Work Management Planner SME

Life Cycle Engineering, Inc   •  

Charleston, SC

Industry: Business Services

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5 - 7 years

Posted 65 days ago

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Position Summary:


The Subject Matter Expert (SME) is our leading expert in a field of advanced study (i.e. Work Management, Materials Management, Lean etc.) and is responsible for developing our best practices and work processes for client engagement delivery within their knowledge domain. In addition, the SME must also be knowledgeable in how their field of study impacts, influences, integrates and interrelates with other domains within our Rx, Operational Excellence, and Asset management delivery solutions. The SME is responsible for keeping informed, educated and trained on innovations and developing new concepts within their field that will continually improve our processes to deliver client value.


  • Contract Requirements:Up to 75% travel
  • Position can be based anywhere in the US with travel to client site
  • Essential Functions and Responsibilities:Participates in Reliability Excellence Assessments
  • Provides work stream specific best practice training
  • Facilitates the client focus teams through the development of client specific best practice processes based on the LCE gold standards
  • Works side-by-side with the client's personnel and teaching/training them through on-the-job training while augmenting their workforce to expedite a project benefits
  • Provides support of the Organizational Change Management efforts
  • >80% utilization, typically on one project, but could be spread over more than one
  • Promotes the LCE Brand, domain expertise, reputation, and credibility through publications, workshops, speaking engagements, etc.
  • Responsible for creating successful focus teams on client engagements
  • Continuous innovation to keep LCE a leader in field of expertise
  • Establishes LCE as a thought leader in their field of expertise by publishing articles, presentation papers, professional networks and associations
  • Develops and deploys new offerings/continuously improve current offerings
  • Develops business opportunities by assessing client financial and operational capabilities, suggesting revisions to client operational work methods, facility layout and/or machinery, tools and equipment. (Opportunity Assessments).
  • Supports sales efforts by assisting in sales presentations, estimates and proposals including negotiating commercial terms and by developing project business model and pricing strategies.
  • Ensures best practices by implementing and sustaining RCG best practices and systems including: reliability, plant, and maintenance engineering, planning and scheduling, materials management, and change management.
  • Promotes multi-discipline applications by understanding industry specific project planning/scheduling technologies, maintenance engineering, operations and project control systems.
  • Supports RCG projects by preparing work scopes, estimates, mobilizing small - medium size projects and monitoring activities and budgets.
  • Required Education, Skills, and Experience:Typically degreed (Engineering/Business) or equivalent work experience; 5 to 8 years of experience in operations, maintenance engineering and/or applied home office experience.
  • Possesses comprehensive understanding of plant operations and expert in at least one area of plant operations and/or maintenance technology.
  • Client site and international assignment experience preferred.
  • Must be able to establish professional and personal relationships with client organizations.
  • Ability to work as a team player and demonstrate personal initiative to complete the work of the team as a whole within rapidly changing business and contract conditions and priorities; must be able to manage to, and meet, tight deadlines.
  • Ability to understand prospective clients' business challenges for your given area of expertise, define a consultative solution and persuade prospective clients to choose LCE's solution above all others.
  • High comfort level working with multiple organizational levels within client and partner organizations.
  • Knowledgeable in systematic Change Management Practices and their integration in consultative solutions.
  • Strong knowledge of systematic Program Management Best Practices and their application in consultative solution engagements.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, share knowledge and develop others if area of expertise
  • Experience in deploying knowledge management utilizing a tool like SharePoint (customer success stories, reusable proposal content and graphics, resumes).
  • Strong interpersonal skills both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and provide detailed follow-up.
  • Strong decision making ability while handling a high volume of work with accuracy and efficiency.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word and Excel software and Microsoft Project.
  • Physical Demands and Expectations:Regular physical activity to include walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, reaching, lifting (up to 30 pounds), and standing; occasional prolonged sitting
  • Ability to speak, read, hear and write, with or without assistance
  • Ability to use phone and computer systems, copier, fax and other office equipment

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