Kitchell Project Scheduler in Sacramento, California

Project Scheduler

Location: CA - Sacramento

Job Code: 1122

Number of Openings: 1


Kitchell is an employee-owned company with a nearly 70-year history in general contracting, construction management, development, facilities management, engineering and architecture and myriad other services within the built environment. Our 850-plus employee owners manage projects from main offices in Arizona, California, Iowa, Texas and Latin America. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that fosters personal and professional growth through in-house education programs, formal and informal mentoring and cross-training opportunities. Kitchell encourages employee engagement through our formal profit-sharing plan, opportunity for enhanced ownership and by offering increasing responsibility through career advancement. We are consistently ranked among the top places to work, attributable to our tenured staff and outstanding benefits including health and life insurance, 401(k), college savings plans, business travel assistance and insurance, discounted auto and homeowners insurance, identity theft protection, rewards programs and much more.

We are currently seeking a Project Scheduler to provide scheduling functions required to maintain Kitchell's scheduling process. This position will prepare, maintain and analyze bid, proposal, preconstruction, construction and as-built schedules as well as support project teams with cost and/or resource loaded schedules, utilizing Primavera P6 scheduling software.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares / leads efforts to develop accurate construction schedules that meet contractual documents (Owner requirements, specs, drawings, etc.)

  • Generates reports and layouts, which meet bid, proposal, preconstruction and construction requirements.

  • Reviews and/or updates project schedules on a weekly or as needed, once a month as minimum. Leads update meeting and schedules review sessions. Reviews, verifies and challenges information from Project Team by visiting and walking the project construction site.

  • Provides support to teams in assessing/documenting delays and impacts, alternate work plans and methods of construction. Conversely, be able to effectively review submitted time extension requests by Contractors. Provides support to project teams when delay(s) have been determined, based on Scheduling Procedure and document on schedule as necessary.

  • Prepares a Schedule Update Report narrative for each schedule update, which describes current project status, deviations, and identifies any/all critical schedule issues.

  • Provides scheduling assistance and training to project team members.

  • Provide scheduling assistance and education to project team members & guidance to scheduling engineers.

  • Reviews, monitors and critiques the accuracy and realism of all schedules and narratives. Checks schedule for deviations, critical path accuracy, imposed (constrained) dates, durations, logic, sequencing, scope of work (as a minimum). Challenges project team on critical schedule issues. Communicates critical schedule issues and concerns.

  • Assesses project schedules in regards to Risk Management and ensure schedules meet contract requirements.

  • Maintains and backs up schedule files for each project in a timely and organized manner.

  • Establishes and maintains positive and effective working relationships with department, employees, clients, architects, subcontractors and vendors.

  • Participates in process improvement and lessons learned process.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of scheduling terms, techniques, and proficiency on computerized scheduling programs especially Primavera P6.

  • Experience with developing, monitoring, controlling and updating project schedules.

  • Skills in reviewing schedules including identifying, analyzing, and solving schedule related issues.

  • Understanding of contract documents, plans, specifications.

  • Knowledge and experience with Primavera P6 is required. Knowledge and experience with any all or scheduling related software programs Tilos, 4D Synchro Professional, Acumen Fuse, Ron Winter Schedule Analyzer, Risky Project, Phoenix, Asta, Microsoft Project, SureTrack, P3 is preferred.

  • Adept at math, analytical, and computer skills.

Required Education and Experience:

BS or BA Degree in Construction or Engineering and 5-8 years experience in construction is required. Experience in commercial building, justice, education, healthcare and other public sector markets is preferred. A minimum of 5 years experience in developing, monitoring and updating, reviewing and analyzing project schedules. experience in the healthcare arena preferred. Experience in the Last Planner System (LPS), Lean Construction and 4D scheduling preferred. Field experience is preferred.

Work Environment:

General office environment with frequent travel to project locations (local & out of state). While at work site visits requires personal protective equipment. Ability to work a laptop, plotter & printer.

Physical Requirements:

Visual and manual dexterity for computer work. Requires driving, walking, climbing and sitting. Must be able to safely maneuver through active project sites. Requires the ability to lift plans/specs and rolls of paper.