Project Controls Planner (Salt Creek)

  • Bechtel
  • US - IA - Marshalltown
  • 4 weeks ago

Company Name: Bechtel

Location: Marshalltown, IA, US

Job Duration: 2024-05-14 to 2024-06-13


Requisition ID: 275184 

  •  Relocation Authorized: National – Single 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Marshalltown,IA 


Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world’s infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.


Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.


Core to Bechtel is our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through five global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; energy and manufacturing and technology. Today, we team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. Bechtel’s focus on renewables and clean energy is helping our customers deliver transformational projects improving the global carbon footprint on a path to net zero. The Bechtel renewables team performs project management, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and startup for onshore renewable wind production throughout various locations in the US. The work location for this project is Marshalltown, IA on a Short Term Assignment.


Position Summary

Bechtel is seeking a Project Controls Planner to support the Wind Project. The Planner will perform all scheduling and planning responsibilities for the project and be the main point of contact between the Renewables Project Controls group and project. The ideal candidate will work at a fast pace be self-motivated and able to work independently covering all project controls activities on a project.



  • Obtains required schedule information by all disciplines/functions. Identifies restraints and effect on total project schedule.
  • Coordinates with all departments to ensure understanding of total project schedule needs.
  • Responsible for total integration of schedule activities. Identifies schedule considerations and problems resulting from inter-discipline or functional restraints and interfaces.
  • Monitors and reports critical path and schedule performance of the total project. Conducts project schedule analysis and studies of problem areas to determine criticality of schedule activities.
  • Recommends alternatives for schedule improvement to project team for discussion and/or decision.
  • Responsible for leading, when requested, the development and review of schedule recovery plans, including evaluation of additional resources/costs required to affect such plans.
  • Elevates potential trends to the Renewables Project Controls group for cost support.
  • Interfaces with designated Bechtel management and client counterparts for specific planning and scheduling tasks.
  •  Provides comments and recommendations for planning and scheduling requirements relative to staffing and project controls. 


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s from an accredited university and 4+ years of professional experience, or in lieu of a degree, high school diploma or equivalent and 8+ years of professional experience.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must demonstrate good interpersonal teamwork and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimal supervision.
  • Advanced level of proficiency in using PC operating systems and software applications such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in development and monitoring of schedule in Primavera P6 software applications.
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background check which includes verification of employment and education. 
  • Possess the legal right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Flexibility to respond to urgent project requests and/or changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives.
  • Demonstrated skill in identifying and analyzing issues and recommending corrective actions.
  •  Previous or current Bechtel experience.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.