Master Scheduler

By | March 27, 2021

Job Description

Master Scheduler
Edmonton, AB
Contract

Job Reference No.: ENBJP00010641

Our major client, an energy transportation company with a focus on transportation, distribution, and energy generation is urgently looking to fill a Master Scheduler position who will be accountable to build and maintain a master schedule for all relevant SCADA Replacement Program and related business area projects and initiatives, based on the project schedules created and maintained by each project:

You will assist in ensuring that all internal projects and all relevant external projects and/or initiatives (currently consisting of a portfolio of 40+ projects) from the dependent business projects have an integration plan into OASyS.

You will design, execute, and maintain a process to integrate new project schedules and remove completed project schedules from the master schedule

You must be a Scheduling expert and an excellent communicator, able to manage with project managers and people leaders to be successful in this position.

Specific Accountabilities:

• Collaborate with project managers on the standards/consistency of project schedules to ensure an appropriate level detail is included and available for inclusion in the master schedule
• Develop knowledge and competency in SRP execution methodology and processes, as well as general terminology for Operational Technology (OT) projects and initiatives
• Identify, maintain, and communicate inter-project delivery milestones, critical paths, dates, and dependencies through the master schedule
• Be able to build a variety of views off the master schedule to help with reporting and presentations
• Often, or near real-time, collaborate with SRP leads and project managers and use project schedules to keep the master schedule and associated progress indicators updated
• Constantly monitor project schedules for changes and work with Project Managers, as needed, to validate and understand all changes in the context of the master schedule
• Highlight and communicate any immediate or potential risks and impacts identified in the master schedule to the affected Project Managers
• Meet at least weekly with all SRP and impacted business area project managers to get project updates and revise schedule risks
• Lead activities in support of collecting, tracking, and reporting on SCADA Replacement Program business benefits
• Perform general program coordination and communication activities, such as documenting decision and change requests, seeking approvals, and driving changes through existing processes.
• Prepare and maintain documentation as per the Company standards.

Scope/Dimensions:

• Failure to appropriately identify, prioritize, and/or communicate issues with (or changes to) critical SCADA or Leak Detection project schedules have the potential to affect overall company performance and reputation as a result of negative impacts to the safe, reliable operations of our pipeline systems
• Works independently (as a unique service area) to oversee scheduling activities in the SCADA Replacement Program

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Post-secondary degree or diploma, or equivalent work experience in a related field or industry
• Minimum 10+ years working experience, including 5+ years of scheduling, or related project experience – experience in managing projects would be considered an asset
• Must be a proven high performer, based on prior performance reviews
• Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP) is an asset
• Seen as a scheduling expert and a great communicator, able to work with project managers and people leaders
• Can develop processes for efficiently building and maintaining schedules and can troubleshoot specific controls issues and make applicable changes
• High proficiency in MS Excel and MS Project
• Capable of making sound judgments, which are reviewed, but which are usually acceptable as accurate and feasible. Considers project impact and effects of decision/solutions.
• Good facilitation, customer service, and problem-solving skills
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
• Work is conducted in an office environment.
• Occasional travel to supplier offices, training locations, and Company offices (as required)

If this sounds like the right role for you and you are confident at what you bring to the table, apply now!

Although we appreciate all applications, only those that meet the minimum job qualifications will be considered for this role. We thank you all for your interest.

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Interested candidate is also encouraged to submit a copy of the updated resume to Resource Manager, Geraldine Valiarayil at geraldine.valiarayil@randstad.ca, with the Job Order Number / Position Name in the subject line.

Advantages
This a great opportunity to join a leading midstream company and to work with market leaders!

Responsibilities
Specific Accountabilities:

• Collaborate with project managers on the standards/consistency of project schedules to ensure an appropriate level detail is included and available for inclusion in the master schedule
• Develop knowledge and competency in SRP execution methodology and processes, as well as general terminology for Operational Technology (OT) projects and initiatives
• Identify, maintain, and communicate inter-project delivery milestones, critical paths, dates, and dependencies through the master schedule
• Be able to build a variety of views off the master schedule to help with reporting and presentations
• Often, or near real-time, collaborate with SRP leads and project managers and use project schedules to keep the master schedule and associated progress indicators updated
• Constantly monitor project schedules for changes and work with Project Managers, as needed, to validate and understand all changes in the context of the master schedule
• Highlight and communicate any immediate or potential risks and impacts identified in the master schedule to the affected Project Managers
• Meet at least weekly with all SRP and impacted business area project managers to get project updates and revise schedule risks
• Lead activities in support of collecting, tracking, and reporting on SCADA Replacement Program business benefits
• Perform general program coordination and communication activities, such as documenting decision and change requests, seeking approvals, and driving changes through existing processes.
• Prepare and maintain documentation as per the Company standards.

Qualifications
• Post-secondary degree or diploma, or equivalent work experience in a related field or industry
• Minimum 10+ years working experience, including 5+ years of scheduling, or related project experience – experience in managing projects would be considered an asset
• Must be a proven high performer, based on prior performance reviews
• Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP) is an asset

Summary
Our major client, an energy transportation company with a focus on transportation, distribution, and energy generation is urgently looking to fill a Master Scheduler position who will be accountable to build and maintain a master schedule for all relevant SCADA Replacement Program and related business area projects and initiatives, based on the project schedules created and maintained by each project:

You will assist in ensuring that all internal projects and all relevant external projects and/or initiatives (currently consisting of a portfolio of 40+ projects) from the dependent business projects have an integration plan into OASyS.

You will design, execute, and maintain a process to integrate new project schedules and remove completed project schedules from the master schedule

YOU MUST BE A SCHEDULING EXPERT AND AN EXCELLENT COMMUNICATOR, ABLE TO MANAGE WITH PROJECT MANAGERS AND PEOPLE LEADERS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS POSITION.

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