Senior Planning Manager

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Saudi Arabia
SA - Riyadh
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Project/Program Management/Management

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Senior Planning Manager to join our team who can support a team of professionals overseeing every phase of a large-scale infrastructure project. In this role, you will be required to develop, manage, and/or execute all phases of the scheduling effort for a number of large, complex projects, utilizing widely diversified knowledge of best practices and drawing upon extensive experience and exposure to various types of projects and clients. 

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Provides guidance, direction, and specialized assistance for the resolution of difficult and complex planning and scheduling problems. 
  • Interfaces with clients, attends regular meetings, and provides recommendations. 
  • Participates in the development of the program master coding architecture (WBS, CBS, etc.), interfacing with all relevant departments and functions. 
  • May lead in the analysis, evaluation, and development of forecasts for project resources and cost.
  • Leads the development of the program master schedule and establishes robust schedule management procedures required for managing all types of schedules on the program.
  • Manages a team of planning specialists who are qualified to analyze, evaluate, and forecast project schedules and assess the impact of design and construction risks and changes and schedule slippages.
  • Leads staff who are qualified to analyze, evaluate, forecast, and report schedule status against an established baseline. 
  • Coordinates staffing requirements, assigns and supervises project work activities, and trains personnel. 
  • Completes performance reviews and provides personnel development for the assigned employees. 
  • Accumulates and accesses historical data, utilizing earned value principles, for use in maintaining a realistic basis for future planning and forecasting. 
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate. 

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field. 
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in schedule management on engineering projects. Typically, 5+ years of experience in a leadership capacity. 
  • Strong communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively within a team setting.
  • GCC experience is required. 
  • PMO/PMC experience is required. 
  • Requires basic engineering knowledge in civil, electrical, mechanical, or a related field.
  • Proficient PC skills including proficiency in various Project Controls Software, Primavera P6 and Microsoft Office Suite.  
  • Proven leadership capabilities, as well as familiarity with industry practices is required.  
  • Strong written and oral communication, organizational, interpersonal skills, and customer service skills are required, both internal and external facing.   
  • Must function effectively under time constraints, schedule workload to meet deadlines, and has the ability to prioritize. 

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

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