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Scheduler 2 at JE Dunn Construction

Posted in Admin - Clerical 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Omaha, Nebraska

Job Description:

Best people + right culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s strategy for success. By hiring the best people we can find, giving them interesting and challenging work, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 90+ years.


JE Dunn believes in providing the best tools for employees to get the job done right. Lean operation processes. Digital document collaboration. LEED-certified, occupant-focused environments. We make sure our workforce is prepared for the job, and we expect the best. Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

The ideal candidate will work as the lead scheduler for our Omaha office and Omaha based project teams. The focus of this role will be to support our project control efforts for large commercial projects with extensive mechanical and electrical scopes. Advanced Primavera P6 skills, attention to detail, and ability to lead planning efforts is essential. The role may require intermittent travel up to 25%.

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Prepares, builds and updates project schedules collaboratively with the project team.

  • Performs schedule reviews to ensure effective and efficient best practices for scheduling are utilized. Diplomatically communicates review comments to the project team.

  • Participates in all phases of the construction planning & scheduling process, including the creation of proposal schedules, baseline schedule and ongoing schedule updates.

  • Utilizes working knowledge of JE Dunn scheduling software.

  • Assists with and performs training for JE Dunn operations. Assists with training content and course preparation for training delivered by the group.

  • Assists with the development of best practices for JE Dunn planning and scheduling efforts.

  • Visits job sites regularly to review job status and applies construction sequencing knowledge to accurately update the project schedule for assigned projects.

  • May attend project related meetings and/or jobsite-specific meetings where emphasis on schedule is discussed.

  • Supports Lean and Pull Planning sessions by ensuring CPM schedule is aligned with pull plan results.

  • Supports the preparation of a variety of reports as required for assigned projects.

  • Adds resource loading and cost loading, when required, to schedules collaboratively created with the project teams. 

  • Provides planning and scheduling support to operations, marketing and other IPS functions as directed.

  • Understands that market and regional information are a part of project schedules such as: seasonal weather patterns, materials markets, labor forces and other factors that may impact each project schedule.

  • Participates in pursuit opportunities with business development and the project team.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


In addition, this position will be responsible for the following:

  • Conducts detailed critical path analysis for problem projects and root cause analysis for issues.

  • Capable of leading all planning and scheduling training conducted for internal team members, e.g. One Dunn training for P&S Group, schedule software training, etc.

  • Facilitates the use of Lean principles during schedule development.

  • Mentors, manages and coaches a direct report (if applicable).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner.

  • Communication skills, verbal and written (Intermediate).

  • Proficiency in MS Office (Advanced).

  • Ability to read and understand plans, drawings and specifications (Advanced).

  • Ability to recognize, during job site visits, where there are schedule sequencing areas of concern and where sequencing improvements can occur (Intermediate).

  • Knowledge of the means and methods of construction management.

  • Knowledge of scheduling software and implementation.

  • Knowledge of most types of construction projects and delivery methods (Intermediate).

  • Knowledge of work activity sequencing, activity durations, scheduling concepts and best practices, with the ability to communicate opportunities for improvement (Intermediate).

  • Proficiency in scheduling software (Advanced).

  • Knowledge of Lean process and philosophy (Intermediate).

  • Ability to import schedules into JE Dunn’s standard scheduling software.

  • Ability to build relationships with team members that transcend a project.

  • Ability to effectively collaborate as a team, both internally and externally.


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering or related field (Preferred).

  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered.


  • 5+ years planning and scheduling experience (Preferred).

At JE Dunn, you’ll receive an abundance of resources dedicated to ensuring your success and future development

Employee-focused culture

Whether it’s our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), company wellness program, or modern workspaces, we put the satisfaction of our employees at the forefront of everything we do.

Award-winning benefits package

Named one of Plan Sponsor Magazine’s 2015 Plan Sponsors of the Year, JE Dunn’s employee benefits package ranks among the top of our peer group, meeting and exceeding standard expectations.

Professional training opportunities

Our employee development team works full-time to create growth opportunities across the company. We encourage employees to take command of their own development, and we make sure they have what they need to take that next step.

Community-driven workforce

Corporate and personal involvement in the communities in which we work is simply part of the job--JE Dunn as an organization is proud to donate over 10 percent of our pre-tax earnings to charities around the country each year.

JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at         

JE Dunn Construction Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of JE Dunn Construction without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of JE Dunn Construction Company.  Please, no phone calls or emails.