Hired by Matrix, Inc. Project Scheduler in La Porte, Texas

Project Scheduler

Job Type:Contract

Job Location:La Porte


Job Description:

Job Summary

  • Our Client, a petro-chemical company, is seeking a Project Scheduler possessing experience with project controls (planning, scheduling) in a capital project environment, Primavera P6 and a minimum of 5 years' experience in chemical or petrochemical industry required.

  • Individual will be responsible for working with engineering contractor and project engineering team to understand project schedule plan, to identify work breakdown by WBS element, to identify the impacts of changes to the project schedule, to work with contractor to identify critical path and alternatives for improvement, to track the project as it progresses and to ensure project reports match project progress. Individual will support cost control and KPI management activities on a project control team.

  • Hours of Position: 7:00am - 4:30pm.

  • Job is working on a large capital project.

  • Candidate must be flexible as work load may ebb and flow and hours may change to match project needs.


  • Develop and implement project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for integrated resource-loaded schedule in Primavera.

  • Assist in developing project controls procedure for the overall project including schedule updating procedure, critical path and float identification, schedule integration, variance reporting, etc.

  • Develop the master (resource loaded, integrated) schedule for the project by combining schedules for FEED contractor, PDP contractor, incorporating owners scope and assuring a comprehensive schedule that includes all project phases.

  • Define a project baseline for all project activities that results in an agreed to baseline schedule.

  • Support project reporting by supplying high level milestone schedules.

  • Hold periodic schedule update meetings with project managers and FEED and construction contractors to review critical path and any schedule variances from planned/baseline and provide suggestions for correcting variances that reduce float or affect critical path items.

  • Continuously monitor schedule and progress and alert Project Controls leader of any variances to plan that may affect meeting of deadlines or milestones.

  • Prepare backup of schedule variances to facilitate meetings to discuss resolution.

  • Support review and accuracy of project schedule reports provided by engineering contractor and construction contractor.



  • Experience in project controls (planning, scheduling) in a capital project environment.

  • Experience using Primavera P6 is required.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in chemical or petrochemical industry required.


  • Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree.

Please submit your resume for consideration. Once submitted, feel free to contact Cathy at201-226-3529for additional information.

Approx. Duration: 5 months

About Hired By Matrix

Hired by Matrix, Inc. is a full service staffing and recruiting company that enables Fortune 500 and mid-market companies nationwide to achieve their strategic goals. We prepare our clients to succeed in a changing marketplace by creating a custom pipeline of professionals and teams that are superbly matched to our clients’ business functions and cultures.

We recruit for a variety of job types including IT, Finance and Accounting, R & D, Engineering, Administrative and Light Industrial.

Founded 29 years ago by CEO Sharon Olzerowicz, Hired by Matrix distinguishes itself as an exceptionally reliable partner whose industry knowledge and continuous pursuit of excellence allows the company to deliver the caliber of professionals who become our clients’ most important assets.

Our team of expert account managers and recruiters collaborate closely with our clients to understand their needs, corporate requirements and company cultures. We also keep our clients informed of important industry trends. We use this information to build robust, fully customized pipelines of highly-qualified contract professionals.

Our responsiveness, tenacity and know-how apply to all service delivery channels, from corporate procurement executives and hiring managers to Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Hired by Matrix has a track record of delivering consultants that map precisely to the skills, expertise and company culture required. Our investment in recruiters, who specialize in a range of capabilities and niche disciplines, has resulted in successful matches, long contracts and repeat business. This frees our clients to focus their time and efforts on higher value goals, such as creating more efficient processes, optimizing their human resources, or enhancing productivity.

We also bring a human touch to managing and motivating our consultants, from the initial recruitment process and candidate presentation, to monitoring their progress throughout the life of the assignment.

Hired by Matrix, Inc. is a WBENC-certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE); and CEO Sharon Olzerowicz serves on the WBENC Board and is a long-standing member of the Forum Governing Group. HbM is also WOSB (Woman Owned Small Business) Certified.

Hired by Matrix, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.