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Lead Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Netherlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/06/2019
  • Duration: 12 months +
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The Role:
Division: Operations
Department: Field Operations
Section: Field Operations Support

Lead Planning Engineer Situation in the organization
Reports to the Head of Field Operations Support, is assisted by 1 or more planning engineers. The Logistic Coordinator and Operational Planner in the Genius team reports to him functionally.

Job dimensions
 Operated production @100%: 40 to 50 kboe/d
 Offshore Assets: 3 Treating Centers, 12 Satellite Platforms, 4 subsea templates; Marine support vessel (WTW),
 Annual: Number of Planned activities > 10.000, planned workable Hours > 150.000, 1-3 major interventions.
 1 direct assisting planning engineer and 2 or more indirect planning engineers within other departments.
 Interfaces: With all job holders and Customers of the planning deliverables (OM, FOM and project managers), the Engineering and Development department and genius planner.

Jobholder performs all activities, taking into account the highest level of Safety and Health, protecting the Environment and reporting any HSE anomalies.
 Integrates the (updated) content of LTP in to the Integrated Operations Planning.
 Prepares the 24MLA for review and validation by others, prior to approval by the OM in the 24MLA meeting.
 Ensures the integration of the activities of the operations entities (including sites) into the IOP.
 Gathers the various planning constraints from the job holders and Integrated Offshore Intervention Teams
 Identifies and prepares dossiers for conflicts and synergies prior to arbitration. Triggers pre-arbitration meetings with entities as required
 Actively contributes to the 4 Month look ahead meetings (preparation, proceeding, minutes, action follow-up)
 Leads the 5 Week look ahead meetings (preparation, proceeding, minutes, action follow-up)
 Schedules the planned activities in the Integrated Activity Planning tool (IAP).
 Collects progress during and after execution of activities from the Job Holders and implements it into the IOP.
 Creates Progress report, showing the realization of the works against the planned baseline.
 In charge of the IOP performance follow-up (KPI) for the 5 Week and 4 Month time periods. Jobholder proposes IOP process improvements in agreement with the IOP Coordinator.
 Ensures the maintenance of the Primavera Planning software and associated database and interfaces with the service provider accordingly.
 Monitors the Functionality of i-connect and triggers corrective actions with the vendor if required.

Context and environment
Client is operating her offshore installations in an integrated and differentiated manner incorporating seasonal approach in the work programmes. Integrated Operations Planning (IOP) is essential to the organization and management of operational activities. Means and resources are centralized and offshore interventions are planned and executed with clear scope well in advance integrating these means and resources.

Manages his/her team by developing the team skills and sharing experiences.
The Lead Planning Engineer is responsible for all planning activities related to the IOP process, for which the Field Operation Support lead is overall responsible and the Operations manager is accountable. Other planners (or project controllers), whether in the same entity or in other departments contribute to the planning activities but the Lead Planning Engineer is responsible. Qualifications/Experience required

Education: BSc level
 Minimum of 10 years relevant experience as a Planning Engineer preferably within the Oil & Gas industry.
 Profound knowledge of Primavera software and understanding of integrated planning processes.
 Working knowledge of SAP, and normal office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
 Upper intermediate level of verbal and written English

The Company:
Our client has been engaged in the exploration and production of natural gas in the Netherlands and the North Sea Continental Shelf since 1964. In the Dutch sector of the North Sea, gas is produced from 22 platforms and 3 subsea production installations. Most of the platforms are unmanned and remotely operated; four have gas treatment facilities.

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