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  • Job reference: RMS0122201

Senior Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Kazakhstan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/02/2013
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The Company:
Our client is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories. Their innovative approach ensures they are ready to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future.

The Role:
Senior Planning Engineer providing planning expertise and planning control to the Operations Readiness and Assurance department and Operations Readiness and Assurance delivery teams within Integrated Production Operations.

Prepare, maintain and report on the Operations Readiness and Assurance (OR&A) schedule and start-up schedules
Maintain the interface with Project, Commissioning, Start-Up and IAP Planners regarding integrated Planning matters.
Supervise planning and progress control activities of the IPO departments, verifying the conformity of the current activity with the Work Programme & Budget schedule / CTR catalogue
Be involved in the future planning of the annual Turnaround/Shutdown programmes
Supervise the OR&A planning team and develop planning capability.
Providing a full planning, work management and analysis of Production and Maintenance activities, as part of the Operations Readiness and assurance process.
Ensuring plans are tracked and reported. Highlighting and offering solutions to problems.
Pro-actively handling all matters relating to Planning and Risk Analysis.
Developing a hierarchical set of schedules down to Level 4 for the OR&A process.
Develop Operations Site Readiness schedules and support review meetings.
Supporting the Start-up sequence planning as well as Interim Hand-over planning
Ensuring the quality of reporting through the OR&A Dashboard
Maintaining and updating all plans in readiness for monthly progress reporting
Ensuring that all interfaces are identified, agreed and reviewed on a weekly basis
Ensuring that all short term critical tasks are reviewed on a weekly basis
Maintaining OR&A strategic planning documents and supporting charter sheets as required.
Developing integrated operations procedures and plans in preparation for mature operations
Maintaining close liaison with the various Planning Departments inlinked with IPO.
Assisting with the deployment and embedding of Integrated Activity Planning (IAP) procedures for the future operations and maintenance phase.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
In order to process work permits in Kazakhstan the authorities require high education (min Bachelor level or higher). Applicants without these qualifications would not be considered. Your letter of references/experience should explicitly indicate work experience in an area similar to this job profile.

The incumbent must have a tertiary qualification in mechanical engineering or
equivalent, with a minimum of ten years working experience within Production
Operations or in an Operational Readiness Project environment.
Working experience in complex onshore and off-shore oil and gas facilities/projects
Certified Advanced Primavera Training
Previous Experience in supervising planning teams, preparation and executing planning (control) procedures is advantageous.
Mastery with Planning practices and the associated software such as Primavera P6
Mastery in identifying activity priorities, project/commissioning dependencies, planning conflicts, and operational impacts/risks

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Fluency in spoken and written English, and experience in Former Soviet Union and/or Caspian Area would be an advantage

-working to tight deadlines
-managing change & uncertainty
-working in direct and virtual team environments.
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