Lead Scheduler/Planner

at KBR in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description


Lead Scheduler/Planner


When you become part of the KBR team, your opportunities are endless. As a leading global engineering, construction, and services company, we support the hydrocarbon and government services markets on six continents. Serving our customers through diverse business units, we offer challenging assignments on some of the world’s largest and most complex projects where our customers have come to value us, because they know We Deliver.

Join us and you’ll be part of a dynamic, elite team of professionals who understand what it takes to get a job done and has the experience, knowledge and determination to succeed.


Under general supervision, the Lead Specialist, Scheduling/Planning uses specialized knowledge or skills to solve complex and unique problems. The incumbent establishes priorities for the completion of assigned tasks and uses judgment to interpret internal and external issues and develop best practices. Relies upon experience, interpersonal skills, and broad knowledge of project controls to ensure task completion in compliance with policies, procedures, and business strategy.

This position is assigned to KBR’s Newark, DE office. The position will require trips to local client site. Requirements to gain access to client site include completing a clear drug screen in a random program and client safety training.


+ Drive effective execution of Planning and Scheduling services on a major plant-based capital project

+ Actively interfaces with engineering work group leads, procurement specialists, and field execution personnel to develop resource loaded detailed integrated EPC schedules

+ Actively interfaces with engineering work group leads, procurement specialists, and field execution personnel to obtain needed schedule performance status updates for including into integrated project performance reporting.

+ Provides resources charts and written schedule status analysis to project team.

+ Provides project priorities to project team members to drive project completion.

+ Actively participates in identification of negative trends and identifying corrective action recommendations to project manager and team members.

+ Perform project schedule forecasting and reporting.


+ 10+ years scheduling/planning experience on engineering/construction projects

+ Project Controls experience related to Project FEL, Detailed Design and Construction

+ Advanced working knowledge of Primavera P6 required with expert knowledge preferred

+ Earned Value, with CPI and SPI knowledge and experience

+ Proficient with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel

+ Skill should include pivot tables, formulas, chart creation and managing large data files

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to function within a project team

+ Will comply with all KBR and site safety policies and procedures

+ Preferred: Knowledge of the following PC’s concepts, processes, and software applications is beneficial.

+ Revamp Projects and Turnaround experience

+ Facilitating Interactive Planning Sessions

+ Advanced Work Packaging


KBR offers a selection of competitive lifestyle benefits, which could include a 401K plan with company match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending account, disability, paid time off, or flexible work schedule. We support career advancement through professional training and development.


At KBR, we are passionate about our people, sustainability and our Zero Harm culture.

These inform all that we do and are at the heart of our commitment to and ongoing journey toward being a more inclusive and diverse company. That commitment is central to our team of teams philosophy and fosters an environment of real collaboration across cultures and locations. Our individual differences and perspectives bring enhanced value to our teams and help us develop solutions for the most challenging problems. We understand that by embracing those differences and working together, we are more innovative, more resilient and safer.

We Deliver – Together.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

KBR – Delivering Solutions, Changing the World.

KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives.

In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values:

+ We Value Our People - We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential.

+ We Deliver - We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders.

+ We Are People of Integrity - We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what’s right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business.

+ We Empower - We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed.

+ We Are a Team of Teams - We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company.

We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals.

Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries.

At KBR, We Deliver.

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Job Posting: JC192613291

Posted On: Sep 17, 2021

Updated On: Oct 24, 2021