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Gas Plants Turnaround (TAR) Planner

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Scotland - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/06/2013
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The Company:
Our Client is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, whose aim is to meet the energy needs of society, in ways that are economically, socially and environmentally viable, now and in the future. They employ around 90,000 people in more than 80 countries and territories.

The Role:
The Turnaround Planner/Scheduler has the responsibility for all planning and scheduling deliverables for all TA in his areas. This covers preparing, optimising, updating and maintaining the plan/schedule to efficiently execute scope of work including resource optimisation, checking availability of materials, completeness of work packs. It also covers breaking down scope into bite size activities for each area; assigning craft resources and durations; developing BOMs; developing work packages, initial entry into the scheduling tool and some initial logic ties by the planner. The Lead Scheduler would than assemble the activities from various areas or blocks, and projects, complete the logic ties, resource level, and ensure the schedule meets the quality checks in the scheduling premise document. The incumbent coordinates with all company disciplines, operations /maintenance, engineering, procurement and finance during the planning and execution stage and at all stages of the turnaround work processes. During execution he/she drives the schedule of work and reports back progress to Field Coordinators.

Principal Accountability:


•To act at all times in accordance with the Policy on Health, Safety and Environment and proactively manage all turnaround activities accordingly.
•Turnaround Planning and Execution: To deliver effective Turnaround planning/scheduling for all TA related activities (Maintenance, Operation, project) including:
•gathering work packages with detailed information for planning and execution;
•Data entry / import of detail job plans and estimates into scheduling tool. • preparing logistics and environmental plans
•Identification, review, and escalation of high-risk activities and communicates key issues and risks to the T/A Coordinator and/or T/A Event Manager.
•Implements T/A Scheduling Premise document with developing and loading schedule


•Development and understanding of critical path and near critical path jobs
-Resource leveling for the event
-Sufficient quality and detailed reports for management and supervision to steer the event
•Where this role covers a partial TA event – work together with lead scheduler to optimise the master schedule.
•Field Co-ordination: in many cases the planner /scheduler acts as field coordinator during the execution of an event with following responsibilities
-Update schedule.
•Responsible for schedule quality aspects and completion status;
•Management of turnaround files and records.
•Participates in Lessons Learned and Look back process looking for improvements in terms of planning and scheduling.
•Management of (Scope) Change: Report back on daily schedule and work with Operations, Discipline Engineers and T/A (Block) and Field Coordinators on changes.
•Turnaround KPIs: Report back on daily schedule /activities to support monitor and reporting of T/A KPIs
•Turnaround budgets: Support cost management initiative where applicable.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Experience in planning and executing turnarounds, with experience and intermediate skill level in scheduling.
Strong supervisory skills in managing crafts with good written/verbal communication skills and customer focus.
Must be able to work effectively in a Team environment and build consensus.
The Turnaround Planner shall have good proficiency with SAP (planning tool) and good understanding of scheduling using Primavera or equivalent.
Previous TAR expereince at onshore gas plant is preferable
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