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Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/06/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
The role is for a Planning Engineer to support the Project Services Lead and Project Management Team to delivery and maintain a standard, consistent and realistic project plan reflecting the assessed risk parameters for each project within the UK Brownfield projects area.

They will drive, manage and ensure completeness of the development of the activities, logic, resources and progress for the integrated project schedule, leading to the creation of the baseline and its subsequent maintenance.
The role requires close working with the project team, discipline engineers and counterparts in the Contractors organisations. It also requires a confident communicator, both internally and externally. He/she will enhance the Company's position in technical discussion through their professionalism and technical understanding.

The position will report to the UK Brownfield Project Services Team Lead.

The position is based in Aberdeen but may require occasional visits to onshore sites.

Qualifications and Experience
* Oil & Gas Industry Experience including planning on execution of upstream and downstream projects, brownfield and subsea.
* Qualifications: Degree/Diploma or equivalent.
* Experience in resource loadings, constraints and schedule optimisation.
* A working knowledge of Primavera (P6) is essential.
* Expert use of MS Office packages (specifically excel).
* The ability to work within a multi-disciplinary matrix team is essential. It is also necessary to be able to operate in the external environment, with varies Assets, contractors and co-venturers etc. The candidate will have broad technical understanding and commercial sense.
* Good inter-personal and leadership skills.
* Good team player but also self-driven and a proven achiever
* Good communications skills (i.e. report writing and presentation) are essential.
* Strong project management and technical skills
Responsibilities

PLANNING
* Instigate, develop and police the planning and progress monitoring procedures to ensure that each element of the project performs the processes in a timely and consistent manner.
* Own the overall schedule monthly progress update, forecast, critical path and trend analyses.
* Develop status reporting framework and implement throughout the planning hierarchy.
* Provide regular and comprehensive schedule status reports to Project Management.
* Review scope change requests for the impact on schedules and the critical path of the project. Prepare reconciliation between earlier schedules and the current schedule.
* Consolidate the impact of approved changes and any deviations from the key project targets and milestones, including productivity monitoring and "What if scenarios" to aid project management decision-making.
* Liaise with and challenge Senior Project Engineering personnel to ensure proper understanding of the key schedule sensitivities and drivers.
* Contribute to the development of contract strategies documents. Ensure that all contract key dates and milestones align with the overall integrated plan. Evaluate bid schedules and review contractor plans to support contract award recommendations.
* Contribute to the development of the project's risk profiles and translate these into the plans using deterministic and probabilistic analysis methods, as appropriate. Regularly track the schedule risk mitigation efforts, the criticality of the main paths to completion, float consumption and the release of the 50/50 schedule contingency.
* Implement, ensure compliance and utilise the Company standard tools and processes.
* Provide input data for and conduct benchmarking activities.
* Deliver close-out data to enable knowledge retention (lessons learned, project data compilation) at completion of work.

GENERAL
* Provide input as appropriate to stage gate and corporate governance and assurance activity

Qualifications and Experience
* Oil & Gas Industry Experience including planning on execution of upstream and downstream projects, brownfield and subsea.
* Qualifications: Degree/Diploma or equivalent.
* Experience in resource loadings, constraints and schedule optimisation.
* A working knowledge of Primavera (P6) is essential.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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