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  • Job reference: RMS0135425

Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Abu Dhabi
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/12/2013
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The Company:
A Major International Manufacturing Company based in UAE is experiencing rapid & continued growth and as a result are looking for a number of experts in the field to support operations.

The Role:
Reviews requirements for and participates in the preparation of routine, preventive, predictive and shutdown maintenance. Actively participates in major turnaround scope finalization in coordination with maintenance engineering and other concerned personnel, and issues them as required. Follows up on implementation of such schedules and adjusts as necessary in discussion with concerned personnel. Liaises with area engineers to arrange material reservations and support services prior to shutdown. Ensures the continued logging and updating of Computerized Maintenance Management System.

1.1 Directs and supervises the activities of the assigned personnel in the Section. Performs supervisory functions at the level established by Management for the position.
1.2 Plans routine daily maintenance tasks in the plant for electrical, instrument, mechanical and civil works. Ensures that work orders received are logged by Planners/Data entry clerks on the basis of time, date and requirement. Follows up on the job preparation detailing man-hour estimates, spare parts requirements and workshop/other section support services. Liaises with Operations personnel, if required, to establish work priorities. Follows up with Inspection personnel to obtain necessary repair work list and procedures to help in job preparation.
1.3 Reviews and participates in the preparation of routine, preventive and predictive maintenance schedules for daily, weekly, monthly and yearly work requirements of equipment based on manufactures recommend practices. Includes reviewing job content and frequency with concerned Engineers and Planners and finalizing it with Section head.
1.4 Follows up on implementation of maintenance schedules. Includes visiting sites and attending coordination meetings to obtain feedback on work progress; receives completed check list and adjusts schedules as appropriate; and ensuring the logging of actual man-hours spent and the regular updating of outstanding maintenance works as backlog. Highlights repetitive equipment malfunctioning to concerned personnel for further consideration.
1.5 Reviews and discusses requirements pertaining to planned/unplanned shutdowns and overhauls. Checks work lists received from various sections and prepares compiled work scope for shutdown including work orders in backlog due to shutdown. Prepares preliminary estimates of the duration and manpower requirements, obtains details of manpower/equipment availability, firms up an overall plan and issues to sections concerned. Identifies jobs beyond in-house resource capabilities and provides information and assistance for further work of contract development. Participates in technical bids evaluations and pre-qualification of contractors.
1.6 Updates the Preventive Maintenance reviews regularly. Ensures availability of critical spares.
1.7 Follows up with area engineers on the detailed preparation of material reservations and support services requirements, prior to shutdown. Liaises with shutdown contractors planning staff for preparation of detailed execution schedule, monitors the same during shutdown, adjusts time estimates accordingly and highlights action required for meeting the overall schedule.
1.8 Participates in the preparation of various maintenance reports on a regular and adhoc basis. The reports include weekly overtime status reports, a monthly manpower utilization report, detailed backlog report and performance reports. Prepares detailed post shutdown report indicating manpower and material utilizations and recommendations for future shutdowns.
1.9 Ensures prompt implementation and effective utilization of Computerized Maintenance Management System, follows up on data entry of maintenance man-hours usage on day-to-day basis and the updating of equipment history cards. Issues computerized reports as and when requested.
1.10 Assists in preparing training programmes for National employees undergoing on-the-job training by identifying specific training needs. Provides essential training, guidance and counselling to trainees, developees and other subordinates with a clear objective of career development.
1.11 Performs other similar or related duties as assigned. Includes maintaining or ensuring the maintenance of all related files and records, complying with all mandatory safety codes, etc. provides back-up to area engineers by sharing on-call responsibilities for maintenance works beyond normal office hours and on holidays.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
B.Sc. in Mechanical, Electrical or Electronics Engineering..
5 years experience in maintenance and planning in an oil/gas or petrochemical industry.
Knowledge and use of computerized maintenance management system.
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