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Project Controls Scheduler/ Sr. Scheduler
2018-04-12 12:23:34
Manager, Project Controls
National Grid

Job Purpose:

Oversee the delivery of projects with Complex capital Delivery from a schedule management perspective. This will mean identify the key business issues through monitoring of the plan for project control purposes. It will also involve challenging contractor’s schedules and defending value to the company by using robust scheduling techniques to challenge change orders from contractors.

Key Accountabilities:

Accountable for building project plans across a program of work within a Jurisdiction. The plans will be built from first principles using the agreed work breakdown structure to support Project Development Engineers and Project Managers.

Progress each project every month to ensure all projects are monitored for project controls in line with the monthly reporting cycle, checking accuracy and consistency of data, as well as supporting the end of year reconciliation process. As an example this includes the progression of National Grid schedules in line with the Work Breakdown structure.

Accountable for using the schedule and previous forecast to challenge contractor costs and change orders to ensure that only the right and fair amount is being agreed to.

Co-ordinate across a program of risk registers to identify generic risks across the portfolio and ensuring they are uploaded into Risk Management.

Ensure outage requirements are being agreed with the Independent System Operator and that linkages between individual projects are in place and managed to enable change impact assessments to take place

Accountable for ensuring schedule data is accurate to allow Project Controls to report milestones, planned value and earned value data, % completed on projects and project commentaries.

Provide expert technical  input and define policy as to the best way of using the primavera tool to model projects e.g. interface milestones or links between activities, portfolio views etc.

Oversee and support the activities of other team members, providing advice and coaching as necessary. 

Technical Capabilities (Knowledge, Skill, Experience):

7+ years’ experience in project management, construction or schedule management or equivalent relevant experience.

A Bachelor’s degree or significant relevant project management, engineering and construction experience.

Considerable proven experience and expert knowledge in schedule development and analysis including milestone management, critical path analysis, understanding of float and time risk allowance and earned value methodologies.

Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative, integrity and ability to interact with company personnel, contractors and regulatory representative

Valid driver’s license with a safe driving history required.

Expert using Primavera to create project plans and progress them using a pre-defined work breakdown structure

Expert using Primavera to optimize the performance of a portfolio of projects and familiar with the issues that arise on projects and how to overcome them.

Knowledge of the typical projects that National Grid undertakes including their durations, issues, typical durations etc.

Expert understanding of how individual projects interact with each other as a result of the National Grid outage plan

Good knowledge of the environment in which Complex Capital Delivery operates. Examples of this include health & safety legislation, planning legislation including the process around article 7. 

Must have Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills

Experience working under tight deadlines

Experienced in influencing, persuading, communicating, challenging and negotiating.

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