Collins McNicholas

Role Purpose: Role involves developing, monitoring & maintaining schedules for a large capital projects on a live pharmaceutical site. The project scheduler will report to a lead scheduler who is responsible for all aspect of project controls 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Ability to organize, prepare and facilitate interactive planning and schedule review sessions with project team 
  • Produce project schedule based on Area of Site, Project Supervisor & Maintenance/Operations requirements 
  • Publish variance reports and schedule showing planned versus actual 
  • Analyse and publish critical path activities 
  • Publish daily and weekly look ahead schedules 
  • Routine progress updates with all Project Supervisors to obtain Commissioning qualification and start up resource requirements. 
  • Integrate a variety of schedules and information from Microsoft project 
  • Build construction schedule with the various contractors (Equipment vendors, mech, elec, CSA, HVAC, etc) and interested parties. 
  • The project planner will have responsibility for co-ordination with maintenance & operations to ensure windows for construction & commissioning in plants are aligned with their schedules. 
  • The project planner will have responsibility for the integration of the project schedules into the overall site shutdown master schedule. 
  • Highlighting in a timely fashion any corrective actions required to maintain project schedule & develop a mitigation planning when/if projects run behind baseline schedule. 

Role Requirements:

  • Ability to run numerous meetings using proper meeting control and reporting tools 
  • Personal initiative to resolve a situation/issue 
  • Delivers their work on time, to the minimum agreed required quality and content 
  • Effective communicator on all Project levels to senior and middle management 
  • Competently and clearly writes job procedures task by task providing appropriate engineering logic and technical documentation, including correct tables, graphs and charts 
  • To fully appreciate the financial implications of a job and use that knowledge to make wise schedule 
  • Quickly extract and provide the correct information from project Supervisor 

Education Requirements: 

  • Masters in a relevant topic/discipline 
  • 6 months+ industry experience ideally

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Emer O’ Callaghan on 021 4911061 or email

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