Colorado Springs Utilities Utility Infrastructure Project Scheduler in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Utility Infrastructure Project Scheduler
Job Type: Business Operations
Pay Range $107,000 to $130,000
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 5/17/22
Utility Infrastructure Project Scheduler
Who We Are… In 1924, Colorado Springs voted to create a four-service public utility; electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater services. Since then, as a municipal utility, our focus has been on the basics - providing exceptional customer service while keeping costs low. We strive daily to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology and endeavor to provide a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration and synergy.
Colorado Springs Utilities was named in the 2021 Forbes List as one of America’s best mid-sized employers and Colorado Springs is the third most desired place to live in the United States (according to U.S. News & World Report, 2019). Our city is a particularly popular place to live for professionals, millennials, and families – thanks to its well-designed neighborhoods, beautiful parks and easy access to nature and adventure. Come Live in Colorado Springs! (https://coloradospringschamberedc.com/living-here/)
We are looking for a Utility Projects Scheduler to provide project, project portfolio, and program scheduling expertise including resource and budget management support functions for the System Planning & Projects Division. This division plans and delivers projects and programs that serve the electric, natural gas, water, and wastewater needs of the Colorado Springs community. Our team of dedicated professionals meet the needs of our organization by ensuring that infrastructure projects are delivered efficiently through their project lifecycle with effective application of project controls skills and supporting tools and systems.
This position will be filled at the Senior Technical Project Manager (Controls IV) or Technical Project Manager level (Controls III); placement will be based on the qualifications, knowledge and demonstrated experience level of the successful candidate.
Key Focus Areas:
Project Schedule Development and Support:
You will work with project delivery teams to develop and maintain project schedules throughout the project lifecycle. You will also work with project delivery teams to establish the work breakdown structure, activities, constraints, and milestones for projects. You will be responsible for updating and maintaining overall project schedules as well as the schedule(s) for contracted project scope elements through the incorporation of service provider and/or contractor scheduled activities, or their complete schedule within the overall project schedule. Additionally, you may analyze and make recommendations for accepting or rejecting service provider/contractor, monthly progress, and changed condition schedules. As part of reviewing schedules, you will determine the impacts of changes to the schedule including critical path, activity sequencing, and resource requirements. Finally, as necessary for budget and resource management, you may also work with project teams to cost and resource load project schedules.
Project/Program Portfolio Schedule Development and Support
You will work with project delivery teams and staff to develop and maintain project portfolio schedules that include the scheduling constraints associated with interdependent and/or related projects/programs and their lifecycle phases. You may analyze (e.g. “what if” analysis) and make recommendations regarding planning for and executing schedule changes for interdependent portfolios of projects. Additionally, you may work with staff to analyze and determine the budget and resource impacts associated with project/program portfolio schedule changes.
Budget Management and Resource Support
By developing and maintaining a comprehensive capital improvement plan cost loaded schedules, you will work with project delivery teams and staff to analyze and make recommendations for controlling and managing multi-year capital and expense budgets including forecasting and leveling resource efforts.
Schedule Training and Controls Leadership
As a member of the project controls team you may be asked to serve in a leadership position providing oversight for controls projects and initiatives or as a lead to junior controls team members, providing coaching, and mentoring. Through collaboration with planning, engineering, and project managers you may be asked to develop and implement project controls and monitoring processes and procedures, particularly as they relate to schedule and cost/budget development to ensure projects achieve scope, schedule and cost objectives. Assistance with project controls and project management training is expected, especially with advancing our scheduling practice.
Who you are... the ideal candidate will have experience and expertise in scheduling and scheduling controls skills including: Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) development, activity network development, activity logic relationships (e.g. Finish to Start, Start to Start, Finish to Finish, Start to Finish), Critical Path Method (CPM), schedule tracking, analysis, and reporting.
Additionally, the candidate will have experience with both Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project. While many of our more complex projects/programs are managed in Primavera P6 and a scheduler is required for these projects, a large number of our projects are managed in Microsoft Project by project managers. The ideal candidate will have expertise in scheduling using Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project. They will also be able to develop scheduling best practices and provide training support with scheduling software tools.
Demonstrated experience in the application and use of Oracle’s Primavera P6 is required and Microsoft Project is preferred, including;
Schedule development (project, project portfolio, and program)
Schedule analysis (project, project portfolio, and program)
Budget management support including analysis, reporting, and forecasting using cost loaded schedules
Labor resource management support including analysis, reporting, and forecasting using resource loaded schedules
Developing and training staff on scheduling processes and procedures.
A Bachelor of Science in Project Management, Construction Management, Engineering, or Business Administration as well as certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) is preferred. The ideal candidate will also have 10 years or more direct experience in a Project Manager/Project Controls position related to the above responsibilities.
What does this opportunity offer... This position will provide you the opportunity for varied experience within the utility business sector. As utility infrastructure needs continue to change, a more comprehensive and planned approach to investments and improvements are necessary. This position provides an opportunity to grow in your professional career as you demonstrate your technical expertise and leadership capabilities within our organization.
What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you...
The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.
The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.
A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.
The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.
Our Commitment to our Employees…
Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.
Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge
Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year
Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave
Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year
Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather
Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time
Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire
Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.30 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements
Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network preventive care covered at 100%
Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery
Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans.
Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more
Long-Term Care Insurance – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones
Life Insurance –Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available
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Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.
Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.
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Job Type: Business Operations