Project Planning Engineer

Houston, United States

Job Reference 1190919

Location Houston, United States

Industry Process - Chemicals

Function Planning / Scheduling

Job Type Contract

Date Added June 28, 2023

Vacancy Overview

Project Planning Engineer

Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients.  With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry and the level of experience, exposure and expertise that the organization has is unparalleled.

Our client is seeking a Project Planning Engineer to work within their facilities located in Houston, TX OR Allentown, PA OR Buffalo, NY for a 6-9 months assignment.

Required Skills:
  • Minimum -10 years' of project planning experience
  • Sound knowledge, proven skills and competencies in application of project planning principles, methodologies and tools, supporting all phases of project execution, particularly around schedule development, progress measurement/reporting and earned value, within a large project-oriented EPC or Owner Organization
  • Must have a track record of delivering accurate schedule information, reporting and guidance to senior management
  • Experience within an Oil & Gas, Chemical processing or related business and equivalent projects a further benefit
  • Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project experience is a must
  • Global Project Planning Experience: Proven skills and experience in planning of projects on a global basis, executed by multiple engineering offices
  • Location: Must be willing to work from different job locations
  • Depending on project phase, individual will need to work in one of owner’s offices, within third party EPC's office, and from construction job sites
  • Experience with Customer and external stakeholder regional cultures, and ability to achieve success with those cultures
  • Core competencies: Commercial and technical acumen, detailed working knowledge of project planning tools and systems
  • Proven skills in planning coupled with a working knowledge of project management and cost control
Job Responsibilities
  • Planning for all phases of the projects from bid development through engineering, procurement, construction, and startup
  • Providing hands on project planning services to one or more projects, as part of a broad portfolio, with each project ranging from ~$20Million to several $Billion
  • Providing guidance and delivering planning execution plans and schedules per Owner’s Standards to suit the project execution strategy and needs from both and internal and external aspects
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting input and analysis to the project and working within the project's applicable procedures and process workflows
  • Fulfilling requirements of the position, the incumbent must develop collaborative working relationships with Global Engineering and Manufacturing (GEM) team members, along with strong business leadership across all internal functions
  • Developing and maintaining the baseline and monthly schedules for the Air Separation, Process Gas Product Lines, Gasification, and other custom projects
  • During Execution, producing weekly / monthly reports in line with the project reporting calendar, providing details on progress, actuals, forecast and explanation of variances
  • Supporting an industry-leading regional project planning team capable of managing internal/external customer projects including EPCs, within both the office and construction site environments
  • Using Owner’s planning IT systems and work processes to provide reliable and consistent reporting and analysis to ensure that we can meet the project, regional/global project portfolio and business requirements
  • Collaborating with the Product Line and Project Execution teams to develop and deliver competitive project schedules aligned to the execution scope and strategy during the bid phase through award and execution, promoting the growth of Owner’s businesses while consistently delivering on project commitments in terms of cost and schedule
  • Developing and maintain accurate progress & earned value measurement systems for engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction and commissioning to provide credible control throughout the project execution phase


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