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Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London and South East and Ghana
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/07/2011
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Job Title: Planning Engineer
Job Location: London and South East and Ghana
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Duration: 12 Months
Residency: U.K./E.U.

The Company:
Our client operates in the oil and gas sector.

The Role:
•To provide reliable and responsive project planning on our client's project.
•Supervise the development of Company and Contractor schedules for all phases of a project and to monitor and report progress against these schedules.

•To analyse project requirements and prepare a Project Master Schedule which integrates constraints and strategies for Engineering, Procurement and Construction phases.
•Prepare logic diagrams, in accordance with a Work Breakdown Structure, which form the basis for detailed level schedule reporting and analysis. Issue detailed activity schedules and expedite the return of schedule updating data.
•To monitor progress against schedules, analyse deviations and recommend remedial actions. Prepare agenda items for schedule review meetings.
•To prepare and maintain progress curves for each project phase in accordance with the Project Control Plan.
•To prepare and maintain in conjunction with the delivery managers and contracts advisors, a requisition tracking system that meets the requirements of the Project Control Plan.
•To prepare and make presentations to project teams and senior management on schedule control methodologies and procedures used by the Company.
•To maintain real time, the schedule in Ghana to allow planning individual team schedules reporting progress on a daily, weekly and monthly basis as required.
•To receive schedules from the contractors and the DPR’s from offshore and integrate these schedules into the Ghana Development schedule.
•To provide look-a-heads and 'what-if/best case/worst case' and other schedules and activity presentations as required for the individual teams and the Ghana Development.
•To input and coordinate the weekly and monthly reports

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree qualified in a relevant discipline. Also:
•Highly conversant in both planning and some cost engineering methodologies
•Experience of industry standard project controls systems such as Primavera, Artemis, or MS Project is essential.
•10 years experience in planning with at least 5 years spent in a similar role.
•Experience of scheduling engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction both in module/structure fabrication yards and offshore with hook-up/commissioning, vessel, diving and ROV activities.
•Experience with an installation contractor

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
•Excellent verbal, written and oral communication skills
•Able to work effectively as part of a team
•Ability to work on own initiative
•Takes a proactive approach
•Ability to take responsibility and manage tasks through to completion
•React quickly & flexible to changing circumstances
•Use initiative to ensure issues are overcome
•Seek ways to find and apply best practice
•Adopt a pragmatic, fit for purpose approach
•Open, honest & reliable.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Alex Cohen at Fircroft on + 44 20 8899 6969
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