Turnaround Scheduler

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Our Offer to You:

Location: Joffre, Alberta

Start Date: Immediate

End Date: July 12, 2024

Schedule: 4 days on, 3 days off, 10 hours per day Pre/Post. Execution schedule TBD

Compensation: Competitive wages, Vacation Pay, RRSP’s, Health & Dental Benefits

Why Work For Us:

Stuart Olson is searching for a turnaround Scheduler for the Red Deer area to join us with an immediate start date. Stuart Olson’s team values safety, fair compensation, and employee experience.


  • Work with the client’s technical team to clearly understand the detailed scope and develop planning steps, assign resources, logic, priorities, and prepare job package binders.
  • Be accountable for scheduling architecture and coding to align with the overall turnaround execution strategy.
  • Lead the development of an integrated Primavera schedule that includes Operations, Maintenance, Reliability and Engineering, Sustaining and Growth Capital projects for the lifecycle of a turnaround event.
  • Identify training needs to support scheduling, development, reporting and tracking.
  • Develop reporting and analysis methods such as, but not limited to; earned value, progress vs. planned, critical path reporting methodology and cost performance index.
  • Ensure the IT infrastructure is in place to support the scheduling function during critical phases of execution.
  • Maintain reporting systems for ensuring that documentation is accurate and timely.
  • Collaborate with planners in development of work order task lists to ensure high standard of SAP data integrity (including the WBS/AFE structure), in the correct structure to facilitate automated integration with Primavera.
  • Work closely with Responsible Care, Maintenance, Operations, Process and Engineering personnel in development of turnaround priorities, resolve execution issues and provide leadership in troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Lead schedule optimization activities with turnaround planning and execution leads.
  • Own the scheduling procedure, lessons learned and best practices.

Turnaround Strategy:

  • Schedule and monitor all resource constrained activities for Phase 2 (Scope Development) and all subsequent phases.
  • Develop level 1 and level 2 schedules to support events as required.
  • Lead team of event specific scheduler resources in alignment with the client and Site best practices.

Turnaround Execution:

  • As part of the execution team, provide daily updates to turnaround schedule with daily forecasts provided to execution team.
  • Monitor and report integrated schedule progress against plan and develop corrective actions if target KPIs are not achieved.
  • Analyze and report schedule progress and communicate with Event Manager and Coordinators.
  • Work with Cost Control Specialist to develop updated forecast spend and duration using earned value and actuals.


  • Must be legally eligible to work and reside in Canada.
  • Compliance to Pre-site Drug & Alcohol testing
  • 5 – 10 years of Turnaround or Maintenance scheduling experience is also a must.
  • Should have outstanding computer proficiency as well as a working knowledge of planning principles and Primavera (P6) skills.
  • Understanding of various trades to manage interferences in plans is required.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer proficiency, especially in Word, Excel, Primavera (P6) & SAP.

Who We Are

Stuart Olson has been positively impacting the businesses we serve, the communities in which we operate, and the lives we touch since 1911. Our rich history demonstrates our reach and diversity as an integrated, full service organization serving the commercial and industrial markets.

Specializing in Turnaround and Maintenance services in the Industrial sector, Stuart Olson has proudly served the Canadian construction industry for over 100 years. We deliver confidence through a client-centered approach that ensures the highest quality of service, reducing risk, and delivering results.

While we welcome all applications, only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted directly. Unsolicited resumes and phone inquiries from 3rd party agencies will not be accepted.


Reference JOB-1244

Company Stuart Olson

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