Project Planner

ABB LTD Raleigh , NC 27611

Posted 1 week ago

ABB is seeking a Project Planning & Controls Specialist for its Power Grids FACTS group in Raleigh, North Carolina. This role is responsible to lead planning, scheduling and cost control efforts for all project phases related to ongoing electric transmission projects. This position will work across project teams internally and work with our suppliers and customers in preparing and maintaining effective project scheduling that contributes directly to meeting our customer commitments and satisfaction.

Senior professionals ( > 5 years of work experience)


Typical duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1.Instructions and guidelines

Ensures projects follow sound methodology and execution practices in accordance with internal standard procedures. Ensures that an integrated schedule and cost control performance measurement process for the project's entire scope of work is provided
2.Planning and scheduling

Analyzes project requirements with project team, checks that all essential work activities have been identified in sufficient detail to serve as a basis for developing realistic project schedules.

Defines, jointly with the project team, project work and cost breakdown structure, develops and maintains properly linked, required resource loaded/integrated, baseline and current schedules that provide time phased baseline, actual and forecast data for project.

Monitors project progress and regularly analyzes project critical paths to ensure all critical path activities and project milestones are progressed to the plan, notifies Project Managers of any deviations or scheduling issues, and provides input for optimizing resources.

Issues progress reports, program updates and productivity data on a regular basis and as requested by customers and stakeholders.
3.Cost, revenue and cash flow management

Establishes a baseline plan for cost and cash flow performance measurement. Works with project team to define the necessary resources for project completion, evaluating the work breakdown structure and standard productivity.

Accurately monitors costs and project cash flow, maintains detailed estimate to complete and estimate at completion forecast, analyzes variances by using earned value management techniques and advises project management on any cost and cash flow issues arising.
4.Change management

Works closely with engineering, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, client and contractors to identify potential changes in scope and quantify the impact of each change in a timely fashion.

Administers the change order systems and advises the Project Manager on the cost impact of potential changes and ensures the control estimate/budget is current and reflects changes.
5.Risk management

Works with project team to identify and assess the priority of project risks (e.g. schedule, cost and scope risks), maintains the risk register and proposes mitigation plans. Analyzes impact of risk on the overall timeline and costs.

Integrates material resource requirements with project schedule and defines procurement activities and order lead times. Regularly communicates with SCM team and updates schedules to ensure procurement activities take place in a timely way and lead times are optimized to meet schedule targets.
7.Project reviews

Participates in project reviews. Composes reports and updates all required project data in Project Control systems and SAP for Management Information and Project Analysis. Communicates project progress and control issues to project management team and offers solutions.
8.Stakeholder relations

Effectively communicates appropriate information to customers and other stakeholders in a timely manner and to achieve desired understanding.
9.Project administrative tasks

Performs regular monthly project administrative tasks.


Basic qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree and 8 years of Project Planning experience

Alternatively, this position may be filled at the senior level for the successful candidate meeting these basic qualification: Bachelor's degree and 12 years of Project Planning experience

Preferred qualifications :

  • Bachelors of Science degree in Construction Management, Engineering or Business

  • Knowledge of Primavera and MS Project

  • Experience in complex project planning, project management concepts and framework and risk assessment

  • Proven ability to tie complexities of project dates, communication of risks and solutions and achieving project team commitment to schedule changes as needed

  • Experience in presenting to all levels of the organization identified risks

  • Communicate scheduling subjects to technical groups.

  • Negotiation skills in interaction with internal and external customers.

  • Ability to use assertive and impactful teamwork and communications to maintain project schedule commitments.

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and a desire to deliver to customers a quality, completed project that meets or exceeds the customer's expectations

  • Knowledge of SAP is desirable

Additional information

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABB

ABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites:

As an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762.

Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.


Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Contract type: Regular/Permanent Business unit: Business Unit Grid Integration

Date posted: 2018-11-05 Job function: Project Management Publication ID: US66771893_E3

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

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