Construction Planner

Job Title: Construction Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, United States
Salary: $100000 - $125000 per annum, Benefits: 17 days vacation + 9 public holidays + competitive health plan + Bonus + $20,000 lump sump relocation package
Start Date: 2019-03-19
Reference: BH-104090
Contact Name: Louise Fitzpatrick
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 19, 2019 18:58

Job Description

NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas Industry. Our client, a leading global Oil & Gas operator, has a permanent opportunity for a Construction Planner located in Chicago, IL.

The Construction Planner will ideally come from an oil, gas or chemicals background and actively participate in interactive planning and construction LEAN planning sessions – ensuring that comprehensive schedules are developed using industry best practices and site benchmarking data.

  • Attend all relevant constructability and model reviews throughout FEED and detailed engineering to ensure that the most accurate and realistic construction plans and execution strategies are reflected within the Master Schedule.
  • Ensure constant alignment between Construction LEAN plans and Integrated Primavera Master Project Schedules – working with Construction Managers, ensuring that Master Schedule is the source of all plans.
  • Work to align scheduling across all construction projects, establishing the client’s construction planning best-practice from a project controls perspective and ensuring these practices and standards are being adhered to and achieved.
  • Develop Construction Scheduling Templates utilizing historical benchmarking data and norms.
  • Certify that Field Performance updates are being captured in the Project Schedules, and forecasts are in accordance with Field Estimates.
  • Understand how to fully build and maintain an organized, integrated EPC schedule using CPM, resource loading, base-lining, coding, and cost accounts.
  • Communicate the plan/schedule to all project team members on a consistent basis.
  • Perform schedule analysis and report findings, including critical path(s), longest path and slippage analysis.
  • Utilize critical path analysis and what-if scenarios to fully support the project team.
  • Prepare reports on a consistent basis.
  • Ensure all activity links are logic-driven and are aligned with project deliverables, Project Execution Plan (PEP), Contracting Strategy and Workface Planning.
  • Integrate approved change orders in the schedule and analyze their impact on the project.
  • Strong skills in MS Excel & MS Access for Data analysis and reporting purposes (Graphs &Data visualization, Pivot tables, etc.)
  • Ability to read, understand, and communicate contract requirements including construction drawings and specifications and site HSSE Policies
What's on offer with this role:
  • 15 days PTO to start, with 2 floating holidays (in addition to normal holidays)
  • 401(k) plan, company will match 50% of employee contribution up to 7%
  • Competitive healthcare plan
  • Full training package
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Relocation package – up to $20k lump sum