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Scheduler - Western Canada District At Kiewit Corporation

Location: British Columbia, Canada

Job Description

Requisition ID: 73545


District:
Kiewit’s Western Canada District has been a leading heavy construction contractor since the early 1940s, building projects from British Columbia to Manitoba to the Northwest Territories. Our work includes highways, bridges, mass transit systems, mine site development and open pit operations, hydroelectric powerhouses, wind-power plants, dams and industrial facilities. We are the regions leader in all things grading, paving, excavation and structures.

Location:
This position may be assigned to any of our projects with locations in Western Canada ability to travel and relocate as needed for the business is necessary.

At Kiewit, we never stop raising the bar. Consistently focused on high quality production, we commit to excellence in all we do. We encourage new and innovative ideas with forward thinking. We build our work right the first time, delivering with a sense of urgency, the highest value to our clients.

As our Project Scheduler, you’ll play a key role in the development of company standards and scheduling techniques. You’ll directly impact the scheduling capabilities over a project in various stages of development. By analyzing and monitoring the project’s Critical Path Method (CPM), you’ll prepare reports, develop alternative solutions, and drive successful project completion.

Your main responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Interacting with Engineers, Estimators, Construction Managers, Senior Management and Subcontractors to discuss and develop schedules, and resolve issues as the arise;
  • Interacting with Clients and their representatives to represent our schedules and ensure excellent value is being provided;
  • Reviewing production schedules, work orders, staffing, etc. in order to determine personnel requirements, material requirements and material priorities;
  • Examining documents, materials, and products;
  • Monitoring work processes to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with standards and specifications;
  • Maintaining the Master Schedule for each project, evaluating and monitoring construction progress, and providing regular schedule updates;
  • Interacting with Clients, Senior Management, Operations, Engineering, and Subcontractors to discuss impacts to the work and resolution of time-related issues;
  • Recommending and making modifications to production schedules required due to design changes, material shortages, backlogs, labor, weather, or other interruptions;
  • Analyzing delays and impacts;
  • Developing recovery and acceleration schedules;
  • Assisting Operations with short term schedules;
  • Assisting in the development of working schedules for Estimating and Business Development Teams in preparing proposals;
  • Providing mentorship in the development of other schedulers.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, or technical training and related experience
  • 5+ years of construction experience with Primavera scheduling software, including the following practices:
o Time Impact Analysis
o Cost Loading and Earned Value Management
o Resource Loading and Leveling
o Data entry through import or Global Change
o Linear Scheduling (ideally with TILOS)
  • Advanced knowledge of construction engineering technology, codes, standards, etc., plus an in-depth understanding of the interdependence and relationship between other functional units
  • Prior experience in delay analysis/forensic scheduling
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Projects and Excel.
  • Strong narrative writing skills.
Desired candidate characteristics:
  • Disciplined, hard-working, self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Organized and able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Professional image and behavior
  • Flexible and adaptable in our dynamic work environment
  • Capacity to work early or late as work dictates
  • A gift for innovation and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications
  • Initiative, motivation, and self-drive to get the job done
  • A good understanding of the interrelationship between planning/scheduling and cost management
  • Persuasiveness and an ability to influence others
  • Ability to create graphs and visual aids to communicate job issues to management and clients
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to quickly explain technical issues to non-technical people
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills
  • The ability to meet deadlines and invest time required to get the job done
  • Ability to relocate based on business needs

Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move freely about an active construction site, as well as being able to sit, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is continuously required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee should be willing to freely access all points of a construction site in a wide range of climates and conditions.

Mental Requirements:
The employee should have the ability to read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals and plans. The employee should be able to write reports and correspondence. The employee should have the ability to respond to questions from managers and employees. The employee should be able to work with mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The employee should have the ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Equipment Used:
Telephone, cell phone, hand-held radio, calculator, PC, copy machine, fax machine

Working Environment:
Work is performed in a variety of locations and conditions. Work is commonly done at heights, over uneven terrain and in inclement weather. The noise level in the work environment can be loud to extremely loud. Work hours may include starting early or staying late or alternate shifts, as required to process urgent workload.

About Kiewit
As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2017 revenues of $8.7 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 22,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built in to every career at Kiewit.

How We’re Different
  • Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record
  • Named to the Best Workplaces in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada for the sixth year in a row
  • Extended health, dental and vision insurance where employees can get expert support for work, life, and everything in between
  • RRSP plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of weekly base wages
  • Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year, in addition to statutory holidays per each province’s guidelines
  • We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development, and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Kiewit believes in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination, and complies with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.