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Lead Project Planning Specialist

General Electric

4 - 5 years United Arab Emirates - United Arab Emirates

Intermediate School. Any Nationality

, Posted on May 16, 2018 1 Opening

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Role Summary/Purpose:
The GE Power GPS organization seeks an experienced Lead Project Scheduler to provide support on Middle East projects (mainly Iraq Sub-region). As Lead Project Scheduler you will report to the GPS Regional Scheduling Leader and you will be responsible for leading Scheduling efforts for a large complex project and driving project schedules while proactively highlighting schedule execution issues & mitigation to the project team.
Essential Responsibilities:
Develop Tender Time Schedules for Turn-key self-implemented & Turn-key with Partner projects. Work with Commercial team & relevant functions to optimize schedule while managing key risks. Work closely with Commercial team to integrate inputs from Product Lines.
Ensure proper handover of tender schedules to OTR regional teams
Develops the Mater Time Schedule as the integrated EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) project schedule for Turn-key self-implemented & Turn-key with Partner projects, based on contract scope requirements, in co-operation with all involved scope owner parties, to establish optimal work sequences.
Develop Project Scheduling KPIs (on time delivery, key milestones, key commodity physical progress etc).
Integration of Product Lines and partner s sub-schedule into overall EPC schedule. Define schedule interface points, templates & process for effective schedule integration / update
Updates the MTS and prepares all Project scheduling Reporting monthly, highlighting critical areas to the Project Director and Project Team. Prepares Project & Schedule reviews to the senior management.
Proactively manages internal and external project activities by closely monitoring the critical paths and the project float.
Ensures timely and accurate schedule forecasting, and identifies schedule risk and opportunities. Advises the project team and works closely with them to develop corrective action plans.
Provides the monthly forecast and achievement of all payment milestones.Provides the monthly forecast and achievement of revenue recognition milestones to the project controller.
Assists claim preparation with detailed schedules and analysis.

Industry Type : Power Generation / Power Distribution / Energy / Nuclear Energy
Functional Area : Site Engineering / Projects

Desired Candidate Profile

Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma / GED with at least 4 years of experience in Project Management). Minimum of 3 additional years of experience in Project Planning.
Extensive experience in a Project Controls (scheduling and cost control) function within an EPC environment, including execution of several projects with significant site exposure.
Knowledgeable on Earned value analysis.
Knowledge of power plant principles and work processes in an engineering, procurement and construction environment.
Knowledge of VoWD (Value of Work Done).
Knowledge of productivity rates in Middle east (preferably Iraq).
Strong experience in Primavera P6 (with resources loaded schedules).
Strong experience CMS (Construction physical progress measurement based on commodities & manpower).
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Able to lead large complex project team & present to senior management.
Resilient and ability to work under pressure.
Fluency in written and spoken English.
Arabic speaking.
Ready for extensive travel to Iraq.
Desired Characteristics:
Knowledge of PDMS/Navisworks.
Knowledge of Iraqi regulations w.r.t building codes, shipping & logistics etc.
Experience in cost control management.
Experience in Extension of time claims / forensic planning.
Experience in delivering planning/scheduling/project control training.
Knowledge of Risk Management analysis.


Project management Project planning EPC Monitoring Claims Logistics Risk management CMS Member Technical Staff Revenue recognition

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