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Senior Project Controller, Scheduler (Construction)

Company: Integrated Project Services
Location: Somerset
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position Responsibilities

IPS hiring! We are looking for a talented Senior Project Controller (Scheduler) to join our industry leading Project Delivery and Construction team at our office located in Somerset, NJ.

The Senior Project Controller/Scheduler is accountable to develop, progress and forecast all phases of the project schedule/plan using the most current industry practices and software. Provide planning leadership and integrate with engineering, procurement, cost, technical & construction disciplines for seamless reporting to insure effective Capital Project Delivery.


  • Develop, monitor and update project Plans & Schedules encompassing the entire engineering, procurement, construction and qualification (EPCQ) life cycle.
  • Work in a highly collaborative and dynamic project environment. Facilitate/participate in project scheduling meetings as well as Pull/Phase/Takt/Interactive planning sessions as required to develop, refine and progress project plans.
  • Analyze schedule input from project partners including clients, internal teams, vendors and contractors to verify schedule durations and integrity as well as evaluate logic and float paths. Integrate into an overall master schedule.
  • Assure credibility of the information in master schedule. Make recommendations to manage float and (re)sequence activities to achieve project milestone/target dates.
  • Collaborate with estimating & cost control to resource/cost load schedules as required.
  • Collaborate with team to support constructability and value engineering.
  • Evaluate schedule risk & perform analysis (Monte Carlo Simulation, etc.) as required.
  • Baseline schedules and document basis for approval.
  • Monitor schedule progress, deviations, and variances and assess impacts to the critical/near-critical path activities. Assist in the developing alternatives for corrective action.
  • Perform jobsite walks to verify physical progress of scheduled activities and analyze change orders for schedule impacts. Continually progress & review schedules with project team to ensure accurate and timely data is incorporated and forecasted.
  • Ability to generate earned value, SPI, CPI, and other schedule performance metrics.
  • Prepare schedule progress reports, trending charts and schedule analysis. Maintain record of scope changes, trends and variances that potentially affect schedule performance. Emphasis on data visualization and effective team communication.
  • At the project completion, develop and record the project's historical schedule information and "lessons learned".
  • Provide supervision and leadership for more junior department and project personnel.
  • Collaborate with all groups to improve company processes, systems and intellectual infrastructure to promote organizational learning and continuous improvement.
  • Excellent collaboration, communication and organizational skills are required with the ability to prioritize and manage large amounts of information to effectively meet deadlines.

Qualifications & Requirements


  • BS degree in engineering or related technical field, construction management or applicable experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years' experience as a planner/scheduler on facilities capital projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering, procurement, construction and qualification (EPCQ) processes in the Pharma/Biotech Industry.
  • Understanding of engineering, construction methodologies and technical documentation.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of modern planning and scheduling principles, methodologies, techniques and tools including CPM, Last Planner, 4D, etc.
  • Strong analytical and computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in Primavera P6 Planner, Microsoft Project as well as MS Office Suite programs (MS Excel, MS Access, Power BI, etc) is required.
  • Knowledge of vPlanner, BIM 360 and other visual & collaborative planning tools.
  • PMI, AACEI or other industry certifications.


  • Safety minded individual that must comply with IPS Mission Zero Safety policy

  • Capable of working alone or as part of a team without a significant level of supervision

  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. for long periods of time with extended computer use

  • Experience working in both a Home Office and Field environment.

  • Up to 50% travel required to both project and regional office locations

  • This position is a safety sensitive position. The employee is designated for field work and attends activities at client sites where they work in construction, process, packaging, manufacturing, research or other "non-administrative" areas.


  • Must strive for excellence in all aspects of job performance.
  • Must approach work with visible enthusiasm and a contagious energy that provides a positive example for coworkers and clients.
  • Must display creativity and innovation by continually working to improve solutions, tools, methods and service delivery systems.
  • Must conduct oneself with an uncompromising commitment to the welfare of clients.
  • Must act in an ethical, professional and respectful manner at all times.
  • Must exhibit the ability to build and sustain long term relationships of mutual value through teamwork.
  • Must be driven to succeed and committed to goal attainment

Company Overview

About Us

IPS-Integrated Project Services is a global leader in developing innovative and cost effective solutions for the engineering, construction, commissioning and qualification of complex pharmaceutical and biotech research and manufacturing facilities. With technical expertise spanning R&D to pilot-scale to large-scale production, our team specializes in the technology, trends and regulatory environment to successfully deliver capital projects and improve operations. For over thirty years, we have applied unique LEAN methodologies throughout the project life cycle, continually finding ways to do things better and more efficiently, delivering higher quality and controlling costs. Headquartered in Blue Bell, PA, IPS is a multi-national company with over 1,500 professionals worldwide and offices in California, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Brazil, Canada, China, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom and four locations in India. Visit our website at


Process Architecture, Process Design, Engineering, Construction, Commissioning, Qualification, LEAN Project Delivery, Strategic Master Planning, Energy Conservation Management, Project Controls, Program/Project Management, Operations/Logistics Strategy and Planning, EPCMV and Staffing Services.

IPS is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer of protected veterans (M/F/D/V).

Attention Search Firms / Third Party Recruiters: IPS is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for employment opportunities with IPS. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at IPS via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at IPS in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for a specific position will be deemed the sole property of IPS, and no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by IPS as a result of the referral or through other means.

Keywords: Integrated Project Services, Trenton , Senior Project Controller, Scheduler (Construction), Other , Somerset, New Jersey

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