Project Scheduling and Forecasting Specialist- (Gas Turbine)- HOU

Houston, TX, USA
May 17, 2018
Jun 12, 2018
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**Project Scheduling and Forecasting Specialist- (Gas Turbine)- HOU**

Locations:Houston, Texas

Job Family: Project Management

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**Job Description**

**Division:** Power Generation Services

**Business Unit:** Distributed Generation

**Requisition Number:** 224897

**Primary Location:** United States-Texas-Houston

**Assignment Category:** Full-time regular

**Experience Level:** Mid level

**Education Required Level:** Bachelor's Degree

**Travel Required:** 5%

**Division Description:**

Siemens is the leading service partner for ensuring high reliability and optimal performance of rotating power equipment within the utility, oil & gas, and industrial processing industries worldwide - as well as for wind turbines. Siemens' extensive national network of service technicians is able to quickly and comprehensively offer expert service to maximize the lifecycle of power generation equipment, helping to ensure reliability and prevent downtime.

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**Job Description:**

**Position Overview**

The planning and forecasting specialist leads the planning and forecasting activities for the AGT (Aero-der Gas Turbine) Services Mods & Ups (M&U) projects to support day-to-day operations providing delivery commitment, resource planning, and schedule management. This person will also support the Mods & Ups and Long Term Program (LTP) project teams with schedule set-up and maintenance. They will also assist project teams with managing more complex project schedules. The planning and forecasting specialist reports to the head of planning and risk to ensure that the project plans and resource demands are known and support the overall AGT business objectives.


This role will be responsible for ensuring the planning and resource details of AGT Mods & Ups schedules are complete and contain the correct information with respect to project milestones and resource demand. This includes sold, as well as forecasted projects, and obtaining delivery commitment for forecasted projects from resource owners. Objectives and tasks for the position include:

• Create high level project schedules, including resource requirements, for supporting project proposals and gaining delivery commitment on those schedules.

• Work with project teams to turn high level project schedules used during the proposal phase into detailed project schedules for project execution.

• Assist the project teams with schedule management and update for more complex projects which require a more detailed knowledge of the scheduling tool.

• Assist with overall planning and forecasting "what-if" scenario analysis to support business forecasting and decision making

• Provide Delivery Commitments for the business given proposal definition and functional commitment acceptance to deliver against those proposals.

• Complete monthly resource demand planning analysis via the project scheduling tools to provide reports on future resource demand, including completed projects against their original budget

• Provide weekly and monthly reporting on project schedule status and delivery.

• Provide training and coaching to the project teams on schedule and resource management to ensure the project plans contain the right information within the project scheduling tools.

• Become proficient with the project management scheduling tools with a goal to become a resource for the project teams to go to for help.

• Support the overall maintenance and management of the project schedules within the IT filing management system.

• Attend weekly, and bi-weekly, meetings with the sales and proposals team with respect to forecasted projects to ensure project requirements are understood and agreed, and to update and improve the high level schedules and resources planned.

**Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience**

+ BS/BA in engineering, business management, or related discipline.

+ Experience within Oil & Gas, Aviation, Automotive industries

+ 5 years of project scheduling and planning experience using industry standard scheduling tools.

+ 2 years experience with resource planning and forecasting including data management, analysis, and reporting

+ Proficient Microsoft Office Software (Power Point, Outlook, Excel (Intermediate)

+ Proficient with industry standard scheduling and planning tools such as Microsoft Project, Primavera, or equivalent.

+ Forecast Delivery Commitment Experience with "What-of" scenario planning and evaluation experience.

+ Effective Communications skills at all levels

+ Travel up to 5%

**Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience**

+ Masters in engineering, business management, or related discipline.

+ 8 years of project scheduling and planning experience using industry standard scheduling tools.

+ SAP, and Saleforce experience

+ Experience using and analyzing a compilation of project plans to drive business decisions.

+ Experience owning a resource demand plan and aligning resources to support that plan.

**Equal Employment Opportunity Statement**

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