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Sr. Planner/Scheduler

Glendale, CaliforniaPEAK Technical Staffing USA


Senior level management position responsible for providing complex planning and scheduling support in a lead capacity to the Co. project team on large multi-disciplined project/s throughout the project life cycle (inception through opening) consistent with project needs and appropriate policies and procedures.

Core Function and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain project life cycle and project master schedules using Primavera (P6).
  • Prepare project plans and work with scoping/strategy documents to develop integrated project master schedules.
  • Prepare project life cycle and project master schedules.
  • Develop comprehensive plans and schedules from multiple discipline drawings and specifications.
  • Coordinate with project estimating and finance to develop appropriate level of detail scope definition and durations for schedule activities definition to support project monitoring and reporting needs.
  • Coordinate with contractors, responsible project team members, Co. performing work groups and Co. systems planners to develop and integrate activity durations and logic sequences required to perform project work.
  • Coordinate and integrate project schedule input from all internal and external project organizations.
  • Conduct planning and coordination meetings as required to support planning and monitoring functions.
  • Ensure effective application of appropriate policies and procedures, including project planning/scheduling procedures and reporting requirements.
  • Collect/report progress, evaluate variances, develop work-around plans, and coordinate resolution of variances.
  • Conduct manpower loading/resource analysis, and develop and status earned man-hour progress curves as required.
  • Produce reports as required to support project needs and management reporting.
  • Prepare schedule specification for the bid package and determine contract schedule milestones.
  • Scope of responsibility covers show/ride concept development, show, ride, facility and area development design, show ride production and installation, show, ride test and adjust, show programming and building construction disciplines.
  • Adherence to all personnel policies and company handbooks.

Technical Skills and Requirements:

  • Prior experience as Lead Project Planner/Scheduler.
  • 9-12 years engineering/construction planning and scheduling and/or  entertainment planning/coordination experience.
  • At least five years of computer Critical Path Method scheduling experience.
  • At least two years hands on Primavera experience required.
  • At least three years hands on construction experience.
  • Working knowledge of Company planning and scheduling procedures, planning techniques, all architectural/engineering and show ride disciplines and cost control systems.
  • Must be a well-organized self-starter with strong communication, computer and interpersonal skills.
  • Good understanding of practical project controls applications and earned value measurement.
  • Possess strong understanding of design and construction progress measurement.
  • Possess strong relationship skills and the ability to work successfully with all member of the project team.

Specific Job Scope:

  • Project(s): Generally responsible for one or two complex projects.
  • Budgetary Amount: Project size - $30 Million to $130 Million.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Primary - Overall project direction from Project Manager/Director.
  • Functional - Principal or Director, Planning and Scheduling.
  • Primary Relationships – Project Team and Principal Planner.

Leadership Skills:

 Ability to successfully influence and lead a team.
 Ability to successfully negotiate schedule changes with vendors and contractors.