E&I Planner

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada

Job Reference 1241542

Location Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada

Industry Petrochemicals

Function Planning / Scheduling

Job Type Contract

Date Added April 15, 2024

Airswift is seeking an Electrical & Instrumentation Planner to work for a major Oil & Gas client in Fort Saskatchewan, AB. This is a 1-year contract with a huge possibility of being extended.

We are seeking an experienced Electrical & Instrumentation (E&I) Planner to join our team for the planning phase of our Petrochemical plant turnaround scheduled for 2025. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in Electrical & Instrumentation, with solid experience in planning and executing turnarounds or projects within a petrochemical or similar industrial setting. The role requires proficiency in Management of Change (MOC) processes and a thorough understanding of completion phase activities. This position offers an excellent opportunity to contribute to a critical phase of our plant operations and play a key role in ensuring the success of our upcoming turnaround. The ideal candidate must have experience in maintenance and project work completion.

  • Collaborate with engineering, maintenance, and operations teams to develop detailed plans for the Electrical & Instrumentation scope of the turnaround.
  • Utilize planning software and tools to create work packages, schedules, and resource estimates for E&I activities.
  • Conduct field inspections and assessments to gather data and identify potential risks or opportunities for optimization.
  • Coordinate with procurement and supply chain departments to ensure timely availability of materials and equipment needed for E&I work.
  • Develop and maintain documentation related to MOC processes, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and internal standards.
  • Monitor progress against the plan, identify deviations, and propose corrective actions as needed to maintain schedule and budget targets.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels to provide updates on planning activities, address concerns, and solicit input for continuous improvement.
  • Participate in pre-turnaround meetings, safety reviews, and other planning-related activities to support overall turnaround readiness.

Required Qualifications
  • A diploma or degree in Electrical & Instrumentation Technology or related field is preferred, but not required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the petrochemical or similar industry, with a focus on electrical and instrumentation maintenance, projects, or turnarounds.
  • The ideal candidate must have experience in maintenance and project work completion.
  • Strong understanding of electrical and instrumentation systems, including installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance practices.
  • Experience working with SAP or other enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for maintenance planning and management.
  • Familiarity with Management of Change (MOC) processes and their application within an industrial setting.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex situations and make informed decisions under pressure.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to convey technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to safety, with a track record of adhering to and promoting best practices in a hazardous work environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and schedules, including the potential for overtime or weekend work during peak periods.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Certification or training in project management methodologies (e.g., PMP, CAPM) would be an asset.
  • Experience in planning and scheduling activities, preferably using project management software such as Primavera P6 would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and regulations relevant to electrical and instrumentation work, such as NEC, ISA, and API.
  • Previous involvement in turnaround or shutdown activities, including planning, execution, and post-event analysis.

Work Schedule
  • Monday through Friday onsite work, 9/80 schedule – every other Friday off.

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