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General Electric Lead Project Planning Specialist - Marine in Findlay Township, Pennsylvania

Job Description Summary

The Lead Project Planning Specialist – Marine is responsible for working closely with key stakeholders, project managers, technical experts and project leads on the creation and maintenance of project schedules. In this role, the Lead Project Planning Specialist will ensure that the project goals and deliverables defined with the customer are captured and maintained properly within the tool to maximize on-time delivery and influence future program management decisions and actions. Additionally, the Specialist will partner with the Operations team to promote the schedule as a beneficial, integrated management tool that provides quality analysis of the data and ensuring that it meets the reporting standards. The Specialist will report to the Marine Operations Leader and support multiple project managers in both equipment/service across the Marine portfolio.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of detailed schedules, in Primavera P6, from cradle to completion in alignment with customer requirements. (i.e., project/contract milestones, design, procurement, manufacturing, installation and close out)

  • Generate graphical reports using Primavera P6 and Microsoft Excel for both internal and external customers

  • Provide consulting support to technical work scope owners by analyzing program plans to help develop proposal and preliminary schedules

  • Act as the scheduling point of contact in audits and program reviews

  • Participate in project meetings, schedule follow-up meetings representing both project and planning interests

  • Evaluate project schedule and progress for validity and accuracy of project and resource requirements

  • Provide weekly/monthly accurate and realistic assessment of project schedules, identify, and report problem areas, work with the project and engineering teams to track solutions and corrective actions

  • Constantly monitor OTD (On Time Delivery) performance and objectives per schedule and work with project team to reach project milestones successfully

  • Create and update scheduling procedures and standard work within the operations team

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college (or high school diploma/GED)

  • Two years of experience in project planning using logic driven scheduling software such as Primavera, MS Project or Open Plan

Desired Characteristics

  • Hands-on experience with Primavera (P6) and / or Advanced level experience with Microsoft Project is requiredExperience with analyzing schedules for quality in their construction

  • Demonstrates proficiency in efficient and effective schedule analysis

  • Must be proficient in MS Office Programs

  • Experience in Power Conversion business and knowledge of products

  • Understanding of systems/project engineering concepts and practices

  • Organized and self-motivated with excellent verbal/written communication skills

  • Ability to efficiently and effectively handle multiple shifting priorities while adhering to deadlines.

  • Ability to interface with difficult customers, customizing planning activities according to specific needs and requirements

  • Strong influencing skills when dealing with functions and planning their activities

  • Knowledge of SAP


  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening

  • Must be a US citizen

This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

As a federal government contractor, GE may in the future be required to have U.S. employees fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Some GE customers currently have vaccination mandates that may apply to GE employees.

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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