Project Scheduler/Planner Jr-Mid level

Location: Boston, MA
Date Posted: 02-02-2018
Become part of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Positive Train Control (PTC) team providing a PTC system for the entire Commuter Rail network. The Project Scheduler / Planner provides support to the Lead Project Scheduler / Planner, as well as site project managers, to manage, implement, and control the overall project scheduling process from conception to project completion.  Support the delivery and maintenance of consistent and realistic plans and control structures for each project. Understand and monitor the interfaces between assigned project and other projects within the portfolio Develop the activities, logic, resources loading and progress to provide fully integrated project schedule, leading to the creation of the baseline schedule and its subsequent maintenance. Comply with planning and progress monitoring procedures to ensure that each element of the project performs the processes timely and consistently. Support the overall schedule monthly progress update cycle, forecast, critical path, and trend analyses. Develop status reporting framework and provide regular and comprehensive schedule status reports to project management. Interface with project engineering personnel to assist proper understanding of the key schedule sensitivities and drivers. Assist with identification of alternate approaches to optimize the plan(s) Review and verify contractors reported progress through field walks and incorporate into schedule progress updates. Contribute to the development of the project risk profiles and translate these into the plans using deterministic and probabilistic analysis methods as appropriate. Regularly track the schedule risk mitigation efforts, the criticality of the main paths to completion, float, consumption and the release of schedule contingency. Utilize the company standard tool, project standards and control procedures. Assist in the preparation of input data for benchmarking activities. Deliver close out data to enable knowledge retention (lessons learned, project data compilation) at completion of work. Maintain historical database of scheduling activities durations and overall cycle times. Develop schedule basis to document how project plan was developed. Ability to interface with various site organizations, particularly maintenance and turnaround, to ensure appropriate project interfaces with maintenance and turnaround events. Bachelor’s Degree - Engineering, Construction Management or Business. 1-4 years’ Project Control experience in civil projects. Knowledge of spreadsheet, graphics, and data base management, and word processing software. Transit experience preferred Strong knowledge of Primavera P6. Certified in Primavera P6 will be a plus. Basic understanding of Project Controls. Proficient in MS Office Suite.
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