Job Summary


  • Location:
    Syracuse, New York
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  • Category:
    Project Manager
  • Contract Type:

Job title: Planner / Scheduler
Our client, a major utility provider is looking to hire a contract basis.
This person will be responsible for fielding all requests for work, gathering information on the jobs, and working with the contractors to maintain the schedule.
Facilitation of Work
Build and develop relationships with external vendors performing civil construction services
Build, develop, and maintain crucial internal relationships with Design, Program Management, Distribution Construction, Operations Divisions, Distribution Support, and Procurement to ensure smooth completion of assigned projects.
Field requests for work from a variety of stakeholders.
Advocate culture change of internal departments to funnel work through single point of contact.
Collect and organize all job related documents / information (drawings, sketches, job cards, timelines, etc)
Close coordination with Supply Chain to assure the timely requesting and delivery of materials.
Participate in pre-construction meetings
Author Work Authorizations for the work. Ensure Work Authorization is fully executed before the job begins
Work with stakeholders to determine which jobs will be competitively bid. Participate in RFPs and be part of the evaluation team.
Implement contract strategies/initiatives and coordinate external construction resources to optimize progress on capital work in 100% compliance with safety, quality, and cost control requirements.
Monitor upstream dependencies, facilitate construction schedules, and set priorities for Construction Supervisors, Design, and Distribution Support to execute the work plan, evaluate/resolve planning and implementation issues, and to ensure timely delivery of projects to contractors.
Drive Contractor performance/progress through monitoring construction project status, assessing schedule performance, reassigning Contractor resources, and developing management information to assess future contractor workload assignments, ensure efficient work plan delivery and timely internal stakeholder support.
Update and oversee the use/completeness of the Construction Management Database, to ensure accurate data and reporting capabilities.
Set up and facilitate routine Contractor Scheduling meetings.
Solid understanding of Civil Construction methods, materials and designs.
Support weather related events, Participation when required on all storm and emergency restoration efforts.
Schedule Management
Review contractor schedule for accuracy and reasonableness
Notify the contractors of changing priorities, work with the contractor to re-prioritize the work to ensure key dates are met.
Work with the upstream stakeholders to improve the visibility and lead time of future work.
Stakeholder Management
Consistent and active communication with vendors throughout all levels of the organization.
Develop and maintain a relationship with all internal stakeholders both inside and outside of PM&CC
Monitor and set expectations for getting work done.
Storm Support
Support weather related incidents, including managing contract crew transfer sheets, and storm room support as required.
Experience developing and managing schedules
Experience in project planning and portfolio planning to maximize efficiencies and garner savings.
Well developed written and communication skills, ability to present and explain report data to upper management.
Ability to work well with others
Strong organizational skills
Experience working in a dynamic environment
Working with a third part service provider
Comfortable in working both alone and in team settings.
Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Project Management, Civil Engineering, or 1-3 years qualifying experience.
Proven communication skills
Microsoft Office Applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word
Scheduling Software – Microsoft Project, Primavera
Ability to lead and participate in cross functional teams with varying goals
Project Management Certification a plus
Familiarity and experience with UG, Substation and Civil Construction
Demonstrated successful delivery of large projects requiring project management oversight.
To learn more about this opportunity, apply today.  Sorry no third party vendors, must be able to accept employment without sponsorship

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