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Administrative Support

Project Controls Planner

Location Griffin, Georgia, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000190295

Career Area:

Administrative Support

Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a greater than 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe. When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators, and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes, and infrastructure. Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs. Join us.

As a Project Controls Planner, you will be responsible for working with PMO personnel and customer teams to provide technical support services to facilitate and develop comprehensive project schedules and high-level reports. This position also collaborates regularly with corporate information technology staff that are responsible for project management software administration.

Job Duties/Responsibilities may Include, but are not limited to: 

  • Creates accurate and detailed schedules for small projects and or sections of larger projects based on template utilization. The incumbent will capture all information, interpret, and identify relationships between activities, analyze data from schedule updates, work with project team members to resolve logic errors, explain changes due to updates, and recommend actions to resolve schedule problems.

  • Maintains templates and database structure under direction of the supervisor.

  • Maintains and administers database security and licensing practices at the local worksite with some direction from the supervisor.

  • Creates report packages and communicates or posts program status may also include maintenance of a project web site.

  • Co-administration of Microsoft Project Online, Project Web Application (PWA) and SharePoint for North American projects

  • Proactively ensure integrity, accuracy and completeness of business data used for project health cost reporting

  • Responsible for completing SharePoint audits and other project information management duties using other O365 tools.

  • Direct contact with business leaders and, global GIS personnel and other functional leaders as required

  • Collect and interpret business requirements communicating to development team

  • Proficient in Project Online and cofacilitate the North American timeline review meetings including all follow-up activities. Act as backup for primary facilitator.

  • Develop tool and process training documentation and conduct training to small groups

  • Full support and active participation in the S&OP reporting process including collection and presentation of materials

Required Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s or Associate Degree and 1-2 years of job-related experience.

  • Broad background knowledge of project management methodologies and techniques

  • Excellent communication skills, good typing skills, good interpersonal, effective teaming experience, computer competency, and an attention to detail.

Top Candidates Will Have:

  • Understanding of the Caterpillar organization and its business processes

  • Project planning in Microsoft Project Professional and Project Online

Additional Information:

  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

  • This position can be located in either Griffin, GA or Alpharetta, GA and offers a flexible work environment

What You Will Get:

Our goal at Caterpillar is for you to have a rewarding career. Our teams are critical to the success of our customers who build a better world.

Here you earn more than just a salary. Because we value your performance, we offer a total rewards package that provides day-one benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Competitive salary and annual bonus program

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage​

  • Paid time off plan (Vacation, Holiday, Volunteer, Etc.)​

  • Company-matched 401(k) plan

  • Stock option opportunity over time

  • Health savings account (HSA)​

  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)​

  • Short and long-term disability coverage​

  • Life Insurance​

  • Paid parental leave​

  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs​

  • Employee Assistance Programs​

  • Voluntary Benefits (Ex. Accident, Identity Theft Protection)

  • Strong community involvement

Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, off-highway diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been helping customers build a better, more sustainable world and are committed and contributing to a reduced-carbon future. Our innovative products and services, backed by our global dealer network, provide exceptional value that helps customers succeed. 

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O.

As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at   #LI-Hybrid

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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