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Suffolk Construction National Forensic Planning Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

About Suffolk

Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment and innovation research and development. We have $4.5 billion in annual revenue, 2,400 employees, and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. We serve clients in every major industry sector, including health care, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation, and aviation, and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. We’re ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors.” And we’re proud to be a certified 2020 “Great Place to Work”.

About our people

We build buildings. Iconic, complex buildings that are changing our cities and transforming our skylines. We do it by gathering the people, innovations, and partnerships that are redefining what it means to do our jobs. We see every day as an opportunity to challenge the status quo and go beyond what we thought was possible.

But when we say we build buildings, that’s not the whole truth—it’s our people who build buildings. And it is our mission to empower our people to prove impossible wrong.

We want people who are bold. Curious. Innovative. Caring. Looking for the career opportunity of a lifetime. We’ll challenge and inspire you to be your very best. We’ll embrace what makes you unique and lift you up as you take chances. Here, you’ll find a place where you can act with purpose and integrity, bringing intelligence and grit to every aspect of your job.

The Role:

Suffolk is seeking people who are bold. Curious. Innovative. Caring. Looking for the career opportunity of a lifetime. We’ll challenge and inspire you to be your very best. We’ll embrace what makes you unique and lift you up as you take chances. Here, you’ll find a place where you can act with purpose and integrity, bringing intelligence and grit to every aspect of your job. Join us for the chance to leverage your inherent curiosity and proven capabilities to catapult you to the next level.

Suffolk is looking for a National Forensic Planning Manager (Sr. Scheduler) to prepare and present time impact analysis for construction delay claims. This senior position reports to the Planning Director and is responsible for providing direct support to field operations teams in preparing delay and disruption analysis for the purpose of resolving construction delays on multiple projects in the US. The successful candidate will have proven experience in scheduling complex, multi-phase, multi-million-dollar vertical construction and/or renovation projects.

Candidate must exhibit senior level forensic scheduling experience for similar size projects over $250 Million with an emphasis on currently recognized recommended forensic practices. The position requires at least ten (10) years prior experience as a scheduler; with five (5) years directly related to schedule analysis. Willing to travel to US project locations to gather information and work with project teams.

  • Review Planning Dashboards to identify projects at risk with unresolved delays lingering over 3 months.

  • Provide investigation of project delays: Prepare prospective and retrospective delay analyses across a wide variety of construction projects. This will include the assimilation of technical information along with evidence of delays and the presentation of information in both visual diagrams and reports

  • Prepare delay analysis & time extension requests utilizing AACE Recommended Practice 29R-03 "Forensic Schedule Analysis.

  • Provides support to project teams in assessing/documenting delays and impacts, alternate work plans and methods of construction. Provides support to project teams when delay(s) have been determined. Propose schedule recovery alternatives and mitigation strategies.

  • Review third-party comments on construction schedules and provide written responses and participate in third-party schedule reviews.

  • Prepare concise schedule narratives describing the status of project delays.

  • Standardize corporate reporting for causation, quantification, concurrencies, and apointment of delay days on critical and near critical paths affecting contractual milestones

  • Reconcile discrepancies from actual vs. planned progress and facilitate an action plan with the project team

  • Prepare concise schedule narratives describing the status of project delays.

  • The position requires at least ten (10) years prior experience as a scheduler; with five (5) years directly related to claims analysis.

  • Have relevant experience in preparation and submission of time impact analysis for construction claims, and dispute resolution.

Demonstrated experience in scheduling construction of large-scale, complex projects; including developing and managing a progress reporting methodology for a complicated construction effort.

  • Experience with vertical construction is desirable.                

  • Demonstrated ability to understand a demanding, technical, and complicated construction program; and the ability to communicate progress and issues to a technical- and management-level audience.

  • Ability to communicate and present complex schedule analytics into a concise format to owners and stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience with Primavera Project Planner Version 6.0 or higher is required.

  • Experience with large-scale construction management type software such as Procore, Deltek Acumen Fuse, and Schedule Analyzer is desirable.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required.

  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat is required.

  • Ability to work with others, a self-starter with results-driven focus.

  • Capability to assume additional planning managerial responsibilities for projects nationally.

  • Proven accuracy, reliability, and completeness in job accomplishment.

  • Demonstrated success on the job, as evidenced by satisfactory performance, acceptance of responsibility and growth in previous position.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate complex issues to a non-technical audience.

  • A certification in Planning and Scheduling either PMP or any AACE certification is preferred.

  • Expert in Time Impact Analysis (TIA), Contemporary Period Analysis, Window Analysis, As-built vs As-Planned, and Collapsed As-built methodologies for delay quantum.

  • Overnight travel to US project locations to gather informationfor time impact analysis and work with project teams

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stands; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

Suffolk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk

ID: 2021-4931

Street: 65 Allerton Street

Telecommute: No

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