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Lead Planner

Requisition ID:  236419

Requisition Posting End Date: 09/24/2021

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; 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. 


Project Description:

NEOM Project Summary: Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company will provide executive project management consultancy services (including technical, commercial and construction management) for the development of certain defined aspects of the NEOM Infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”   NEOM is a planned cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia. The site is near the Red Sea and the borders of Egypt, Israel and Jordan. It will cover a total area of 26,500 km2 (10,200 sq mi) and will extend 460 km along the coast of the Red Sea.”  NEOM will be the home and workplace to more than a million residents from around the world. It will include towns and cities, ports and enterprise zones, research centers, sports and entertainment venues, and tourist destinations. As a hub for innovation, entrepreneurs, business leaders and companies will come to research, incubate and commercialize new technologies and enterprises in groundbreaking ways.


Position Summary:

The Lead planner supervises schedule development, maintenance, monitoring, and recovery plan development activities for small to medium size projects. Helps 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. Helps the development of scheduling standards and procedures. Performs project schedule analysis and studies of problem areas to find the criticality of scheduled activities. Recommends alternatives for schedule improvement to the project team for discussion and/or decision.


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 organizes with the project to develop additional estimating bases when information is incomplete. 
  • Makes recommendations to the client on action plans to mitigate schedule risks and schedule GAP analysis.
  • Helps the maintenance, improvement, integration and major updates of the Client Development and Execution main schedule.
  • Answerable for organizing 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 help of project milestones. Organizes the timely, systematic, and complete acquisition of scope definition and related data.
  • Reviews the performing organization’s and unit’s work logics and finds whether the schedules will adequately help the overall project schedule. Plans, organizes, 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. Organizes development of all bulk commodity release and installation curves. Integrates appropriate manpower requirements for each discipline/specialty relative to the overall project needs. Finds quantity and manpower levels in help 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. Answerable 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. Answerable for issuing reports required by Bechtel management and project procedures.
  • Helps 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.
  • Organizes information input into specific studies. Answerable 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.
  • Answerable for preparing and presenting the Schedule Impact Report. Answerable 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. 
  • Minimum 13 years of professional experience in Project Controls with an emphasis on planning and scheduling. 
  • Good level at Primavera P6.
  • Good level skills with Power BI used to create dashboards.
  • Good communication skills which include technical writing used to manage contracts and change management.
  • Good level problem-solving skills including assessing impacts to overall project costs.
  • Field experience required including working on large-scale engineering and construction contracts.
  • Experience helping or leading the development of claims.


Living Conditions: Living and working on the NEOM Project is a single status assignment condition located in Sharma, KSA with camp accommodation (Meals and Laundry Services provided). Rotational Leave is 2 weeks off after 10 weeks worked with provided allowances for airfare and enroute expenses. 

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.