Chief Scheduler I


Boston, MA, USA

Full time


Nov 12

GILBANE has an opportunity for a Chief Scheduler working in our Boston, MA office.

The Chief Scheduler I serves as a partner to the business unit management team in planning, scheduling and time control functions for business unit operations with an annual volume of construction up to $150 million.


Provide oversight relative to all aspects of planning & scheduling for all projects

Make recommendations regarding salary planning and career advancement for scheduling professionals

Provide input on project pursuits including fee proposals, RFP responses, presentation content, etc.

Ensure adequate controls are in place so that proper schedule techniques and update procedures are followed on all projects within a District

Report concerns to business unit management regarding proper project controls on any projects within a business unit

Assume lead role for Scheduling in the business unit’s strategic planning process

Set Scheduling-related Customer Satisfaction goals

Train others in the area of risk identification and mitigation

Manage department workload and deliverables and balance with available backlogged recoveries and recovery targets

Oversee and provide guidance to the scheduling department staff in all matters involving written and verbal communication

Coordinate overall planning with the project team

Conduct monthly project audits

Monitor overall performance indicators

Exhibit good understanding of safety protocols & initiatives

Champion Quality Management efforts throughout the business unit

Have a thorough understanding of Lean Construction Techniques



Leverage Business Insights – Understand and act on industry trends, local market and economic conditions and our business model to make decisions and create competitive advantage.

Deploy a Strategic Mindset - Take a broad, global perspective when considering proactive solutions to long-term opportunities and risks that might develop in the future.

Display Emotional Intelligence - Demonstrate the capacity to recognize feelings and patterns of behavior and those of others. Manage emotions effectively in ourselves and our relationships.

Build High Performing Teams - Attract, select, develop, recognize, and retain talented individuals. Utilize motivation and discipline to maximize performance and impact on the organization.

Drive Team Accountability - Determine priorities and delegate work; monitor and communicate progress. Establish measures to assess the impact, quality and timeliness of results; praise success and learn from mistakes.

Coach and Develop Others - Provide feedback, instruction, and development guidance to help others excel in their current or future job responsibilities. Plan for and support development of individual skills and abilities.


BS in Engineering, Architecture or related field

15-20 years of related experience

Or equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Proficient with Primavera P6, Suretrak, Adobe CS3 and Microsoft Office software, including Microsoft Project

In-depth knowledge of construction means, methods, sequences, crew sizes, productivity rates, manpower analysis, cash flow, and CPM scheduling

Excellent planning and problem solving skills * Strong communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills

Gilbane offers an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits and a generous profit-sharing/401k plan. We invest in our employees’ education and have built Gilbane University into a top training organization in the construction industry. Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

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