New York Power Authority Planner/Scheduler in Syracuse, New York


The Planner/Scheduler, reporting to the Director Program Controls is responsible for the creation of schedules for the Project Management Portfolio and resource utilization. The Planner/Scheduler supports Project Management Divisions by providing critical decision-making skills as it relates to the oversight and management of NYPA’s Project Management-led projects and programs. The Planner is responsible for tracking, managing and coordinating the schedule and resources for the various projects / programs. The Planner/Scheduler is also responsible for resource utilization in the planning, scheduling and evaluating of all work tasks within the Projects / Programs.


Plan work tasks utilizing established methods, policies and procedures, ensure resources are provided in a timely manner so that work can be performed effectively, minimizing delays, increasing resource utilization within the budgetary constraints while improving quality.

Prepare the overall project plan and project schedule to establish milestone compliance measures and ensure project completion on time and within budget.

Create and maintain a master schedule for all Project Management regions.

Interface with other departments for the planning and scheduling of work. These interfaces include but are not limited to Environmental Health and Safety, Procurement, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Site Craft, Contractors.

Integrate contrators’ construction schedules and site craft labor schedules into the overall project schedules.

Update schedules as often as weekly depending on the project.

Include resource and budget allocations in the schedules to allow for tracking and reporting of resource availability and cash flow.

Create and issue milestone, resource, cash flow and EVM reports.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to interface and coordinate work on a daily basis with other Authority divisions and external organizations.

Effective communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to view tasks logically, break them down into essential requirements, and generate a solution to meet the project goals.

Ability to handle smaller projects from start to finish.

Ability to work independently and with minimal daily supervision.

Ability to identify and solve problems.

Knowledge of OSHA guidelines and Construction Standard Practices.

Ability to use Microsoft Office products and at a minimum, be able to create pivot tables to manipulate raw data from various other sources such as SAP and Maximo.

Ability to create and maintain schedules in MS Project to track milestones and resources.

Knowledge of SAP, Maximo, P6.

Education, Experience and Certifications

BS degree required, a BS in a technical discipline such as engineering is preferred

Minimum of 5 years related utility / construction planning experience required

Project Mangement Institute (PMI) Certification preferred

Physical Requirements

Approximately 20% travel, primarily within NYS (Central, Northern, SouthEast, Western New York, and Transmission right-of-way).

The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer