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Progress Reporter

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Brisbane
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/10/2011
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The Company:
A leading Australian coal seam gas explorer and producer focused on developing its world-class reserves for domestic and international supply.

The Role:
The Progress Reporter will undertake the detailed scheduling of activities for the Upstream Projects during the execute phase including; detailed engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and commissioning phases of the project. The objective of this role is to monitor schedules developed by contractors and others for site works and undertake the development of individual ‘owners’ project schedules (where appropriate). The Progress Reporter will work in conjunction with contractor’s management / Progress Reporters and establish Company detailed schedules for all projects being undertaken. The Progress Reporter will ensure that schedules produced either by Company directly or its contractors shall at all times comply with the Company work breakdown structure and reporting needs. The Progress Reporter shall plan within the time constraints set by the overall integrated project master schedule.

The Progress Reporter will maintain these project schedules with progress updates from contractor’s schedules and also from Company site staff. The Progress Reporter will monitor and report that contractors are updating their schedules as required. The Progress Reporter will provide regular updates of the Company schedules, as required, to the Project Group Planning Team that will maintain an overall Level II program built from the Progress Reporter’s individual project schedules. The role incorporates both activities for the development of new schedules and the ongoing monitoring, analysis and reporting of ongoing schedules.

• Support and provide input to the development of the schedule baselines, including activities and milestones, dependency logic and sequencing, estimating activity durations, determining critical paths, and resource allocation loading and levelling (as applicable)
• Support the schedule baseline approval packages to Company Project Group Planning Team and Project / Construction Manager
• Facilitate the update and re-issue of the schedules at defined intervals
• Present the schedule updates, provide status information for the project and explain schedule variances from the baseline to the Site Manager and Lead Progress Reporter
• Assist with the schedule management of a project and advise on the performance of a project in relation to this area
• Ensure detailed management and control of the project critical path(s) at all times
• Prepare and present status reports, variance analysis, and corrective action plans for the projects to the Company Project Group Planning Team and Site Manager
• Facilitate the maintenance of the schedule, as required including earned value analysis
• Work with Company Project Group Planning Team and Site Manager to identify unrecoverable variances and establish mitigation strategies
• Works with Company Project Group Planning Team to recommend requests for formal re-baseline actions
• Reviews and confirms that contractor’s responsibilities and reporting requirements per the contract, if applicable, are correct and will provide the required information
• Review contractor planning & scheduling and co-ordinate procedures
• Facilitate combining contractor schedules into Company schedules where required
• Co-ordinate with contractors on the production of detailed look ahead schedules
• Review these contractor schedules with the project team to enable subsequent review and agreement with the vendor or contractor

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Experience in developing detailed schedules using Primavera products (preferably P6)
• Experience in analysing and maintaining project schedules and preparing progress reports
• Experience in applying scheduling skills in a busy construction environment
• Experience in managing contractor schedules and combining multiple contractor schedules to form one project schedule
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using project management software e.g. Primavera P6
• Understanding of Critical Path scheduling methodology
• Understanding of contracting strategies
• Attention to detail including schedule development and documentation of assumptions supporting the schedule
• The person shall understand and demonstrate the ability to work in a team and understand the need to provide a professional and prompt service to all stakeholders
• Understanding of construction
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