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Senior Construction P6 Scheduler, Natrium

Requisition ID:  256699

Requisition Posting End Date: 


Project Description:

Bechtel is the licensing, engineering, procurement, and construction partner on TerraPower’s Natrium team. Selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program, Natrium is participating in a DOE initiative to re-establish U.S. leadership in nuclear energy that provides matching funding to industry to design and build an operational advanced reactor.  TerraPower, a leading advanced generation technology company founded by former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, will be deploying its 345 MWe sodium fast reactor (SFR), called Natrium. The Natrium plant features an advanced, cost-competitive reactor design that is safer, simpler, easier, and less costly to construct, less expensive to operate, and able to provide energy that is competitive with fossil fuels. It also features an innovative molten salt energy storage system designed to be complementary to solar and wind power by evening out the peaks and valleys in production when the sun is not shining, or the wind is not blowing. With the reactor and energy storage output combined, the plant can produce more than 500 MWe of power.


Other Team Natrium partners include GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Energy Northwest, PacifiCorp, and Duke Energy, along with support from a number of national laboratories and universities.  This DOE program has the potential to be the largest funding program for advanced nuclear power in U.S. history and will shape the future of nuclear energy for decades.

Role Overview: 
This role will be a part-time telework position located in Reston, Virginia and align with the project’s office/telework schedule which is currently working every other week in the office.

Relocation to the Reston, Virginia area is required.


  • Obtains required construction schedule information from all disciplines and functions.
  • Coordinates with all departments to ensure understanding of construction schedule needs.
  • Responsible for total integration of construction schedule activities.
  • Identifies restraints and their effect on the construction schedule.
  • Identifies construction schedule considerations and challenges resulting from inter-discipline or functional restraints and interfaces.
  • Monitors and reports critical path and construction schedule performance.
  • Conducts construction 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.
  • Responsible for leading, when requested, the development and review of schedule recovery plans, including the evaluation of additional resources/costs required to affect such plans.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 1: Bachelor’s (BS/BA) Degree from an accredited university and at least nine (9) years of professional experience, or in lieu of a degree, high school diploma or equivalent and at least fifteen (15) years of professional experience.
  • Level 2: Bachelor’s (BS/BA) Degree from an accredited university and at least thirteen (13) years of professional experience, or in lieu of a degree, high school diploma or equivalent and at least nineteen (19) years of professional experience.  
  • This role requires a facility-specific clearance that requires U.S. Citizenship to obtain.
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced proficiency with Primavera P6 scheduling software.
  • Advanced level of proficiency in using Project Controls software applications such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing scheduling functions which include planning, critical path analysis, and schedule performance measurement.
  • Experience working with construction to determine “required on site (ROS)” dates and interacting with procurement to determine lead times, especially long lead items, and also interacting with engineering to determine prioritization and sequencing of “issue for construction” data/docs, i.e., experience with advanced work package (AWP) planning.
  • Experience developing typical analyses/curves to compliment the construction schedule, including bulks sustainability rate curves, bulks family of curves, engineering release-fabricate-receive-install curves, etc.
  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal teamwork and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Construction experience on large, complex Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) jobs.
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying and analyzing issues and recommending corrective actions.
  • Flexibility to respond to urgent proposal and project requests and changing priorities.
  • Experience with data integration from multiple sources, e.g., bringing data from P6 together with data from Teamworks, etc. and creating PowerBI dashboards for on-demand analysis by the project team.
  • Familiar with Construction tools such as TeamWorks, etc.




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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