Project Scheduler

Location: 

Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Motivated to grow with a stable organization? SPX Cooling Technologies is a leading global manufacturer of sustainable evaporative cooling systems, servicing commercial HVAC and industrial markets for nearly a century. Hospitals, data centers, oil and gas refineries, power plants and process cooling facilities worldwide rely on SPX Cooling’s Marley, Recold and SGS brands. Beginning as the Marley Company nearly 100 years ago, it was the first cooling tower manufacturer to pioneer cooling solutions for large industrial applications. Since then, we have evolved to provide solutions for iconic buildings and essential infrastructure.

 

New hires to SPX Cooling enjoy benefits that begin on the first day of work, including professional development opportunities such as mentorship and tuition assistance, a competitive compensation and bonus plan, flexible health plan, 401(k) match, and opportunities for career advancement.

 

SPX Cooling and its brands are active in more than 80 countries and is rapidly growing organically and through acquisitions, as part of SPX Corporation (SPXC).

 

With its people-centric culture, SPX prides itself on attracting top talent to the industry. Help us keep the world cool!

 

Job Summary 

 

The purpose of this position is to work with the project team to create and maintain project schedules covering the engineering, procurement, and construction phases of delivery of new cooling towers or reconstruction to existing cooling towers.  Typical projects are in the range of $1million - $15 million.  Specific duties include working with the project team to develop resource-loaded schedules to meet the specific project needs, maintain the schedule, monitor and communicate schedule status, and provide insight to the project team from the schedule.  The role will include interaction with office and field personnel as well as client communication.

 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Lead the creation and implementation of integrated schedule for cooling towers from engineering through procurement into construction
  • Provide a resource loaded and leveled project schedule which clearly identifies critical path and float areas
  • Utilize appropriate scheduling tool based on project needs (primary tools are Microsoft Project and Primavera P6)
  • Collaborate with Project Managers, Engineers, Procurement, and Construction to define schedule requirements and work sequence.
  • Identify major milestones, critical approvals and long lead procurement items
  • Evaluate critical and near critical path activity sequences
  • Develop and maintain regular scheduling reporting including but not limited to look ahead schedules, manpower, earned value reporting, and client reports as required.
  • Review project schedule and drive communication to project leadership when risk areas are identified with appropriate mitigation plans to assure on time delivery.
  • Support the project team to provide clear visibility on status and schedule both internally and to client.
  • Perform ongoing schedule analysis, critical path analysis, earned value analysis, risk analysis reporting, evaluate, and recommend schedule improvements and opportunities.
  • Suggest corrective actions and/or develop recovery plans when delays are anticipated or occur
  • Assess or validate actual progress
  • Support proposal process with bid schedule development
  • Provides project feedback and lessons learned in order to improve project execution
  • Develop and improve best practices for scheduling and reporting

 

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and/or exceptional, relevant work experience required
  • Experience with Microsoft Project and Primavera P6
  • 6+ years’ experience as a scheduler
  • Other experience in project controls is a plus

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent understanding of Project Planning
  • Good understanding of engineering and construction projects
  • Good ability to understand project scope, project schedule objectives and developing/maintaining various schedule requirements
  • Good understanding of the basic principles of Project Management
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software


Physical Demands
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds and bending
  • Keyboarding/typing
  • Ability to read effectively from a computer screen and/or a paper copy
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work and perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to effectively verbally communicate

 

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Office environment with varying degrees of noise levels
  • Some travel to construction sites may be required

 

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ABOUT SPX

SPX Corporation is a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment with scalable growth platforms in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. With operations in 17 countries and approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue, we offer a wide array of highly engineered products with strong brands.

SPX TOTAL REWARDS

At SPX Corporation, what’s in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits.  Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees’ personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. SPX Corporation’s benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.

OUR VALUES

  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Results

At SPX, our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognize that only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.

WORKING AT SPX

Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential.  We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.