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Contract: TAR Scheduler / Planner / United States of America

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Location: Lemont, United States of America
New Opportunity!! P6 Planner/Scheduler

The Chicago Offices are currently seeking a P6 Planner/Scheduler for our refinery client in the Chicago area! Long-Term Contract opportunity through 2023.  Per Diem options are available for out of state candidates.  

All interested candidates are encouraged to send updated resumes to along with their availability.  

The Planner/Scheduler reports to the Refinery Project Controls Manager. The role is assigned to support the Refinery Project Management Team by preparing and maintaining multiple project schedules from feasibility studies to the planning and implementation phases to ensure that projects present a realistic schedule and reliable execution plans and ensuring key stakeholders are informed and aligned.
This role will be working with both third-party contractors and internal clients and requires strong customer service and communication skills to align with the needs of the individual project managers and Major Projects leadership.
Throughout the life cycle of the projects, the Project Planner/Scheduler liaises with various stakeholders such as: members of Project Management, Engineering, Finance, Corporate Project Services, Construction and Operations teams, external EPC contractors and external construction contractors and therefore will be required to understand and be able to communicate the full project scope of work.

• Develop resource-loaded level I, II, III & IV integrated project schedules under the direction of the Project Manager.
• Build & maintain the master schedule for the Lima Refinery project portfolio.
• Integrate schedules of EPC firms and construction and establish logical work sequences to fit priorities identified by Project Execution strategy.
• Organize and facilitate interactive project planning sessions.
• Coordinate with estimating and project cost specialists for cost & schedule alignment.
• Consolidate the progress and performance reporting for the project from EPC and construction; support construction management team (CMT) for monitoring construction progress.
• Produce reports and analysis using Primavera and other system and coordinate the schedule interface between all groups as well as identifying problems and making recommendations to project managers.
• Report baseline schedules against plan (dashboard) and provide management reports as requested by project manager.
• Interface with supply chain management for schedule activity inclusion and progress updates.
• Participate in developing planning/scheduling related procedures and template
• Review schedule data, identify and acquire information needed to complete work logics to interface between all stakeholders.
• Ensure all schedule changes are documented through change management system as per project requirement.
• Create and present schedule basis for assigned integrated schedules.
• Perform manpower resource loading for assigned schedules if required.
• Participate in yearly work planning meetings with area portfolio managers.
• Perform critical path analysis and identify and report activities which have critical or potential impact on schedule
Must haves:
• Bachelor's degree in engineering, technical, or equivalent related experience
• Minimum of 5 years of Planning & Scheduling experience in the engineering, construction, project management of Oil & Gas related projects
• Superior working knowledge of Primavera
• Thorough knowledge of Engineering, Supply Chain, Fabrication and Construction processes as part of project execution
• Excellent planning, time management, problem-solving and analytical skills
• Prior involvement in project completion and turnover, and understanding of applicable requirements for successful turn over to operations
• Proven ability to collaborate with people from various disciplines to achieve goals
• Development and implementation of supply chain, engineering and construction for Oil & Gas, refining, petrochemical or upgrading industry projects +5 years
• Excellent problem solving and facilitation skills with ability to plan, prioritize and deliver quality results
• Team player with strong leadership and collaboration skills and the ability to effectively guide a project team
• Intermediate computer skills in MS Office Products (Adobe, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Strong results driven orientation and ability to improve processes for higher business performance
• High attention to detail and an ability to keep information organized
• Strong multi-tasking skills with the ability to prioritize and organize multiple concurrent assignments.
• Exceptional skills in effectively guiding multiple teams, with competing priorities
• Excellent business writing and oral communication skills coupled with the ability to communicate across business functions in an effective and professional manner
• Uninhibited by challenge, disagreement, and ambiguity
• Inspires a shared vision and fosters innovation and creativity
• Extremely passionate and motivated by project planning & schedule management; proven ability to lead integrated planning sessions

Nice to haves:
• Post-Secondary qualification in quality management or equivalent
• Project Management Institute - Scheduling Professional designation (PMI-SP)
• Thorough understanding of Oil & Gas Refining and related operations would be an advantage
• Experience developing and facilitating integrated planning sessions with various disciplines, exterior contractors and internal contributors
• Ability to translate Project strategy into a Project Controls functional plan
• Ability to think tactically and strategically with an ability to lead and manage change
• Expertise using Power BI to analyze and present project controls data

How to Apply

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