IPS – Integrated Project Services, Inc.

  • Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
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    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
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  • Position Responsibilities

    IPS is hiring! We are looking for a talented Senior Project Scheduler to join our growing Construction Management and Project Delivery team at our client site in the Seattle, WA area. We design facilities for our life science (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, etc.) clients so experience in this area is preferred; high tech, semiconductor and data center experience will be considered. Design build experience is a plus. This position has an immediate start. Future travel will be in the Northwest / West Coast. Your home office will be in our Irvine, CA office.


    The Senior Project Scheduler will possess skills and expertise in the following areas: project scope coordination and analysis; project execution plan preparation, coordination, & monitoring, project estimate preparation and coordination, Work package review; project schedule development; critical path analysis; contractor coordination and management; project management assistance; integrated cost and scheduling; total project & annual budget development; financial analysis; cost accounting and forecasting; variance analysis; performance reporting; project change management; risk & contingency planning and root cause analysis; direct supervision of internal resources engaged on project work which would include annual performance management in addition to oversight of external resources to execute project work.


    • Develop, monitor and update project Plans & Schedules encompassing the entire engineering, procurement, construction and qualification (EPCQ) life cycle.
    • Work in a highly collaborative and dynamic project environment. Facilitate/participate in project scheduling meetings as well as Pull/Phase/Takt/Interactive planning sessions as required to develop, refine and progress project plans.
    • Analyze schedule input from project partners including clients, internal teams, vendors and contractors to verify schedule durations and integrity as well as evaluate logic and float paths.  Integrate data into an overall master schedule.
    • Assure credibility of the information in master schedule.  Make recommendations to manage float and (re)sequence activities to achieve project milestone/target dates.
    • Collaborate with estimating & cost control to resource/cost load schedules as required.
    • Collaborate with team to support constructability and value engineering.
    • Evaluate schedule risk & perform analysis (Monte Carlo Simulation, etc.) as required.
    • Baseline schedules and document basis for approval.
    • Monitor schedule progress, deviations, and variances and assess impacts to the critical/near-critical path activities. Assist in the developing alternatives for corrective action.
    • Perform jobsite walks to verify physical progress of scheduled activities and analyze change orders for schedule impacts. Continually progress & review schedules with project team to ensure accurate and timely data is incorporated and forecasted.
    • Ability to generate earned value, SPI, CPI, and other schedule performance metrics.
    • Prepare schedule progress reports, trending charts and schedule analysis.  Maintain record of scope changes, trends and variances that potentially affect schedule performance.  Emphasis on data visualization and effective team communication.
    • At the project completion, develop and record the project’s historical schedule information and “lessons learned” for future use.
    • Collaborate with all groups to improve company processes, systems and intellectual infrastructure to promote organizational learning and continuous improvement.


    Qualifications & Requirements

    • Minimum of seven (7) years’ experience as a planner/scheduler on facilities capital projects. 
    • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering, procurement, construction and qualification (EPCQ) processes is required. Experience in the Pharma/Biotech Industry is desirable.
    • Understanding of engineering, construction methodologies and technical documentation. 
    • Demonstrated expertise in the use of modern planning and scheduling principles, methodologies, techniques and tools including CPM, Last Planner, 4D, etc.
    • Strong analytical and computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in Primavera P6 Planner, Microsoft Project & Office Suite programs is required. Knowledge of vPlanner, BIM 360 and other visual & collaborative planning tools is desirable.
    • Excellent collaboration, communication and organizational skills are required with the ability to prioritize and manage large amounts of information to effectively meet deadlines. 
    • BS degree in engineering or related technical field, construction management or applicable experience.
    • PMI or AACEI certification is a plus.

    Company Overview

    IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over thirty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. Headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, IPS is a multi-national company with over 1,100 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and four locations in India. Visit our website at www.ipsdb.com.




    Process Architecture, Process Design, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, LEAN Project Delivery, Strategic Master Planning, Energy Conservation Management, Project Controls, Program/Project Management, Operations/Logistics Strategy and Planning, EPCMV and Staffing Services.


    IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans (M/F/D/V).


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