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Planning Specialist

Company: Veolia North America
Location: West Nyack
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionVeolia is the world's leading environmental services company with 179,000 employees globally and a 160-year history. We help our customers address their environmental and sustainability challenges in energy, water and waste. That means improving our clients' energy efficiency, better managing their water and wastewater, and recovering resources from their wastes. We do this in a safe, cost-effective and innovative manner for cities, governments, campuses, businesses, and industries. Job DescriptionSummary: Under the direction of the Manager - Planning, the Planning Specialist is responsible for developing weekly and daily job plans for the T&D and Production Departments. The Planning Specialist insures work is ready to be scheduled, sets work priorities, defines parts and materials and engages the proper department to develop a safe effective and efficient work control plan. The Planning Specialist is responsible for collecting, reviewing and recording data from field related activities and providing statistical and analytical support to Management. UWNY services approximately 272,000 people throughout Rockland County and a small portion of Orange County, and the system includes over 1,000 miles of mains and 6,000 hydrants. This position requires professionalism and independent judgment. As a team leader between departments the Planning Specialist will be a driving force of continuous improvement and will develop and implement a vision and strategy for the Planning department in alignment with the corporate and NY Division vision and strategy.Nature & Scope-Principal Areas of Responsibilities: Business Performance:

  • Develop and manage weekly and daily job plans for the T&D and Production Departments.
  • Prepares Bill of Materials for Construction work and communicates material needs to the Stores Department.
  • Daily discuss activities and backlog with supervisors to insure work is scheduled appropriately and executed successfully.
  • Develop planning tools to optimize planning and resource use. Develop KPIs to track planning performance.
  • Maintain the Asset Registers in Key and Infor. Responsible for analyzing field activity data and updating the asset record in both asset management systems.
  • Insure regulatory maintenance work is being executed and recorded in our Work and Asset Management systems. Responsible for driving best practices to insure information is being included in time-sheets and recorded appropriately. Responsible for monitoring compliance work and reporting status to Manager Planning.
  • Develop, continuously improve, and ensure compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) in the Systems Office.
  • Process and analyze bills for all facilities.
  • Lead Planning and Weekly KPI meetings.
  • Responsible for creating and distributing key critical business reports.
  • Responsible for managing the planning function for New Services Installs. As part of the planning function, the planning specialist visits the site to verify that the New Service is ready for construction scheduling. Reviews and Verifies that accurate information is completed in the New Service Spreadsheet.
  • Responsible for managing the Accounts Receivable process. Responsible for the accident investigation and collecting field data and information to build the Accounts Receivable Case. Close Accounts Receivable case once all costs are collected for billing.
  • Must be available for on-call when needed. Customer Service:
    • Ensure compliance with regulatory required customer service level standards.
    • Participate in company community outreach / education programs.Compliance:
      • Ensure departmental compliance with environmental, safety and other regulatory policies. Health and Safety:
        • Participate actively in developing and promoting a culture of H&S engagement through the company.
        • Perform monthly departmental safety walkabouts as well as Quarterly Safety Inspections for the Systems Office, Transmission and Distribution and the Yard and Storeroom.
        • Knowledgeable of the Health and Safety policies the planning specialist performs investigations of accidents on site and completes required reports. QualificationsEducation/Equivalent:Bachelor's degree in business administration or related field is preferred or equivalent work experience. Work Experience Needed:
          • Three to five years related work in operations is requiredSpecial Skills/Abilities Needed:
            • Proven interpersonal and problem-solving abilities
            • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
            • Must be able to deal effectively with all levels of staff, management, vendors and customers
            • Knowledgeable with MS Office Suite
            • Understanding of maintenance management systems (Infor, Key System) and Graphic Information Systems (GIS)
            • Knowledge of water utility operations, maintenance and construction practices
            • Familiarity with United Water accounting practices
            • Familiarity with regulatory compliance and related safety practices
            • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information and deliver an optimized planning schedule
            • Ability to develop, communicate and enforce Standard Operating Procedures
            • Excellent attention to detail
            • Ability to work on several projects and issues simultaneously and meet firm deadlinesAdditional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Keywords: Veolia North America, Paterson , Planning Specialist, Other , West Nyack, New Jersey

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