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Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/08/2014
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The Role:
The roles and responsibilities laid out below are not intended to be all inclusive but are meant to include the minimum requirements to develop and implement project schedules, progress measurement and reporting along with supporting the assurance processes set out in the Major Projects Common Process (MPcp)

It is the responsibility of the Lead Planning Engineer to:
• Execute the Planning and Schedule Procedure and Project Coordination Procedures.
• Establish planning awareness and ‘culture of planning.’ Provide planning tools and reports to Project Management to facilitate decision making processes. Keep Project Management informed of major schedule issues that have potential to impact schedule.
• Proactively work major schedule issues with other team members.
• Hold responsibility for contributing to the training, mentoring and coaching of those team planners within the Leads’ functional responsibility in the proper application of the client's tools and ensuring the client's project planners follow the tenets as laid out in the Planning and Scheduling Procedure.
• Prepare and issue project Schedule WBS.
• Develop initial, top-down, Level 1 schedule. Work with delivery area planners to fully develop the Level 1 schedule as the initial Level 2 and 3 schedules are becoming available.
• Lead effort in developing Schedule Basis and Assumptions document including benchmarking.
• Participate in development of the Project Execute Plan and any project-specific Project Services plans.
• Participate in the Management of Change (MOC) process where schedule is involved or may be impacted.
• Ensure the risk management processes and risk content are included in development of project schedules.
• Chair schedule workshops and reviews.
• Develop and maintain the Master Control Schedule with the support of the delivery area or other Planning Engineers assigned to the project.
• Manage the schedule baselining process.
• Interface with PSCM and the Project Services Manager to insure planning, progress and reporting requirements are included in contract Project Coordination Procedures
• Provide guidance in reporting requirements for Contractors. Verify Contractors are meeting contractual requirements for planning, scheduling, progress measurement and reporting. Validate Contractor reported progress.
• Hold primary responsibility for schedule forensics and claims analysis regarding schedule issues.
• Work closely with the project Lead Cost Engineer to ensure costs phasing and forecasting aligns with the current control schedule.
• Develop resources. Provide training in use of planning software and common practices.
• Develop and maintain overall schedule float management including schedule contingency and allowance management.
• Lead role in the application of internal overall progress measurement systems as defined in the Planning and Scheduling procedure and validation of the progress measurement systems of Contractors.
• Oversee development of project key milestones and interface milestones. Work with delivery area planners, PSCM and Contractors, supporting clear understanding of Contractual or payment milestone definitions and validating that these milestones have been achieved when claimed.
• Work with delivery area and other client planners. Identify all client's, Contractor, and third party interfaces for inclusion in the Master Control Schedule at the appropriate level.
• Act as the primary interface with the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) functional planning group.
• Interface with the O&M and Global Wells Organization (GWO) to ensure the Master Control Schedule reflects summary of O&M and GWO tasks as appropriate.
• Support planning effort in development of the Long Term Plan (LTP) and the Global Financial Outlook (GFO).
• Oversee schedule staffing resources. Look ahead to ensure sufficient manpower available to meet scheduling and reporting requirements.
• Lead the preparation for Schedule Risk Analysis assurance process. Participate with delivery area planners in development of Schedule Risk Model schedule. Participate throughout the risk review process.
• Develop ad hoc schedules and reporting as required by management.
• Ensure project learnings relative to this procedure are documented through the shared learning system
• Develop project close out schedule and coordinate or provide input to IPA close out, lessons learned and close out databook. Track close out progress.
• Conduct regular hands on site visits as required to verify schedule and progress reporting.
• Reports to the client's Project Services Team Leader

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• 15 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas industry (Onshore/Offshore)
• Competent use of Primavera

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
The position will initially be based in Houston (approximately 1 - 12 months) before transitioning to Trinidad.
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