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Planner/Scheduler Project Specialist

  • Job reference: 927711
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Date posted: 13/09/2019

Provides specialist advice and executes tasks in the provision of project planning & scheduling services to Projects. This includes the development and monitoring of plans and schedules, baselines, activity progress and completion, and identification of trends and corrective/preventative actions to influence on-budget delivery of the project's objectives.


  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable developmen
  • Develops and implements planning and scheduling standards, associated methodologies, strategies and systems for a project.
  • Monitors the development of the planning and scheduling deliverables.
  • Reviews and verifies the progress of activities and identify schedule overruns and suggest mitigation actions that can be taken.
  • Develops/reviews summary and detailed schedules and plans for a project.
  • Develop resource loaded detailed schedules for Study phase, execution phase and shutdown/brownfield activities.
  • Develop manpower profiles and histograms from resource loaded schedules
  • Develop progress measurement system based on approved baseline and monitor/report on a regular basis.
  • Validates baselines are implemented within the stipulated time and schedule variances are reported against established baseline.
  • Manages the schedule range model for schedule range/risk analysis and conducts ranging workshops, including review of range results and issue schedule range/risk reports.
  • Monitors compliance of contractor schedules and reports with corporate and business guidelines and consistency with the overall planning and scheduling
  • Monitors implementation of standard sequencing of engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and operational readiness activities on a project.
  • Generates critical items report to the project and business unit highlighting material impacts and solutions.
  • Analyses critical path activities and provides all possible mitigation efforts to minimise impacts.
  • Assures quality, consistency and compliance of Planning & Scheduling deliverables.
  • Coordinates execution of risk and quality management plans assure effective management the projects planning and scheduling scope of work.
  • Compiles project/program monthly report and dashboards and verifies compliance against corporate guidelines and templates.
  • Compiles weekly and monthly reports and dashboard for the project.


  • 5-10 years of practical experience in a project environment focussed on Planning & Scheduling, Engineering, or related disciplines.
  • Relevant experience in Planning & Scheduling in EPCM or Owners team positions.
  • Prior experience in turnaround/shutdown planning and detailed resource loaded schedule development is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management systems & techniques

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