Planner Scheduler - Shared Services


Calgary, AB, CA Winnipeg, MB, CA Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E 6V3

Graham is an employee-owned construction solutions partner that services the buildings, industrial, infrastructure, water and project finance sectors. We deliver lasting value for our clients through meticulous planning and scheduling, while upholding rigorous safety and quality standards. With offices throughout North America, our passionate and knowledgeable teams deliver projects that enable communities to thrive and people to live, work, move and grow in a rapidly changing world. With over nine decades of experience, Graham has the resources, capacity and expertise to undertake projects of every scope, scale and complexity. Join our team to deliver a better tomorrow.

We are seeking top-tier talent to join our Buildings division and deliver innovative projects in the healthcare, education, hospitality, recreational, entertainment, retail, commercial office, mixed-use, multi-family residential and light industrial sectors. As a member of this collaborative team, you can expect a safe, diverse and inclusive environment, and on-going learning and career development opportunities.


About The Role


The Planner Scheduler is responsible for establishing project schedules for high complexity projects with oversight from the Planning / Scheduling Manager, maintaining project schedules of any complexity level, preparing 3-week look- aheads, developing sophisticated schedule performance reports and dashboards, driving extension of time claims, carrying out complex delay analyses, and aiding with project budgeting, change management, and cash flows. 


As a Planner Scheduler at Graham, you will:


  • Prepare the project master schedule for high complexity projects in accordance with contract requirements
  • Establish a rapport with the client or client scheduling consultants to establish a project baseline schedule.
  • Negotiate stringent scheduling specifications to suit the complexity of the project
  • Prepare schedule updates, including cash flow updates, as per Graham Management System guidelines, and implement and lead the schedule update process when working remotely on a project
  • Perform review and integration of risk registers and labour productivities
  • Report schedule performance in the form of a regularly published Schedule Performance Report that contains progress dashboards, Earned Value Analysis / Schedule Performance Index, S-curves, Heatmaps, Milestone Trend Analysis, Variance Analysis, and areas of concern, and mentor junior Planners / Schedulers in the development of such reports
  • Review reports generated by more junior team members
  • Identify and communicate areas of risk and opportunity as it relates to the project schedule, participate in response planning, and share past experiences and lessons learned with the project team
  • Highlight the need for corrective action relating to production and lead discussions on such corrective actions, schedule mitigation measures, and resequencing with the project team
  • Define criticality criteria as per the contract documents and identify and communicate critical path and near critical path activities
  • Review schedules prepared other team members to identify quality issues and risks, define optimum risk response plan to complete the project on time, and ensure the schedule is robust and appropriate to support potential extension of time claims
  • Liaise with subtrades and field superintendents for input into the project schedule and look-aheads
  • Possess good understanding of and ability to utilize different methodologies of delay analysis in the industry and work with external delay experts to provide support and oversight for extension of time claims
  • Track and report on schedule float
  • Develop commissioning schedules for complex projects, where applicable
  • Prepare and / or oversee Bid Management schedules for major pursuits by collaborating with design consultants and estimators
  • Lead the planning and documentation process of the interfaces (inputs and outputs) between design, procurement, construction, and permitting, and mentor junior Planners / Schedulers where required
  • Lead project schedule management planning (execution plan)
  • Provide key input to execution plans from a time and resourcing perspective
  • Oversee and prepare project schedule basis narrative complete with work area layouts, sequence diagrams, and design-procurement matrix
  • Contribute to the development and review of the cash flow and project budget, as required
  • Help review and update the cash flow and identify when deviation from project schedule and cash flow would require mitigation to get the project back on track
  • Assist the project team to identify tasks with low productivity that incur higher costs than budgeted


Qualifications/ Experience:


  • Equivalent to completion of a diploma training program at a college or technical school; degree in Engineering or Construction Management is preferred
  • 5+ years of Planning / Scheduling experience with commercial buildings projects
  • PMP, PMI-SP, PSP, EIT, P.Eng., CCDA, and/or CET (Certified Engineering Technologist) designation is an asset
  • Experience working on multiple projects from initiation to close out
  • Planning / Scheduling experience in a variety of delivery methods such as EPC, Design-Build, CM, PPP, etc
  • Experience in different delay analysis techniques
  • General Contractor experience is required
  •  Experience using Primavera P6 and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience using Microsoft Project, Tilos, Powerproject, and vPlanner and with 4D scheduling is an asset
  • Ability to communicate effectively and write reports, narratives, and analyses in a professional and presentable manner


If this sounds like you, then Graham may be the right fit. Apply today.

Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

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The Graham Advantage

• We are one of North America’s largest General Contractors

• Graham is 100% employee owned

• We champion development of our employees, including having accredited PMP and Gold Seal training available in-house

• We have a balanced portfolio of exciting, challenging, and career-defining projects

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