Senior Project Planning Engineer - Decommissioning

Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Job Reference 1243562

Location Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Industry Oil & Gas - Offshore Oil

Function Planning / Scheduling

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 21, 2024

Senior Project Planning Engineer (Decommissioning)

Location: Aberdeen
Contract: 12 month Contract
Salary / Package: PAYE Day rate, plus holiday accrual + Pension Auto Enrolment
Timeframe: ASAP

Recruitment Partner: Airswift                Account Manager: Karen Robertson

Key Skills: Planning engineer; Primavera P6; Decommissioning Project.

Our business
Our Operator client are recruiting for a Senior Project Planning Engineer (Decommissioning) to join the team in Aberdeen.  The role will support 2 decommissioning projects and additional minor portfolio scopes.

What can we offer you
Fantastic opportunity to work for a world renowned Oil & Gas Operator in a major decommissioning project scope.
Excellent day rate, plus holiday accrual. 
Hybrid working arrangements in place.

Key Responsibilities and background:
  • Reporting to and supporting the Decommissioning Project Services Lead to drive the successful execution of two decommissioning projects and additional minor portfolio scopes.
  • Own the overall schedule monthly progress update, forecast, critical path and trend analyses.
  • Provide regular and comprehensive schedule status reports to Project Management.
  • Review scope change requests for the impact on schedules and the critical path of the project. Prepare reconciliation between earlier schedules and the current schedule.
  • Consolidate the impact of approved changes and any deviations from the key project targets and milestones, including productivity monitoring and “What if scenarios” to aid project management decision-making.
  • Develop status reporting framework and implement throughout the planning hierarchy.
  • Collaborate with and challenge Senior Project Engineering personnel to ensure proper understanding of the key schedule sensitivities and drivers.
  • Contribute to the development of the project’s risk profiles and translate these into the plans using deterministic and probabilistic analysis methods, as appropriate. Regularly track the schedule risk mitigation efforts, the criticality of the main paths to completion, float consumption and the release of the 50/50 schedule contingency.
  • Instigate, develop and control the planning and progress monitoring procedures to ensure that each element of the project performs the processes in a timely and consistent manner.
  • Contribute to the development of project contract strategies documents. Ensure that all contract key dates and milestones align with the overall integrated plan. Evaluate bid schedules and review contractor plans to support contract award recommendations.
  • Ensure compliance with and utilise the Company standard tools and standards expected practices.
  • Provide input data for and conduct benchmarking activities.
  • Deliver close-out data to enable knowledge retention (lessons learned, project data compilation) at completion of work
  • Provide input to assurance activities, decision stage gates and corporate governance deliverables.
  • Attend reviews and other meetings as required.
  • Where required, complete relevant information for corporate reporting tool.

Critical Skills & Personal Attributes:
  • Significant planning experience in Oil & Gas Industry executing upstream and downstream projects, or equivalent industry projects.
  • Qualification in Engineering, Business or Technical Degree / Diploma or equivalent.
  • Mastery of Primavera (P6) is essential.
  • Expert in use of & utilising MS Office packages to provide insights (specifically Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Experience in resource loadings, constraints and schedule optimisation.

The next step
We have an exceptional team in place, and we are pleased to be able to appoint a further person to our growing business. We are aware that you may not ‘tick all the boxes’, but if you believe you can genuinely offer some valuable skills and experience to our business, please in the first instance contact our recruitment partner Airswift, and the account manager, Karen Robertson


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