Lead Planner, New Plant Projects
GE Power & Water - Wilmington, NC

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1763245

GE is an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation.

The Lead Planner demonstrates accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives. In this role you will integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the organization, manage complex issues within functional areas of expertise, be involved in both long-term and short-term planning, and contribute to the overall business strategy.

Essential Responsibilities
The Lead Planner develops practical and innovative ways to identify and meet goals. In this role you will be responsible for work that is less defined in scope, utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals. In addition, you will:
  • Ensure that the project plan is documented and approved by functions and the project or proposal team this includes: the integration of scope, schedule, cost and resources
  • Have full accountability for Cost or Schedule Management activities for assigned project(s)
  • Define work packages & identify work package ownership
  • Ensure the plan is maintained as current by incorporating all internal and external scope changes; facilitate the tracking, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting of project deliverable progress against the plan
  • Develop and maintain a robust operating rhythm for internal and external reporting which shall include key metrics, tracking systemic improvement, and identifying areas of opportunity
  • Implement “early warning” identification of potential issues and drive corrective action
  • Coordinate with and synergize execution with various project stakeholders to reduce schedule risk
  • Coordinate with other GE functions to identify improvement areas and implement solutions to meet internal customer needs
  • Lead the GE-Partner-Customer schedule integration on projects executed via a partner or customer construction strategy, beginning with project release through project completion
  • Work with project and non-project functions to understand their needs and develop plans that optimize solutions across the business
  • Develop and drive strategies for organizational and functional improvement in order to achieve business goals and develop employees

    Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience of project work

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    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 background investigation and drug screen.

    Desired Characteristics
  • Experience in using standard scheduling tools, such as Primavera, MS Project, OpenPlan, P6 Analytics, BI Publisher
  • Master’s degree in a technical field, Business, or other advanced degree
  • PMP certification
  • Planning and/or Logistics experience
  • Demonstrate methodologies for planning and moving over dimensional cargo by land, air, sea
  • GE Leadership Development program (PMDP, PMLP, OMLP, JOLP, RELP or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated Leadership in a matrix environment
  • Diligent, dedicated and detail oriented
  • Experience with systems implementation
  • Experience with Energy industry
  • Project Management Experience
  • Experience working in or with a multi-functional organization
  • Microsoft suite proficiency
  • Six Sigma training (GE employees only)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leaderships skills Why join one great company when you can join many? At GE, we’re passionate about making life better with new ideas and technologies. We’re diverse, supporting our communities in more than 100 countries. Experience personal growth and competency development as part of the GE team. GE Power & Water provides customers with a broad array of power generation, energy delivery and water process technologies to solve their challenges locally. Power & Water works in all areas of the energy industry including renewable resources such as wind and solar; biogas and alternative fuels; and coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy. The business also develops advanced technologies to help solve the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Numerous products are qualified under ecomagination, GE’s commitment to providing innovative solutions that maximize resources, drive efficiencies and help make the world work better. Headquartered in Schenectady, N.Y., Power & Water is GE’s largest industrial business. Follow GE Power & Water on Twitter @GE_PowerWater. Learn More about GE Power and Water Today! Wilmington is beautiful city rich with art, culture, beaches, natural beauty and history. National publications have listed Wilmington as one of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America as well as one of America’s 100 Best Retirement Towns. Come see why we love Wilmington! To stay connected with exciting news and the latest job opportunities from GE AMSTC, Aviation, Energy Management, Oil & Gas, Power & Water and Transportation, follow us on twitter: @geconnections

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