Director of Planning & Scheduling

Core Group Resources

Published Jul 24, 2023 9:15 PM by The Maritime Executive

Core Group Resources (www.coregroupresources.com) is Americas leading recruitment company. Founded by a service academy graduate who has offshore experience, Core Group Resources expertise is unmatched in the marine offshore market, finance, IT, renewables, & non-profit for executive search, staffing, and expertise identification. For more information contact us at 281 347 4700. We are currently in the market for the following:

Director of Planning & Scheduling

Job Summary:
This position will be the leader in charge of planning and scheduling resources, processes, and best practices.  You will be responsible for oversight across regions and alignment between programs, functions and internal projects and efforts. 


  • Define an approach for consistent planning and scheduling support across the business
  • Planning and scheduling requirements may differ based on scope, contract, and customer:
    • Understand the planning (work package and cost tracking) requirements by contract and customer and work to stand up supporting processes as needed
    • Periodic reporting to Program Management and senior management on planning and scheduling strategy, issues, and key activities
    • Understand the scheduling requirements and outputs by contract (Program Manager), customer (external contractual reporting requirements), and internal management (Regional or Functional VPs, Trident senior leadership) 
  • Train and onboard planning and scheduling resources to company processes and best practices
  • Periodic touchpoints with scheduling and planning resources to ensure quality and on time delivery of commitments to programs and end users
  • Define the North American planning and scheduling resource needs based on contractual requirements
  • Participate in project kickoff steps with Program Manager or General Manager to understand contractual planning and scheduling requirements and agree on approach to support
  • Incorporation of planning and scheduling into estimating and change management business processes
  • Identify systemic issues or opportunities for improvement to reduce cost and improve quality
  • Define planning and scheduling consistent metrics to allow for monitoring across the business (cost in work packages, rework and non-quality, progressing, etc.)
  • Define, maintain, and standardize reporting of an IMS spanning company service offerings, functions (engineering, supply chain, production, PM), delivery milestones, and contractual delivery requirements
  • Resource level planning and staffing capabilities via IMS and budgeted needs by resource type
  • Support of quarterly EACs and performance metrics at program, functional, and regional levels


  • BS in Engineering or similar analytical field desired
  • Master scheduling experience for at least 5 years, preferably in the shipbuilding industry
  • Experience successfully leading problem-solving teams in complex, cross-functional scheduling environments