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Consumers Energy Company Resource Scheduler Gas Jackson or Remote in Jackson, Michigan

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.Department SummaryThe Maintenance & Construction Scheduling Team supports Electric and Gas Distribution Operations by planning and scheduling field employees with maintenance and construction work. The team receives designs and work requests from multiple departments, which may include customer requested work, compliance / regulatory work, emergent work, and system reliability / integrity work. Through planning of resources, materials and associated equipment, work is organized and prioritized to create a timely and quality schedule that accomplishes operational goals such as commitments met, productivity, and first-time completion. Schedules are built using T minus work management philosophy and communicated to all necessary stakeholders (field employees, planners, designers, etc.).This position is available in the Jackson, Michigan Service Center OR Remote and will be scheduling for Groveland.Job Description / ResponsibilitiesThis position is for a Resource Scheduler for the assigned Gas headquarters.The Resource Scheduler:Uses the T minus work management philosophy to build a comprehensive schedule from T-4 to T-0 ensuring all work is construction-ready and workload is balanced with available capacity.In order to achieve that balance, the Resource Scheduler:•Will maintain awareness of multiple headquarters and provide recommendations to management with regard to travelling crews, shift equipment, work overtime, and supplementing workforce with contractors.•Works closely with the Long-Range Planner and uses work plan inputs (overtime, non-premise, paid absence, headcount, contractor / internal mix, and work mix) to ensure alignment between plan/schedule and financial targets.•Will gather data from multiple sources to perform detailed analysis and provide explanations regarding work plan adherence.•Will monitor, plan and coordinate gas and electric workloads using a crew composition timeline for each week of work. The timeline is modeled to achieve optimal productivity, meet commitments and deliver on operational and financial goals.•Coordinates materials with Supply Chain, equipment and vehicles with Fleet Services, and equipment and resources with external parties and other internal workgroups.•Communicates with Field Leaders, Team Leaders, fellow Schedulers, and Long-Range Planners in order to create a complete and accurate T-4 to T-0 schedule.•Facilitates weekly meetings with multiple stakeholders to ensure alignment and a successful handoff of the T-2 and T-1 work schedule.•Drive results and apply knowledge to make complex and critical decisions through interpretation of information and apply the decisions to safely allocate all resources (materials, operational employees, equipment).In addition to the duties outlined above, the Resource Scheduler will be responsible for completing the following:•Plan and schedule construction, maintenance and "emergent" work.•Monitor workload / available resources and make appropriate adjustments as necessary.•Coordinate activities with customers, employees, departments, and outside agencies to meet customer commitments.•May participate in storm operations to support timely restoration of customers and to ensure safety of the public and Consumers Energy employees. Storm support may be a requirement of the role and may include dispatching / ARCOS support / wire guard support, or any other tasks needed to support storm oper