Project planners work with business directors to oversee and direct a projects progression. They ensure that projects are completed within the determined time frame, within the constraints of the budget, and with sufficient staffing. Because of the variable nature of the position, successful project planners are masters of time management and flexibility, especially when projects encounter conflicts. Project planners are natural multitaskers, as they juggle schedules and ever-changing project goals. Their jobs revolve around saving their employers money, so they must be comfortable with handling invoices and slashing costs whenever possible. Being able to think critically and using good judgment are the most essential skills for project planners because they are responsible for every success and failure of the project. Because they work with so many different types of employees and clients, excellent communication skills are highly valued, as well as the ability to work effectively in high-pressure situations.
Plans and prepares production schedules for fabrication, instillation, and repair of industrial process systems;
Draws up master/discipline schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet client forecasted master schedule;
Updates client through client accepted/ sponsored software.
Analyzes production specifications and construction data and performs mathematical calculations to determine material, tools, and human resource requirements for the schedule;
Plans and schedules workflow for each craft and operation according to previously established client sequences and lead times;
Plans sequence of fabrication, assembly, installation, and other operations for guidance of construction workers;
Planner/Scheduler confers with Client & Company management to determine status of projects;
Expedites operations that delay schedules and alters schedules to meet unforeseen conditions;
Prepares production reports;
May prepare lists of required materials, tools, and equipment; and
May prepare purchase orders to obtain materials, tools, and equipment