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  • Job reference: RMS0105158

Senior Planning Engineer - Coordinator

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Kazakhstan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/01/2012
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (18/02/12)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client is a large multi-national Oil and Gas Operator which explores, develops, produces and markets crude oil, gas and sulfur. They pride themselves on conducting operations in accordance with the world–class safety and environmental standards.

The Role:
The Sr. Planning Engineer/Coordinator is a member of the project team reporting to the Business Manager, and provides support to the entire Project Leadership Team.
The Sr. Planning Engineer/Coordinator is responsible for the development, evaluation and maintenance of the project plans and master schedules based on input from project technical/commercial functions, vendors and contractors, as well as implementing project standards and procedures. This position provides support to the Business Manager Project Leadership Team including, but not limited to:

To provide a full planning, work management and analysis of the scope of work assigned including resource level management, productivity measurement (actual vs planned), logistics assessment and effect on schedule and procurement activities in alignment with contracting and procurement data;
Provide the project team with schedule reports as required including weekly and monthly updates, actual progress vs. baseline, look-a-heads for the next period, resource histograms, progress 's' curves, areas of concern and suggestions of possible mitigation measures;
To ensure plans are tracked and reported. Evaluating, analyzing, highlighting and offering solutions to trends that may result in schedule slippages;
Monitor and forecast the progress of activities in contractors’ work schedules, highlight problem areas and recommend remedial actions;
Evaluate critical paths in the project schedules and evaluate alternative schedule options to identify optimum project strategies or resolve problems before and during execution;
Perform probabilistic analysis of completion dates and potential alternatives and present risk-based analysis of most likely completion and expected deviation range;
High level of interface with Cost Control Function;

Work Processes: Demonstrated experience in the use of Primavera (P6), Milestone Professional, Microsoft Office applications and use of data base systems. Planning and Organizing. Demonstrated experience meeting critical project schedules using work force planning across multiple construction contractors.
Ability to work with a minimum of supervision, Skilled in working and communicating with a multi-lingual and multi-cultural workforce. Demonstrated history of effectively training and mentoring national employees. The successful candidate must have an advanced knowledge and practical experience of international oil & gas project planning and scheduling and the ability to interact effectively with joint operations, project management and all project functions as well as contractor personnel. They will have a strong understanding of project management and project assurance processes and be an expert in the application of Primavera and Pertmaster.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Engineering BSc/HND (or equivalent): extensive experience either in planning or in project management role.
Extensive experience on Petrochemical Projects and have worked directly or indirectly for a major oil company.
Experience in preparing and executing planning control procedures.
Experience in project start-up sequence and logic planning.
High level of working knowledge of computer based planning tools, e.g. Primavera P6
Familiar with planning probabilistic and associated software, the operational aspects of onshore production facilities, operations and downstream activities;
Must have hands on experience in Engineering and Construction Planning and preferably have worked on a fabrication or construction site;
Ability to assist in management reviews of existing appraisal work activities;
Familiar with the WBS requirements and structure of Integrated Planning.
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