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Senior Planner PC Functions Staff

Requisition ID:  257080

Requisition Posting End Date: 07/04/2022

Bechtel's Infrastructure business is rapidly growing within the United States and many locations across the Globe including Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Saudi Arabia to name a few. Project scope includes building major motorways, airports, railways, power plants, telecommunications and even building entire new cities i.e., Jubail and NEOM.


Project Controls planning experts are in high demand and critical to the success of each project. This is a opportune time to join the functional management team in support of the many projects and prospects. This position will work directly with the Project Controls Manager and Chief Planning Engineer that are based in Reston, Virginia. This position offers full-time telework.


Senior Planners performs schedule development, maintenance, and monitoring activities as directed. Leads planning and scheduling activities when delegated.



  • Assists in the preparation of schedule data for proposals or contracts.
  • Identifies scope of schedule activities.
  • Determines schedule dates for work activities within a discipline area or specialty. Determines milestones to support project schedule.
  • Establishes work sequence and activity durations for a specific discipline or specialty. Determines inter-discipline constraints or interfaces that define activity sequences. Works with performing organizations and units to coordinate work sequences with the total project plan. Develops and applies installation rates to quantity takeoffs and developed quantities within a discipline or other specialty.
  • Develops quantity release or installation curves for a specific discipline or specialty. Reviews quantity logs to ensure total quantities are represented for a particular discipline or specialty. Assists in the development of the required job hour expenditure for a specific discipline or specialty. Assists in determining leveling decisions. Performs quantity and manpower resource loading for assigned schedules.
  • Continuously assists discipline or specialty engineers in developing their individual work plans and knowledge of overall discipline requirements. Assists in developing specific project codes of accounts and recommends appropriate modifications and revisions.
  • Assists discipline groups in determining what information is required from other disciplines to support and interface with the assigned discipline or specialty. Provides schedule knowledge on a continuous basis to assist in discipline planning and interfacing with others.
  • Performs schedule monitoring, including identifying critical activities and updating functions for specific applications, disciplines, or specialties. Assists in developing and implementing requirements for updating and monitoring the schedule.
  • Prepares and develops study information as assigned. Evaluates quantities, job hours/staffing, and schedule logic for a specific discipline or specialty. Prepares schedule, staffing, and quantity progress and performance reports for assigned disciplines or specialties.





  • Level 1: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field. Minimum 9 years professional experience in project controls with emphasis on planning and scheduling projects. In lieu of degree, 15 years of related work experience required. 
  • Level 2: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field. Minimum 13 years professional experience in project controls with emphasis on planning and scheduling. In lieu of degree 19 years of related work experience.
  •  Expert analytical and computer skills required.     
  •  Experience and demonstrated skill in directing, planning, and scheduling functions, including schedule development, control, and analysis, in the field and the home office. Experience and demonstrated skill in establishing criteria for project planning and scheduling activities.   
  • Skilled in direction, personnel administration, and training of technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication, with a demonstrated ability to present planning and scheduling information to management and clients.    
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing, and solving problems. Knowledgeable about current industry and technical developments.



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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