Mid-Level Planner/ Scheduler – Whiting Indiana

Turner & Townsend - Whiting, IN3.8

ContractEstimated: $95,000 - $130,000 a year
Job Summary

Turner & Townsend is GROWING! We are looking for a Mid-Level Planner/ Scheduler to join our Capital Projects team in one of our Key Oil & Gas Client’s downstream asset located in East Chicago/Northern Indiana.

Reporting to Turner & Townsend Project Controls Site Manger, the Mid- Level Planner/ Scheduler will be part of our Project Services Team, site based, responsible for Mid Cap Portfolio Field progress reporting activities.

The successful candidate must also be highly detail-oriented and organized with excellent analytic and problem-solving abilities. The candidate must have a proven track record of working as a Planner/Scheduler professional on Small/Mid/Large Capital projects within Oil & Gas, Chemical & Petrochem business sector. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Job Objectives

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Ability to coordinate & organize multiple sources of schedule inputs/performance data into a master schedule platform and deliver project/program status reports as required.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
The tenacity and drive to inject value and create solutions
Develops good working relationships with project team
Implement Project Planning & Scheduling strategy, plans and procedures, reflecting both Company and contractor roles, responsibilities and expectations.
Coordinate the development and implementation of project Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and Cost Breakdown Structures (CBS) in concert with Project Lead, Project cost engineer and contractor project controls leads, and in conjunction with Project Execution Plans.
Promote and maintain the overall integration and integrity of contractor schedules within the Program suite of project schedules.
Provide interface and quality assurance to Project functional groups and contractors regarding the tracking and reporting of schedule performance.
Support the Project Team in the implementation of an integrated enterprise based, cross functional and EPC master schedule program.
Preparing Staffing, Engineering and Construction progress and customized reports.
Perform Critical Path Analysis.
Perform probabilistic analysis on integrated schedules and contractor schedules.
Conduct the required project schedule analysis, critical path analysis and schedule risk analysis for the project as a whole.
Analyze deviations from the baseline in the Project Master schedule highlighting bottlenecks / delays and propose corrective actions.
Prepare the Integrated Planning / Scheduling contribution to the Monthly Project Report and specific reports / presentations.
Analyze and highlight the overall schedule impact of any variance / change order.
Ensure that schedule related data from vendors, suppliers, engineering and construction contractors of actual projects is provided as feedback into the planning and scheduling systems.
Working closely with various disciplines in project teams to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the schedules produced without compromising your independence as a planning engineer so you’re in a position to advise project management on issues requiring judgment.
Candidate will need to balance multiple projects that will likely be executed in multiple locations and by multiple contractors in the Refinery. Candidate must be flexible and able to balance / prioritize multiple priorities.
Track and Monitor Portfolio Schedule

Skills Required


Position requirements include, but are not limited to:
Minimum of 5 Years of progressively responsible positions in an EPC Planning & Scheduling environment.

Degree in Quantity Surveying, Engineering, Construction Management or Equivalent in Industrial Construction (a combination of other degrees coupled with adequate experience will also be considered).

Strong understanding of all construction disciplines

Strong Experience in facilitating Interactive Planning Meetings with all stakeholders to develop consensus and alignment of the team.

Experience in the development, preparation, review, baselining of Project Schedules ( Level 1 through Level 5 schedules using WBS and Activity Codes) with experiences in Critical Path Analysis

Experience with industrial scheduling and Risk Analysis programs such as Primavera P6 and Pertmaster.

Demonstrates a high level of self-organization, coordination and planning

Must be a team player and integrate easily with others

Must have excellent communication skills

Good communication, facilitation, negotiation, presentation, analytical and interpersonal skills

Ability to read, understand, and communicate contract requirements including Schedule baseline, Contingency basis and site Environmental, Health, Safety Policies.

Self-starter; creates solutions/alternatives; anticipates; acts on facts.

Deals with conflict successfully, analytical mindset with the ability to solve complex problems

Ability to perform field walks and audits; this will involve accessing areas of the site using ladders, catwalks, and scaffolding.


Position qualifications include, but are not limited to:
Experience Primavera P6, Acumen Fuse, NetPoint.

Registrations/Certifications: OSHA 10 preferred, Certified Project Scheduler Professional is a plus

Experience in lean construction initiatives is a plus (use of 5-S’s, Pull Planning, Make Work Ready / Constraint Analysis, and Weekly Work Planning).

Construction Management background experience.

Experience in building and managing teams within a complex matrix environment

Clear understanding of commercial exhibits including Preambles, Schedules of Rates and Bills of Quantities for bid packages for major EPC and construction contracts

Formation of commercial exhibits for contract documents

Reviewing and preparation of responses to contractual claims and or change order requests

Need to be committed for a 2 – 3 years assignment