The incumbent is a member of a team providing timely and high quality planning, scheduling and project control support to NEL Project to enable delivery of the project in accordance with approved procedures, guidelines and execution plans. He/she will provide the entire Project with planning expertise in support of all aspects of the project, through subsurface development, front-end engineering, project approval and the execution phase. This is a contract role needed for a period of 18 months
Provide planning advice to the project leadership team in support of the decision-making process.
To develop and maintain the overall Project Level I & II Plans. Provide pro-active and quality input during development and revision of project execution strategies
Effective management of the dynamics of project plans during the project definition phase.
Develop the planning, scheduling and reporting requirements for all Invitation to Tenders. Contribute to the tender evaluation process for all major contracts. Review and evaluate the execution plans proposed by individual contractors.
Develop and maintain integrated planning procedures and support interfaces with other project management systems
To lead, co-ordinate and manage planning and scheduling of the entire project in accordance with NEL planning standards.
Manage and steer the combined planning team effort and liaise effectively with project leaders and all project, cost and contract engineers.
Ensure the integrity and consistency of the planning system is maintained over the entire project and that the procedures for obtaining necessary engineering inputs are followed.
Perform progress audits and reviews at all project sites.
Develop input for and participate in projects reviews (PERTS, etc.), the VAR process, peer assists and all technical challenge sessions as they occur.
Assist the Project to optimize critical path activities and directly contribute to delivery of the project to schedule.
Contribute to tangible improvements in NEL’s project planning, monitoring, and control practices across major projects
Provide planning input to the monthly Project Report for circulation to senior management.
Continuously assimilate relevant information from across the project and from all contractors and convert into a cohesive logic based Project Plan.
To review contractor progress reports and provide early advice on trends or indicators to the leadership team; collaborate with the major contractors and vendors to optimize their project planning and control procedures and to establish procedures for management information flow to the projects (e.g. status reports, schedule updates, etc.).
Eventual interface with multiple contractor planners to monitor compliance with project requirements and address issues with respect to planning set-up and reporting
To co-ordinate together with the Project Accountant the Project’s input to the annual Corporate Budget Planning cycle;
Develop and maintain schedule risk models and provide input to the leadership team on reference risks and uncertainties.
Contribute to the developments of a planning competency amongst NEL local staff.
Key Result Areas:
Contracting and procurement
Project monitoring and control
Input to business Plan
Coaching and Mentoring
· Leading a team.
· Understanding the importance of the company’s business and safety requirements.
· Demonstrate effective management of Customer/Suppliers/Contractors Relations.
· Determine Facility Maintenance Requirements
· Broad knowledge and application of Risk Assessment for all construction and operation field tasks.
· Ability to seek opportunities to expand and apply technical knowledge, skill and experience in doing own job.
Experienced graduate level Planning Engineer with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in oil & gas industry of which at least 10 years must have been with a major operator.
Must have previous experience of working in a similar role on a major project from concept through to commissioning.
Proficient in the use of computerized planning tools such as Primavera, Artemis, Microsoft Project etc.
Knowledge of computerized project management (planning, scheduling, monitoring and control) in a multi-project environment is a pre-requisite.
Strong project management, technical, communication and leadership skills. Should be self -motivated and a proven achiever.