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Lead Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/08/2013
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The Company:
Global oil and gas firm.

The Role:
Reporting to the Project Controls Manager, To provide planning services to projects; to ensure that all plans and project schedules are fully integrated to reflect the time and resource requirements to perform the project scope of work at all times. To ensure progress is accurately measured and that forecasts are reliable; to support the preparation of scenario plans and progress reports.

• Develop hierarchical and auditable planning levels from level 0 (overall scope of work) down to level 3 or more as required for individual project scopes of work.
• Demonstrate visible leadership and commitment to excellent HSSE performance in support of the Project Manager’s accountabilities,
• Perform schedule benchmarks and risk analyses for different scenarios and review outcome with project team.
• Prepare and maintain project planning and project control procedures, including methods and norms for planning and scheduling.
• Prepare and maintain resource plans for the project.
• Contribute to the Potential Change meetings and in the maintenance of the Potential Change and Variation Order Proposal Register.
• Monitor and review contractors’ schedules and provide feedback to the Project Controls Manager on areas of underperformance or variance against contract or baseline schedules.
• Roll up contractors’ schedules into an overall integrated project schedule.
• Verify progress and performance against plan, identify areas of potential schedule overrun requiring corrective action, forecast completions and provide accurate and timely project reports.
• Contribute to the development of schedule recovery or other such optimisation strategies.
• Lead or participate in as appropriate, cost and schedule risk analyses, using probabilistic techniques.
• Lead or participate in as appropriate, the development of a project risk register to provide for identification, mitigation and monitoring of project risks.
• Support the preparation of the project monthly report by providing updated progress and forecast information.
• Work with the project team in the use of project planning software to evaluate options in scope or execution.
• Ensure that all interfaces are identified, understood and documented in the schedule and monitored.
• Ensure short term “critical” activities are identified, understood and reviewed.
• Prepare and maintain the work breakdown structure in co-ordination with work and organisation structures and accounting processes in liaison with the appropriate functions.
• Develop and maintain the project contracts plan in conjunction with the PCM.
• Ensure that all plans are realistic and fully challenged prior to management submission.
• Ensure project out-turn planning data and lessons learned are fed back to internal project stakeholders, including BGA, for the benefit of future projects.
• Capture project Close-out information and share with BGA to enable recycling of data to improve estimating and schedule preparation data resources.
• Facilitate third party and sub-contractor scheduling efforts through early alignment of expectations and ensuring that the third party / sub-contractor planning function receives the appropriate support from other project team members.
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