Senior Project Controls Specialist

Ref No. CLG002658
Location Toronto, Canada
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (1 year)
Job Status Open


One of our clients, a leading EPCM firm in the transmission and distribution industry, is looking for a senior project controls specialist to add to their growing team to meet increasing client demand.


Significant hands-on project controls experience; electric utility industry experience preferred.

The Job

Scheduler- Senior

The Program Scheduler - Senior is responsible for coordinating schedule development inputs from Program Managers to develop and use analytical scheduling tools to maintain Project schedule. The Program Scheduler reports directly to the Program Project Controls Lead. Major responsibilities for the Senior Scheduler are the following:

  • Responsible for development of an Integrated Project Controls Plan (IPCP) to serve as a basis for how the project controls functions will be planned, executed, monitored, controlled and closed
  • Develop and maintain a resource loaded schedule derived from staging/outage plans, project documents, specifications and the approved estimate, align the developed schedule with the standard template, WBS Structures, Project and activity level coding
  • Host planning sessions to build out a schedule using various project management tools, including scheduling boards, GANTT charts, excel tables
  • Conduct technical analyses on schedules ensuring a quality standard is being met by reviewing various scheduling elements such as open-ended activities, out-of-sequence activities, negative floats, negative lags among other best-practice checks on schedule
  • Coordinate between multiple departments and groups ensuring both schedule development and schedule updates are inclusive of the full scope required by project
  • Set project milestone dates based on approved Corporate Milestones or other regulatory approved documents. Work with Project teams to plan and maintain the efforts to meet clients established project milestones
  • Accurately report percent completion on corresponding cost account activities through use of steps or predetermined strategy to potentially present earned value metrics
  • Development, maintenance and distribution of project schedule outside of PC section. E.g. will work with client/Contractor's personnel to develop all schedule sections prior to Permit, Licensing, planning, and Execution
  • Provide planning, schedule guidance and support for the various groups and stakeholders of the project by identifying delays, risks, mitigation strategies, or provide updated and accurate information on activities in schedule
  • Monthly schedule submittal(s) to client, develop reports for schedule updates including an overall schedule, 3 week lookahead, variance reports, critical path reports and performance reports
  • Formal project baseline submittal, baseline management
  • Development, maintenance and distribution of portfolio schedule. Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly distribution of Portfolio schedule to team and internal/External SharePoint Site
  • Be point of contact for matters relating to project scheduling including having knowledge of dates, risks, potential delays and recovery plans
  • Assist Program Cost Lead to develop, progress, and maintain the Portfolio Tracking Dashboard
  • Participate in reoccurring monthly MER/AFF meetings with Project Mangers to review cost and schedule performance to determine cost overruns/ underruns, issues with project durations, or variances

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