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General Electric Alternant Project Planner in Massy, France

Job Description Summary

Job Description

The planner is a member of the tender / project core team:

• She / he drives the project schedules (tender phase or project execution) to maximize results, whilst helping the Project Manager to deliver the project on time, within budget, in conformity with the contract and managing the customer expectations.

• She / he has is part of the Project Controls function and is expected to manage project schedules in accordance with the established global process, tools, metrics and operating rhythms.

Role & responsibilities:

  • She/he is key member of the project team providing schedule status to the PM

  • Develops tender schedules using the established tools and processes and challenges the team to ensure schedule risk is managed with a balance of competitive offering aligned to historical performance

  • Develops and maintains the single project schedule representing the entire project by integrating inputs from all functions, units and third parties contributing to the project

  • Delivers a high-quality schedule aligned with global standards to ensure project is accurately represented

  • Maintains schedule thru the entire project obtaining inputs from all project contributors

  • Provides schedule analysis to determine project schedule risks and opportunities than works with project team members to drive risk mitigation strategies

  • Provides look ahead, backlog and future late reporting with prioritizations to clearly communicate potential and real risk and drive the project priorities

  • Provides regular status reporting with forecasting and analytics to project team members

  • Provides contractually required customer reporting and is able to communicate directly with customers on scheduling matters

  • Generates “what if” scenarios to optimize execution and works with project teams to evaluate feasibility

  • Aligns with cost controlling function to ensure clear alignment between cost and schedule to ensure accurate

  • Support change order analysis with schedule analytics and forecasts

  • Organize/lead timely Planning Reviews with project team, to share all schedules issues and define/validate mitigation plan

  • Load resources into the project schedule

  • Support disputes and analysis of claims

  • Vital for the planner to frequently and clearly communicate the project status to all project participants, especially PM. And escalate issues/risks to ensure properly addressed

Network & Links


  • The project team

  • The project management and planning organizations (Operations)

  • Engineering & Construction departments (for progress, performance and coordination)

  • Project Control (for hours and budget)

  • Commercial (for tenders and project launch)

  • Sourcing (follow-up Procurement and Manufacturing activities)

  • R&D projects when applicable


  • Customers and suppliers

  • Other Company’s units (for coordination when applicable)


  • Schedule quality and alignment to established global standards

  • Internal Schedule (with visible Critical Path) timely updated, measured and controlled

  • Client Schedule timely updated, measured and controlled

  • Schedules KPIs and Reports regularly updated

  • Schedules slippages and risks and opportunities pro-actively identified and reported to PD/PMs and project team.

  • Planning reviews organized with the defined periodicity and with reports issuance

  • Schedules and Schedules Reports, issued on time

Required :

  • Graduate Engineer (technical or generalist)

  • Background in Project Management

  • Fluent in English & French

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No