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Planner/Scheduler I


White Plains, NY, US


The Planner/Scheduler I oversees the delivery of projects within the assigned program of work from a schedule management perspective. This role supports project managers and engineers for capital and O & M projects including planning, scheduling, schedule forecasting and analyzing through closeout. This role is also responsible for analyzing and challenging any contractor schedules that are incorporated into the program-level schedule. It is expected that each schedule will, at minimum, be managed to a granular level of detail. #LI-CJ1


  • Support project managers and engineers for capital and O & M projects including planning, scheduling, schedule analysis, and reporting for Utility Operations.
  • Progress and update each schedule at pre-defined intervals as defined by NYPA in line with the NYPA Reporting cycle.
  • Development and maintenance of project schedules across an assigned program of work as per NYPA governance.
  • Maintain the overall project plan to ensure schedule compliance while coordinating with engineering, design, and project management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Project Management and/or industry standard methodologies and tools in order to  provide technical expertise to projects.
  • Coordinate and correlate schedule information with cost and resources to provide resource loaded schedules as needed based on project requirements.
  • Coordinate project reporting to leads, monitor deliverables, coordinate work within or between departments.
  • Review and analyze third party schedules for critical path, logic ties, etc.
  • Analyze cost forecasts against schedule forecasts to ensure the information is in alignment, and responsible for
  • escalating areas of potential misalignment to the project team.
  • Identify and communicate key risks or opportunities that emanate from the impacts of schedule delays or advancements.
  • Ensure the appropriate application of codes at the project and activity level
  • Accountable for collecting internal and external schedule updates and incorporating them into the master schedule
  • Responsible for reviewing schedules and cost alignment monthly with project teams and communicating  key risks or opportunities that emanate from the impacts of schedule delays or advancements.  
  • Accountable for ensuring outage requirements are incorporated into the schedule clearly, accurately, and consistently. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to view tasks logically, break them down into essential requirements, and generate a solution to meet the project goals.
  • Advanced knowledge of scheduling and proficiency in either Microsoft Project or Primavera P6 is required
  • Proven experience and knowledge in schedule analysis and development, including but not limited to milestone
  • management, baseline management, CPM, time contingencies, crashing, QA, etc., is required.
  • Understanding of and experience in the electrical utility industry, especially in Transmission Projects is preferred.
  • Experience in cost/resource loading, earned value management is preferred.
  • Ability to build working relationships and collaborate with various stakeholders
  • Effective communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal daily supervision.
  • Ability to handle smaller projects from start to finish.
  • Ability to identify and solve problems proactively.
  • Knowledge of SAP / Maximo is preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Education specialty in engineering and /or construction preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience in Project or Program Scheduling required. 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP), AACE, or similar certification preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Approximately 25% travel primarily within NY State
  • Ability to sit at a desk and use a computer and telephone


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