Sr. Planner & Scheduler (Ref ID: 985)

Next Decade

Next Decade

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, January 12, 2024


NextDecade Corporation is an energy company accelerating the path to a net-zero future and leading innovation in more sustainable LNG and carbon capture solutions, NextDecade is committed to providing the world access to cleaner energy. Through our wholly owned subsidiaries Rio Grande LNG and NEXT Carbon Solutions, we are developing a 27 MTPA LNG export facility in South Texas along with one of the largest carbon capture and storage projects in North America. We are also working with third-party customers around the world to deploy our proprietary processes to lower the cost of carbon capture and storage and reduce CO2 emissions at their industrial-scale facilities. By combining emissions reduction associated with our carbon capture and storage project, responsibly sourced gas, and our pledge to use net-zero electricity, Rio Grande LNG is expected to produce a lower carbon intensive LNG for the world.

NextDecade’s common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol “NEXT.” NextDecade is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


This Senior Planner & Scheduler position to support time management of EPC LNG Projects. Typically, the project cost is multiple billions of dollars with duration of up to five years. The purpose of this role is to support the development, updating and forecasting of Level 1 and Level 3 schedules. Analysis of Contractors’ baseline and monthly schedule updates.


  • Develop AACE Level 1 through level 3 schedules for FEED and EPC projects.
  • Integrate multiple schedules into a Master Project Schedule (MPS) utilizing Primavera P6.
  • Update Schedules and perform critical path and variance analysis.
  • Evaluate project schedule progress and performance and identify developing problem areas.
  • Analyze potential change orders and its impacts on project schedule.
  • Gather and analyze information to prepare status reports.
  • On-site visits to analyze construction progress.
  • Identify adverse trends based on project performance.
  • Review and analyze contractors’ Progress /Earned Value reports.
  • Review and analyze contractors’ monthly schedule updates.
  • Facilitate and participate in weekly schedule reviews.
  • Prepare formal presentation related to project status.
  • Prepare and present weekly and monthly Schedule and progress Reports.


Minimum/preferred experience required for the position:

  • 7+years of relevant experience in planning and scheduling on Major Oil & Gas/power/LNG projects.
  • Advanced user of Primavera P6 including cost, resources, and quantity loading.
  • Experience with Acumen Fuse and Acumen Risk is a plus but not required.
  • Experience with Milestone Professional is a plus but not required.
  • Experience with Power BI or Tableau is a plus but not required.

Minimum/preferred knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position:

  • Good understating of planning and scheduling fundamentals such as CPM method, floats, constraints, relationship types.
  • Knowledge of Engineering and Construction techniques and relationships (logic) between various project phases as well as activities dependencies.
  • Knowledge of project controls techniques for full project life cycle executions.
  • Ability to perform Earned Value calculations/analysis for EPC projects.
  • Strong analytical skills, and advanced skills with spreadsheets, charts, and presentations.
  • Advanced user of MS Excel. Good understating of MS PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Good judgement, trust, and care in handling sensitive and confidential information.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to work independently and prioritize workload during peak periods.
  • Ability to identify and implement actions with minimum directions.

Required/preferred education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, and Engineering.


Initial assignment in Houston may require frequent visits to project site during construction phase to gather information for progress and schedule updates.


  • Communicates effectively at all levels of the organization to ensure clarity in expectations requirements, and deliverables.
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills.
  • Team Player.
  • Welcomes working in a fast-paced, challenging, and diverse entrepreneurial environment.
  • Hands-on type of personality.
  • This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities, and the employee is expected to perform other duties as necessary and assigned. The duties and responsibilities of this position may be modified at any time to meet changing business needs.

*In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


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