Mar 03, 2020

Planning Specialist

  • Suez
  • Norwalk, CT, USA
Full-time Planner/Scheduler

Job Description

This position is a specialized technical work planning, scheduling corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance work orders for water and wastewater utilities facilities including but not limited to wastewater treatment facilities, pumping stations, lift stations, and building facilities.

An employee in this position is responsible for improving work force productivity and reducing delays through planning and coordinating personnel, equipment and materials. Work involves planning and scheduling maintenance and/or construction work orders, from within our organization and from the Client. Work includes analyzing needs, developing / reviewing job plans, preparing work orders, editing work orders to provide specific instructions, compiling statistical data and generating reports, and work closely with Maintenance Technicians, Maintenance Supervisor, and Maintenance Manager. An employees in this class works with relative independence within established policies and procedures. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Maintenance Manager.

Planning responsibilities will be for the Waste Water Treatment Plant, Lift Stations, Collections System Network:

  • Receives all non-emergency requests for job maintenance work; reviews and screens each request for priority, completeness, accuracy and necessity.
  • Examines the job to be performed and determines the best way to accomplish the work; consults with the requestor, available job plans, maintenance technicians, O&M manuals, and/or Maintenance Manager.
  • Investigates asset history, whether the job had been planned and whether the job had been performed previously; confers with others that may have involvement or knowledge about the job.
  • Plans job requirement details and phases; determines job resource requirements; determines equipment and external resource needs; and estimates total cost in terms of labor, material and external charges.
  • No Supervisory responsibility


  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Minimum fifteen (15) combined years’ experience in a maintenance related field as a technician, planner, and/or management
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in the use of a CMMS
  • 2 year technical degree in a maintenance related field preferred
  • CMRP or CRL certification or the ability to obtain certification within 18 months of hire date
  • 10 years of maintenance planning / scheduling experience
  • RCM, FMEA, RCFA experience

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