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Lead Planner -Southfield (Wellsville, OH)

Requisition ID:  217104

Job Summary


Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, has been selected by South Field Energy LLC to design and build a combined-cycle facility in Columbiana County, Ohio that will deliver a clean, reliable and efficient source of energy to more than one million homes.  The peak construction phase is expected to create approximately 1,000 jobs. The facility is scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2021.  The facility is the second major project in Ohio for the Bechtel-Advanced Power team, who completed the Carroll County Energy Facility in December 2017. The team is also constructing the Cricket Valley Energy Center, a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power facility in Dover, NY.


The Lead Project Planner supervises schedule development, maintenance, monitoring, and recovery plan development activities. Manages integration of subcontractor schedules into overall baseline schedule.  Engages with all disciplines and departments to ensure total project integration into the baseline.  Supports project organizational and administrative activities.  Establishes milestones for the total project and supervises schedule resource loading and leveling. Supports development of scheduling standards and procedures.  Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing, and providing innovative solutions to planning and scheduling problems.


Job Responsibilities

  • Performs and/or coordinates collects, verifies, and integrates the work scope for all entities into the total project plan. Reviews the representation of project scope in schedules. Establishes the conceptual scope of schedule studies. Prepares and analyzes comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data between the projects. Performs productivity analysis of construction operations and verifies. Reviews labor estimates for reasonableness.
  • Provides supervision and assistance to planners in the development and integration of individual schedules into the total project plan. Reviews the performing organization’s and unit’s work logics and determines whether the schedules will adequately support the overall project schedule. Plans, coordinates, 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.
  • Reviews and evaluates schedule durations for all disciplines’ activities relative to the support of project milestones. Supervises/directs the calculation of durations and other considerations affecting activity durations.
  • Plans, organizes, and supervises schedule resource loading and leveling. Coordinates development of all bulk commodity release and installation curves. Integrates appropriate manpower requirements for each discipline/specialty relative to the overall project needs. Determines quantity and manpower levels in support of the project needs and schedule philosophy.
  • Obtains required schedule information from all disciplines and subcontractors. 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. Responsible for total integration of schedule activities. Identifies schedule considerations and problems resulting from interdisciplinary or group restraints and interfaces.
  • Monitors and reports the critical path and schedule performance of the total project.
  • Supports dthe evelopment of scheduling standards and procedures. Compiles, summarizes, updates, and maintains historical schedule data.


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field with 9-13 years of project controls or cost related work experience.  In lieu of Bachelor’s degree 15-19 years of project controls or cost control experience.
  • Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing planning and scheduling functions, which include schedule development, control, and analysis.
  • Knowledge of supervision, personnel administration, and training of technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proficiency with PC operating systems, with proficiency in several basic software applications.  Proficiency with multiple discipline specific software applications currently used in Bechtel (Primavera P6 and Microsoft Office Applications, for example).
  • Intermediate level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes, as performed by Bechtel.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.


LIVING ACCOMMODATIONS: The project controls team is currently working in Reston, Virginia and will be relocating to the job site this Spring.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected
veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.