Planning Scheduler

FORTIS BC - Kelowna, BC (30+ days ago)

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The Planning Scheduler is a key role within the Generation Planning and Network Operations functions through creating schedules and resource rebalancing for field operations, project managers & planning personnel by coordinating internal and external requests for service, planned and unplanned maintenance and capital projects.

Support the planning function by forecasting, developing and implementing a series of master schedules to cover all work on a 20 year, 5 year, 1 year and monthly timeframe and coordinate the schedules with the maintenance department.
Plan, organize and deliver critical path schedules for projects and project proposals based on milestones from project, engineering, procurement and construction managers
Monitor and be accountable for the scheduling control system
Prepare and present project planning and scheduling status reports to management and recommend actions as required
Anticipate peaks and emergencies; plan for contingencies both from an equipment and manpower perspective
Monitor for timely completion of scheduling work and rescheduling, as necessary
Balance manpower requirements with other work and coordinate with other functional areas of the business
Implement as necessary, quality improvements initiatives for the scheduling process in concert with stakeholders
Assist project leaders in determining schedule priorities
Knowledge and Experience Requirements

Technical Institute graduate with a Mechanical or Electrical Technologist Diploma (or equivalency) with a Project Management background
5 years of field experience in Resourcing and/or Project Management services role
Proficiency in MS Office Excel, Access, Outlook/Primavera Project Planner
Hydro Electric experience – preferred
Experience with a work management – preferred
Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage a wide variety of tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail
Valid Class 5 driver’s license

Special Skill Requirements

Self-starter; action and results orientation
Ability to build trusted relationships with field operations personnel
Demonstrated organization and time management skills
Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skill; collaborative demeanor
Ability to work with minimal supervision in a constantly changing environment.