Lead Planner (LNG)

Vacancy number • PUB408712

Lead Planner (LNG)

  • Qatar
  • Closes 7 July
  • 60 hours
  • Academic Bachelor

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About this job

  • Branch: Oil & Gas
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Location: Qatar

What is required?

  • hours per week: 60
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Closing date: Sunday, 7 July 2024


  • The Lead Planner for the Business Support Team is responsible for the integration of Onshore Project schedules and all aspects of Progress Measurement, monitoring, verification, reporting and analysis.
  • This includes day-to-day activities for the development, maintaining, monitoring, controlling and integrating of the overall schedule including putting in place the progress measurement system, monitoring, verification, reporting and analysis.
  • Understands the key project drivers, defines roles and responsibilities, develops communication protocols, identifies, develops and implements project procedures planning and scheduling.
  • Coordinates and facilitates all planning sessions and development of plans for Project teams.
  • The prime objective of planning is to improve project performance by anticipating issues, avoiding negative situations and reducing the frequency of poor outcomes.
  • Embedded robust planning management practices have been shown to contribute to the consistent delivery of successful projects.
  • Conducts periodic assessment to ensure procedures and methods are adhered to by Business teams of various packages.

About this role

  • Provides overall project schedule, progress measurement, and change management expertise to the Onshore Project.
  • Reviews Contractor’s project control procedures (home office and field control procedures) to ensure that Company’s requirements are met.
  • Reviews project changes to evaluate detail schedule impact; responsible for quantifying and incorporating the effect and impact of approved changes in the overall schedule for stewardship purposes.
  • Advises Project Controls Head and Project Leadership Team of any potential schedule issues and when necessary, provides guidance on, corrective action and measures to mitigate any adverse trends.
  • Reviews and checks Contractor’s progress reports for accuracy of progress measurement. Verifies, reviews and endorses claimed progress reported by Contractor.
  • Reviews and endorses schedule and progress Baselines, Recovery Plans and forecasts prepared by Contractor.
  • Analyzes schedule and progress trends reported by Contractor.
  • Supports PMT with ongoing project schedule and progress analysis, reporting and forecasting activities.
  • Periodically updates Onshore schedule to incorporate schedule updates from various packages.
  • Develops and maintains overall project schedules and ensuring that these products reflect the approved project design/execution scope.
  • Periodically monitors interfaces that are common to multiple packages and liaise with project teams to mitigate any adverse trends.
  • Responds to ad hoc requests from PMT related to Scheduling and Reporting, including development of progress metrics, and/or key performance indicators.
  • Ensure PMT and Contractors are working towards the correct priorities and schedules have clear Critical Path & Sub Critical Paths to allow for timely sequenced start-up of the facilities as defined in the Management Control Schedule.
  • Reviews productivity frequently to ensure Contractor can achieve the plan and advises when slippages are seen in Productivity Factor (PF) or Schedule Performance Index (SPI).
  • Performs analysis on project data including schedule analysis, productivity analysis, variance analysis on progress, manpower, and commodities, analyze site work front requirement for engineering deliverables, required-on-site and need dates for procured materials.
  • Develops various dashboards and analysis for Onshore management and Shareholders that includes multi-dimensional analysis on project quantities, progress, manhours, productivity that supports key decision-making for the Onshore management.
  • Prepares What-If scenarios, analyzes progress trends across all Onshore projects and evaluates impact to project completion.


  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Business related subject or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a major project environment within the oil and gas industry, with exposure in planning, cost and risk management including project controls, cost and schedule development.
  • Experience of working with National Oil Companies or International Oil Companies will be an advantage.
  • Excellent written and verbal English skills.
  • Strong planning, organizational and prioritizing skills.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good computer literacy skills (Primavera P6 (cloud version 18+), Word, Excel. Access, PowerBI, and PowerPoint).
  • Hands on working experience in Primavera P6 Cloud Version 18 and above.
  • Good knowledge of using Primavera Schedule Risk Analysis software for conducting Schedule Risk Analysis.
  • Great interpersonal skills.


  • Salary:
    • Day Rate in USD Plus Allowance
  • Work Schedule:
    • 10 Hours / 6 Days
  • Duration:
    • Dec 2027, renewable
  • Location:
    • Qatar

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