Lead Services Project Planner
GE Aviation - Grand Rapids, MI

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Job Number

1684580

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

The Lead Services Project Planner will develop 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 understanding and experience to execute business objectives, and have the ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities
In addition, you will:
  • Provide equipment planning services to assist the project team on turnkey and extended scope projects and drawing deliverable issues on domestic and international projects
  • Work with and improve various engineering and procurement component systems for the control of status, contract, and project required dates for all project deliverables
  • Provide project controls planning services to assist project team in managing project schedule & deliverable issues on turnkey partner of Engineered Equipment Package type combined cycle international projects
  • Develop schedule workaround plans, with GE engineering and site management, to maintain project cost & schedule requirements and obtain detailed construction progress on activities at site
  • Drive Six Sigma projects to enhance process discipline and e-business automation solutions
  • Work closely with sourcing and logistics managers to drive development and implementation of standard processes across businesses segments with a focus on all aspects of the control of equipment delivery, ie specification, order, manufacture, release, ship, and receipt
  • Track and analyze business risk for procured items
  • Lead development and status / progress reports & management level reporting for the procurement and logistics phases of a project
  • Implement "early warning” identification of potential issues and drive corrective action

    Qualifications/Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College or University (OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in a planning or project management position)
  • Minimum of 3 additional years of experience in schedule planning and controls for various projects
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience implementing or executing procurement processes

    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
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business
  • Familiar with Primavera scheduling software
  • Prior experience with engineering, procurement and manufacturing schedule systems is preferred
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional matrix environment
  • Strong problem solving, negotiating, and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team within a dynamic environment
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and achieve milestones and deliverables
  • Sound judgment with the ability to think on your feet
  • Six Sigma training is preferred (GE employees only)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
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