H. J. Russell & Company - Construction - Leesburg, VA


The individual in this position is responsible for working with project management teams to help develop, implement, and maintain the overall project schedules.  The person in this position will have full responsibility for managing the scheduling process for a project(s).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Provide a final review of schedules for estimating as requested.

Work closely with Business Development to support their needs for project schedules submitted with the proposals.

Work closely with Operations to create or help create, update, and maintain project schedules for construction management projects as the design progresses. Perform final review, including formal baseline review, when schedule prepped by Scheduler or Scheduling Technician.

Produce network logic diagrams, bar charts, and schedule reports for all project schedules, as required, to support the project management teams, Estimating, and Business Development.

Resource and cost-load the project schedule based on project requirements or review if done by the scheduler.

Perform all work required to ensure project schedules are complete and acceptable to the project management team and the appropriate Construction Executive.

Identify and mitigate threats to the project’s schedule goals.

Proactively analyze project schedules including comparing cumulative cost/resource curves to actuals, tracking float consumption, change order impact analysis, etc.

Analyze resource loading and adjust the schedule as appropriate.

Modify the schedule as required to reflect changes to the owner’s contract.

Make changes to the project schedule’s sequence or resource levels to meet milestone dates.

Prepare and distribute schedule reports including required narratives.

Participate in project progress meetings with clients and architects.

Prepare ETC schedule data and review.

Participate in the scheduling portion of Project Reviews, as required.

Work with the Scheduling Department team to continually improve the company’s scheduling methodology and effectiveness.

Job Budget and Cost

Assist the Project Manager with the preparation of estimates-to-complete and cash flow projections for cost-loaded schedules.

Accounts Receivable

Develop the schedule of values with the guidance of the Project Manager and estimators for cost-loaded schedules.

Dollar load schedules as required, ensuring that the dollar loaded schedule results in a positive cash flow for the project.

Prepare monthly pay applications for projects with cost loaded schedules.

Safety and Health

Correct any safety violations immediately and report any major or systemic violations to the responsible supervisor.

Performs work in a safe manner and actively encourages others to comply with safety rules and regulations, including wearing of personal protective devices.

Business Development

Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the company.


Ensure compliance with discrimination, harassment, Equal Employment Opportunity policies.

Conduct training for employees on policies, procedures, means, and methods within your area of expertise.  Provide training and technical support for scheduling software.

Assign tasks, areas of responsibility, and performance requirements to direct reports, if applicable.

Provide scheduling support for the LDP Engineers and SCP Foremen during their scheduling rotations.

Set developmental goals and monitor progress with direct reports.  Mentor and coach direct reports, when applicable.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Four-year degree in engineering or construction management, with five years related experience.  Strong understanding of the types of construction projects the Company performs, including water and wastewater treatment plants, manufacturing facilities, and commercial buildings.  Must have a high level of proficiency in Primavera scheduling software.  Can prioritize and coordinate multiple assignments and tasks for one or more projects, and good verbal and written communication skills.   PMI Certification preferred.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.


Maintain the confidentiality of sensitive company information.

Able to professionally interact with owners, architects, engineers, project managers, and executives.

Assist other team members as needed to meet the team’s goals.

Work more than a 40-hour work week may be required.

Must be able to physically operate a computer, including keyboard and mouse.

Must be able to physically access working areas of a construction project site.

Must be able to travel to project sites as needed to perform essential duties.

Must be able to travel to meet with management, clients, vendors, partners, or associations; or to attend conferences or training, as needed to perform essential duties.

Assignments may span multiple projects at multiple locations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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