Senior Planner

Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Oil and Gas
Functional Expertise
Salary Type

Job Description

Senior Planning Engineer to join the team on a staff basis. In this role you will be responsible for providing a complete planning Engineering service to both project and corporate management for Proposals and Projects either as part of a large project team or covering all planning and scheduling aspects on smaller projects.

Your responsibilities: 

•              Reports to the Project Controls Manager.

•              Manages and leads all activities related to project planning and accountable for managing the overall Master Control Schedule, collation and reporting of progress against this Control Schedule.

•              Setup and manage the project Master Control Schedule and facilitate the operation of the project planning and progress measurement systems.

•              Ensures planning and progress measurement procedures for contractors and vendors conform to Project requirements and are effectively applied.

•              Ensures that the detailed planning of the various phases of the work is in accordance with the project strategy and milestones to achieve the overall project plan.

•              Calculate and report project schedule performance metrics and generate S-Curves and other tables and charts as required.

•              Responsibilities typically include

o             Project controls: reporting, forecasting and cost control.

o             Look ahead reports of tasks to be performed in the 3 – 6 weeks.

o             Identification of Risks in schedules and mitigation actions.

o             Identification of Opportunities in the schedule.

•              Responsible for timely issue of project control deliverables and progress reports.

•              Provide relevant reports to project management to ensure the Project Manager has all the tools required to make the right decisions driving on time and on budget project execution.

•              Interact with the customer to provide update on schedule as well as explain the current situation / challenges / opportunities.

•              Implementation of the integrated project planning initiative: the planner will adhere to the approved processes and proactively drive implementation of new initiatives leading to fully integrated planning.

•              Provide leadership to planning engineers, schedulers and cost engineers to plan, monitor, and control the execution of the project within the time and budget parameters, optimising resource utilisation.

•              Support the Project Controls Manager and Project Management Team in planning and identifying issues that could limit progress or impact project budgets.

•              Corporate reporting line is to the Project Controls and Business Director.

•              Support project management team in initiating and preparing time and cost related variations and claims.

•              Monitor progress against schedules and expedite updating data required from the discipline groups.

•              Prepare and maintain client and management progress curves and look ahead reports for the project in line with the required reporting levels and requirements of the contract.

•              Evaluate discipline change notices, determine schedule impact of all affected areas.

•              Support the materials control group in developing and maintaining a requisition tracking system.

•              Ensure timely project reporting to an appropriate level of detail which gives early warning of adverse performance trends.

•              Perform related duties as and when instructed by direct supervisor.


Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:

•              Recent FEED, EPC / EPCm experience in the oil & gas sector in a similar role.

•              Recent experience of leading planning delivery on greenfield and brownfield projects.

•              Capable of performing duties with no direct supervision and within agreed schedules and budgets.

•              Understands the project deliverables, milestones and required tasks and targets through the project progress measurement system.

•              Capable of using initiative, knowledge and experience to recognise, highlight and address opportunities and threats as and when they emerge.


Joanna Mainprice