Lead Project Controls - Planner / Scheduler

at Turner & Townsend in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Company Description

At Turner & Townsend we’re passionate about making the difference. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realize their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society.

Every day we help our major global clients deliver ambitious and highly technical projects in over 108 offices in 45 countries worldwide.

Our team is dynamic, innovative and client-focused. Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity and the quality we deliver. As a result our people get to work on some of the most exciting projects in the world.

Job Description

Job Description

Project Controls professional with a passion for excellence. We are seeking an experienced Project Planner / Scheduler . The position is located in Chicago,IL . Ideal candidate will have excellent leadership and working experience in the pharmaceutical and/or high-tech manufacturing industry (strong preference toward candidates with biotech/pharma experience)

As a Project Planner/Scheduler with Turner & Townsend Taurus you will support our clients by developing and defining their project goals and objectives, and creating master plans that include timelines, required resources, the order of needed tasks, and the responsibilities of each project team member. You are the face of our company and as such must represent our company well by being professional and motivated to exceed client expectations.

+ Develop, monitor, and update integrated project plans and schedules so that projects can be executed in the most efficient manner possible

+ Interface with project stakeholders as a trusted advisor to provide guidance and recommendations for the project

+ Prepare baseline schedules and schedule basis documents for approval by project teams

+ Assess impacts to the critical path and near-critical activities and report to the project team

+ Monitor schedule deviations and variances and assist in the developing of alternative methods for corrective action

+ Prepare and provide schedule progress reports, trending charts, and schedule analysis on a periodic basis

+ Maintain a record of scope changes, trends, and variances that potentially affect schedule performance

+ Assure credibility of the information contained in the schedule

+ Review schedules with project team members on a regular basis to ensure that accurate and timely data is incorporated in the schedule


Bachelor Degree (preferably Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field)

5-8 years as a planner/scheduler

Expertise using Primavera P6 and / or MS Project

Experience within the construction industry is a must, candidates with additional life sciences experience strongly preferred

Local candidates preferred, if not local, must be relocatable (relocation assistance provided)

Must possess exemplary communication skills – both oral and written

Additional Information

Turner & Townsend is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters ( If you’d like to view a copy of the company’s affirmative action plan, please email . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 713-457-9400 or . This telephone line and email address is reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a response

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Job Posting: JC235656674

Posted On: Mar 06, 2023

Updated On: Jun 14, 2023

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