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Project Scheduler

Ref no. BHN566223
Location Cowes, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

An exiciting opportuntiy has arisen for a Project Scheduler within a busy shipbuilding company. Due to the nature of the role, previous experience within shipbuilding is required.

Key skills required for this role

Project admininstration experience in marine environment


Project scheduling experience within a shipbuilding environment

Job description

This is a unique role which works alongside project managers with a particular focus on forecasting and scheduling the time element of each shipbuilding project (physical, logistical and human resources). The role holder will be responsible for creating the project plan and for updating it following the dynamic planning meetings with project managers.

You will monitor progress of each stage of the shipbuilding project including the design, purchasing, production, commissioning, and delivery and will liaise with the key stakeholders responsible, to ensure tasks are delivered on time in accordance with the schedule. This will involve working with all types of people from the skilled trades to senior managers utilising strong communication and negotiation skills.

A key aspect of role is monitoring staffing hours spent/remaining on each project, aiming to smooth peaks of activity, providing insights to key stakeholders such as HR, Senior Managers and OCEA Group colleagues about staffing needs for project requirements.

The Project Scheduler is critical in ensuring the successful delivery of ships to clients, on time and within budget.

Main Duties and Tasks

  • Collect and enter data; ensure consistency, identify and report anomalies in ship technical specifications, technical data, general layout drawings, contractual documents, quotations and industrialisation drawings.
  • Create project planning using the dedicated tool.
  • Run planning monitoring meetings with the various departments.
  • Coordinate internal departments involved in project planning to ensure contractual compliance.
  • Prepare for dynamic planning meetings with the project managers.
  • Run dynamic planning meetings in the absence of project managers when necessary.
  • Prepare planning reports for the project managers: critical path(s) status, risk(s) in terms of deadlines/labour cost, milestone status, etc.
  • Prepare resource management data.
  • Allocate the project workload evenly.
  • Create workload graphs of the various departments.
  • Detect any discrepancies (labour cost and deadlines drifts), analyse the causes and the impact, and alert management and the involved project manager.
  • Recommend improvement solutions and prepare the relevant action plans.
  • Update the tasks to be completed.

Ensure effective quality of planning data:

  • Submit solutions for improvement of the planning methods.
  • Define and maintain the company's planning referential: quality documentation, databases etc.


The role holder must comply with the following:

  • WSC policy and procedures
  • The internal regulations
  • Relevant legislation such as GDPR
  • Exercises his/her mission under the company's quality management systems.
  • Understands, complies with and enforces the quality management provisions applicable to the job role.
  • May be required to lead internal audits.
  • Knows, complies with and enforces the Safety/Environment instructions.

Resources and Constraints:

  • International travel may, on occasion, be required.
  • The role could either be based in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, or from the business's mainland office in Southampton.

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