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  • Job reference: RMS0115155

TAR Scheduler

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 07/01/2013
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The Company:
Our Client is one of the world's largest energy companies with over 95,000 employees in 100 countries around the world, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items. Our Client's brand has grown to become recognised worldwide for quality gasoline, transport fuels, chemicals and alternative sources of energy such as wind, solar and biofuels.

The Role:
Drive the TAR planning process from plan build, integration, refinement, communication (including running plan walkthroughs) and update during execution in line with the regional TAR planning and scheduling process. Develop, monitor and control the TAR plan within the Company North Sea RPU Primavera System.
Maintain the L1 CVP & Milestone Plan within Primavera - updating monitoring progress with TAR management team, and reporting progress against milestone delivery.
Liaise with TAR Engineering and Construction Managers early during preparation to build overall plan (drawing on previously executed scopes where possible). Maintain summary plan overviews throughout the preparation phase – developing duration overviews and site POB (people on board) plans and resource histograms as scope changes
Liaise with the Functional Planning Lead (Engineering Services), Area Scheduler and Functional Schedulers to understand the planning structure for the TAR.
Retrieve relevant potential work scopes from the work management system (Maintenance and Repairs), and other Functional work lists & schedules, into the TAR and Operations plans in Primavera.
Manage the TAR bookies board and planning tracker.
Coordinate the preparation of man-hour estimates for all activities at each stage to provide an early assessment of TAR duration.
Manage the various planning interfaces within the TAR, and between the TAR and other scopes.
Prepare, own and update the TAR preparation management plan.
Feed realistic Level 4 shutdown and start-up schedules into the execution plan.
Deliver the agreed overall level 4 execution plan (preTAR, TAR, & post-TAR). Progress the plan and manage the schedule to achieve compliance with the RPU 12- and 6-week plan gate criteria.
Identify and assign resources to the TAR plan and apply realistic resource optimisation and levelling within the execution plan.
Develop S curves and planning performance reports in line with the planning performance measures including TAR Kepi’s.
Own the POB tracker and schedule mobilisation within the allocated TAR bed space. Lead resource managing POB throughout TAR preparation and execution using the Offshore POB tracker and RPU POB management processes.
Own of the TAR Mobilisation and Logistics Plans, ensuring all logistics requirements are identified and in place (including mobilisation requirements).
Compile planning progress reports required by the TAR Lead and by the Activity Planning Team.
Contribute the Lessons Learnt process.
Conduct SIMOPs sessions with relevant parties.
Conduct threat to delivery / schedule risk assessment & take ownership of actions.
Lead the preparation and undertaking of detailed Schedule Risk Analysis session.
Facilitate the preparation of contingency plans.
Ensure plan quality (including resource loading) by driving data input actively by core TAR team personnel and Functional Teams within the Company.
Ensure all TAR activity is managed to ensure gate compliance within the CVP-TAR and the Company Integrated Activity Planning processes.
Own of the planning section of the TAR CVP Management Plan & TAR FEL (Front-end Loading Tool).
Chair TAR planning (regular and review) meetings.
Contribute to the development of TAR Planning Processes.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The scheduler should have a strong practical background with experience of Turnaround or Project Planning to allow them to identify issues, errors, and opportunities for optimisation. Capability to “own” the complete planning process within the TAR team is vital and the ideal candidate will have strong influencing skills to ensure other personnel support their needs: this may include participating in offshore constructability sessions. Management capability and practical knowledge should be coupled with a strong technical understanding of Primavera (Primavera 6) to allow management of a large scale integrated plan. Strong organisational & prioritisation skills are essential.
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