Capital Projects Planner/Scheduler

  • Competitive
  • United States North Carolina
  • Contract
  • Construction & Infrastructure,Oil & Gas,Petrochemical
Good Day!
NES Fircroft is excited to announce that our office has a great long term contract to hire  opportunity with one of the country’s largest chemical distribution organizations out of their Charlotte, NC location for a Capital Project Planner/Scheduler. This individual would be responsible for the planning and scheduling activities for a brand new state of the art R&D facility being built in downtown Charlotte. If this sounds like a great opportunity for yourself or someone you know, please reach out to Tom Rebellato at Additional job details can be found below.

Job Details
Location: Charlotte, NC—Some hybrid WFH flexibility.
Hours: 40 hours per week—Some OT will be required.
Pay Range: Negotiable based on experience. Relocation assistance will be considered for out of market candidates.
Duration: Contract to Hire  


  • Oversee, identify plan deviations, and recommend resolution for project manager.
  • Monitor performance and determine improvement areas by developing key performance indicators for critical department metrics.
  • Complete ad hoc assignments to support capital transmission project delivery.
  • Create and execute internal controls and offer Internal Auditor services to assure controls.
  • Maintain current and forecasted Cash Flow data when compared to projected Cash Flow.
  • Manage project accounting databases to ensure timely security and control.
  • Offer direct financial communication with project team, internal financing department, sub-contractors, and Joint Venture owners.
  • Ensure financial information accuracy between program-level and subproject reporting.
  • Support Project Management Office Supervisor in project financial management and divisional reporting.
  • Administer and coordinate routine contract work using prescribed and standardized methods.
  • Coordinate with Fleet administrative staff to correct income entry and equipment cost errors.
  • Conduct cost variance analysis and schedule against baseline values through PMI Earned Value Measurement technique.
  • Enforce actual project data collection and weekly accurate estimates.
  • Recommend and execute corrective actions to handle project compliance.
  • Plan for high-risk project strategic initiatives and ensure correct duration estimated tasks.

  • Create a high-level master schedule that incorporates the initial CPM schedule and the contractors’ schedule.
  • Track critical activities and changes to the critical path impacting the project.
  • Keep an eye on program milestones and interdependencies.
  • Utilize industry accepted methodologies to analyze delays.
  • Provide information on items impacting the project schedule.
  • Responsible for spotting the critical path, as well as proffering alternatives to regain slippage to the schedule.
  • Strategize ways to negotiate claims, including office overhead, labor, and equipment costs.
  • Document changes integrated into the project schedule.
  • Provide a summary and report on project progress.
  • Spot project risks and include impact analysis for review by project team.

Job Qualifications
  • Must have at least 5+ years planning/scheduling, project controls, or similar.
  • Must have previous experience with MS Project and Primavera P3 and/or P6.
  • Must have at least 2+ years of experience planning/scheduling capital construction projects.
  • Previous experience in the chemicals industry would be a big plus.
  • Candidates local to the Charlotte, NC area would be a big plus.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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