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System / Project Planner - Oil & Gas

  • Salary: £250 - £300 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Bristol
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Date posted: 04/10/2017
  • Job reference: J372106A

Project Planner

Bristol

Daily Rate Range - £250 to £300

Qualification / requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in planning in the subsea industry or in large mechanical construction industry.
  • Expertise in use of the Primavera P6 planning tool. Additional knowledge of MRP is required.

Essential responsibilities:

1 - Schedule management: The planner is in charge of a portion of the project schedule, more specifically the activities related to project management, engineering and procurement for a large portion of the project. The planner will need to ensure the schedule quality (logic, clarity) and accuracy (update of dates, reflexion of the scope of supply).

2 - Coordination: the planner will be collaborating with engineering and sourcing functions in order to update the schedule based on their inputs. The planner will also be collaborating with other planners on the project, especially the fabrication planner on site and to some extent also the product line planners and the lead EPC planner.

3 - Project management support: The planner is the right hand man/woman of the project manager and as such will provide him/her visibility on i) look ahead of tasks to be performed in the 3 - 6 weeks ii) risks in schedules and mitigation actions iii) opportunities in the schedule. The planner will 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.

4 - Support with customer: the planner will interact with the customer to provide update on schedule as well as explain the current situation / challenges / opportunities.

5 - 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.

Desired characteristics:

  • Clear thinking: Ability to understand the status of a project and link the schedule to the reality of the execution. The planner will quickly understand the risks and opportunities in the schedule, identify and drive appropriate actions.
  • Expertise: Strong expertise in planning of a large project as well as use of the Primavera P6 planning tool.
  • Motivation and work ethic: High energy and motivation to deliver against and beyond expectations, making the difference in the position.
  • Leadership & Inclusiveness: The planner will collaborate with a team of planners as well as interact with a large panel of individuals contributing to the performance of the project. As such strong leadership and great interpersonal skills are required.

Please submit your CV in the first instance.

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