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Veterans Preferred – Senior Scheduling Specialist

The Dow Chemical Company

This is a Full-time position in Seadrift, TX posted August 23, 2021.

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply.

Dow has an opportunity for a Senior Scheduling Specialist located in Seadrift, TX. The Senior Scheduling Specialist acts as a technical resource for the schedule discipline aligned to turnaround within the Regional TES Controls team.

The Senior Scheduling Specialist acts as a technical resource for Scheduling within the Global Turnaround Methodology and Global Project Methodology (GPM) work process. They support establishment of the overall turnaround schedule baseline and reporting to monitor and control the turnaround within established tolerances of the baseline supporting efficient execution. This role also has the potential to perform similar responsibilities for Expense and Capital Projects. The Senior Scheduling Specialist coordinates data inputs from the various disciplines and functions to ensure accurate forecasts and reporting of schedule, and engages the steering team to understand causes of the deviation and the need to establish actions to mitigate, where deviations from established tolerances occur. The role requires in-depth conceptual and practical knowledge in own job discipline and basic knowledge of related job disciplines.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Promotes discipline knowledge exchange and quality application through technical coaching.
  • Contributes to improvement of Schedule Management Work Process and leveraging of learning experiences.
  • Provides recommendations on cycle time reduction opportunities and techniques, as applied to scheduling.
  • Develops schedule management plans for management and control.
  • Develops conceptual schedules to evaluate various alternates or anticipated schedule challenges.
  • Develops and maintains comprehensive integrated master project schedules including Front-end Loading, Detail Design, Procurement, Construction and Start-up/Commissioning Project and Turnaround Stages.
  • Maintains schedule during the turnaround and project life cycle monitoring progress and incorporating modifications where changes in the original scope occur or delays are encountered.
  • Utilizes plans and cost estimates to resource load schedules and gain alignment with estimated scope of work and the schedule.
  • Performs staffing density checks or staffing limitation checks to validate schedule duration and ensures resource-leveling supports the turnaround / project strategy.
  • Leads teams in forecasting schedule challenges and offers analyses and solutions to complete on schedule.
  • Performs critical path analysis to determine problem areas in regards to the schedule and resource overloads and offers alternative courses of action to the project team.
  • Evaluate changes to turnaround scope / projects to assess schedule impact for proper decision making and recovery plans.
  • Works with cost analyst to gain alignment when forecasting schedule completion dates.
  • Applies established schedule management practices to ascertain critical schedule issues and recommend corrective actions.
  • Defines comprehensive Schedule Management solutions for capital and expense projects.


  • A minimum of an Associate’s in Engineering or other related discipline (Construction Management, etc.) and 2 years of scheduling experience is required. In lieu of a degree, a minimum of 3 years of scheduling experience in a similar industry is required.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a relevant industry is preferred. We’re looking for someone with a passion for scheduling as a long-term career.
  • Regional travel within the gulf coast region may be required to support business critical Turnarounds and/or Projects.
  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Note: Domestic relocation assistance is available for this role and may be provided based on eligibility.

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow’s equal opportunities is available on .

Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR and select option 0, then press *.

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