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Senior Project Scheduler/Planner

The Opportunity: 

WSP is currently seeking a  Senior Project Planner / Scheduler  for our Buildings - Project Management Sector located in Calgary or Edmonton. Reporting to the Project Controls Manager, the Senior Planner / Scheduler will support the Project Managers in planning, scheduling, management of changes, project monitoring, and project controls reporting. The Senior Scheduler will be required to establish a Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) and monitor the progress during all phases of projects. The successful candidate will also be required to generate initial schedules, develop detailed schedules, and create schedule impact scenarios (before and after), maintain baselines, provide inputs to schedule variance analysis as well as support the business development team with planning / scheduling needs during proposals development.

As a member of the Project Management team you, will be given opportunities to apply your education and experience on major and complex projects. You will be challenged to manage multiple priorities, meet tight deadlines, and maintain a very high quality of work. You will gain knowledge through mentorship and skills development, fast-track your professional development to become a leader in project controls, with the potential for a PMP designation, if desired and not already designated.

 A day in the life: 

  •  Effectuate overall project planning, for the entire project lifecycle, for EP/ EPC projects 
  •  Define WBS and generate master schedule baseline for engineering, procurement, and construction activities 
  •  Lead Interactive planning session(s) with the project team to establish a Performance Measurement Baseline 
  •  Create, adjust, and assess resource loading / leveling 
  •  Develop different levels of schedule for the project as well as supporting the business development group during the proposal phase. 
  •  Perform critical path analysis to determine which deliverable have floats and which cannot slip schedule. 
  •  Mentor intermediate and junior staff. 
  •  Ability to work with an internal and external client to create integrated EPC/client schedules; 
  •  Timely identification, notification, optimization, and recording of schedule scenarios supporting trends items that have the potential for future impact within project scope; 
  •  Assisting in the improvement of the management of changes procedures; 
  •  Provide technical support and work collaboratively with Project Managers to ensure that the project schedule scenarios (what-if) are developed to satisfaction; 
  •  Work in close collaboration with other departments to prepare consistent and accurate inputs/outputs 
  •  Convey an understanding of project evolution and serve as a preventative mechanism for unforeseen cost and schedule impacts 
  •  Create project staffing plan and project hours to ensure necessary resources are available and appropriately assigned for both approved and proposed work; 
  •  Identify the impact of the project trends for schedule, provide most accurate total impacts analysis by ensuring the inclusion of all categories (engineering, procurement and construction) 
  •  Ensure all project/discipline schedule related risks are raised; 
  •  Record risk items, update, and maintain risk register 

 We'd love to hear from you if you have... 

  •  Minimum of 10 years’ experience as a Planner / Scheduler in major projects 
  •  Must be experienced with Primavera P6 to an advance level and still be hands on / practicing the skill 
  •  Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  •  Must master the earned Value Management guiding principles 
  •  Must be flexible and able to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously 
  •  Valuable experience in planning is considered an asset 
  •  Understanding management of changes implications 
  •  Ability to visualize project schedule data in Power BI is considered an asset 
  •  Attention to detail is critical 

About Us

 WSP  is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

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