Project Scheduler is responsible for assisting the Project Managers by providing project scheduling, project controls, project tracking and financial reporting support for the PMO office. Scheduling includes work to create a WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), resource loading, cost and budget plans. Update master and subproject plans and dependencies with new information as changes occur, e.g. timelines and delays. Duties of this position also may involve project cost control work, requiring the ability to work with and understand budgets, asset coding, man hour's performance system, and elements of overall project monitoring. Analyze critical path and constraints to determine effect of changes to schedule and recommend work-around. Conduct analysis to determine alternative courses of action or recovery on slipped schedules.
Position's Customer(s): All of GCI's business units, external customers, and vendors
Essential Duties of Position:
Prepare and keeps PMO master schedule and project plans as well as sub project plans for monitoring and tracking the requirements, and stays abreast of changes to the requirements.
Assists Project Manager in creating short-term schedules, monitor such schedules to determine impact on PMO master schedule, and help in formulating actions to correct scheduling conflicts.
Provides information as needed on the content, modification, or presentation of the project schedule.
Identifies and records the impact of work performed and not performed as scheduled. Evaluate actual construction progress and provide regular schedule updates.
Interfaces with stakeholders to discuss impact of work and problem resolution.
Contributes to the development of working schedules for estimating, prior to proposal dates, which sufficiently illustrates the sequence of work activities and contract time.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Organizational skills Ability to develop and interact with other business units within the company. Flexible and able to multitask; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment.
Communications skills excellent verbal and written communication required. Must be able to articulate information to internal and external customers with strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively with peers and other groups within GCI for the benefit of our customers.
Analytical skills ability to analyze, problem solve situations; leading to best solutions.
Strong personal computer skills required including knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint, MS Project or Primavera(P6); and ability to support all end users.
Self-motivated with the desire to continually grow and excel.
Additional Job Requirements:
This is an entry level position requiring close supervision as well as collaboration with Senior Project Schedulers and Project Managers. This position will support Senior Project Schedulers and Project Managers in sourcing moderate to more complex projects.
Must have a minimum of two years' experience in project scheduling or project construction, telecom installations or related field required.
To included one year in an office environment.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Bachelor Degree in Business, Accounting, and Economics, Industrial Management/Engineering or related field is required.
Or a combination of relevant exempt experience and/or education sufficient to perform the duties may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.
Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP) highly valued
Predominantly an Office Position however travel to field project locations will be required. Ability to perform sedentary work. Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Clarity of vision to see near, mid-range, and color. Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
Working Conditions: Mostly Climate controlled office environment, includes the daily use of the computer, often requiring many consecutive hours at a time. Work is multi-task, often with simultaneous or overlapping deadlines in an environment of every changing technology and workforce development. Some weekend and holiday work may be required to meet deadlines and support remotely located personnel. Performance of this job; includes travel within Alaska state; to include travel to remote sites throughout Alaska; site visits to remote customer locations which may require travel by small aircraft in harsh arctic conditions and overnight stays lacking other than basic services.
The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. As such, you will be requested to provide emergency after hours contact numbers, to include your home and cell phone numbers if you have those services.
Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and a satisfactory driving record.
EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.