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  • Job reference: RMS0150206

Senior Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Leatherhead
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/12/2014
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The Company:
Our client is a "super-major" oil and gas operator.

The Role:
Based in the contractor's offices in Leatherhead.

Job Description:
• Assist in development, management and reporting of the FEED & Detail Design Contractors Schedules (Topsides and Subsea, ensuring they conform to the Project WBS,PEP strategies and objectives)
• Defines roles and responsibilities for planning and scheduling activities in Engineering Office
• Proactively develops relationships, identifies opportunities to add value, and engage team members as needed
• Recommends and implements scheduling systems (e.g., Primavera) for the project, co-ordinating resources from IT and other functional groups.
• Provides resource planning and project schedules for various scenarios, where required
• Co-ordinates with the project teams to develop Owner's team schedules, and high level overall project schedules
• Coordinates schedules from multiple contractors and incorporate the information gathered into the overall project master schedule.
• Monitors and forecasts progress of activities in contractors’ work schedules. Highlight problem areas and recommend remedial actions.
• Evaluates critical paths in the project schedules and evaluate alternative schedule options to identify optimum project strategies or resolve problems before and during execution.
• Develops and implements plan versus actual progress curves. Reports and analyses monthly deviations from plan. Evaluates allocation of resources and provide recommendations to maintain required progress.
• Liaises with all team leaders to communicate required completion dates and interfaces between responsible parties.
• Work closely with cost engineer and accountant for expenditure and value of work forecasting.
• Prepares and issues updated project schedules.
• Works closely with Cost Control for expenditure forecasting and progress.
• Ensure that all planning and scheduling processes, methods and systems are functioning in accordance with the requirements and expectations defined by the Project common planning and scheduling guidelines
• Support Project scenario planning, risk assessment and management processes as needed for schedule risk analysis as directed by the Project Planning Lead

Additional Comments:
Assignment will be based in London area. Successful candidate will be required to travel to Aberdeen occasionally and potentially other locations I the London area. Business travel during assignment period will be fully reimbursed.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Engineering Degree qualification or 10 years' proven industry experience in similar positions
• Experienced in preparing and organizing FEED and Detailed Engineering Schedules. Good knowledge of Engineering Procedures and Processes
• Must be proficient with recognized planning & Scheduling techniques, Primavera P6 & other industry standard computer software.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Ability to communicate clearly and in a timely manner to keep Company personnel abreast of on-going operations. Proven ability to adapt to a changing environment and changing methods of working.
• Ability to work flexibly with the other members of the project team.
• Ability to organise and prioritise own workload and meet tight deadlines.
• Must be able to multi task and deal with regular interruptions.
• Ability to deal challenging situations.
• Problem solving skills.
• Self motivated.
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