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Jacobs Lead Scheduler - Transit / Rail in Toronto, Ontario

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Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

We challenge what is accepted, so we can shape innovative and lasting solutions for tomorrow.  If you’re interested in a long and rewarding career working with the #1 ranked most admired engineering and construction company in the world, then Jacobs is where you belong.

We’re looking for a driven and curious Lead Planner / Scheduler in Toronto to support various Transit and Rail projects.

As a leader on a large multi-billion-dollar Transit / Rail Program, you’ll be responsible for Schedule review and analysis which includes:

• Analysis of Contractor’s schedule progress and performance, identify potential issues and problem areas, and provide reports to the project management team.

• Prepare and issue schedule analysis narratives including recommendations for corrective actions that are used by the project management team to manage the work.

• Undertake forensic schedule analysis and provide report to the project management team.

• Undertake what-if schedule analysis and present the results to the project management team.

• Clean up Contractor’s schedule or develop analysis-ready schedule that reflects Contractor’s schedule logic as preparation for quantitative schedule risk analysis.

• Undertake quantitative schedule risk analysis, interpret the output, and present the result to the project management team and/or other stakeholders.

• Understand and interpret contractual requirements and provide appropriate comments on Contractor’s schedules and reports.

As a Lead Planner / Scheduler your responsibilities will include reporting, teamwork, leadership, initiative, and stakeholder management such as:

• Prepare and present schedule analysis/assessment reports on a regular and as-required basis.

• Provide inputs to various project/program level reports.

• Seated in a project office, work as part of a project team.

• Develop and maintain cooperative work relationships with the internal project team members and the external entities such as clients, partners, and Contractors.

• Manage the relationships between the scheduling, estimating, cost control, and risk management for a project and program.

• Lead junior level scheduler(s) and provide directions and guidance.

• Tutor and guide project controls staff in scheduling fundamentals, procedures, and guidelines.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

• Minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in the construction and/or engineering field with increasing responsibility.

• Experience in large Infrastructure projects, (preferably Transit / Rail) with budgets exceeding $1 billion in budget.

• Proficient in Primavera (P6) scheduling software.

• Demonstrated experience with implementing and effectively use company-standard project controls systems and industry-standard planning/scheduling systems.

• Be proficient with spreadsheets, word processing software, databases, and presentation tools.

• Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, or related technical field.

• Ability to understand contracts and interpret from scheduling/project controls perspective.

• Solid knowledge and experience with forensic schedule analysis.

• Solid knowledge and experience with earned value analysis/management.

• Knowledge and experience in application of the project controls principles to planning/scheduling work processes.

• Experience and/or knowledge of various procurement models including Public Private Partnership (P3), Alternative Finance Procurement and Alliance.

You’ll also need:

• Active membership in AACE, PMI, or similar association.

• Experience as project manager is a plus.

• PSP or PMI-SP certification a plus.

• Strong sense of taking initiative and ownership in her/his work.

• Develop and maintain a positive working atmosphere. Motivate peers and junior staff.

• Actively participate in the ongoing development and mentoring of junior staff.

• Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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