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2023 New Graduate Planner/Scheduler

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Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 80245 

Job Category: Campus; Engineering 

Location: Houston, TX, United States 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Our Project Delivery Group (PDG) helps clients with world-class project delivery from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies through our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.


Hatch is seeking new or recent college graduates for a Junior Planner / Scheduler to join our Project Controls team in Houston.  As a Junnior Planner / Scheduler, you will be required to travel and must be willing to work on-site from Rochester, NY on a 3-week in, 1-week out rotation.  All housing and accommodation expenses, travel and transportation related cost paid by employer.


The Planner / Scheduler is a part of an integrated engineering team providing engineering services for large and small capital projects and is responsible for the delivery of project planning and progress measurement, ensuring that Hatch procedures and best practices are applied, as appropriate, and recommending changes to the Project Controls Manager where required.

The Graduate Planner / Scheduler is responsible for detail developmemt of project Capital Cost Estimate through the range of Hatch estimate classifications (FEL 1, 2, 3 and 4) and conformance to the Project Lifecycle Process, Global and Regional Estimating Guidelines and sound first principle estimating techniques.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Required travel and working on-site for 3 week rotations in Rochester, NY
  • Understanding estimating scope of work, deliverables, schedule of execution, estimate structure, formats, reports etc. 
  • Familiarise with estimate plan 
  • Delivery of an accurate and comprehensive estimate in accordance with estimating procedures, standards and practices 
  • Calculation of direct and indirect costs form a first principle basis or factorisation as applicable 
  • Calculation of cash expenditure, predicted escalation over project duration 
  • Monitoring and upgrading of estimating database. 


Qualifications and Experience 


  • Graduate degree in engineering
  • Zero to two years experience in a first principle estimating environment, ideally on multi-discipline projects in an EPCM environment throughout various classes of estimate 
  • Strong MS Office skills
  • Interpersonal and good communication skills in the areas of both written and verbal communication
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Problem solving and mitigating skills
  • Presentation skills



  • Knowledge of AACE estimating standards
  • Experience with estimating tools and systems
  • Commercial/ contractual knowledge
  • Site experience including hands on knowledge of production rates
  • Knowledge of risk and uncertainty management


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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