Lead Site Planner – Temporary

Company Name: Hatch Associates Ltd

Location: Montreal, QC, CA

Job Duration: 2021-05-04 to 2021-06-03


Requisition ID: 41886 

Job Category: Project Controls 

Location: Montreal, QC, Canada  


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

 Hatch is currently seeking a lead planner in the Montreal office. The Lead Planner is responsible for providing comprehensive project planning support through the engineering, procurement, construction and testing/commissioning phases, using standard planning techniques.



Establishing, monitoring and updating multiple project plans/schedules by:

  • Developing detailed project schedules using standard coding and work breakdown structures;
  • Understanding project scope and identifying tasks/activities;
  • Sequencing work packages/activities and developing network models;
  • Estimating activities duration;
  • Establishing critical path and total project duration;
  • Preparing project schedule by summarizing the detailed work schedules and monitoring the project's performance against same;
  • Performing schedule control by determining critical path analysis, planned value, earned value, schedule variance, schedule performance indices and schedule risk analysis, and recommending corrective actions when required;
  • Preparing various project reports including project status reports;
  • Updating project schedules to reflect progress against project plan and preparing management reports;
  • Monitoring schedule compliance and reporting to the project team regarding deviation from approved project baseline;
  • Reporting schedule variances and recommending corrective action;
  • Other related duties as required


 Knowledge & Skills:


  •  Depth understanding of the EPCM industry and practices;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of practices and procedures involved in the planning function, with a minimum of 15 years proven experience in the execution of complex projects;
  • Hands on experience in planning and preparing logic diagrams, critical path networks and bar charts, with particular emphasis on detailed construction schedules;
  • Ability to receive information from numerous sources, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • In depth experience with computer based scheduling systems (Primavera P6, Microsoft Project) and other computerized applications related to the work is essential;
  • Fully familiar with resource allocation and levelling techniques as well as earned value analysis;
  • Must possess sound judgement; strong analytical and interpersonal skills, well developed organizational and administration skills, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Tact and diplomacy required when providing assistance and support regarding the preparation and analysis of project schedules;
  • Ability to coordinate the efforts of others to accomplish objectives;
  • Ability to develop, coach and mentor a team of intermediate and junior planners 




We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation.