Share this Job

Lead Planner

Requisition ID: 260853 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Reston, VA 

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 customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & 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 can expect, and how we deliver.


Position Summary

Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing, and providing innovative solutions to scheduling problems. Provides generally non-routine scheduling guidance to projects. Supports and promotes improvement measures and implementation of recommendations for the global business unit. Supports organizational and administrative activities.



  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining the Engineering and Procurement Schedules utilizing Primavera and Ecosys
  • Detailed schedule development duties include: establishing the work breakdown structure (WBS), determining the work activity duration, establishing the proper work flow logic ties, and maintaining alignment between the Level 3 and Level 5 schedules
  • Routine analysis and work around option planning along with interface coordination with the construction scheduler will be required
  • Input to the Monthly Progress Report and issuance of the weekly schedule analysis report
  • Supervision of the implementation and maintenance of the Engineering Progress and Performance (EPP) system using Ecosys software
  • Prepares and coordinates the development of staffing plans for planning and scheduling activities, reviews contracts drafts for scheduling requirements


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 9 years experience in Planner/Scheduling Engineering and Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or Business Administration, or equivalent experience


Additional Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to present data and analysis to PC, other groups, Bechtel Management, and Client Management
  • Leadership skills, supervisory skills, and the ability to adapt project controls principles into a multi-company environment is essential
  • A working knowledge of planning work processes related to cost engineering activities is required
  • Familiarity with Bechtel standards, procedures, organization and automated systems preferred

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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.