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Principal Scheduler

Job Description and Requirements
Parsons’ engineering and construction management staff members 
create innovative, safe, and sustainable infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi 
Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait. We deliver 
rail, transit, road, and highway transportation; water conveyance and 
wastewater treatment; oil and gas; land development; public; and aviation 
infrastructure to our customers and communities. Parsons creates 
interconnected communities and world-class infrastructure. 

Principal objective: 

Responsible for planning, scheduling, progress forecasting and 
project coordination. Performs a major role reporting contractual 
responsibilities of RC Contractors planning, scheduling and progress 
performance. Monitors, advises and 
Project Department managing in planning, scheduling and reporting matters – 
collecting, evaluating and forecasting data as requested. 

Major Activities Performed:
  • Develops and monitors project schedules, depicts the sequence of 
    events, dependencies, and interfaces with other projects to clearly illustrate 
    the strategy of the program to meet the requirements of the Projects Department 
    Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM).
  • Develops major milestone activities from the project schedules or 
    Projects Department RAM to monitor the operation of the work and the 
    inter-relationship with milestones for design, engineering, and procurement.
  • Develops and monitors pre-award schedules and assists in “RFP” 
    review and bid evaluations as required. Coordinates major milestone activities 
    and established “major contract events” for incorporation in the RFP special 
    conditions and pre-award reports.
  • Reviews, analyzes and recommends approval or disapproval 
    disposition of contractors detailed schedules, including manpower loading.
  • Summarizes approved contractor detailed schedules for 
    incorporation in the Projects Department RAM, utilizing established procedures.
  • Analyzes inputs and identifies areas where requirements are not 
    being met, bringing any scheduling problems to the attention of Project Section 
    Manager with proposed solutions. 
    Identifies potential contract changes and develops appropriate logic schedules.
  • Deliver timely, accurate and sensitive project controls report to 
    facilitate a clear understanding of the performance of the project in relation 
    to planned performance targets.
  • Develops trends and forecasts design contract progress, relative 
    to major milestone activities, and provides input to Monthly/Quarterly Progress 
  • Utilizing information from the Projects Department RAM and 
    contractor submittals prepares scheduling presentation materials as required by 
    the Project Section Manager.
  • Reviews and assists in resolving and processing claims, back 
    charges, invoices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Project Controls Section 
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as 
    may be appropriate.
Organizational Relationship:
  • Supervision Received: Manager of Projects/Manager of Project 
    Control Section.
  • Supervision Given: N/A.
  • External Contracts: Clients; Suppliers; Subcontractors; Government 
    Agencies, as necessary.
Experience and Qualifications:
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree from recognized western university in 
    engineering or business discipline and a minimum of 10 years of experience in 
    projects oriented environment.
  • Experience with planning and scheduling of project activities 
    mainly using computer-based scheduling software such as Primavera (Oracle’s 
    Project Management Application), Microsoft Project or similar programs is 
  • Expert knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office products, 
    including Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint is required.
  • Excellent command of oral and written English
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a team environment 
    with colleagues and subordinates of multiple ethnicity and cultural backgrounds
  • Experience of working in foreign countries, especially in the 
    Middle East is an important criterion.