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  • Job reference: RMS0135252

Senior Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Nyhamna
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/12/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (19/12/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Role:
JOB PURPOSE: Proactively secure that the project(s) have right quality and up to date plans, to support the project decisions. Contribute actively to improvement, simplification proposals, throughout project development and execution phases and maintain an appropriate system of business controls for the Client Project Planner: Projects in execution phase. Analysis and follow up of contractor plans, overall integrated plans, camp, bed capacity input etc

DIMENSIONS: No direct reports. Handling several interfaces and customers: - Internally, for Planning Team Lead driven aligned best practices, client assurance and procedural compliance, support Norway Projects portfolio visibility and standardisation opportunities. - Internally, for Site Project Services Manager for day to day deliverables. - Internally, between project site managers, schedule stakeholders. - Internally, for the planning and reporting function towards other parts of the business such as finance, operations etc - Externally, towards contractors and suppliers

ORGANISATION: Functionally, part of the Planning Team and wider Project Services department and global discipline skillpool. Part of the Site Project Teams on a day to day basis.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: - Contribute to a healthy and safe work environment through knowledge and awareness of and adherence to the company’s

HSE policy. - Responsible for providing planning service to the projects, opportunities for client, covering all stages of project development from feasibility studies, through execution until hand-over to Operations. Create trust and credibility in our relations by providing proactive, professional, timely and reliable services in these project(s). This includes: - Proactively interact with the project team(s) to secure updated plans for all work executed by the Project teams. Create and issue the schedules in Client Standard Primavera format and keep these updated in line with the company standards and procedures, best practice and specific requirements of the Planning Team Lead. Co-ordinate input from sub project team-planning functions and, or contractors to maintain any integrated master control schedule(s) for projects incl providing the Site Project Services Manager with the list of plans to execute the project, and the hierarchy of these plans. - Monitor, analyse and report schedule performance against plan and recommend necessary corrective actions, when required. Use the change mng system for schedule change control and provide accurate and timely input to regular reporting of project status. Assess 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 - Provide the Site Project Services Manager with monthly progress updates, forecast completions, together with critical path and trend analyses. Responsible for input to the Monthly Report, Planning and Performance Review Meetings, including review of critical activities, resource load and variance commentary/areas of concern related to current month performance. Provide year end, total project completion forecasts. - Work with the Cost Engineer and Cost Estimators to ensure alignment of planning and cost control reporting and requirements. - Cooperation with the risk management group to secure adequate input to risk work, probabilistic schedules to determine and communicate the possible range of schedule completion dates for the project. This will include tracking schedule risk mitigation efforts, the criticality of the main paths to completion, float consumption and the release of the 50, 50 schedule contingency - Be involved in developing the contract key dates, milestones and client plan dates for alignment with the overall integrated plan, by evaluating bid schedules and reviewing contractor plans to support contract award recommendations Verify that the contractors reported progress is correct and accurately reflected in the project’s integrated plan - Ensure that necessary project control standards, procedures and work instructions are used. Participate in simplification, implementation, maintenance of these, including appropriate procedures for Project Planning purposes as part of the Client's Quality Management System.

KEY CHALLENGES:
1. Considerable interaction with staff from other Project Engineering functions and contractors on cost, planning and performance management, requiring disciplined management of priorities, good communication and accurate and timely information flow.
2. Handling the uncertainty in the early phases of projects, opportunities.
3. Fast growing and diverse teams with mixture of knowledge and expertise

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
1. BSc or MSc degree in engineering or its equivalent.
2. Experience gained in preparing plans, networks, resource plans, schedules and progress monitoring systems for projects in the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry is essential.
3. Fully familiar with project control practices and procedures and be able to apply these to complex projects.
4. Well developed computer literacy and in-depth experience with Primavera software is desired, in addition to Project management/execution knowledge.
5. Proven ability to operate with minimum supervision in a project team environment, including good communication and interpersonal skills.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Norwegian speaking would be a preferred.
NORSOK standards knowledge an advantage.
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