Project Planner III

Houston, Texas, United States

Job Reference 1237824

Location Houston, Texas, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Onshore Oil

Function Planning / Scheduling

Job Type Contract

Date Added January 30, 2024

Our major Oil & Gas client is seeking a Project Planner III to work in Houston, TX on an initial 12-month contract.

Role Overview

The Planner / Scheduler will report to the Planner / Scheduler Lead and assist in planning and scheduling the Facility Engineering and Procurement, as well as maintaining the Interface / Integrated Schedule. Will establish and maintain schedule logic, Risk Management, forecasting, and Earned Value analysis.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience using Primavera software on large-scale projects.

The planner will ensure schedule integrity, manage forecasts, and maintain resource plans according to the company's Project control processes and Standards.

This position interacts closely with internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to, Engineering, Quality Management, Construction Management, Project Management, Project Controls, Contracts Administration, Procurement, Expediting, Logistics, Contractors, and Vendors.

  • Attend contractor meetings and participate in discussions regarding project strategies and expectations.
  • Ability to communicate changes to various stakeholders and recommend mitigations as needed.
  • Track and analyses contractor schedules and notify project team of deviations and delays.
  • Prepare procedures for Project Controls Reporting including Risk Assessment and Earned Value.
  • Program logic to include project benchmarks for the duration of the project.
  • Prepare Earned Value and Project Plan Variance Reports.
  • Build Recovery and Work-Around plans.
  • Interface with the Contractor’s Planning and Scheduling Specialists to ensure data is incorporated into the Integrated Project Schedules.
  • Maintain project documents to support internal audits.
  • Incorporate approved change orders into schedules.
  • Maintain project documentation and data preservation procedures.
  • Other duties as required.
Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Business, Construction Management or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of experience working on capital projects in the petroleum industry.
  • Proficiency in the use of Primavera P6 and MS Office Suite.
Preferred Requirements
  • Advanced knowledge of software used for project management, tracking, controlling, and reporting.
Knowledge, Skills, and Other Requirements
  • Listens actively and invites new ideas.
  • Influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Collaborative interpersonal communication style.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and meet deadlines.
  • Builds strong relationships based on trust and seeks opportunities to collaborate across the matrix/organizational boundaries to achieve business goals.
  • Efficiently prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments.


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