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Location: Kings Mountain , NC – Lithium Site

Job Description

Albemarle Corporation is a leading global developer, manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered specialty chemicals.

The Kings Mountain Mining Project is a critical growth project to realize Albemarle’s 2030 strategy and desired market leadership position. It will consist of a mine, concentrator and the associated non process infrastructure to produce a spodumene concentrate.

Planning & Scheduling includes the development of summarized and detailed plans covering the entire scope of the project, including the establishment of achievable baselines which are used to monitor progress, identify trends, and plan for corrective or preventative actions to ultimately ensure the on-time delivery of the project’s objectives.  Specifically, planning involves the breakdown of work into its component events, to deliver the business objectives of the project as per the stakeholders’ requirements.  Scheduling addresses the detailed sequencing of activities, assignment of logical relationships between activities, development of activity durations and the assignment of resources – all to validate the achievability of the plan.

The function is accountable for ensuring the integration of multiple plans and schedules (frequently provided by both other business groups collaborating on the project and implementation contractors) and monitoring the interfaces and dependencies between them.  Planning & scheduling personnel are responsible for the development of schedule range models to assess risks to the project and uncertainties in activity duration to derive a range of end dates for the project as a basis for establishment of the project’s schedule contingency levels.

 

Responsibilities

  • Supports Albemarle’s Project in the execution of overall planning, scheduling and general project control duties as may be necessary in the delivery of the work.
  • Ensures application of appropriate Planning & Scheduling processes, aligned with Albemarle Corporate Project Controls Standards, on the Project in support of the project’s planning & scheduling requirements.
  • Prepares and maintains project plans, schedules and associated management progress reports to determine progress against established targets and control baselines.
  • Uses Albemarle Primavera scheduling system for the preparation of project schedules and their analysis of emerging trends.
  • Interfaces with Delivery Leads and Contractor organizations in the development, execution and maintenance of their respective scheduling efforts.
  • Interfaces with the Albemarle Procurement organization on all project matters associated with the planning and scheduling activities.
  • Establishes and controls Project plans through the implementation of appropriate Project Planning, Scheduling and Progress Measurement procedures, processes, and systems.
  • Captures and reports against project activity by developing progress and performance data to enable Project forecasts and status reports to be prepared for management review and action.
  • Gathers and provides reliable schedule and progress trend information for input to company’s financial systems.
  • Participates in the Project cost & schedule risk assessment (CSRA) workshops, assisting with the modelling of the project’s schedule outcome and facilitate the ongoing implementation of a project-wide change and contingency management process.
  • In tandem with the Albemarle Risk Specialist, gathers and analyzes phase benchmark data to support the CSRA and estimate development processes.
  • Provides input and support for the overall Albemarle assurance reviews where necessary and applicable to the planning and scheduling function.
  • Supports the review and evaluation of Project schedule-related information of the tender submissions for each project phase.
  • Ensures compatibility of Contractor’s planning, scheduling, and progress reporting efforts with the integrated Project reporting requirements.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with Contractor project controls and project management teams.

 

Desired Requirements:

  • 5 or more years of progressive experience in planning & scheduling capacities on large capital projects ($150M+) across all study lifecycle phases.
  • Extensive experience of planning & scheduling through the execution phase of large capital project ($150M+) delivery, including detailed engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning activities.
  • Excellent communication skills with a demonstrated ability to understand technical information and communicate progress to both technical and management level personnel.
  • Exceptional management and positive leadership experience managing planning & scheduling staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with project teams to influence and achieve desired results.
  • Exceptional reporting and presentation skills with good attention to detail.

 

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills with a demonstrated ability to understand technical information and communicate progress to both technical and management level personnel.
  • Exceptional management and positive leadership experience managing planning & scheduling staff.
  • Exceptional reporting and presentation skills with good attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with project teams to influence and achieve desired results.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project controls tools and work processes: Earned Value Management, MS Office (spreadsheets, word processing, presentations, graphics) and Project Controls software (Primavera, etc.).

 

Language Skills:

  • English – Proficient to conduct external and internal business.

 

 

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