Project Planner – 5985 (ADA)


Our client, a global market leader in the production and process support of active pharmaceutical ingredients, both in the chemical and biotechnology sectors, is looking for a Project Planner to support the Capital Projects for its global facilities and infrastructure.


This is a 1 year contract position based in Stein, Switzerland with possible extension. The selected candidate will be directly responsible for planning and overseeing the planning and reporting of projects through various Project stages.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop, monitor and update integrated project plans and schedules so that projects can be executed in the most efficient manner possible
  • Ensure integrity of schedule integration from various disciplines (EPCM, Contractors etc.) into the overall project schedule
  • Prepare baseline schedules and schedule basis documents for approval by project teams
  • Assess impacts to the critical path and near-critical activities and report to the project team
  • Monitor schedule deviations and variances and assist in the developing of alternative methods for corrective action
  • Prepare and provide schedule progress reports, trending charts and schedule analysis on a periodic basis
  • Maintain record of scope changes, trends and variances that potentially affect schedule performance
  • Assure credibility of the information contained in the schedule
  • Review schedules with project team members on a regular basis to ensure that accurate and timely data is incorporated in the schedule
  • Facilitate project scheduling meetings and/or interactive planning meetings as required by the project team
  • Resource Loading
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant Swiss working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required
  • Bachelors or master’s degree in Engineering, Science, or Business Management preferred
  • Competency using Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • 5-8 years of experience in planning and ensuring accurate schedules are controlled for large (> 20 Mio CHF) projects. Preferable to also have experience being part of a team planning on large scale projects (up to 200 mio CHF)
  • Excellent command of English (German nice to have).
  • Strong analytical skills – ability to conduct analysis of complex/large data sets, draw conclusions accordingly, and prepare and support decisions.
  • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented environment.
  • Able to deal with Ambiguity – can conform to shifting priorities, and demands
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with project management software in the area of cost controlling and Excel.