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  • Job reference: RMS0106413

Wells Senior Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Norway
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 15/03/2012
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The Company:
Our client is one of the world's largest integrated energy companies conducting business in countries all around the globe. They are engaged in every aspect of the crude oil & natural gas industry, including exploration & production, manufacturing, marketing & transportation, chemicals manufacturing & sales, geothermal, power generation, renewables & advanced technologies.

The Role:
Formal functional reporting to the Planning Team Lead, Project Services In wells, reports to Senior Well Engineer Planning Responsible for providing planning service to the Wells department, covering all stages of the Well Delivery Process from the planning phase, through execution to project closing. Communicate these plans to the wider project teams, outside of Wells. Create trust and credibility by providing proactive, professional, timely and reliable services in these projects.

This includes:
- Proactively interact with the project teams to secure updated plans for all work executed by the Project teams.
- Create and issue the schedules and keep these updated in line with the company standards and procedures, best practice and specific requirements of the Planning Team Lead.
- Coordinate input from sub project team planning functions and, or contractors to maintain any integrated master control schedules for projects including providing the project manager with the list of plans to execute the project, and the hierarchy of these plans.
- Use the change management 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 Project 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 Analyst Controller 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 Wells contracts 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.
- Communicate with the CandP Wells to develop and monitor the contracting process for all Wells projects.
- 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 Quality Management System.

Contribute to a healthy and safe work environment through knowledge and awareness of and adherence to the company HSE policy.

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