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Senior Planner

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Nigeria
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/01/2020
  • Duration: long term
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EXPECTED WORK LOCATION - Initially Rijswijk for about 3 months, followed by Milan for 12 to 15 months, followed by 40-45 months in Bonny (Nigeria)

The Role:


Purpose: Provide Planning expertise in order to deliver to NLNG the full benefits of managing these two critical elements for a successful delivery of the project as per the FID promise.

Accountabilities can be summarised as follows:
* Contribute to delivery and maintenance of standard, consistent and realistic project plans reflecting the assessed risk parameters for each project. Accountabilities can be summarised as follows:
* Deliver and maintain consistent and realistic plans and control structures for the project. Understand the list of plans required to execute the assigned project sub-elements and their interface to other sub-elements. Develop the activities, logic, resources and progress for the assigned project sub-elements, leading to the creation of the baseline schedule and its subsequent maintenance.
* Develop, implement and comply with the planning and progress monitoring procedures.
* Conduct the schedule monthly progress update, forecast, critical path and trend analyses for assigned elements, including any impact from interface areas. Implement and maintain the status reports. Provide regular and comprehensive schedule status reports to Project sub-element managers.
* Assess and incorporate the impact of approved changes and any deviations from the key project targets and milestones, including productivity monitoring and identification of alternate approaches to optimise the plan(s).
* Liaise with and challenge Project Engineering personnel to ensure proper understanding of the key schedule sensitivities and drivers
* Develop contract key dates, milestones and plan dates that align with the overall project schedule. Participate in evaluating bid schedules and reviewing contractor plans to support contract award recommendations. Develop contract sections for planning and progress reporting. Review and verify contractors reported progress and ensure that this is reflected in the project schedule.
* Contribute to the translation of the project's risk profile into the probabilistic risk model and understand the output, including the key risk drivers for the possible range of schedule completion dates. Track the criticality of the main paths to completion and float consumption.
* Implement and utilise the Shell standard tools and processes.
* Provide input data for and participate in benchmarking activities.
* Contribute to close-out data to enable knowledge retention (lessons learned, project data compilation) at completion of work.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* REQUIRED: Planning Engineer experience of 10-15 yrs and other relevant Project Control/ Project Delivery experience:
- have ~5 years' experience in a Lead Planning engineering role in both the front-end and execution phases of an opportunity or project
- have had full responsibility for establishing, managing, and delivering the Project Services activities in these roles for at least one sizable project >$100 million (i.e. the Upstream headline size lower threshold in the OAP classification model
* Experience in LNG projects with demonstrable understanding of the design-fabrication-construction interfaces;
* Worked on at least 2 mega projects for at least a number of years;
* Proven communication skills;
* Experience for working in Nigeria is a plus;
* Willing to relocate to Nigeria after a period around 2 years in a European centre during the early part of Detailed Engineering works;
* Experience with Primavera
* Fluent in English both orally and written

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