Planner / Scheduler

Planner / Scheduler

Bechtel Corporation | Brisbane City, QLD, AU

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Position Summary

Looking to work on a pivotal brownfield mining project with the benefit of being in an office-based role?

Reporting to the Lead Planner/Scheduler, as the Project Planner/Scheduler you will be responsible for the establishment of the Project Level 3 Schedule for the Feasibility Reforecast phase of one of our key mining projects. This will include preparing the project L3 Schedule for both the DP and ERA scopes, conducting team reviews, preparing schedule basis, developing commodity curves and supporting the Lead Planner with other planning/ scheduling activities in the Home Office.

The Home Office team, that you will be an integral part of, will be based in the Brisbane CBD supported by various 3rd Party Engineering Consultants. As part of your role you will be required to visit the job (field) site on an as needed, business trip basis. The Field Office team will be located at the job site with camp accommodation provided and a FIFO work roster.

Putting your communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively to good use, we are ideally looking for someone who can swiftly and effectively support the front-end activities of the execution level 3 control schedule.

Join us and enjoy working in a friendly, inclusive and professional project environment, where you will be genuinely thanked and appreciated for your contribution.

Core Responsibilities

Develops and prepares Project L3 Schedule including schedule basis and assumptions document, Project schedule file in conjunction with lead planner / scheduler and the project team.
Manages progress measurement & performance across all functions.
Ascertains that the correct scope of work is reflected on all schedules.
Integrates interdisciplinary schedule requirements and constraints to establish logical work sequences for assigned disciplines or specialties. Works with the performing offices to coordinate work sequences with the overall project plan.
Establishes and implements methods for determining activity durations for engineering, procurement and construction activities. Documents assumptions for basis of durations.
Assists the filed scheduling team to develop quantity release and installation curves for key commodities. As required, reviews and evaluates quantity records to ensure total quantities are represented for a particular discipline or specialty. Develops required job/hour expenditure curves for the project. Assists in determining leveling decisions and participates in quantity curves and person-hours review.
Performs quantity and person-hour loading for project schedule. Updates schedule at regular intervals with actual and forecast values for person-hours and quantities.
Reviews schedule data and identifies and acquires the information needed to complete work logics to interface between assigned disciplines or specialties.
Determines critical-path and sub critical-path activities for the project and identifies significant activities supporting interdisciplinary requirements. Identifies critical path for discipline or specialty work activities.
Develops and monitors short term or long-term engineering, procurement and/or construction L5 schedules.
Monitors schedule deviation for assigned disciplines or specialties including subcontractor submittals and recommends corrective action/workaround solutions for project considerations.
Participates and schedules meetings with Engineering, procurement and Contracts groups and provides schedule related information to the Project team.
Participates in discussions with vendors and subcontractors during schedule negotiations or progress reviews. Conducts evaluation of bids issued by subcontractors.
Responsible for schedule resource loading and leveling and provides resourcing and commodity curves for team review.
Updates Project schedule at agreed intervals including incorporating subcontractor schedules; documents key changes and presents for team and Senior Management review.
Provides input to prepare the Schedule Impact Report and conducts evaluations on schedule trends. Supports development and review of schedule recovery plans, including evaluations of additional resources/costs required to affect such plans.

What we offer
There are many reasons why choosing to join Bechtel is one of the best career decisions you will ever make. In addition to working with talented, dedicated people and having the opportunity to play an integral role in stimulating and rewarding local and international projects, Bechtel is committed to offering employees the benefits and resources to live healthy lives.

With a competitive salary package and annual discretionary performance bonus scheme in place, employee wellbeing is also at the centre of our business - promoted through private health cover and includes access to specialist medical advice (‘Best Doctors’) and a leading employee assistance program.

We are serious about setting you up for success from the very beginning. Experience an established online onboarding process, gain access to learning and development opportunities via the Bechtel University and participate in our Talent Management and Reward and Recognition programs.

About you

Experience in L1, L3 and L5 schedule development and scheduling in at least 1 large scale mining project.
Experience in schedule monitoring and control for EPC functions.
Previous experience in monitoring and reviewing subcontractor schedule related deliverables and conducting impact analysis for any changes in execution plan.
Skilled in oral and written communication.
Advanced level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and start-up work processes.
Knowledge of and experience working in EPCM environment.
Skilled in usage of Primavera and other Bechtel BSAPs for planning and scheduling.
Previous proven experience in delivering L1 / L3 Schedule for at least 1 large scale mining project.

The role may require successful completion of a medical examination (including but not limited to a functional exam and drug and alcohol testing) to meet site requirements.

Please note, Right to Work in Australia without employer sponsorship is required for this role. 

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so don't delay in applying to join the Bechtel team! Everyone who applies will receive a response.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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