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Senior Project Scheduler

Programme and Project Management
Europe Region
IRE0000B9 Requisition #



A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. We offer a broad range of professional services that combine to make a real difference to our clients and the communities in which we work. For more than 70 years, we have helped bring to life ground-breaking projects across the globe.

We are truly global, and our 15,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants around the world delivering innovative projects with creativity and passion. We have over 650 staff working in Ireland based in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.


Senior Project Scheduler

Arup are currently looking to appoint an experienced Senior Project Scheduler to join their PPM team.

You will have experience in being part of a senior project management team and have experience at board room level and will require C Level client facing engagements. You shall have excellent presentation skills.

You will be expected to develop, manage & drive timelines and have the skill set to integrate into an existing project team. You will be required to mentor more junior schedulers. This is a project specific role for at least 2 years and involves multiple projects for the Client.


Responsibilities would include:

  • Develop & maintain timelines for strategic planning, procurement, design, engineering, construction & commissioning

  • Develop & maintain progress databases & reporting

  • Oversee Milestone projections, any delays & float path analysis & record delay & disruption

  • Ensure EVM (Earned Value Management) & monitor scheduled performance & productivity

  • Site progress verification, including incorporating quality assessments

  • Attend scheduled meetings, liaising with client & all team members

  • Preparation of procurement schedules & histograms

  • Leading planning meetings & weekly work planning systems

  • Resource / cash loading of schedules & provide data for payment applications

  • Complete contract review reports; ensuring quality & accuracy of all schedules & reports

  • Complying with standard operating procedures

  • Making relevant parties aware of issues & advising on solutions & possibly managing a team of planners

  • Must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 8-10 years construction planning experience which has been gained within a main contracting environment

  • Experience at both the tender and contract stages of projects

  • Possess a good understanding of the construction process and how a project comes together.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ensure minimum essential planning/scheduling, managing and controlling elements are in place for projects in their assigned portfolio

  • Teach & coach teams, suppliers, specialists on implementation of new best practice techniques.

  • Monitor leading indicators and trends to provide early warning of issues to project teams, the E&C Lead 

  • Collaborate with teams to solve problems before they become overruns or missed deadlines

  • Focus on control and continuous improvement

  • Establish and implement Project Control execution plans in respect of schedule

  • Develop, monitor and maintain overall Monthly Project Reports including forecasting/reporting, progress measurement/schedule status, change management, risk management, and early warning of issues

  • Support implementation of Target Value Delivery

  • Develop and maintain overall Project End to end schedule

  • Interface with AE (Architect Engineer) & CM (Construction Management) Project Control personnel to ensure timely communication and support of project scheduling, control and reporting requirements

  • Support interactive planning sessions for project schedules

  • Working knowledge of progress measurement methods and understanding of earned value systems

  • Review EPCM/Engineering Partners project staffing plans for new projects and ongoing projects

  • functions Understanding and implementation of Change Management and Schedule Risk Management

  • Oversight of individuals (EPCM Partners generally) performing some, or all, of the above. 

  • Liaison with various groups outside the Engineering organization


Project Scheduler Responsibilities

  • Produce Tender/Pre-Con Programmes

  • Work on Project Delivery

  • Work with Clients and project teams

  • Monitor and feed into the commercial aspects of the project

  • Be responsible for multiple project programmes at any one time



  • Bachelor Degree in relevant engineering discipline.

  • Several years applicable Project Control related experience

  • leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills and willing to accept and drive change and innovation

  • Working knowledge of project cost and financial management.

  • Experience in Lean Project Delivery Methodologies 

  • Science and Ind experience 

  • Project Management, Construction Management and/or Estimating experience is desirable

  • Trade Partner experience would be helpful


What to expect at Arup 

  • A multicultural and informal working environment where you can develop professionally by being part of a team who enjoy what they do.

  • Opportunities for short or long assignments at Arup’s offices and projects anywhere in the world.

  • Employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme, which is dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

  • Competitive performance-based salary growth.

  • A strong corporate culture committed to its values: quality of work, holistic approach, humane organization, straight and honourable dealings, social usefulness and reasonable prosperity.

  • Continuous training and professional development that will allow you to adapt to the growing needs of our clients as we embrace digital transformation.


Join us in shaping a better world

Our goal is to shape a better world, finding solutions for some of the world’s most complex problems. From climate action to social value, we consider the most expansive impacts of our work. Our drive to build a more sustainable, resilient and equitable future shapes our culture and has made us leaders in sustainable development. The successful candidate will join our multi-disciplinary design teams focusing on technical excellence and innovative solutions that create a better future for people, places, and the planet.  


'A better way'- Sustainability and Social Equity

At Arup, we strive to bring environmental sustainability and social equity together. We put sustainability at the heart of our projects and invest in research and development that helps tackle issues such as climate change and poverty. We have made a commitment to reach net zero by 2030 and to contribute meaningfully to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, creating shared value for our clients and our communities while safeguarding our planet. Read our net zero carbon plan here.

A career at Arup gives you the chance to have a positive impact on the world. For us, corporate responsibility is not just a policy; it’s a way of working.


Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion is at the heart of what we do

We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for talented people of any background based on merit, fairness and respect. At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in social, cultural and educational events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or with your colleagues by joining staff networks such as those for women, culture or the LGBTQ+ community. At Arup we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best.

We are a certified CPD accredited employer with Engineers Ireland and we were named Engineers Ireland CPD Employer of the year in 2020

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