Project Scheduler

Posted 08 July 2022
Salary$38 - $45 per hour
Job type Casual
DisciplineProject Management

Job description

Role:                Project Scheduler
Duration:          3 month contract with possible 3-month extension
Rate:                $38-45 per hour plus Super
Location:          Perth CBD
Type:               Contract
Key role of this position
Responsible for the management of the project and program schedules with the provision of producing, reviewing and maintaining accurate cost and resource loaded programs, and progress reporting utilising project management software to facilitate projects deliverables being achieved.
Core duties and responsibilities
Project Management
  • Undertakes research to identify the current and future needs, utilising current programs and projects and future scenarios.
  • Analyses project schedules including comparing cost/resource curves to actuals, tracking float consumption, and change request impact analysis to ensure contractor is compliant with scheduling specification.
  • Develops, manages, updates, and monitors individual project schedules and integrated overall master program schedule.
  • Develops, manages, updates and monitors project resource loadings.
  • Provides timely reports on Project progress against agreed baselines
  • Undertakes research as part of potential projects.
  • Updates Project Dashboards with various reports (Earned Value, Burn rate, Resource allocations, Key Milestones, etc.) on a periodical basis as part of the requirements.
  • Interprets project team’s needs, assesses requirements, and identifies solutions to non-standard requests with regards to project schedules.
  • Provides timely reports on program progress against agreed baselines.
  • Identifies and implements opportunities to maximise efficient and effective program delivery.
  • Develops and analyses program resource loading and adjusts the schedules or initiates corrective action as appropriate.
  • Analyses business and system risks for delivering services. Progresses planning and develops programs that minimise these risks.
  • Manages customer and stakeholder relationships at the program level.
 Leadership and Management
  • Liaises with project teams regarding the scheduling of activities, development of project plans and projections, resource loading requirements, and the identification of milestones.
  • Liaises with key internal and external stakeholders including local and State government departments, contractors and the public on the development and delivery of project schedules.
  • Develops, reviews and maintains processes and procedures relating to the Planning and Scheduling function.
  • Provides specialist advice on significant project and contract management issues.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate scheduling standards and ensures advantage is taken of appropriate technology.
  • Effectively communicates impact analysis for potential delays and changes to project team.
  • Interfaces with management regarding critical schedule activities, change, impacts to schedule, change requests, project progress, and claims analysis
  • Carries out other tasks and functions that are within the limits of the employee’s skills, competence and training as required.
1.   Core Competencies
  • Well developed project and contract management skills.
  • Considerable experience in time, cost and resource management aspects of the planning, design and construction of public transport infrastructure.
  • Technical awareness directly relevant to the program area including a working experience of industry standard scheduling, cost and resource management software, specifically Primavera P6.
 2.   Management and Leadership
  • Well developed leadership skills, including the ability to motivate, mentor and coach others.
 3.   Communication and Interpersonal
  • Well developed written, verbal and interpersonal skills including a demonstrated ability to:
  • Work constructively in a team environment within the Major Projects core group and provide advice to individual project groups depending on specific needs.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Liaise and consult effectively at senior levels in the private and public sectors.
  • Negotiate persuasively and influence a wide range of parties (including stakeholders, and interest groups).
 4.   Conceptual, Analytical and Problem Solving
  • Highly developed research, analytical, conceptual and problem solving skills, including a demonstrated ability to focus strategically and develop innovative solutions to complex and unique problems.
5.   Computer Literacy
  • Sound computer literacy skills, including the ability to competently use computer software programs.
  • Proficient in Primavera scheduling products (particularly P6), and report preparation skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite particularly Excel.
  • Good understanding of scheduling standards
  • Experience with Excel and Primavera (P6)
  • Full working rights within Australia
  • Satisfactory completion of required medical examinations to verify physical fitness to perform the duties of the position.
  • Provision of a current National Police Clearance certificate, dated 3 months or less from the date of application for the position.
  • Possession of a current Western Australian 'C' or 'C-A' Class Driver’s Licence or equivalent. This requirement continues for the duration of employment in this position and from time to time production of the licence on request may be required.

If you possess the above skills and experience and would like to be put forward, APPLY NOW with your updated resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience. Or call DFP Recruitment Perth on (08) 9287 9800 for more information.


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