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Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 31/10/2011
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The Company:
Our major oil and gas client is seeking a Planning Engineer for a one year opportunity in Houston, Texas.

The Role:
The Planning Engineer (PE) is a specialist in project schedule preparation. The PE reviews Contractor Schedules for usefulness, logic, level of detail, input sources, timing, lines of communication, and interfaces with other project elements and consistency with Current Control Estimate, WBS, and the Project Plan. The PE also establishes the schedule requirements and frequencies of issue for all of the contractor schedule deliverables. The PE strives for timely detection of trends and specifically deviations from the plan.


1. Provide overall project schedule, progress measurement, and change management leadership and expertise
- Maintain close liaison with members of the Project Services organization
- Develop Level 1 and Level 2 schedules for assigned Project
- Advise the Project organizations with respect to:
Project controls tools and reports
Operators efforts in schedule

2. Supporting the Project Team with ongoing project schedule analysis, reporting, and Change Management.
- Develop and document Schedules annual and multi-year, and ensuring that these products reflect the approved project design/execution scope
- Analyze schedule trends, develop and review schedule forecasts
- Monitor and report on schedule implications of changes
- Participate in contract commercial bid evaluations (as required)
- Participate in developing Contract Control Schedules and Milestones
- Assist management in developing/reviewing schedule corrective actions and recovery plans, and making sure needed actions/plans are

3. Maintain regular contact with project teams
- Maintain close liaison with planning engineers in the project teams
- Provide direction and feedback to Project planning and control engineers on schedule aspects of the project

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology
• Minimum 10 years prior oil and gas industry experience preferred
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