Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering, and Intelligent Transportation Systems

Project Scheduler, Transportation

Markham, ON Canada
Posted: May 30 - 2022

Role Summary

We have a great opportunity for a Scheduler to join our dynamic Transportation Practice Area located in the Markham and the downtown Toronto offices. If you are passionate about Transportation and enjoy using MS Project to create schedules, plan projects, allocate resources, as well as to keep track of time, then you need to check this career opportunity.
LEA's Transportation Practice area provides a variety of services including Transportation Planning, Traffic Engineering, Intelligent Transportation Systems, and Preliminary, Functional, and Detail Design of transportation infrastructure for public and private projects. As part of your role, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with an elite team of Transportation Engineers and Planners on solving problems and participating in project coordination.  

Why join LEA?

LEA is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm that provides consulting services for Planning, Design, and Construction Administration of infrastructure projects, including Civil, Transportation, Transit, Structures, and Infrastructure Systems projects.
At LEA, we strive towards a common goal, which is self-realization and achieving the highest possible results. The company is owned by its employees and every effort counts. Join LEA and unleash your potential, because:

  • Our mindset is on the recruitment of like-minded high-performing individuals.
  • We are employee-owned: about one-third of our employees are shareholders.
  • We offer a competitive total compensation package of salary, bonus, benefits and other perks.
  • We have a collaborative work environment with flexible hours.
  • We balance work-life by unwinding with regular social events such as Golf Day, theatre, sporting events, canoeing, and bowling to name a few.
  • We make your everyday supercharged with meaning so you can point into the distance and live in the day to reach your goal.
  • We are a medium-sized company on continuous growth and expansion.
  • We prioritize employee mentorship and training opportunities to reach your fullest potential.
  • We have an entrepreneurial spirit, engaging in stimulating projects with plenty of room for advancement and career growth.

 

Job Description
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Gather all relevant documentation and information in order to fully understand the scope of the project.
  • Ensure that internal project stakeholders are updated and informed about schedule impacts and data needs through ongoing communication.
  • Resource Planning and allocation: Assigning people to projects based on their skills, previous experience, availability, vacations, or project budget under the direction of a Project Manager, Project Coordinator, Senior Planner, or Transportation Engineer.
  • Track and monitor resource utilization.
  • Identify the critical path and near the critical path in the project schedule and address issues as they arise.
  • Communicate early warnings of deviations to the project schedule or plan.
  • Suggest and coordinate corrective actions and develop recovery plans.
  • Prepare progress reports to be presented at internal meetings.
  • Participate in the assigning of tasks/projects and resources meetings.
  • Continually monitor industry trends and developments in technology for resource management and adopt them into the workflow when deemed appropriate.
  • Other exciting related assignments within the scope of the practice area.

Qualifications

  • University or College graduate with a focus in one of the following fields: Transportation, Civil Engineering, Project Management, or related fields.
  • 1-2 years of experience, interns and Co-op terms are counted towards experience.
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Project.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking capability.
  • A transportation enthusiast with ambition and a desire to learn and grow in the engineering consulting industry.
  • Strategic and process-oriented, prefers to operate in a fast and dynamic environment.
  • Detail-oriented with good problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Team player that shares the entrepreneurial spirit embodied by an employee-owned firm.
  • Able to prioritize tasks with excellent organizational skills.

 
Vaccination Policy
LEA has a vaccination policy in place that mandates all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to entering/working in person at any of LEA’s office locations/project sites. Further, all employees must maintain all future booster vaccines as approved and recommended by Health Canada.

Work Arrangement
During these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic, LEA operates on a hybrid arrangement to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

Equal Employment Opportunity
LEA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, and other statuses protected by law. We are also proud to provide an accessible work location and accommodate candidate accessibility needs for the interview. We would like to thank all applicants, however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Please contact hr@lea.ca should you require information or assistance.

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