Senior Scheduler (Primavera)

Today, we are looking for a talented, self-driven, energetic leader with a minimum of five years experience as a Corporate Scheduler (or comparable), or ten years of scheduling experience, who loves combining strategy with execution. This individual will be responsible for bringing thought leadership, setting long-term strategy, providing operational leadership, and defining a data-driven decision-making process for scheduling practices to align with the company's vision, values, and objectives. This position will be responsible for developing and rolling out a well-conceived scheduling delivery methodology, bringing all regions under a shared service delivery platform. Establish best practices that ensure desired results and helping scale existing functions to meet the company's growth strategy. This position will report directly to the Director of Field Operations.

Location

Dallas, Texas

Experience Level

Experienced

Employment Type

Full Time

Job Functions

Senior Scheduler

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Vision & Strategy

  • Under the Director of Operation's guidance, align and implement the company's strategy and initiatives serving as the Scheduling Leader.
  • Oversee the definition, development, and strategy of the Scheduling Process empowering Rogers-O'Brien to occupy a powerful role in the Texas construction ecosystem and create a reputation across the greater country and industry.
  • Collaborate with other departments to build, drive, and improve our documentation, tools, and processes regarding Scheduling and Field Communication.
  • Track and understand the processes and techniques used by competition in the market and push to stay ahead of the curve while improving workflow efficiencies

Operations 

  • Develop or improve scheduling processes for RO employees. Scheduler should be able to train and communicate these processes. 
  • Create with operational and pre-construction input, including construction documents, Master Construction Schedules for project-specific requirements. Master Construction schedules can be standard detailed, cost-loaded, and/or resource-loaded schedules, depending on the project requirements. 
  • Have an extensive understanding of scheduling principles and be able to interpret, document, and communicate potential delays, acceleration scenarios, recovery schedules, trends, and critical impacts of tasks in the schedule. 
  • Lead, organize, and facilitate scheduling meetings for master schedule updates with the subcontractors, suppliers, internal team members, and client as required to ensure the schedule is updated at minimum once a week. 
  • Management of Schedule – Scheduler shall provide support to the project team in the management of the schedule. This can include but is not limited to updating the schedule, communication of schedule, and creation of recovery/delay schedules as required by the team. 
  • Create with minimal input, including schematic or design development documents, Proposal or Schematic Schedules for Pre-Construction or Operations. 
  • Distribute and communicate schedules to all operational staff, subcontractors, suppliers, third-party vendors, and Owners as the project team requires. 
  • Organize, record, and maintain the history of project schedules to the RO File Structure System. 
  • Participate in any other schedule-related meetings required by the project team. This could include subcontractor meetings, pull plan sessions, staff meetings, owner meetings, or pre-construction meetings as required by the project team. 
  • Reporting – Provide breakout or detail schedules by trade, phase, duration, or other organizational filters as required by the project team. 

Evangelism

  • Attend/speak at industry conferences and participate in webinars to highlight RO's successes and processes. 
  • Partner closely with the Marketing team for co-marketing opportunities, like case studies with partners and customers.
  • Provide thought leadership and data insight to Rogers-O'Brien and the industry through demonstrated knowledge of emerging trends in Scheduling technology, solutions, vendors, innovation leaders, and early adopters. 

Leadership Attributes

  • Ownership and Attention to Detail- You are?thorough, and following through is personally important to you. If you are asked a question, you will work hard to find the correct answer.
  • Empathetic- You can put yourself in others' shoes to understand their experience from their perspective.
  • Good Listener - You seek to understand first before being understood.
  • Good Communicator- You have a knack for succinctly explaining complex issues and knowing when someone "gets it" or not. You are an exacting writer and can communicate equally well over email or the phone. (lots of email correspondence in this job) 
  • Reliable- You have a personal need to see projects through to the end.
  • Technical Aptitude- You know the answer or know how to Google your way to a solution.
  • Comfortable with Ambiguity- We work in a fast-paced environment that is continuously changing. The way forward is not always black and white, but we must decide to move forward and adapt as new information becomes available.
  • Team Player- When you have direction, you have no problem charging ahead, but you also aren't afraid to raise your hand if you encounter something that's over your head—no one knows everything, and we all?have to?support each other. Vulnerability is a great leadership trait. 
  • Passionate -You demonstrate enthusiasm towards an idea, proposal, or cause that helps drive it forward.
  • Additional Requirements:
  • Education & Experience
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with teams in multiple regions.
  • Innovative and very technically proficient.
  • Able to perform a variety of highly responsible, complex, and confidential duties that require initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines. 
  • Demonstrate the proper performance of skills reflected and validated by the competency checklist. 
  • Adhere to Rogers-O'Brien policies, procedures, safety plans, and standards imposed by regulatory organizations. 

Environmental/Working Conditions

  • 70% office environment.
  • 30% field environment (job site visits, etc.).
  • Ability to work under and appropriately handle stress.
  • May be exposed to high, medium, or low noise intensity.
  • Constant contact with co-workers is required.
  • This is a full-time position. Regular and punctual attendance is an essential function of the job.
  • Travel should be expected (mostly?day trips to Austin, San Antonio).

 Physical Requirements

  • Constant adequate range of motion and mobility is required.
  • Regular sitting or standing,?bending?or stooping, and the ability to carry equipment and other such items as packaged material weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Frequent talking and the ability to express and exchange ideas utilizing language.
  • Ordinary hearing and the ability to perceive the nature of sounds.
  • Regular near acuity with clarity of vision at 20 inches or less required.
  • Constant ability to read, record or type data quickly and accurately required.
  • Typical ability to collect and analyze numerical and written data and verbal information to reach logical conclusions and determine the time, place, and sequence of operations or actions required.

 Computer skills

  • Possess general knowledge and competency of computer hardware and software
  • Possess an expert level knowledge of critical software applications (Primavera P6, Phoenix CPM)