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Senior Scheduler - Industrial Construction


Nashville, TN, US, 37210

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s success.


By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 95+ years.


Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Senior Scheduler will complete most complex activities to prepare project schedules for projects of all sizes and provide team leadership.  This position will help to mentor and train less experienced co-workers and operations employees. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn. 

  • Autonomy & Decision-Making:  Makes most decisions and consults with supervisor as needed.
  • Career Path: Planning & Scheduling Manager

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Prepares, builds and updates project schedules collaboratively with the project team.
  • Performs schedule reviews to ensure effective and efficient best practices for scheduling are utilized. Diplomatically communicates review comments to the project team.
  • Participates in all phases of the construction planning & scheduling process, including the creation of proposal schedules, baseline schedule and ongoing schedule updates.
  • Utilizes working knowledge of JE Dunn scheduling software.
  • Assists with and performs training for JE Dunn operations. Assists with training content and course preparation for training delivered by the group.
  • Assists with the development of best practices for JE Dunn planning and scheduling efforts.
  • Visits job sites regularly to review job status and applies construction sequencing knowledge to accurately update the project schedule for assigned projects.
  • May attend project related meetings and/or jobsite-specific meetings where emphasis on schedule is discussed.
  • Supports Lean and Pull Planning sessions by ensuring CPM schedule is aligned with pull plan results.
  • Supports the preparation of a variety of reports as required for assigned projects.
  • Adds resource loading and cost loading, when required, to schedules collaboratively created with the project teams. 
  • Provides planning and scheduling support to operations, marketing and other IPS functions as directed.
  • Understands that market and regional information are a part of project schedules such as: seasonal weather patterns, materials markets, labor forces and other factors that may impact each project schedule.
  • Participates in pursuit opportunities with business development and the project team.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


In addition, this position will be responsible for the following:

  • Develops and facilitates planning and scheduling training programs for internal team members including content creation and implementation planning.
  • Leads project teams in assessing sequencing and methods of construction, project delays and impacts, alternate work plans, and recovery schedules.
  • Leads planning and scheduling group best practice and process development efforts.
  • Develops and maintains a library of standard project schedule templates for internal use as a starting point.
  • Participates in pursuit opportunities, including interviews and external client meetings during the pursuit phase.
  • Supports project teams to coordinate with trade partners’ schedule issues and recovery schedules.
  • Participates and provides feedback in job pre-planning meetings, post construction meetings, and monthly project status review meetings.
  • Mentors, manages and coaches a direct report (if applicable).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner
  • Communication skills, verbal and written – Advanced
  • Proficiency in MS Office – Advanced
  • Ability to read and understand plans, drawings and specifications – Advanced
  • Ability to recognize, during job site visits, where there are schedule sequencing areas of concern and where sequencing improvements can occur – Advanced
  • Knowledge of the means and methods of construction management regarding commercial construction project types and delivery methods
  • Knowledge of scheduling software and implementation
  • Knowledge of most types of construction projects and delivery methods – Advanced
  • Knowledge of work activity sequencing, activity durations, scheduling concepts and best practices, with the ability to communicate opportunities for improvement – Advanced
  • Proficiency in scheduling software – Advanced
  • Knowledge of Lean process and philosophy – Intermediate
  • Ability to maintain or exceed required reimbursability and ensure direct reports can do the same
  • Ability to effectively deal with Change Management delays and claims (compensable and non-compensable, excusable and non-excusable, etc.)
  • Ability to lead and facilitate Pull Planning sessions, as required by project support needs
  • Ability to provide performance management feedback and complete evaluations
  • Ability to import schedules into JE Dunn’s standard scheduling software
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with team members
  • Ability to effectively collaborate as a team, both internally and externally


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering or related field (Preferred)
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered.


  • 5+ years planning and scheduling experience (Preferred)

Working Environment

  • Valid and unrestricted drivers license required
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • May require periods of travel and/or relocation
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours to meet business needs
  • Normal office environment, but may be exposed to extreme conditions (hot or cold)
  • Frequent activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen
  • Occasional activity: Standing, Walking, Bending, Climbing, Reaching above Shoulder, Pushing, Pulling

At JE Dunn, our approach to benefits means caring for the whole person, and it begins with a comprehensive benefits program that meets families' needs. We offer competitive and award-winning benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, 401(K) and Employee Stock Ownership Plan.


JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


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JE Dunn Construction Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of JE Dunn Construction without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of JE Dunn Construction Company.  Please, no phone calls or emails.

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Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

About JE Dunn

    Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection.

    • 95+ Years of Construction Experience
    • 25 Office Locations
    • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
    • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record
    • Consistently ranked Top 15 for domestic building by Engineering News-Record
    • 2500+ Employee Owners work at JE Dunn


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Nearest Major Market: Nashville