Senior Scheduler


DPS is currently hiring a (sr.) Scheduler for our Leiden office. We are seeking a candidate with leadership capabilities and experience in the engineering and construction industry. A key skill is pro-active engagement in the project team and sound knowledge of MS Project required.

Schedules Personnel
Years of Experience Req.:
>10 years
Date Posted:
Days Remaining:
Employment Type:
Education Level Req.:
Bsc degree


DPS is a leading Project Management and Engineering Company serving industry around the world for 40 years. Our reputation is based on forming successful partnerships with our clients, providing them with innovative designs and cost-effective solutions in the context of sound judgment, strong management and technical excellence.
We provide Full Service Engineering for our clients including Project and Programme Management, Procurement, Design, Construction Management, Health & Safety Management, Commissioning, Qualification and Start-up on numerous projects across a range of market sectors. Our Main market sectors are; Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology, Medical Technologies, Oil and Gas, Advanced Technology, Science & Education, Food & Beverage and Energy.


Key responsibilities

  • Preparation of Individual Project WBS Structures in line with the company standard WBS Structure.
  • During Project Engineering Phases Communicating with Project Team members and where required holding team Interactive schedule planning meetings to determine key project milestones and inter dependencies.
  • Integration of Contractor Construction schedules during Construction Phases.
  • Preparation of fully linked schedules, with no open ends.
  • Identification and Presentation of Project Critical Paths.
  • Benchmark checking of Schedule timelines against other similar projects.
  • Updating of Schedules and Reporting of Actual Progress vs Planned Progress.
  • Implementation of Construction stage Earned Value Reporting.
  • Issue of Look Ahead reports.
  • Incorporation of Change Orders and Report on their effect on the Project Timeline.
  • Support to Project Controls for Planning and Schedule related activities, e.g. Resource Planning, and Procurement Planning.
  • Working on several concurrently active projects.
  • The Scheduler will have an understanding of the inter-dependencies within and between the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Commissioning phases of Projects.
  • Preparation of Reports in Graphical, Narrative and Numeric formats.
  • Conformance with Company standards and Procedures.


Skills & experience required

  • A higher technical degree, Bachelor of Science or higher;
  • 10+ years of relevant and successful experience in an environment with pharmaceutical engineering and construction;
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary design office or equivalent client engineering team preferred;
  • Experience in the Detail Scheduling of each and every phase of Projects is preferred;
  • Experience in Pharmaceutical and/or High Technology Projects is preferred;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills;
  • Software: MS Project, MS Office, Primavera (pre).



  • Ability to travel to client meetings;
  • Work will be executed from our Leiden office (primarily)
  • Languages: English and Dutch;
  • Working hours: 40 hours, Monday to Friday.


Available and interested?

If you’re interested in this role and if you want to be part of growing organisation within engineering projects in the pharma industry or if you would like to discuss this vacancy further and to discuss your career options in confidence, please telephone Christel van Hal on +31 6 38299330 or send your CV to

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