Senior Planner

Senior Planner

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Location
, United States of America.
Contract type
Full time
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Key Responsibilities

  • Perform Advanced Professional Work related to planning assignments
  • Create Project Quotation Schedules for projects in Bid Phase while taking all customer requirements and available resources into consideration. Determines lead times in conjunction with sales, engineering, manufacturing, and subcontractors. Supports the Sales team on planning, milestones, and deliverables.
  • Create Project Master Schedules for awarded projects based on the Project Quotation Schedule and other contract requirements
  • Ensure Raw Materials are Available when needed to run according to the schedule
  • Drive Consistent Communications between planning, project accounting, and project management for consistent project Material EAC’s and Execution Charts
  • Manage Complex Planning Studies, development applications and reviews consultant proposals
  • Conduct Time Impact Analysis where necessary
  • Travel to Job Sites for meetings with customers and site management (25% of time or in general once per month).  Perform field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans
  • Provide Training and Support to junior planners within APS N.A organization (Schedule Optimization). Help to optimize other project schedules once a month.  Evaluate areas of schedule improvement for DCMA, Critical Path, and any other issues. 
  • Provide Professional Planning Assistance to members of the project team
  • Review and process complex comprehensive plan amendments, site plans, plats
  • Assist in developing project budgets, verifies contract expenditures and compliance
  • Conduct research and prepare statistical reports regarding project performance. Present reports and other findings to project team, senior leaders, and customers
  • Develops and implements planning standards and best practices

Qualifications

  • BS/BA Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration, or related field
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in project planning  
  • Expert level user of Primavera P6 including functions of
    • Critical Path Method
    • Time Impact Analysis
    • EVM and Analysis
    • Resource and Cost Loading
  • AACE PSP Certification is highly preferred (expectation is that candidate will work towards once employed if not certified).
  • Background in Materials Handling/Conveyance, Construction or Engineering environment a plus

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Expert knowledge of the philosophies, principals, practices & techniques of planning
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of EVM reporting.
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of CPM scheduling and methodology.
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of Time Impact Analysis and reporting
  • Expert knowledge of DCMA and reporting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitating relationships with internal customers and decision-makers
  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve less well- defined planning problems
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously
  • Ability to manage projects effectively and meet firm deadlines
  • Solid understanding of business processes and functional inter-relationships
  • Strong background in project material management
  • Extensive experience in production planning
  • Skilled in the use of Excel, Excel Pivot Tables, Power Point, Word, as well as SharePoint
  • Strong understanding of MRP systems

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