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Infastructure & Planning Lead

Anchorage, Alaska, United States


Posted: 6/5/2024

Ref: BH-272326


The Infrastructure Planning and Scheduling Lead position is a working lead position performing under the direction of the Project Controls Manager- Infrastructure and will be accountable for oversight of any project specific Infrastructure planning and scheduling individuals assigned to the infrastructure team. The assignment will include participation in the Infrastructure Project Controls Leadership team and other assignments as required. The project Infrastructure Planning and Scheduling Lead will be responsible for participating in all Infrastructure projects planning and scheduling activities.


The Project Infrastructure Planning and Scheduling Lead reports to the Project Controls Manager- Infrastructure and may be responsible for:

• Developing the total Infrastructure resource loaded plan to include the entire project lifecycle.
• Supporting the Implementation and maintenance of the integrated infrastructure project schedule assuring timely and accurate schedule data input to the system.
• Tailoring existing procedures and providing guidance to the Infrastructure Teams (Gravel, Pipelines, Power, Airstrip) for various project planning and scheduling activities including baselines, forecasts, actuals, and critical path evaluation.
• Coordinating all planning interfaces between phases and organizations.
• Leading planning and scheduling presentations to the Infrastructure Management Team and other project management personnel.
• Ensuring the project team follows the corporate and the Project scheduling standards and procedures.
• Interfacing and coordinating with the project teams and Contractor’s Planning and Scheduling to ensure that all project schedule data is incorporated into the integrated infrastructure and project schedule in a timely and accurate manner.
• Liaising with the Program Planning and Scheduling Lead to integrate the infrastructure planning and scheduling program into the Willow main schedule.
• Analyzing all incoming project schedules and providing early warning process by variance and trend analysis and recommending viable recovery or work around plans as required to the Project Teams.
• Coordinating with the Infrastructure Cost Lead to ensure that the Infrastructure schedule aligns with the Infrastructure cost budget and Forecast.
• Developing monthly planning and scheduling Dashboard reports for the infrastructure scope of work and supporting all monthly reporting requirements.
• Oversight of the change/trend management process of the contractors and stewarding the owner’s trend and change management.
• Registering and evaluating any infrastructure change orders for cost impact.
• Reviewing and analyzing Contractor’s proposed baseline schedules, updated schedules, manpower plans, critical path and progress reporting and provide timely feed back to the Project Controls Manager, the Infrastructure team, and Contractors.
• Ensuring that all Contractors are aware of the Enterprise Schedule architecture, software requirements, reporting requirements and any modifications to the database that are made.
• Coordinating and/or performing schedule risk analysis if required.
• Perform Schedule audits using the schedule audit checklist.


• Bachelors’ Degree and/or equivalent experience
• Proven management and staff leadership skills
• 9+ years of experience on major capital projects in Oil & Gas, Refinery or Petrochemical environments in assignments of increasing responsibility, complexity, and scale.
• Extensive experience with Primavera.
• Willingness to travel to Project site (Engineering Office, and Fabrication/Construction sites).
• High technical competency in the field of Project Controls with an expertise in Planning and scheduling (Work in Progress/Earned Value), progress measurement, CPM scheduling, Critical Change Management, as well as expert use of Project Controls systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Arctic project/construction experience
• 9+ years of direct, in-depth project planning experience in arctic oil and gas projects.
• Knowledge of Project Controls, Cost Engineering, Planning & Scheduling, Forecasting (Work in Progress/Earned Value)
• Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and promote the adoption of Project Services' established planning / control practices.
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
• Good communicator and able to work well with project managers and team members to identify problems or issues.

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Requirements

• Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and meet deadlines.

Additional Information

• Willing and able to travel 25% of the time.
• This Role will be based in Anchorage.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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