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Project Planner

Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Depends on Experience


Posted: 10/19/2023

Ref: BH-250098

The Planning and Scheduling Install- position is a core member of the Project Services Team.
The Planning and Scheduling - Install is a specialist, knowledgeable in all aspects of planning and scheduling and change management. The Planning and Scheduling Install position performs under the direction of the Project Controls Lead- Install and will be accountable for oversight of the Facilities Construction Planning and scheduling activities and reporting. The assignment will include participation in the Field Project Controls team meetings and other assignments as required. The Planning and Scheduling - Install will be responsible for participating in all Construction Facilities activities and meetings.
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
The Planning and Scheduling - Install reports to the Project Controls Lead Install and may be responsible for:
•           Developing the total Facilities Install resource loaded plan to include the entire project lifecycle.
•           Supporting the Implementation and maintenance of the integrated Facilities install project schedule assuring timely and accurate schedule data input to the system.
•           Tailoring existing procedures and providing guidance to the Facilities install team ( Central Facilities, Operations Center, Drillsites (BT1, BT2 and BT3), and Module transportation and Support) for various project planning and scheduling activities including baselines, forecasts, actuals, and critical path evaluation.
•           Coordinating all planning interfaces between scopes, phases and organizations.
•           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 Facilities Construction and the project schedule in a timely and accurate manner.
•           Liaising with the Program Planning and Scheduling Lead to integrate the Facilities install planning and scheduling program into the 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.
•           Update all Facilities Install progress curves and provide oversite, guidance and review of Contractors’ progress and performance measurement and reporting.
•           Coordinating with the Cost Control team to ensure that the Facilities installation schedule aligns with the Facilities installation cost budget and forecast.
•           Developing monthly planning and scheduling Dashboards reports for the facilities install 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.
•           Ensuring that contractors’ deliver all the planning and scheduling requirements from baseline schedule and all schedule updates, Progress measurement rules of credit, progress measurement workbook/database and reports, progress measurement curve, quantity curves and any other planning and scheduling deliverables, reports and analysis.
•           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 Lead- Install, the facilities construction team, and Contractors of any schedule risk or opportunities.
•           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 (when/if necessary).
•           Communicating to the Project Controls Lead- Install variances from the approved Company Standards and Policies.
•           Being a leader in HSE performance by communicating, fostering, supporting, and enforcing the HSE policies, procedures, guidelines, requirements, and objectives.

Basic/Required Qualifications
•           Current/valid driver’s license
•           Bachelors’ Degree and/or equivalent experience
•           Proven management and staff leadership skills
•           12+ years of project controls experience on major capital projects in construction/Oil Industry Projects, Refinery or Petrochemical environments in assignments of increasing responsibility, complexity and scale.
•           Extensive experience with Primavera.
•           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.
•           Willing and able to work on a temporary assignment in Anchorage during the off-season (if required)

Preferred Skills:
•           Bachelor’s degree in construction management, Project Management or Engineering.
•           Arctic project/construction experience
•           8+ years of direct, in-depth project construction planning experience in arctic oil and gas projects or similar.
•           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.
•           Certification(s) in the project management discipline from a recognized organization (Primavera, PMI, AACE etc).
•           Demonstrated interpersonal and teambuilding skills.
•           Demonstrated communication skills to influence contractors to implement the Project Management Procedures.
•           Knowledge of proprietary computer software systems used for project management, tracking, controlling, and reporting.
•           Ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines and across organizational boundaries.
•           Listens actively and invites dialogue for shared understanding, then influences and acts to drive performance and achieve results.
•           Ability to balance short- and long-term priorities.
•           Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and meet deadlines.  
•           Personal accountability - makes commitments and is accountable for obtaining results.
•           Self-motivated, team player.

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