Project Scheduler in Los Angeles, CA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

IPS   •  

Los Angeles, CA 90001

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


8 - 10 years

Posted 56 days ago

The Project Scheduler will possess skills and expertise in the following areas: project scope coordination and analysis; project execution plan preparation, coordination, & monitoring, project estimate preparation and coordination, Work package review; project schedule development; critical path analysis; contractor coordination and management; project management assistance; integrated cost and scheduling; total project & annual budget development; financial analysis; cost accounting and forecasting; variance analysis; performance reporting; project change management; risk & contingency planning and root cause analysis; direct supervision of internal resources engaged on project work which would include annual performance management in addition to oversight of external resources to execute project work.

  • Develop, monitor and update project Plans & Schedules encompassing the entire engineering, procurement, construction and qualification (EPCQ) life cycle.
  • Work in a highly collaborative and dynamic project environment. Facilitate/participate in project scheduling meetings as well as Pull/Phase/Takt/Interactive planning sessions as required to develop, refine and progress project plans.
  • Analyze schedule input from project partners including clients, internal teams, vendors and contractors to verify schedule durations and integrity as well as evaluate logic and float paths. Integrate data into an overall master schedule.
  • Assure credibility of the information in master schedule. Make recommendations to manage float and (re)sequence activities to achieve project milestone/target dates.
  • Collaborate with estimating & cost control to resource/cost load schedules as required.
  • Collaborate with team to support constructability and value engineering.
  • Evaluate schedule risk & perform analysis (Monte Carlo Simulation, etc.) as required.
  • Baseline schedules and document basis for approval.
  • Monitor schedule progress, deviations, and variances and assess impacts to the critical/near-critical path activities. Assist in the developing alternatives for corrective action.
  • Perform jobsite walks to verify physical progress of scheduled activities and analyze change orders for schedule impacts. Continually progress & review schedules with project team to ensure accurate and timely data is incorporated and forecasted.
  • Ability to generate earned value, SPI, CPI, and other schedule performance metrics.
  • Prepare schedule progress reports, trending charts and schedule analysis. Maintain record of scope changes, trends and variances that potentially affect schedule performance. Emphasis on data visualization and effective team communication.
  • At the project completion, develop and record the project's historical schedule information and "lessons learned" for future use.
  • Collaborate with all groups to improve company processes, systems and intellectual infrastructure to promote organizational learning and continuous improvement.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Minimum of seven (7) years' experience as a planner/scheduler on facilities capital projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering, procurement, construction and qualification (EPCQ) processes is required. Experience in the Pharma/Biotech Industry is desirable.
  • Understanding of engineering, construction methodologies and technical documentation.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of modern planning and scheduling principles, methodologies, techniques and tools including CPM, Last Planner, 4D, etc.
  • Strong analytical and computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in Primavera P6 Planner, Microsoft Project & Office Suite programs is required. Knowledge of vPlanner, BIM 360 and other visual & collaborative planning tools is desirable.
  • Excellent collaboration, communication and organizational skills are required with the ability to prioritize and manage large amounts of information to effectively meet deadlines.
  • BS degree in engineering or related technical field, construction management or applicable experience.
  • PMI or AACEI certification is a plus.
  • Up to 50% travel and temporary relocation may be required as projects are being executed regionally and and on the West Coast.

Valid Through: 2019-10-18