Senior Forensic Construction Scheduler (Houston or Dallas, TX)

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Peritia is a boutique construction consulting firm helping clients plan, build, and protect construction projects. We provide leading construction expertise and project management services to help clients mitigate and manage uncertainty and disputes on complex construction projects. Working at Peritia means more than having a job; it means having a career in an entrepreneurial environment and working alongside professionals who share a commitment to purpose and passion. Peritia is currently seeking a Senior Forensic Construction Scheduler who will contribute to our culture of teamwork, drive, and mutual respect. At Peritia, you will work directly with a partner who will commit to spending the time and resources to train you so that you are set up for success, not just in this job, but for the rest of your career.


As a Senior Forensic Construction Scheduler at Peritia, you will meticulously handle complex scheduling tasks for construction projects, ensuring timelines are met and any delays are documented and analyzed. Your responsibilities include reviewing baseline schedules, monitoring progress, identifying and investigating delays, and assessing their impact on project timelines. You will prepare detailed reports, compile supporting evidence, serve as an expert witness in legal disputes, and develop revised schedules to address changes and mitigate delays. Proficient use of scheduling software like Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project is essential. You will work closely with project stakeholders to gather information and communicate findings, ensuring successful project completion.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

  • ­Review baseline project schedules to understand planned sequences of activities, milestones, and critical paths
  • Monitor project progress and compare it against the baseline schedule to identify deviations
  • Identify and document any delays, disruptions, or deviations from the original schedule
  • Investigate the root causes of delays, such as unforeseen site conditions, design changes, weather impacts, or resource shortages
  • Assess the impact of identified delays on the overall project timeline and specific critical path activities
  • Analyze concurrent delays to determine their combined effects and apportion responsibility
  • Prepare comprehensive reports detailing findings, methodologies used, and conclusions drawn from the schedule analysis
  • Compile and organize evidence, such as daily reports, meeting minutes, change orders, and correspondence, to support the analysis
  • Serve as an expert witness in legal disputes, arbitrations, and mediations, providing objective analysis and testimony on scheduling issues and delays
  • Provide clear and concise explanations of complex scheduling issues to legal professionals, arbitrators, and judges
  • Develop revised schedules to reflect changes in project scope, delays, or acceleration efforts
  • Create and implement plans to mitigate delays and bring the project back on track
  • Work closely with project stakeholders, including owners, contractors, subcontractors, and project managers, to gather information and communicate findings
  • Proficiently use scheduling software such as Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, or other industry-standard tools to develop and analyze project schedules
  • Manage and analyze large datasets related to project schedules and progress

Qualifications & Skills

  • ­10-15 years of proactive and forensic construction scheduling experience
  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, and/or Construction Management
  • Advanced degrees or certifications in project management or scheduling are advantageous
  • Deep understanding of construction processes, methodologies, and best practices
  • Expertise in critical path method (CPM) scheduling and delay analysis techniques
  • Proficient with scheduling software such as Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, or other industry-standard tools
  • Strong attention to detail to accurately assess and document delays and their impacts
  • Ability to analyze complex scheduling issues and develop effective solutions
  • Excellent report writing skills to document findings and recommendations clearly
  • Strong verbal communication skills to present findings effectively in meetings, depositions, and courtrooms
  • Experience in forensic analysis and providing expert testimony in construction disputes is highly preferred
  • Located in Houston or Dallas preferred
  • Analytical skills and creative problem solving
  • Cool under pressure of quick deadlines while juggling multiple projects
  • Strong organizational skills, with a focus on accuracy and attention to detail

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