Senior Planning Engineer

  • Location

    Aberdeen, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Oil and Gas

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum + Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Keir Strathie

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Our client, a major Operator based in Aberdeen are seeking a Senior Planning Engineer for an ongoing contract role based in Aberdeen.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Project Services Lead, the Project Planner is responsible for the planning and scheduling of the project activities across a portfolio of projects and multiple assets.
The post holder will collect and interpret technical information from Project Engineers, Technical and Functional teams and multiple contractors and will develop and maintain accurate and progressed integrated logic-linked schedules for each project.
The post holder will have a strong interface with the relevant Asset Planner to ensure the relevant level and integration of planning information within the short, medium and long term asset plans.
The post holder will maintain and promote an acute awareness of each project critical path and near-critical path activities.

The project portfolio includes a range of projects across multiple offshore assets with a typical total capital expenditure of around £100M per annum. Planning support will be provided to pre and post-sanction projects.


Develop and maintain project progress reporting across the portfolio.
Responsible for overall Level 1 â€" 4 project schedule and integration of all scopes of work (Facilities, Subsea, Wells etc)
Responsible for overall schedule change management including schedule baselining/revisions to baseline following Project Management approval
Responsible for long term Level 0 project schedule and integration of all scopes of work for the purpose of the annual business plan submissions
Key Duties
Ensure all interfaces to other disciplines are clearly defined and correctly engineered
Maintain and develop current awareness of relevant planning technology
Liaise with other disciplines, departments, project personnel and contractors
Interface with the planning functions of each of the principal contractors engaged on projects
Interface with the Asset Planning Teams
Monitor, report and verify progress and performance against each project plan
Run Critical Path Analysis reports and produce deviation reports
Assess and communicate impact on integrated project schedule of potential or approved scope change
Liaise with Main Scope Contractors on progress reporting requirements
Prepare & maintain management â€~S’ Curves and manpower forecasts
Critically analyse deviations and proposed variations to evaluate the impact on the time frame and resource requirements of the project plans
Recommend remedial action to minimise effects of slippage in the plans
Expedite activities and their interface on project plans in conjunction with Asset Plans
Conduct schedule risk analysis on integrated schedule to identify opportunities, conflicts, constraints when required
Update and maintain monthly progress reports, provide variance commentary where applicable
Drive continual improvement in project planning.

Education Attainment & Accreditation

Qualified in a project management technical HNC/HND, or equivalent, with significant planning experience within the offshore oil & gas industry
Mandatory safety, medical regulatory regulations for travel working offshore UKCS

Professional Skills & Experience

Excellent Computer skills including high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office and Primavera P6 planning tool
Extensive planning experience, preferably in the offshore oil and gas industry projects and operations

Interpersonal Skills and Qualities

Excellent organisation and communication skills, ability to work on own initiative and within tight deadlines
Able to prioritise workload appropriately
Independent, pro-active, accurate, with strong analytical and organizing skills

Embraces change and continual improvement
Good team working skills with an ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize workload as required