IT Project Planner/Scheduler II

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Job Reference 1192679

Location Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Oil

Function IT & Telecoms

Job Type Contract

Date Added August 11, 2023


The Progress Planner works under the direction of the Program Planning & Scheduling Lead and will be accountable for the administration of the program progress management process and tools. The purpose of the Progress Planner position is to ensure the Project Management Team has timely and accurate progress information to assist in the decision-making process.

The Progress Planner will be responsible for conducting progress review workshops, maintaining and updating the progress database, and generating progress curves. Progress curve updates will be completed monthly and published for team use.

The Progress Planner will also provide input to project schedule updates in Primavera P6, cost forecasting, contingency management, and change management.


The Progress Planner reports to the Program Planning & Scheduling Lead and may be responsible for:

• Conducting regular progress review workshops with the Project Management Team and various subsets of the team.
• Ensuring proper characterization of progress basis and potential outcomes.
• Ensuring the quantification of progress is reasonable and consistent.
• Publishing progress curves for team use.
• Communicating monthly reporting cycles for data inputs.
• Analyzing and communicating trends on progress subsets.
• Assisting in regular updates of project schedule in Primavera P6.
• Assisting in preparation of project and contract change documentation.
• If required, participate in monthly project cost forecasting and reporting.

Basic/Required Qualifications

• Five years experience on capital projects in the petroleum industry.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Access, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint)
• Experience with querying, mining, and analyzing data using various tools and databases including PowerBI.
• Excellent verbal communication skills in small and large groups.
• Excellent technical writing and proofreading skills.
• Demonstrable technical competency in the field of Project Controls and use of Project Controls systems.
• Demonstrable technical competency in the field of earned value and progress measurement.

Preferred Skills:

• Bachelors’ Degree and/or equivalent experience.
• Experience on large projects or multiple small projects in Refinery, Petrochemical or Oil & Gas projects.
• Knowledge of Project Controls, Risk Management, Planning & Scheduling, Cost Forecasting, and Contingency Management.
• Knowledge of proprietary computer software systems used for project management, tracking, controlling, and reporting.
• Demonstrated ability for development of reports for and presentations to management, especially as it relates to progress tracking and earned value measurement.

Asset Description
Located on Alaska’s North Slope in the National Petroleum Reserve (NPR-A), the Willow project is estimated to produce 180,000 barrels of oil per day at its peak.
The economic impact of the Willow project will be sizable. According to BLM estimates, Willow could generate between $8 billion and $17 billion in new revenue for the federal government, the state of Alaska, the North Slope Borough and local communities. The initial phase of Willow development will include a new Willow Central Processing Facility (WCF), three drill sites, pipelines, roads, bridges and supporting infrastructure.

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