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  • Job reference: RMS0132214

Planning and Control Engineers

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Various Sites
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 14/10/2013
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The Role:
The position requires a highly skilled / highly motivated candidate due to the nature of a multi billion $US mega Program involved. The implementation phases of this unique Program Development will take place in different parts of the world. FEED, engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation, commissioning and start up activities will be carried out by specialized contractors worldwide. Therefore, high mobility and international / multi cultural experience in large scale development projects will be key criteria in qualifying for the roles.

Job Purpose:
Will be responsible to provide expert guidance on planning and scheduling as well as for Project Controls matters within the Development program. This Leader position will assure functional Planning and Scheduling expertise and functional management of other Planners and Control engineers within the Program/Projects assuring timely staffing of resources at project level. This position will be responsible for the overall integrity and quality of Portfolio/Program plans and schedules and the correct implementation of the Program/Project Services Framework including processes, procedures and systems at lower levels of the organization. This role will assure the integration among projects and at Program level with other project services disciplines such as cost, risk and contract administration and will be responsible for keeping the program/project specific procedures up to date

Main responsibilities:
Assure implementation of project procedures and alignment of Project Planning and Scheduling Activities to the Program Level Supporting the Program Services Manager and the Program Director in defining plans and schedules Coordinating a specialized team of project planning engineers in the scope of work definition, planning and scheduling project activities, monitoring project progress and reporting Assure the quality of planning, scheduling and progress reports Assure data gathering to create program databases for use among the projects Represent the Project Services Function in front of Contractors and partners in planning and schedule matters

Key activities:
The project Lead Planning & Control Engineer shall be responsible for delivering quality and timely project planning control deliverables at Program level and assuring projects aligned to the program/project procedures The Lead Planner & Controller shall at all times be accountable for: Integrated plans and schedules from all projects/contractors, inter-disciplines, etc Liaison with project planning and control teams within consultants, contractors and fabricators teams.
Examine and understand project scope of work Understand technical project documents for the facilities and be able to extract inputs to the project planning process Prepare project planning and control systems using the most appropriate systems and techniques. Developing project schedules at different levels Maintain and update project schedules to maintain at all time good representation of the project progress status Evaluate and report progress of works Analyze performance and productivity Prepare best forecasts for project schedule Proactively identify trends and advises on corrective actions Assure expert guidance on planning and scheduling issues at any level of the organization and provide plans and schedules review process to assure quality of the final products update when required the specific project procedures and operating instructions for planning, scheduling and project controls Assure the deployment and implementation of scoping and planning tools (CTRs, CWP, etc) as well as the integrity of the WBS among all projects of the program Assure the creation of specific program/project databases for planning and scheduling purposes, assure benchmarking and integrity of data within the program; assure the implementation/use of such a data in new plans and schedules act as Company representative and subject matter expert in particular projects' reviews, audits or contractors submissions

LNG PA Specific Experience & Competencies:
The Candidate must have proven experience and a full comprehension of strategic and managerial aspects on mega (F)LNG Projects ($5 billion +) across all OPD phases of Concept Selection, Concept Definition and Project Execution. Being able to act as focal point (guru) within theCompany as a Planning / Scheduling professional, (level 5), which will be demonstrated in the support of the project leadership team in managing and controlling the project, ensuring effective business management , control and assurance processes are implemented and maintained with respect to Company best practices. The Candidate must be able to transfer knowledge on various Project Planning skills sets i.e. Planning, Scheduling, Progress Measurement and Schedule Risk Analysis (level 4) to junior members of his/her Planning team. Manage relationships with relevant project stakeholders within both Dev and the LNG coordination Unit. The Candidate must have 7 years plus LNG specific project experience in Coordinator / Lead roles and as such bringing in lessons learned from his/her vast LNG experience to be able to interpret and explain Schedule & Risk Analysis output to Project Leadership and relevant (AR) review teams. The Candiate should be able to provide hands on claims management support and expert planning advise to project teams and provide advice on adequacy and accuracy of the detailed claim submission from the Claimant, and its compliance with the procedure for submission of claims under the contract. The candidate should be familiar with the LNG Process and associated Critical Equipment. The candidate should be able to outline typical critical paths / schedule critical areas of an LNG project

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
University degree in Engineering. Master degree will be an advance for leader positions
PMI or AACEI certification will be an advance
Management skills advanced course Project management advanced course Engineering
Required Experience:
15 years of Oil & Gas Industry experience 10 years of direct project service experience

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Required knowledge, professional and personal skills
The ideal candidate will have a vast experience in upstream and midstream Oil & Gas development projects with particular previous experience in midstream LNG and / or FLNG developments. Expereince in FPSO projects would also be a benefit and a substitute for FLNG experience. Mixed experience in early phases of project development (FEL, conceptual, FEED) with exposure with Execution environment and Project services practices apply to each stage of the project life cycle Experience with Primavera, MS Project or scheduling tools as well as databases and Excel Experienced working with an Owner organization will be a plus but not mandatory The candidate will be a team player with excellent communication skills The candidate will have a friendly multi-cultural attitude Excellent written, spoken and conversational English. Other languages are of a great advantage High mobility and flexibility to relocate Adaptability to changing priorities
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