Shutdown Planner

  • Location

    Aberdeen, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Oil and Gas

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  • Salary:

    £400 - £500 per day

  • Contact:

    Gordon Clark

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Our client a leading Oil & Gas operator are seeking a Shutdown Planner for an approx year long contract.

As part of the Shutdown team, provide planning assurance support by ensuring that all shutdown plans are effectively prepared in a consistent manner in accordance with requirements of the Shutdown Standard


To be the Shutdown team focal point for all shutdown and planning coordination. Critically evaluating and challenging the asset planning and coordination strategy leading up to and during shut downs

Key Duties

Development and management of a uniform and consistent process for planning using primavera for all assets
Development and management of a uniform and consistent Work Breakdown Structure for all assets
Development and management of a uniform and consistent reporting process for all assets, including 'S' curves
Evaluate & challenge assets shutdown scheduling to ensure the planning is thoroughly optimised
Assist Assets with problem solving scheduling activities to ensure the planning is thoroughly optimised
Analyse asset work lists to ensure only critical shutdown works are being planned
Attend PMSD Workshops to risk and rank all activities in the work list
Develop a uniform and consistent action tracker register for all assets
Attend and participate at the PMSD stage gate reviews
Develop a uniform and consistent risk register for all assets
Monitor progress of all assets shut down activities and milestones
Organise and manage workshops and or meetings to optimise the shutdown plans
Conduct site visits onshore as and when required and produce reports in a timely manner
Review and comment when necessary on technical documents produced by Vendors, 3rd party contractors and Company's Engineering Contractors
Participate with Site Operation Team to develop proposals to overcome deficiencies in existing planning
Participate in risk assessment, Root Cause Analysis, safe operation assessments
When required review and comment on prestart up audits prior to completion of shutdowns
Support and assist the Shutdown Assurance Manager to deliver the goals set by the Company's leadership team, shareholders and partners
Review and comment on the asset PMSD resource plans to ensure suitable resources are available to execute the works, in accordance with the agreed plan
Input and support to daily and weekly co-ordination meetings
Monitor progress and report on performance on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
Ensure assets are aware of each other's planned outages to ensure maximum efficiencies of shared resources.
Ensuring appropriate flow of information to and from asset to optimise response times and provide right first time solutions
Regular reporting to UK Shutdown Manager to ensure awareness of short term plans and operational support issues
Regular contact with asset support teams to ensure priorities are aligned with corporate PMSD targets

Education Attainment & Accreditation

HNC or equivalent with significant experience in a similar role as a shutdown planner
Proficient in the use of Primavera planning software.
Proficient in the use of Excel, Word, Outlook and Power point
Competent in use of Maximo Maintenance Management System

Professional Skills & Experience

Demonstrates general management skills, drive and performance delivery focus
Experience of all mechanical equipment, utility and process systems for offshore platforms
Experience of Nitrogen Helium and alternative medium Leak Testing
A detailed knowledge of industry standards, specifications and best practices for shutdowns

Interpersonal Skills & Qualities

Strong safety awareness
Strong technical understanding of software planning and reporting tools
Strong team player with the ability to work to tight deadlines
Ability to work with minimal supervision, on a number of projects
Strong networking and communication skills
An ability to maintain internal and external relations in support of the shutdown activities
An ability to help and problem solve, embrace change and continual improvement

Ability to travel to company sites onshore as required by the business