Jacobs Lead Scheduler - Transit / Rail in Toronto, Ontario
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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.
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