McGough is a respected partner that brings six generations of experience to high profile, unique and complex construction projects.  We take great pride in our people and their extraordinary expertise in planning, development, construction, and facility management.  McGough employee tenure reflects the commitment and pride we share in our work.  Ask anyone who knows us - the caliber of our people sets us apart.


The Senior Construction Scheduler will primarily be responsible for developing and maintaining schedules for commercial construction projects.  McGough uses critical path scheduling along with our Last Planner System to track and maintain progress.  The Senior Construction Scheduler will be responsible to attend weekly meetings to review and update progress, review subcontractors weekly work plans and update the overall project tracking tools.  The position will also lead pull planning meetings periodically, to create specific work plans for each scheduled milestone along the critical path.



  • Four-year degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related degree
  • Minimum of 6 years relevant experience, or in lieu of education, 9+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in construction phase of project lifecycle
  • Experience working as part of a design-build contractor
  • Skilled at developing and maintaining relationships with owners, subcontractors, senior leaders, and project teams.
  • Proficiency in construction scheduling or project management
  • Excellent communication skills


  • 5+ years of Construction Industry experience
  • Knowledge with Lean construction practices, including pull planning
  • Experience preparing project schedules using commercially available scheduling software
  • Advanced proficiency in Primavera (P6) Software
  • AACE Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP) or equivalent preferred
  • Experience with cost management, budget control, and forecasting
  • Good written and oral skills
  • Solid decision making

Office and Travel:

Must be willing to travel to project sites nationwide.

Office: Various locations for Remote, Hybrid, or Onsite office: Fargo and Bismarck, ND-Onsite; Roseville, MN-Hybrid, and National/Travel-Remote.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Understand and implement accepted Planning & Scheduling best practices
  • Lead the planning effort alongside Project Manager. Collaborate and make recommendations to project management team in planning the work, including developing Work-Breakdown Structure (WBS), durations, and sequencing the work (hard restraints and soft restraints)
  • Analyze drawings, specifications, and construction related documents in preparation and acceptance of usable Baseline schedules for construction
  • Monitor project schedules being developed and updated by Operations staff and provide support and guidance as necessary
  • Interact with the Operations team and represent McGough Construction in the best manner to owners, subcontractors, and their representatives
  • Support the development of conceptual bid and proposal schedules with Operations staff and present to selection committees if required
  • Utilize analytics to identify and report on project trends and support with risk mitigation
  • Effectively cost and manpower load schedules for use during the execution of the project
  • Prepare reporting from schedules including EVA analysis, integration of cost and schedule
  • Evaluate the actual construction status relative to proposed plan
  • Analyze and communicate the impact of potential and actual changes to the schedule
  • Prepare Time Impact Analyses per recommended practices by commonly accepted standards
  • Develop “what if” scenarios to explore alternate sequencing to mitigate or avoid schedule delays
  • Develop detailed construction schedules using Primavera P6
  • Interact with project teams to define scope of work to develop and update detailed schedules
  • Work with our Last Planner team and project teams to gather weekly work plans from subcontractors and update weekly work plans
  • Participate in weekly subcontractor meetings on various projects
  • Identify and track project constraints
  • Evaluate project schedule progress and performance and identify developing problem areas
  • Analyze critical path and constraints to determine effect of changes to schedule and recommend work-around
  • Participate in Lean events and support of the McGough way
  • Responsible for special projects and other departmental duties as necessary

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position involves sitting for extended periods of time at employee’s workstation and during meetings as well as while traveling, either by plane or car. Employee needs to be able to lift up to 20 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects; dexterity to write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse; ability to hear and speak clearly; and ability to distinguish between colors on graphs and charts.

Employee will be required to visit multiple construction jobsites on a weekly or bi-weekly basis which may expose the employee to dirt, dust, uneven surfaces, outdoor weather conditions and extreme temperatures.


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