, monitoring, and reporting schedule information in engineering, procurement and construction environments.
  • Knowledge in the use of computers for executing work processes.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.
  • Advanced proficiency in using PC operating systems and Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated advanced capability level with Primavera (P6) and experience in its application on complex engineering and construction projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, perform, review, and present planning and scheduling products.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and review products independently with minimal supervision using a high level of professional judgment and knowledge related to technical planning and scheduling skills and engineering design and construction practices


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior nuclear power plant development, permitting, engineering, and procurement experience.
  • Proficiency in using Compass, Power BI, Synchro 4D and Acumen Fuse software currently in use by Bechtel.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives.


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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.