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Project Scheduler

  1. Antwerp
  1. Contract
  1. Life Sciences
Date Posted13 Apr 2021
Project Scheduler - Contract - Belgium

Our client, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical organisations is responsible for developing and  manufacturing medicines and vaccines for a wide range of medical disciplines. They have been responsible for the development of many blockbuster drugs in both the USA and the EU and have a presence in the USA, EU and Asia-Pacific.

With continued organisational growth and a considerable amount of investment across the portfolio and capital programme, they are seeking the expertise of a Project Scheduler to join the team on their site based in Belgium.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Support the project team and stakeholders on managing schedules for a successful project delivery.
  • Maintain the overall milestone program and ensure milestone definitions are written and agreed upon by stakeholders.
  • Work directly with schedulers from the various general contractors and design-build teams to reduce schedule risk.
  • Coordinate with project team/trades on scope and create detailed/micro schedules to facilitate fast-tracking opportunities.
  • Determine reasonable schedule logic and constraints based on discussion with task owners and/or teams.
  • Evaluate critical and near critical path activity sequences. Coordinate and facilitate review sessions with all stakeholders.
  • Monitor and report schedule deliverables.
  • Create schedule reports/indicators in accordance to the project execution plan.
  • Identify major milestones, critical approvals, and long lead procurement items.
  • Assess actual progress based on site inspections and validates various Contractor approaches to measuring and reporting against the schedule.
  • Identify schedule gaps, changes and trends that will enhance the team’s ability to control the project.
  • Conduct schedule review meetings regularly with the customer/stakeholders.
  • Communicate and present schedule status to multiple stakeholders and support negative float resolution.
  • Lead interactive planning (IAP) and coordination sessions. Suggest corrective actions and/or develop recovery plans when delays are anticipated or occur.
  • Develop a Recovery Schedule if required.
  • Resource Load and Level critical schedule phases for realistic timeline analysis.
  • Understand the integration points between Construction and CQV.
  • Prepare and present a consolidated progress report of the project to Program/Senior Management.
  • Provide what-if schedules to the project team as required.
  • Capture lessons learned throughout the project.
  • Pharmaceutical experience essential.
  • The ability to critique and challenge contractor schedules.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction, Quantity Surveying, or related experience.
  • Five years of P6 experience in medium to large-sized construction projects.
  • In-depth knowledge of Primavera P6.
  • An understanding of typical construction sequencing and logic for a large Pharma Construction Project life cycle.
  • Must be highly articulate and have excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong decision-making abilities.
  • Experience managing an Integrated Master Schedule is preferred but not essential.
  • Fluent in English, Dutch advantageous.
If this sounds like the position for you then please apply today!

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