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Planning Specialist

Company: Veolia North America
Location: West Nyack
Posted on: March 28, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAbout Veolia North AmericaA subsidiary of Veolia Group, Veolia North America (VNA) offers a full spectrum of water, waste and energy management services, including water, and wastewater treatment, commercial and hazardous waste collection and disposal, energy consulting and resource recovery. VNA helps commercial, industrial, healthcare, higher education, and municipality customers throughout North America. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Veolia North America has approximately 10,000 employees working at more than 350 locations across the continent. Please visit our website -www.veolianorthamerica.com.Job DescriptionPay Rate: $60000 to $75000 Per Year.BENEFITSVeolia's comprehensive benefits package includes paid time off policies, as well as health, dental and vision insurance. In addition, employees are also entitled to participate in an employer sponsored 401(k) plan, to save for retirement. - Pay and benefits for employees represented by a union are outlined in their collective bargaining agreement. -Position Purpose: -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 ensures 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.Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • 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 ensure 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 Information. Responsible for analyzing field activity data and updating the asset record in both asset management systems.
  • Ensure regulatory maintenance work is being executed and recorded in our Work and Asset Management systems. Responsible for driving best practices to ensure information is included in timesheets 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.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory required customer service level standards.
  • Participate in company community outreach / education programs.
  • Ensure departmental compliance with environmental, safety and other regulatory policies.
  • 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/Experience/Background:
    • Bachelor's degree in business administration or related field is preferred or equivalent work experience.
    • Three to five years related work in operations is required.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
      • 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 Google and 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 deadlinesPhysical Requirements:The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while successfully performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Include possible work hazards and percent of travel required.The incumbent will spend the majority of time in an office environment. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other staff members and customers. Position requires occasional heavy lifting of boxes, up to 40 pounds and must take care in moving or lifting office supplies at request. The job requires contact with all assigned Business Unit personnel, corporate staff and customer purchasing and accounting personnel.Additional InformationWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Disclaimer: The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

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

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