Project Scheduler Trainee

Chesapeake, VA

Known for our quality of work and quality of life, we make it a priority to provide for our employees, clients, and community. Information and qualifications regarding this job are listed below.

about us.

Founded in 1982, MEB is a full-service construction firm with corporate headquarters in Chesapeake, VA and a regional office in Richmond, VA. With nearly 300 employees and over $250 million in annual revenue, MEB has the resources and strength to provide the highest level of service for a wide variety of complex construction projects throughout both the Mid-Atlantic and the country. We are proud of the culture we’ve built, and as MEB experience’s growth year over year, we continue to put an emphasis on our people, our clients, and safety.

MEB's areas of expertise.

  • Water // Wastewater
  • Fueling Systems // Storage
  • Environmental //Resilience
  • Hospitality // Entertainment
  • Manufacturing // Industrial
  • Corporate // Government

MEB's benefits.

  • 401(k) & Matching
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development

job brief.

Our team is looking for a motivated Project Scheduler Trainee to support the development and maintenance of multiple large and complex cost-loaded schedules for private sector, municipal, state, and federal construction projects. You will work closely with the Project Scheduler supporting a variety of projects including Wastewater and Water Treatment | Army Corps of Engineers utilizing RMS | NAVFAC | Pipeline and Airfield Fueling | Commercial and Industrial Construction and Renovation | Design-Build, Construction-Manager-At-Risk, and Design-Bid-Build. This role requires excellent communication skills, as you’ll be assisting senior leadership in coordinating with various project stakeholders, including Project Superintendents, Project Managers, Project Engineers, Foreman, and Field Personnel. To succeed, you must ensure you are striving to support MEB’s core values every day and that quality, health, and safety standards are your top priority.

If you have foundational skills in construction management and project scheduling, are committed to taking an active role in your own personal development and want hands on training while gaining valuable experience, we’d like to meet you!

core areas of responsibility.

  • Work with business development and estimating teams to produce schedules for proposals
  • Development of project schedules with project teams after job award
  • Determine administrative and construction sequences with the project team (project manager, superintendent, project engineer, and key subcontractors)
  • Enter activities to build schedules in P6 using the determined work sequences
  • Input activity logic, activity codes, and durations as determined by the project team
  • Input data for cost loaded schedules provided by the project team; develop spreadsheets to assist the project team with cost loading
  • Maintain schedules with the project teams during the construction phase
  • Enter progress, update data, and produce require schedule plots and reports
  • Add activities and logic for scope changes
  • Produce reports that demonstrate project status
  • Assist the project manager with production of cost reports for pay applications

skills you possess.

  • Three to five years’ experience in construction
  • One to three years’ experience developing and maintaining schedules for construction projects utilizing Primavera P6 scheduling software or comparable program
  • Proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel software
  • Detail and deadline oriented with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Advanced problem-solving skills, organizations skills, and communication skills.

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