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Lead Project Scheduler

Date: Feb 8, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: TransCanada

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Lead Project Scheduler 

Reference Code: 57536 


Location: United States (US)  - Houston, TX 
Job Category: Project Services
Employment Type: Employee Full-time
Relocation Eligibility: This position is not eligible for our relocation program   

General Information


Reporting to Project Controls Manager, the Lead Project Scheduler is responsible for establishing and maintaining standardization in project execution across matrix Project Schedulers.  The Lead Project Scheduler will drive consistency in process, through a combination of training and competency, across the matrix organization in accordance with Customer, Company and Regulatory requirements.



  • Continually evaluate core responsibilities of matrix Project Schedulers to ensure fit for purpose;
  • Develop procedures, work instructions and other job aids critical to project execution;
  • Develop training content to support the continual development of matrix Project Schedulers;
  • Facilitate and lead routine meetings with matrix Project Schedulers to share critical information;
  • Act as Change Agent for all new and/or upgrades to scheduling software;
  • Communicate regularly with members of Management to share critical information and collect feedback;
  • Identify, resolve and report performance issues to Management;
  • Partner with Technical Center of Excellence, Corporate Services and other functional groups to develop competency criteria;
  • Perform routine competency evaluations;
  • Partner with Technical Center of Excellence, Corporate Services and other functional groups to develop tools that link progress measurement, cost, schedule and risk;
  • Identify financial and non-financial KPIs that offer additional value to matrix organization;
  • Partner with Technical Center of Excellence to improve approach, methodology and reporting of schedule risk(s) analysis;
  • Communicate training and/or process gap issues related to schedule and schedule risk modeling to the Technical Center of Excellence and other members of management;
  • Identify deviations from established requirements and act as Non-Conformance Report (NCR) Coordinator to ensure NCRs are promptly investigated, mitigated and closed;
  • Partner with Quality Team and other Project Support Team leads to conduct self-assessments;
  • Participate in Assurance Reviews as a Subject Matter Expert;
  • Identify opportunities for improvements and document as lessons learned;
  • Contribute to the continual improvement of the company’s Project Management tools and processes;
  • Maintain a high level of focus on Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE).



Qualifications and Education:



  • Leadership skills; exhibits the behaviors valued in the organization; works to develop these skills in others;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and Project Management skills; works to develop these skills in others;
  • Communication skills (both oral and written) with abilities to lead diverse teams;
  • Ability to gather and analyze data to make informed decisions; ability to accurately obtain, interpret and transcribe a variety of communications and instructions; works with other to develop their ability to analyze schedule data and communicate that analysis to others;
  • Able to recognize and evaluate risks, hazards, losses and prevent conflicts between activities;
  • Core competencies needed:  Adaptability; Building trust; Decision making; Building partnerships; Facilitating change; Demonstrated sense of urgency and execution;
  • Quantitative and analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, independently, as well as supervise others;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results and achieve goals;
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw well-supported conclusions driving value added results;
  • Knowledge of FERC process strongly preferred;
  • Customer service skills required;
  • Continually demonstrates drive and commitment to achieving business results;
  • Ability to work well with all levels of the Company and contract personnel to facilitate the accomplishment of objectives;
  • Other tasks as required.



  • Degree/technical degree required; Accounting, Business Management, Engineering or Project Management degree preferred;
  • Minimum10yrs of experience in Natural gas industry/construction experience preferred; understands construction life cycle; assists others in their understanding of these concerns
  • AACE certification and/or continuing education in scheduling preferred;
  • Advanced Primavera P6 user preferred; experience with project scheduling;
  • Proficiency in MS Project;
  • Extensive knowledge of budgeting, construction and maintenance practices and procedures preferred




*Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.

All positions require background screening. Some include criminal and/or credit checks in order to comply with regulations.

Please apply to this posting by 02/22/2019. To apply, please visit through your desktop or laptop. Use reference code 57536. Only applications submitted through the TransCanada Careers website will be acknowledged.

TransCanada is an equal opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program supervised by the U.S. Government.

Make what you do matter.

At TransCanada we dream big, think big and do big things. For over 60 years, we've had the vision and scale to deliver big things that matter to the world. From supplying reliable and efficient energy to millions of North Americans with our pipelines, gas storage and power generation facilities, we believe in making big things possible. 

TransCanada is looking for people who are willing to think about the future...and think big. We're looking for people who are ready to take on the most significant challenges of their careers and define energy infrastructure in North America.

Thank you for choosing TransCanada in your career search.

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