P6 Scheduler

P6 Scheduler

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Engineering & Technical




Reporting to the Planning / Scheduling Manager, the Planner / Scheduler 3 is responsible for establishing project schedules for medium complexity projects, maintaining project schedules of any complexity level, preparing 3-week look-ahead, schedule analysis and reporting, and assisting with project budgeting, change management, and cash flows. The incumbent will assist more senior Planners / Schedulers with a variety of complex tasks and delay analyses.

Essential Functions:
  • Prepare the project master schedule for medium complexity projects by the contract requirements and company best practices using the Critical Path Method with direct guidance from the Planning / Scheduling Manager.
  • Understand contract obligations as they relate to the project schedule and project milestones, and define the drivers and interfaces with third parties that may affect such milestones.
  • Work with the client (or client scheduling consultants) to approve and establish a project baseline schedule that reflects the project duration and project milestones as defined in the contract documents.
  • Prepare schedule updates, including cash flow updates, as per GMS guidelines, and implement the schedule update process when working remotely on a project.
  • Carry out schedule revisions when required, with guidance from the Planning.

Scheduling Manager
  • Perform review and integration of risk registers and labor productivities.
  • Track overall project schedule performance by carrying out variance analysis and Earned Value Analysis.
  • identify and communicate areas of risk and opportunity as it relates to the project schedule, participate in response planning, and understand lessons learned from past projects.
  • Highlight the need for corrective action relating to the production and help assess the effectiveness of such corrective actions, schedule mitigation measures, and resequencing with the project team.
  • Identify and communicate critical path and near critical path activities.
  • Identify risks and review with the site team to identify if the risk is acceptable or if corrective action needs to be taken.
  • Assist more senior Planners / Schedulers in reviewing schedules prepared by non-schedulers to identify quality issues and risks, and define optimum risk response plan to complete the project on time.
  • Liaise with sub-trades and field superintendents for input into the project schedule and look-ahead.
  • Evaluate basic schedule impacts due to changes to the contract and provide support for the extension of time claims.
  • Track and report on schedule float.

Planning and Process
  • Prepare Bid Management schedules for major pursuits with guidance from the Planning / Scheduling Manager and/or Senior Planner / Scheduler by collaborating with design consultants, estimators, and the Bid Manager.
  • Determine and document the interfaces (inputs and outputs) between design, procurement, construction, and permitting with guidance from the Planning.
  • Participate in project schedule management planning (execution plan).
  • Learn, understand, and follow GMS processes and recommend improvements when recognized.
  • Understand execution plans from a time and resourcing perspective.
  • Prepare project schedule basis narrative complete with work area layouts, sequence diagrams, and design-procurement matrix (DB Pursuits) with guidance from the Planning / Scheduling Manager.

Financial Accountabilities
  • Contribute to the development of the cash flow and project budget, as required.
  • Help update the cash flow and identify when deviation from the project schedule and cash flow would require mitigation to get the project back on track.
  • Assist the project team to identify tasks with low productivity that incur higher costs than budgeted.
  • Client Focus
  • Interact daily with the Project team.
  • Interact weekly with sub trades and suppliers.
  • Participate in meetings with the design consultant and owner on a biweekly/monthly basis.
  • Interact with the owner-scheduling consultant regularly.
  • HSEQ
  • Demonstrate HSE and Quality behaviors that reflect corporate expectations of Actively Caring and Road to Zero.
Key Success Factors and Capabilities
  • Leadership
  • Guide and assist others in their area of expertise.
  • Collaborate with project teams, subcontractors, design consultants, commissioning agents, and client consultants to achieve optimum schedule management and client satisfaction.
Thinking Skills
  • Analyze complex problems to find integrated, actionable, and pragmatic solutions.
  • Apply wise judgment to make timely, effective decisions, balancing short and long-term factors.
  • Generate innovative ideas, fresh perspectives, and creative solutions that enhance performance and add value.
Results Driven
  • Demonstrate a passion and excitement to develop existing skills, learn new skills, and model a can-do/high-performance attitude.
  • Establish stretch goals, holding self and others accountable for results.
  • Bring energy and perseverance to the pursuit of goals and follow through on commitments.

Education, Experience, and Knowledge:
  • Equivalent to completion of a diploma training program at a college or technical school; a degree in Engineering or Construction Management is preferred.
  • 3+ years of Planning / Scheduling experience in the required field (buildings, industrial, civil, or infrastructure) or 5 years experience in the construction industry with exposure to Planning / Scheduling.
  • PMP, PMI-SP, PSP, EIT, P.Eng., and/or CET (Certified Engineering Technologist) designation is an asset.
  • Planning / Scheduling experience in a variety of delivery methods (EPC, Design-Build, CM, PPP, etc.).
  • Direct exposure to the construction industry is an asset.
  • General Contractor experience is an asset.
  • Experience using Primavera P6, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, Tilos, Powerproject, and vPlanner is an asset.
  • Experience with model integration and 4D scheduling is an asset.
  • Ability to learn project-specific software as required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Working Conditions:
  • This role is primarily office- or site-based, depending on the project.
  • This role has the potential for working extra hours, as well as for weekend and shift work.
  • This role requires occasional travel to other branches to offer support and collaboration.

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