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  • Job reference: RMS0224069

Lead Planner

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Qatar
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/03/2020
  • Duration: 36 months
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The Role:
1. Lead the Project Management Team's (PMT) planning activities and coordinate input from other PMT functions such as engineering, construction, etc. to ensure project schedule objectives are met
2. Coordinate the scheduling activities of contractor with those of the PMT to ensure that company's objectives are met with regards to schedule
o Review the contractor's planning and scheduling systems and procedures to assess their adequacy in regards to type of schedules being produced, degree of detail, schedule updating and control procedures, progress measurement, and work-hour data collection procedures
o Appraise the Contractor's Schedule Engineer's performance in analysis, forecasting, and reporting
o Participate in contractor schedule development, including interactive planning sessions, providing feedback and supplying interface information from other parts of the project
3. Review the project schedule to ensure agreement of activities, accuracy of assumptions, and reasonableness of durations through benchmarking
4. Provide the Project Team with a monthly analysis of the contractors schedule and an independent assessment of the MC forecast including identification of significant changes in progress and forecast impact of trends on critical path and target MC
5. Develop key progress indicators and milestones for engineering, procurement, fabrication, and installation
6. Review progress, staffing, and quantity curves and confirm they are consistent with the L3 baseline schedule
7. Assist the Project Team in the overall appraisal of work progress relative to the schedule
8. Ensure weekly look-ahead schedules are clear and reflect most up to date information
9. Maintain an ongoing reconciliation / root cause analysis for schedule deviations vs appropriation plan
10. Participate in a highly dynamic team environment working with tight deadlines, minimum supervision, high pressure and visibility on large capital expenditure projects ensuring accuracy, effective decision making and problem solving in all planning related activities to deliver project schedule objectives

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Bachelors' degree in Engineering, Science, Commercial discipline or equivalent
* 15 years broad planning/scheduling experience on major oil and gas projects
* Advanced computer literacy including Primavera enterprise project portfolio management software

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