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Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/10/2014
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The Role:

Purpose: To deliver and maintain standard, consistent and realistic project plans reflecting the assessed risk parameters for each project.
Principal Accountabilities: Deliver and maintain consistent and realistic plans and control
structures for major, complex projects. Develop the list of plans required
to execute the project and their hierarchy relationship. Drive, manage
and ensure completeness of the development of the activities, logic,
resources and progress for the integrated project schedule, leading to
the creation of the baseline and its subsequent maintenance.
Instigate, develop and police the planning and progress monitoring
procedures to ensure that each element of the project performs the
processes timely and consistently.
Own the overall schedule monthly progress update, forecast, critical
path and trend analyses. Develop status reporting framework and
implement throughout the planning hierarchy. Provide regular and
comprehensive schedule status reports to Project Management.
Review scope change requests for the impact on schedules and the critical path of the project. Prepare reconciliation between earlier
schedules and the current schedule. .Consolidate the impact of
approved changes and any deviations from the key project targets and
milestones, including productivity monitoring and “What if scenarios” to
aid project management decision-making.
Liaise with and challenge Senior Project Engineering personnel to
ensure proper understanding of the key schedule sensitivities and
Contribute to the development of contract strategies documents.
Ensure that all contract key dates and milestones align with the overall
integrated plan. Evaluate bid schedules and review contractor plans to
support contract award recommendations.
Contribute to the development of the project’s risk profiles and translate
these into the plans using deterministic and probabilistic analysis
methods, as appropriate. Regularly track the schedule risk mitigation
efforts, the criticality of the main paths to completion, float consumption
and the release of the 50/50 schedule contingency.
Implement, ensure compliance and utilise the Shell standard tools and
Provide input data for and conduct benchmarking activities.
Deliver close-out data to enable knowledge retention (lessons learned, project data compilation) at completion of work.
Experience and Qualifications: Engineering Degree and/or Certification as a Planning Engineer or
equivalent experience.
Minimum of 12 years industry experience in lead planning positions.
Experience in managing small teams of junior personnel.
A high degree of skill in written and oral communications.
Fully versed with Planning principles and techniques and Primavera P6.
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