Lead Planner/Scheduler

Stuart Olson Buildings Group - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Reporting to the Vice President, Construction, the Lead Planner/Scheduler will design and monitor the schedule program in alignment with corporate and industry standards, to provide recommendations, training, tools and techniques to achieve a high quality of schedule management on every project.

This position is based in the Calgary, AB office with travel to project sites required.



Demonstrate the Promise and contribute to it becoming embedded across the organization.

Planner/Schedule Management

Works collaboratively with senior management in setting goals and identifying key “gaps” that lead to improvements across the company.

Oversees and maintains the scheduling program to enable project teams in achieving superior productivity-based schedules through Development, Maintenance and As Built stages (including standardized WBS Coding and DCMA 14 analytics).

Leads the development of a scheduling database for productivity information to assist in the production of future schedules.

Develops and maintains a Change Management program, and supports existing programs with review, training, revision and auditing as required.

Continuous Improvement

Works closely with internal stakeholders to develop and implement programs that ensure scheduling standards and processes are developed, understood and audited across operations.

Recommends and makes changes to company programs based on emerging trends, legislation, and techniques, by conducting cost-benefit analysis.

Develops audit program and conducts periodic independent audits to ensure compliance with standards and procedures.

Utilizes feedback loops from customer service, benchmark market data and net promoter scores to refine schedule practices.

Develops or assists in the development and presentation of online and/or class-based training.

Recommends training and development of new and existing employees as identified through the audit/inspection program.


Provides subject matter expertise in the proposal and preconstruction phase.

Leads cross-functional teams in the development of mitigation plans when schedule issues arise.

Reviews and enhances systems for monitoring schedule management onsite, including periodic checks that measure productivities.

Works closely with management and project teams to continuously improve employee skills, project delivery and business processes.

Develops project KPIs, knowledge base or other system to help identify recurring issues, lessons learned and best practices.

Stuart Olson Corporate

Lead and participate in corporate initiatives as requested.


University degree in Engineering, completion of a technical engineering diploma, or relevant qualification through a PMP program

CET or P.Eng designation an asset

10+ years’ related work experience with knowledge of commercial construction practices and techniques and industry regulatory requirements, including in depth knowledge of the use of DCMA 14 practices and schedule activities to support EVM principles

Detailed knowledge of engineering and construction principles, practices, codes, regulations, applicable legislation and statues

Must be able to work and comply with all safety requirements on construction

Training or experience with audit/process review procedures and preparing applicable reports

Experience developing and providing training and applicable presentations, as well as program development

Advanced technical proficiency in: Microsoft Projects, SAP, Primavera, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint and Excel)

Ability to forge, grow and maintain positive relationships

Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet the time demands of unpredictable activities; capable of handling pressure and challenges

Ability to work within tight deadlines and prioritization of work to achieve them

Strong critical thinking, troubleshooting, presentation and problem-solving skills

Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills

Demonstrates a sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals; ability to work in challenging, fast paced environment

Superior written and verbal communication skills at multiple levels

Ability to travel in Canada (regions include, but not limited to, BC, AB, MB and ON) required

Supportive of a culture that encompasses the highest ethical standards aligned with the Company Promise


Why Choose Stuart Olson?

Safety, Sustainability, Collaboration, and Integrity are core Company values that encourage innovation and make a lasting difference in meeting the goals of our stakeholders and the communities in which we operate. Stuart Olson strongly supports and encourages employees to get involved and give back in their local communities. We expect our employees to bring their best to work every day and in return, management recognizes and rewards employees for their valued contribution through competitive compensation, robust benefits, health & wellness programs, and learning development opportunities. At Stuart Olson we are committed to creating a culture built on a passion to do great things.

Who We Are?

Stuart Olson has been positively impacting the businesses we serve, the communities in which we operate, and the lives we touch since 1911. Our rich history demonstrates our reach and diversity as an integrated, full service organization serving the commercial and industrial markets.

We are a $1 billion+, fully integrated commercial construction and industrial services provider with offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. We deliver confidence through a client-centered approach that ensures the highest quality of service, reduces risk and delivers results.

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Unsolicited resumes and phone inquiries from 3rd party agencies will not be accepted.

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