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Project Scheduling Lead


Little Rock, AR, US

Requisition ID: 102125 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Project Controls Scheduling 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Scheduling Lead you will play a key role in the development and maintenance of project schedules utilizing company/district standards and scheduling techniques. This hands-on role will give you the opportunity to directly impact the scheduling capabilities over a broad range of projects in various stages of development. By analyzing and monitoring the project’s critical path, you’ll prepare reports, develop alternative solutions, and drive successful project completion.

District Overview

Kiewit's South Central District is one of Kiewit's leading infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil, transportation, and water resource markets. Projects you could be working on could include mass grading, drainage, paving, utility and more.  Although most of our work is regionally based in the south-central region of the United States, we also pursue various projects stretching across the United States. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry as opposed to design.  


This position is based out of Little Rock, Arkansas. 


•    Develop and prepare progress reports for each assigned project
•    Read and interpret construction drawings, job specifications and contracts
•    Identify and report on variations in the schedule in a timely manner
•    Lead project teams through proper setup and maintenance of schedules
•    Evaluate project risk using the Earned Value Management system.
•    Resource and cost load the construction CPM schedule
•    Maintain careful documentation of all schedule submittals so that any requests for time adjustments can be accurately measured 
•    Assist in bid schedule creation per client requirements
•    Lead the development of baseline CPM construction schedules
•    Update schedules monthly and develop what-if schedules
•    Perform or assist with forward looking Time Impact Analysis following contract requirements or industry recommended practices 
•    Coordinate and assist in the development of project schedule narratives
•    Assess impacts to the critical path and near critical path
•    Provide schedule metric analysis
•    Communicates findings to project team
•    Walk and review work on the jobsite
•    Interface with clients, owners and representatives


•    Ability to travel and relocate as needed
•    10+ years’ construction scheduling experience, including three years of proven leadership experience directing scheduling functions
•    Bachelor’s degree in construction management or engineering preferred. Technical training or related experience will also be considered.
•    Proficient in developing and analyzing schedules in Primavera P6
•    Open to change and new information, able to adapt to changing conditions or unexpected obstacles
•    Strong attention to detail; ability to recognize discrepancies
•    Basic legal principles as they relate to scheduling
•    Proficient computer knowledge including Microsoft Suite and Primavera P6
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Strong work ethic with the ability to work individually and as a team
•    PSP, PMP or comparable certification is a benefit

We are 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.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.