Project Planner

Oakland-Fremont-Pleasanton Metro Area, CA

Posted: 07/26/2023 Job Number: JN -072023-4811

Job Description

Our client, a leading company in the transportation industry, is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Project Planner. As Project Planner, you will play a pivotal role in coordinating and executing project plans, collaborating with stakeholders and ensuring successful project delivery. This is a 6 month, hybrid, contract opportunity with the expectation of being in the Oakland, CA office 2-3 times a week.

  • Develop detailed plans for project activities and deliverables in collaboration with company leaders and third parties.
  • Assist the Project Director Manager in producing project control reports, including variation reports on time and budget.
  • Represent the company's interests in meetings with customers and subcontractors to address scheduling and project issues.
  • Monitor project progress to ensure compliance with contractual requirements and schedules.
  • Participate in the Change Order Management process.
  • Maintain and update the Project Master Schedule using Primavera Project Planner (P6) software, gathering inputs from various groups and subcontractors.
  • Provide regular updates on project status and identify critical activities and their impact on the schedule.
  • Report project status to stakeholders, including Project Manager, senior management, and clients, proposing recovery plans as needed.
  • Assist in Risk Management by identifying schedule-related mitigation and avoidance actions.
  • Coordinate and plan project rail access efforts, conducting regular meetings with subcontractors and project representatives.
  • Prepare earned value reports and monthly resource planning forecasts.

  • Degree in Engineering or Construction Discipline (Equivalent experience considered).
  • 2+ years of project management and planning experience.
  • Proficiency in using Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to understand project dependency logic and critical paths.
  • Highly motivated and adaptable to handle time-sensitive situations and workloads effectively.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving abilities.

Nice to have
  • 2 years of experience in rail or construction projects.

Expected hourly pay range
$60 - $75
Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.

About Vivo
Having been in business since 2006, Vivo is a full-service recruiting and consulting company, specializing on mid to senior level technology resources. Our brand promise is simple: we get people. We get that our clients don t want to waste time, and that our candidates and employees thrive when given honest feedback and an opportunity to grow.
Whether you re onsite at our Pleasanton headquarters or working for one of Vivo s clients the best brand names out there our promise to you is unwavering: we will treat you like you are our most important employee.
Do you think you get people get what they really need, and get how to deliver? We re not perfect but we re accountable. We re not in 32 countries, but we are in the heart of it all. So, if you are looking for a flexible, fun and high-energy work environment, along with the opportunity to work with some of the world s technology leaders, we can t wait to talk to you.
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