Project Scheduler

Location: Uganda, South Africa
Salary: Market Related CTC
Recruiter: MECS Africa
Job Ref: DBN000508/CH
Summary: A privately owned, global, full-service consulting, design/build engineering, construction, and operations firm helping public and private clients improve their environment and infrastructure through award-winning projects. The organisation prides itself on developing and retaining high quality staff.



Job Description

Since 1947, they have provided innovative solutions developed through strong client relationships of mutual trust and respect and a commitment to quality and integrity. From a three-person firm in the United States to today's staff of more than 5,000 worldwide, it has grown and diversified with our clients' needs in mind. Our mission is to reach one goal – the client’s – by providing the right total solutions.

The organisation prides itself on developing and retaining high quality staff.  Currently accepting applicants for Project Scheduler to work in Uganda on a three to five year contract for January 2018.

Job Description:

  • Full-time position based in Kampala, Uganda reporting to part time scheduling expert.
  • Planning & Scheduling: Document planning considerations, conditions, and objectives required to develop the schedule. Create a compliant baseline schedule in accordance with Project goals.
  • Measurement & Analysis: Gather monthly schedule updates and input on individual projects. Calculate the schedule and assure run quality. Produce analytical and variance reports and work with team to assess and make corrective action. Document any schedule change and investigate potential delays. Run any what-if options to determine best work around alternatives.
  • Progress Reporting: Prepare schedule text for monthly progress reports. Run monthly layouts, sorts, filters, and organize reports and schedule diagrams and analyze progress and variance for trending and analysis.
  • Additional Project oriented functions: Maintain and file schedule deliverables into document control system. Track and integrate into the schedule permitting, environmental, and regulatory compliance needs and associated risks.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience engineering and construction project controls scheduling with a strong preference for experience in similar work in Africa.
  • General knowledge and understanding of construction documents (Specifications & Drawings) and overall engineering standards.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project, and Oracle Primavera Scheduling and Contract management tools.
  • Fluent command of spoken and written English. 


 Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Construction field experience preferred. 


 Required Education:

  • Minimum B.S. in engineering, construction management or related field or equivalent combinations of technical training and related experience.


Language requirements/Preferences:

  • Fluent command of spoken and written English. 


Amount of Travel:

  • Minimal travel required from project office


 Other Factors/ Intelligence:

  • Experience with scheduling multiple contractors with large infrastructure projects.


Urgently submit your applications by C.O.B 09 October 2017


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