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Parsons Corporation Senior Planning Specialist (TILOS) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Senior Planning Specialist to join our team!


Responsibility for Parsons’s Planning Engineering for SAPL Qiddiya Infrastructure Partner (QIDP). Responsible and accountable for ensuring that all work is in full coordination with Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) and with other delivery partners. QIC is providing strategic direction for all partners in the three-way partnership with other partners on a city-wide basis. Reports directly to the Projects Control Director.


  • Takes a lead in preparing schedule data for proposals or contract negotiations as requested and checks and confirms that the correct scope of work is reflected on assigned schedules.

  • Integrates inter-discipline schedule requirements and constraints to establish logical work sequences for assigned disciplines or specialties.

  • Reviews and assesses the work sequences with the total project plan.

  • Establishes and implements methods for determining activity durations within assigned disciplines or specialties.

  • Develops quantity release and/or installation curves for assigned disciplines/areas or specialties.

  • Reviews and approves invoice verification for payment based on cost-loaded schedules, as required.

  • Reviews schedule data and identifies and acquires information needed to complete work logics to interface between assigned disciplines, specialties and/or projects.

  • Develops specific project codes of accounts and work breakdown structures and recommends appropriate modifications and revisions for new work items assigned.

  • Determines critical-path activities for assigned discipline or specialties and identifies significant activities supporting inter- discipline requirements and identifies critical path for discipline or specialty work activities.

  • Identifies, analyzes, and monitors schedule deviations for assigned disciplines or specialties including subcontractor submittals and recommends corrective action/work-around solutions for project considerations.

  • Develops and writes the schedule commentary that appears in the monthly progress and similar reports. Identifies and reports activities that have a critical or potential impact on the schedule and prepares and presents the Critical Items Action Report.

  • Prepare the needed reports.

  • Ensures adherence to all corporate, contractual, ethics and safety standards, policies, and procedures.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


  • Degree in Engineering or related discipline with minimum 15 years’ experience in a lead planning role specializing in Linear Scheduling.

  • Experience using TILOS is essential.

  • Strong communication skills in English, written and spoken.


  • Demonstrated teamwork and management skills.

  • Proven experience of working within complex construction environment.

  • Ability to follow through & clearly deliver work instructions in a complex stakeholder environment.

  • Ability to work in a matrix organization (dual reporting). Ability to interact with senior-level management. Ability to consult, motivate, and negotiate effectively with client groups, co-workers, employees, vendors, and contractors.

  • Must function effectively under time constraints, schedule workload to meet deadlines, and have the ability to prioritize.

  • Technical Skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Oracle Primavera P6 Super User

  • Tilos Scheduling Super User

  • Project Controls Cost, Scheduling & Risk Experience

  • PMIS & Power BI Experience

  • Familiarity and reasonable experience utilizing industry standard tools such as Oracle Primavera, Tilos Scheduling, Advanced Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, etc.

  • Experience with alternate project delivery models (DB, DBB, CMA, CMR, etc)

  • Soft Skills

  • Senior leadership experience, capacity, and demeanor

  • Strong coaching qualities

  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills.

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Ability to delegate tasks and provide direction to junior staff.

  • Ability to manage and resolve disputes.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Professional Experience

  • Infrastructure experience

  • Previous MEA and/or other international experience

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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