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  • Job reference: RMS0126268

Senior Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 25/06/2013
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The Company:
Our Client is one of the world's largest Oil and Gas companies. Their operations cover the entire energy chain, including oil exploration and production to trading, shipping and refining and marketing of petroleum products, as well as chemicals. Our Client has operations in over 130 countries and has more than 95,000 employees worldwide.

The Role:
The key dimensions of the job comprise the management of an asset’s multi-function long- and short-term offshore activities within the operations planning department. The long-term activities include being accountable for planning input to the corporate planning process. The short-term activities include the management of the plan detail to ensure day-to-day site issues and POB management are efficiently handled. This on average could total 500,000 man-hours per site per annum.


•Production of Operations integrated activity schedules on a weekly/monthly basis
•Ensure all offshore activities meet readiness criteria, i.e. workpack complete, materials available, competent personnel, etc.
•Ensure Engineer Plan contains all current and future known works in line with the annual budget process
•Facilitate and chair weekly/monthly planning review meetings
•Maintaining the quality of the Company’s Operations planning function
•Ensuring that planning activities are accurate and meet Company/third party requirements


•Manage the planning input into the Corporate, Long Term and associated budget plans
•Chair/facilitate weekly/monthly planning review meetings. These are cross-functional meetings attended by Company/contractor representatives (Field Manager, Projects Manager, Operations, Maintenance, Drilling, OIM, EC Contractor, etc.)
•Liaise with Field Managers and Projects to resolve high-level priorities for corporate planning activities
•Manage interface with EC and occasional flotel interventions to optimise planned activities
•Liaise with Maintenance/Production Engineering to ensure any outages are optimised and kept to a minimum
•Liaise with Finance to ensure the engineering plans and internal studies are reflected in the PDC budgets
•Be accountable for the accuracy of asset planning output and planning advice given to other company departments
•Attend morning calls to Asset OIM/Terminal Manager
•Deputise for Planning Team Leader in their absence

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Qualification in a technical discipline and appropriate experience in as Asset or Projects Planning role
•Proactive, with excellent communications and problem-solving skills
•Ability to adapt to the rapidly changing Operations environment
•Experience of P6 planning tool
•Good understanding and working experience of cross-departmental practices
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