Schedulers

Background

The Scheduling team integrates and reports on the planning and execution of all work activities to allow coordination of:

  • Station Online work,
  • Outage work,
  • Project activities including site service, IT projects, mega projects, and asset management work

This plan will enable a site wide view on risks, opportunities and key aspects of integration such as resources.
 
Planner/Scheduler Role

The Planner/Scheduler reports to the Project Controls Lead (Scheduling) in supporting project management professionals, project controls professionals and executives by managing the development, coordination and implementation of comprehensive schedules. These schedules enable the rest of the business to identify risks, opportunities and key aspects of integration such as resources.

Strong strategic thinking and interpersonal skills are required to ensure integration across all business functional areas and develop competencies within the business to ensure all accountabilities are successfully achieved.

Critical thinking and strong communication skills are required to help develop improved reporting/data modeling in a way that understands the impacts and flow of information through established systems. Sensitivity in reporting factual information in a way that ensures respect and cooperation amongst diverse work streams.

Education and General Experience  

  • Superior communication (written, oral and presentation) skills, and advanced skills in substantive editing, copy editing and proofreading.
  • Excellent judgement and political acuity to deal with highly visible, complex and politically sensitive issues.
  • Experience providing strategic communications advice and crisis communications support in a high-profile and contentious environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic planning, project management, problem-solving, research and analytical skills to anticipate issues, analyze their impacts, and develop options and recommendations.
  • Experience measuring and analyzing metrics and key indicators to evaluate and improve communications and outreach programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to lead teams, collaborate with colleagues, and build positive relationships with cross functional areas.
  • This knowledge is considered to be normally acquired through the completion of 4 years of University (Grade XII plus 4-5 years) in General Technical or Business degree or related field or by having the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI) as a Project or Program Management Professional (PMP, PgMP) and/or demonstrated familiarity with the PMI Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
  • Any certification by the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineers International (AACE), with special emphasis on the Planning and Scheduling
  • Minimum of 5 years' senior experience in a leadership role in communications, overseeing communications and outreach strategies, programs and products.

Leadership Experience

  • Leading, developing, managing and coaching a highly motivated team of professionals.
  • Strong ability to liaise/network and form working relationships within the organization to their mutual benefit
  • Ability to effectively liaise with the various business streams
  • Ability to research, analyze complex information, think critically
  • Part of a team charged with developing Enterprise Scheduling capability.
  • Excellence in communication skills, oral, written and presentation, as well as business acumen.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellence in relationship management
  • Ability to take complex schedules and summarize at the right level to enable clear, concise messaging.
  • Ability to successfully implement change among peers
  • Strong decision making skills at times with limited information on hand
  • Experience presenting to Executive teams and leading cross functional meetings
  • Ability to communicate vision of end goal to influence others

Planning/Scheduling experience

  • Expertise in structuring, organizing and managing multiple complex projects, with a proven track record of successful project completion.
  • Strong background in the planning software Primavera.
  • Experience integrating complex portfolios of large and diverse project schedules.
  • Generates periodic standard reports in tabular and graphical formats from Primavera and other applications.
  • Develop and ensure schedule data analysis is performed to identify trends, issues, and critical activities requiring attention.
  • Provide timely information/metrics to Project Managers so that corrective measures can be taken and the project kept on track.
  • Develop and ensure compliance with policies, plans, processes, and procedures related to Project Planning & Scheduling.
  • Manage the development of the integrated enterprise schedule incorporating interfacing Program and contractor schedules such as milestones for planned and unplanned outage work for a stakeholder such as a station owner, to ensure execution of project deliverables.

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Mechanical Estimator

The Estimator reports to the respective senior lead for their estimating group.  

Support and provide leadership for their respective estimates. Understands and articulates comprehensive planning of estimate(s), and delivery of same. Becomes the subject matter expert for Cleopatra and drives efficiency within the assigned groups. Able to articulate the project lifecycle and how it applies to estimating.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analyzes documents, specifications, proposals, addendums in preparation for pricing 
  • Develop complete estimates for large, complex infrastructure jobs
  • Performs any estimate related oral and/or written communications with clients 
  • Reviewing project site prior to estimate preparation 
  • Performs quantity take-off from construction drawings where applicable 
  • Obtains quotes from suppliers and incorporate into estimate 
  • Oversees the distribution of appropriate documentation appropriately upon award of project 
  • Stationed on major project as required 
  • Manages Scope Changes as required 
  • Maintains files and correspondence on active and completed projects 
  • Collaborates with Operations to drive project success and learning 
  • Drives Estimating process / procedure compliance and consistency 

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • A four-year degree in Construction Management, Engineering or a current trade certificate is required.
  • Experience in planning and understanding field work in a construction environment is essential.
  • Understanding of estimating software such as Cleopatra is an asset.
  • Understanding of Microsoft Excel and formulas is also an asset. Nuclear experience is a definite asset.
  • Understanding of AACEI best practice and membership in an AACEI chapter is an asset.

PREFERRED SKILLS

  • Possess the ability to work closely and collaboratively with the project team.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • Excellent communicator in all aspects of the role to those involved on the project.