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Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/04/2012
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The Company:
Our client is a global Oil & Gas operating company in need of a Planning Engineer in Houston, TX.

The Role:
Job function:
1. Provide overall project schedule, progress measurement, and change management leadership and expertise
• Maintain close liaison with members of the sub-project services organization
• Ensure that appropriate Contractor project controls staffing levels and controls tools are employed by the EPC Contractor
• Coordinate, monitor, and assess Contractor’s efforts in project planning, sampling to assure Quality.
• Steward the EPC contractor's project control organization with respect to:
 Schedule development, control and progress measurement
• Advise the EPC contractor's organization with respect to:
 Project controls tools and reports
 Contractor's efforts in schedule
• Conduct briefing sessions for project team members with respect to project control requirements and processes
• Participate in gathering and recording lessons learned for the project

2. Supporting PMT and Cost Stewards with ongoing project cost and schedule analysis, reporting, forecasting, budgeting 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
• Respond to ad hoc requests from PMT related to Controls/Reporting

3. Monitoring and appraising the performance of Contractor's Site in the areas of cost, progress and schedule control.
• Examine and evaluate the Contractor’s schedule control organization, plans, performance and procedures
• Review and, where appropriate, endorse schedule, progress Baselines and forecast prepared by contractors
• Analyze schedule and progress trends developed by contractor
• Review and endorse progress measures reported by the contractor
• Review schedule bases of contractor's Change Proposals - review and endorse Change
• Assist site management in developing/reviewing schedule corrective actions and recovery plans, and making sure needed actions/plans are implemented.

4. Maintain regular contact with Cost and Schedule organization in the sub-project teams and with the Functional Organization.
• Maintain close liaison with planning engineers in the sub-project teams and Function
• Provide direction and feedback to Sub-Project planning and control engineers on schedule aspects of the project

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
-Must have thorough and extensive knowledge of Project Controls principles, theories, and concepts
-Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Business Administration with relevant experience, or 10+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry
-5+ years of project controls experience with a more focus on schedule control achievements than cost control
-Upstream / Pipeline / Offshore Engineering, Procurement, and Construction experience
-Willing to work overseas in a team environment
-Willing to relocate to required project site
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