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  • Job reference: RMS0216309

Specialist Project Planning and Scheduler

  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/09/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
Responsibilities:
* An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.
* Develops and implements planning and scheduling standards, associated methodologies, strategies and systems for a project.
* Monitors the development of the planning and scheduling deliverables.
* Reviews and verifies the progress of activities and identify schedule overruns and suggest mitigation actions that can be taken.
* Develops/reviews summary and detailed schedules and plans for a project.
* Develop resource loaded detailed schedules for Study phase, execution phase and shutdown/brownfield activities.
* Develop manpower profiles and histograms from resource loaded schedules
* Develop progress measurement system based on approved baseline and monitor/report on a regular basis.
* Validates baselines are implemented within the stipulated time and schedule variances are reported against established baseline.
* Manages the schedule range model for schedule range/risk analysis and conducts ranging workshops, including review of range results and issue schedule range/risk reports.
* Monitors compliance of contractor schedules and reports with corporate and business guidelines and consistency with the overall planning and scheduling methodology.
* Monitors implementation of standard sequencing of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and operational readiness activities on a project.
* Generates critical items report to the project and business unit highlighting material impacts and solutions.
* Analyses critical path activities and provides all possible mitigation efforts to minimise impacts.
* Assures quality, consistency and compliance of Planning & Scheduling deliverables.
* Coordinates execution of risk and quality management plans assure effective management the projects planning and scheduling scope of work.
* Compiles project/program monthly report and dashboards and verifies compliance against corporate guidelines and templates.
* Compiles weekly and monthly reports and dashboard for the project.

Qualifications
* Undergraduate qualifications in Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or a related field
* Project Management qualifications favourable
* Relevant certifications from AACEi or PMI desirable

Skills
* Ability to engage with & communicate effectively across multiple business units and functional areas
* Exceptional productivity which demonstrates reliability in getting the job done accurately and on time
* Ability to assess the accuracy of contractor schedules and facilitate /coordinate Project Status updates and reporting
* Commitment to quality and continuous improvement
* Negotiation and influencing skills
* Ability to apply the business strategy into the way we work
* Experience in key business systems, including Primavera (P6) current version and Microsoft Project
Maintain brownfield schedules incorporating shutdowns and other interfaces.

Experience
* 5-10 years of practical experience in a project environment focussed on Planning & Scheduling, Engineering, or related disciplines.
* Relevant experience in Planning & Scheduling in EPCM or Owners team positions.
* Prior experience in turnaround/shutdown planning and Brownfield activity (in an O&G Offshore projects) and detailed resource loaded schedule development is required.
* Demonstrated experience with project management systems & techniques

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