Field Planner Specialist

Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, United States

Job Reference 1194344

Location Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Gas

Function Control & Instrumentation

Job Type Contract

Date Added September 19, 2023

Reporting to the Field Project Controls Lead, the Field Planning Specialist works closely with the Project Construction Team in a Project Services support role. This role will provide schedule and cost support to Pikka North Slope & town-based project personnel and also serves as a key interface for Construction Contractor cost and schedule staff. This role is responsible for monitoring contractor performance as well as identifying cost and schedule variances for escalation and resolution with support from the Project and Contractor teams.
As a Santos representative, it is required that this role provides Safety and Environmental leadership. This role is required to participate in Contractor and Santos safety meetings and is required to speak up if unsafe acts are witnessed.

The Field Planning Specialist contributes to the following key project services processes and deliverables in support of project execution.
  • Demonstrate understanding of project execution plan and contracting strategies including schedule and cost elements
  • Facilitate contractor alignment to Santos project controls requirements.
  • Facilitate contractor alignment to Santos work and cost breakdown structures.
  • Assure contractor cost and schedule performance reporting including validation of schedule progress measurement.
  • Monitor contractor performance and provide analysis.
  • Perform field cost and schedule forecasting, trending and control.
  • Perform field schedule development and control as required.
  • Support field management of change including contractor schedule recovery planning and change orders.
  • Participate in cost and schedule risk assessments.
  • Perform Owner cost and schedule reporting as required.
  • Promote and lead in the implementation of Santos Ltd policies and procedures, including Safety, health, environment, process, people and planning
  • Facilitate contractor alignment to the Project Execution Plan and applicable Santos requirements
  • Monitor and QA Construction Contractor cost and schedule reports; flag issues to Project Team
  • Verify installed quantities versus schedule and cost progress
  • Participate in contractor performance and progress meetings
  • Review field changes for cost and schedule impacts; proactively communicate impacts to project MCS and budgets
  • Update Owner construction schedule based on contractor and Project Team inputs
  • Work with Project Team to produce recovery schedules as needed
  • Review Construction Contractor schedules with SIMOPS Manager to identify potential SIMOPS issue
  • Interface with Construction Contractor cost and scheduling staff as needed
  • Produce regular and ad hoc schedule reports for Construction Team
  • Interface and coordinate with the town-based Project Services team to ensure that field contractor performance updates are incorporated accurately and timely in integrated project reporting deliverables.
Formal Qualifications   
  • A Bachelors degree or equivalent in Project or Construction Management.
  • Any relevant project cost or schedule certifications highly desirable.
  • A broad experience with oil and gas exploration and production projects with a good understanding of building upstream surface facilities, drilling and reservoir management.
  • Project management including project controls experience.
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Ability to manage strategy implementation while ensuring quality control and attention to HSE.
  • Exceptional productivity skills. Can be relied upon to get the job done accurately and on time.
  • Deals with change as an expected part of the job.
  • Exhibits a strong work ethic, and a reputation for the highest degree of integrity and mature business judgment.
  • Must be an energetic self-starter with a passion for their work.
  • An engaged, ‘hands on’ team player that seeks to help others succeed.
  • Someone who readily generates ideas; shows creativity and ingenuity and provides solutions to solve problems.
  • A confident professional who constantly raises the bar and presses the organization toward a higher level of achievement.
  • Has little need for close management supervision and direction and is comfortable and effective in an informal operating environment.
  • Long-term vision with patience to attain high performance level with a continuous improvement outlook.
  • Ability to work and thrive in a work environment that can be ambiguous at times, requiring the individual to take initiative to seek clarity but not get frustrated.
  • Comfortable working in an open-plan office environment.
  • Will do what it takes to meet deadlines.
  • Involvement with suppliers and contractors is preferred.
  • Has clearly demonstrated strong technical competence.
  • Ability to work within a diverse cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written, oral communication and presentation skills.

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