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Capital Project Planner/Scheduler
This position is: Full Time
Position Location: Lake Charles, LA area

ReCon Engineering and Management Servicesis seeking a Capital Project Planner / Scheduler for the engineering department at Lake Charles Chemical Complex in Westlake, LA.

This is a contractor position.

Job Summary

The Planner / Scheduler is responsible for the development and management of appropriate time and resource schedules and assists the Project Controls Team in supplying accurate historical and forecast information on the time and resource schedules during the execution of the project phase and compiling of the monthly reports which involves verifying and tracking all progress and schedules. The Planner / Scheduler assist the Project Controls team in supplying accurate information on the progress on the project and makes forecasts of the completion dates. The Planner / Scheduler also has the responsibility to ensure that schedule management complies with all governance and procedures applicable.

Job Responsibilities

  • Use Critical-Path Method (CPM) to plan and schedule Front End Loading (FEL) and Execution phase project schedules within P6
  • Setting up of the schedule control base and progress reports according to defined structure
  • Tracking and updating progress in P6
  • Assisting with the development, review, updating and implementation planning, scheduling and progress related systems and procedures
  • Compiling of monthly schedule progress reports including forecasts by co-ordination, expediting and liaison with other functions and stakeholders for input
  • Evaluating and reviewing of contractor schedules
  • Evaluating, analyzing and reviewing of contractor progress reports
  • Evaluating and implementing schedule change management
  • Schedule integration with other entities and stakeholders
  • Resource planning and reporting for the engineering portfolio management
  • Assisting with the evaluation of change orders
  • Developing and up keeping of schedule dashboards and metrics
  • Compiling of ad hoc reports / presentations
  • Assisting and participating with audits
  • Ensuring that planning and scheduling activities complies with applicable governance and procedures

Experience/Education Requirements

  • B.S. in Engineering or related field / demonstrated experience in planning and scheduling
  • 10 years of capital project planning and scheduling experience (must)

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Thorough understanding of planning and scheduling principles
  • Extensive primavera (P6) expertise
  • Thorough understanding of change management principles
  • Access / database knowledge is preferred
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Extensive Excel and MS Office expertise
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, written, and verbal skills
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of personnel and stakeholders at different levels of engineering, design, maintenance, and management as well as external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of relevant project implementation models
  • Well-developed initiation, coordination and integration skills
  • Systematic and procedural
  • Good analytical and judgment skills
  • Dedicated with strong work ethics, enthusiastic and positive
  • Working in a multi-cultural team
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Good communication, networking & negotiation skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships
  • People management skills (preferred)



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