Faithful+Gould seeks an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our Chicago team as a Scheduler working at our Oil and Gas client in Whiting, Indiana. The Scheduler will provide various planning/scheduling related tasks including preparing schedules, reviewing schedules prepared by consultants or contractors, and analyzing delay claims.
Faithful+Gould is a leading project and cost management consultancy protecting and maximizing our clients’ interests in the planning and delivery of projects. Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 60 years, we provide a blend of services to the public and private sectors. We are dedicated to providing innovative solutions by combining professional knowledge and skills with our diverse employees to deliver ‘constructive expertise’ to every project. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships, while striving to optimize our clients’ project planning, delivery and operations, regardless of the size, environment or industry. Time and again, we are complimented on our depth of resources and expertise across multiple geographic markets coupled with the ability to provide the personal service of a local firm. Our expert and unique approach is focused on enhancing the value of each project with our services to clients in the automotive, aviation and transport, commercial property, education, energy, food and beverage, government and defense, health care, infrastructure and pharmaceutical industries. Headquartered in New York, Faithful+Gould employs more than 500 professionals in offices throughout North America, and we are a member of the Atkins group of companies, one of the world’s leading engineering and design consulting firms.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities of this position include:
•Supports the Project Team and stakeholders with time management
•Establishes criteria for schedule development (schedule detail, work
breakdown structure (WBS), etc.
•Develops and updates summary level as well as detailed schedules.
•Develops lists of design, procurement, construction and post
construction activities based review of design documents,
examination of site conditions and discussions with owners, design
consultants and contractors.
•Identifies major milestones, critical approvals and long lead procurement items.
•Determines reasonable schedule logic and constraints based on
discussion with task owners and/or teams.
•Develops realistic activity durations based on production rates and
available manpower based on discussion with task owners and/or
•Assigns resources (cost, labor or material) to activities and develops
cash flow reports and resource histograms.
•Evaluates critical and near critical path activity sequences.
•Assesses actual progress based on site inspections.
•Identifies schedule changes and trends.
•Develops earned value reports.
•Suggests corrective actions and/or develops recovery plans when
delays are anticipated or occur.
•Prepares time and cost delay claims.
•Supports risk allocation and value engineering workshops.
•Prepares scheduling specifications.
•Reviews architect and contractor prepared schedules.
•Prepares post construction as-built schedules and lessons learned
•Teaches scheduling techniques.
•Manages the strategic aspects of large engagements and mitigates
•Reviews high-level deliverables across practice.
•Develops, implements, and maintains sound business practices.
•Develops and implements strategic objectives for practice aligned
with the region's strategic initiatives.
•Champions delivery of Constructive Expertise at all aspects of
•Reports profit and loss figures, as required.
•Consolidates and analyzes profitability, revenue, margins, bill rates
and utilization across practice, as required.
•Contributes to pipeline forecasts and broad-based financial picture
•Addresses and resolves all billing issues, as required.
•Ensures practice meets or exceeds budgeted financial objectives,
including revenue and margin.
•Develops and meets revenue and other financial goals for practice.
•Accurately forecasts revenue, profitability, margins, bill rates and
utilization across practice.
•Manages the negotiation of contract pricing when necessary.
•Provides leadership and guidance in all aspects of the sales cycle.
•Takes a lead role in monitoring the identification and development of
strategic accounts, as required.
•Involves, as appropriate, the Faithful+Gould marketing and business
development teams in order to achieve sales goals.
•Manages business development on a tactical level for practice.
•Grows long-term relationships with clients and key consultants to
capitalize on equity and partnership opportunities.
•Maintains awareness of new and emerging industry practices and
the potential application on client engagements.
•Promotes Faithful+Gould through speaking engagements at industry
conferences and involvement in local business organizations.
•Ensures practice is well informed at all times of changes and news
worthy events within Faithful+Gould.
•Effectively communicates relevant practice information to superiors.
•Handles difficult personnel situations directly, using appropriate
discretion, HR advice, and respect for the individual.
•Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate
alternative business solutions and strategies.
•Continually defines ways to increase customer satisfaction and
deepen client relationships.
The appropriately qualified candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
- 5-15 years project cost and schedule experience is
- Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Quantity Surveying or a related
Engineering field. An industry relevant degree is preferred but
equivalent experience in lieu of a degree is acceptable.
- Strong to excellent understanding of CPM (Critical Path Method)
concepts and calculations.
- Strong to excellent understanding of Earned Value concepts,
calculations, and rules of credit.
- Proficiency in Primavera scheduling products.
- Experience in analyzing contractor-prepared delay claims.
- Achieves excellence in all areas of business.
- Champions change, effectively manages the implementation of new
- Champions the process of delivering constructive expertise
- Highly articulate, clear and analytical approach to problem solving.
Clear decision making abilities.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills.
- Thoroughly understands and utilizes Information Technology in the
performance of their work including Internet, Intranet, Microsoft
Windows OS, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft