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Construction Scheduler/Planner, Washington, DC, US ID#16889

Cherokee Nation Environmental Solutions (CNES) is a construction, environmental, and professional services company that provides clients with custom tailored services that fit their specific needs. Federal government customers benefit from the personal approach that gives them the attention they deserve and the quality they expect. With decades of experience in the service industry, CNES extends its services to all facilities seeking reliable, quality services from a single source provider. CNES is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.


The Construction Scheduler & Planner will support the business sector to develop, manage and monitor Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules and project control systems throughout a project lifecycle.


Includes the following:

  • Support business sector to develop, manage and monitor construction CPM schedules and project control systems.
  • Review and comment on the Initial CPM schedule and integrate the contractors’ schedules into master schedule.
  • Review project documents and specifications to accurately develop baseline schedules which include all required dates, activities and milestones.
  • Perform progress schedule updates to include comprehensive reporting and narratives.
  • Analyze project control systems, monitor schedule deviations and variances, and assist in developing alternate methods for corrective action.
  • Analyze and produce deliverables to support change order requests, schedule recoveries, and potential claims.
  • Attend progress meetings and lead discussions on time related issues and update schedules.
  • Develop strategies for negotiating claims including Home and Field office overhead, labor and equipment cost and provide technical support in claims litigation.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


No direct supervisory or management authority.


Requires a minimum 10 -15 years of experience in planning and scheduling, cost control, estimating and applicable project management software in Federal or Commercial Construction. 

Candidates with Department of State OBO OCONUS experience are preferred. 

Current Secret Security Clearance preferred.

Candidates will be required to undergo a federal government background investigation and favorably pass a drug screen.

Candidates must have a valid US Passport whose expiration date is at least One Year from the positions start date.


  • Knowledge and use of RS Means, HCSS, In Eight, Roots, Pro-EST, Primavera, Prolog, Procore, Agile Point, SharePoint, and Shipley as a proposal function.
  • Proficient in Primavera P6 software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to understand construction logic and sequencing of complex federal construction projects and methodology.
  • Ability to interpret contract specifications and drawings.
  • Knowledge of contract procedures and principles
  • Knowledge of construction best practices.
  • Ability to obtain appropriate security clearance required per contract.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.


This position is primarily performed in a climate controlled office environment wtih some OCONUS travel. 

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.