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  • Job reference: RMS0226749

LEAD PLANNER (EPC1)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Qatar
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/08/2020
  • Duration: 24 months
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The Role:
Duties include, but are not limited to:
* Provides overall project schedule, progress measurement, and change management expertise to the Onshore Project
- Reviews EPC Contractor's project control procedures (home office and field control procedures) to ensure that Company's requirements are met.
- Ensures that the schedule control & progress procedures are developed and executed by the EPC Contractor's to monitor its schedule control activities and progress reporting.
- Coordinates, monitors, and assesses Contractor's efforts in development of the EPC Schedule and the Progress Measurement System.
- Advises the EPC Contractor's organization with respect to adequacy of project controls tools, reports and schedules.
* Reviews project changes to evaluate detail schedule impact; responsible for quantifying and incorporating the effect and impact of approved changes in the overall schedule for stewardship purposes.
* Advises Project management and Project Leadership Team of any potential schedule issues and when necessary, provides guidance on, corrective action and measures to mitigate any adverse trends. Assists in developing and reviewing schedule corrective actions and recovery plans and verifies needed actions/plans are implemented.
* Monitors and appraises the performance of the EPC Contractor compared to agreed control plans in the areas of progress and schedule control.
- Reviews and checks EPC Contractor's progress reports for accuracy of progress measurement. Verifies, reviews and endorses claimed progress reported by EPC Contractor.
- Reviews, monitors and controls the Contractor's EPC schedules for all project activities for logic, level of detail, interfaces, etc (e.g., Level 3, Level 4, short-term look-ahead schedules).
- Reviews EPC Contractor's main subcontractor schedules and ensures that they have been correctly integrated into Overall EPC Schedule.
- Reviews EPC Contractor's vendors and suppliers manufacturing durations for both critical equipment and bulks and ensures that they have been correctly integrated into Overall EPC Schedule.
- Reviews and endorses schedule and progress Baselines and forecasts prepared by EPC Contractor.
- Analyses of schedule and progress trends reported by EPC Contractor.
- Reviews schedule basis of Contractor's change proposals - reviews and endorses changes with regards to schedule and progress impact.
- Analyses of planned quantity metrics projections for all home office and site disciplines (e.g. Piping, Civil, Electrical, etc.). Monitors actual metrics quantities completed against planned.
- Overall responsibility of planning section and ensures sufficient action is taken to keep the schedule on track and protect company from potential claims.
* Supports PMT with ongoing project schedule and progress analysis, reporting and forecasting activities:
- Develops and maintains project schedules and ensuring that these products reflect the approved project design/execution scope.
- Analyses of schedule trends and develop and review schedule forecasts.
- Prepares and compiles Weekly and Monthly Reports (schedule & progress) input to Venture Reports.
- Responds to ad hoc requests from PMT related to Scheduling and Reporting, including development of progress metrics, and/or key performance indicators.
- Assists PMT in meeting RGEE expectations as required.
* Participates in gathering and recording Lessons Learned for the project that relate to progress and schedule areas.


Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Construction Management (or equivalent), or relevant experience.

* Thorough and extensive knowledge of:
- Project controls principles, theories, and concepts.
* Ten (12) years' experience in project scheduling and controls for EPC oil and gas capital projects.
* At least five (5) years field scheduling experience.
* Good written and oral communication skills and good interpersonal skills, ability to work with others.
* Proficient in the use of PRIMAVERA (P6) / MS PROJECT planning software, Excel and Power Point.
* Good Computer skills.

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