Senior Project Planning Engineer


About this job

  • Market: Energy
  • Branch: Oil & Gas
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Location: London

What is required?

  • hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Closing date: Wednesday, 12 October 2022

About this role: Senior Project Planning Engineer

The Jackdaw Project is a Flagship Central North Sea ultra-HPHT development located east of the Shearwater processing hub. The Project is a strategically significant part of Shell UK's development plans, with FID taken, and with the project completed and successfully handed over to Operations in 2025/2026.The project is technical complex and challenging, from both design and construction perspectives, due to reservoir pressure (>1100 bar), temperature (180C) and fluid composition. The headline value of the Project is $1 bln+, and comprises Subsurface, Wells, Greenfield, Subsea and Brownfield scopes, which will delivered within the complexities and constraints of an operational platform and a Mega Turnaround.The Project was nominated for the Global Development Award and Upstream Impact Award.

The Senior Planning Engineer will be responsible for providing high quality project planning across the overall integrated project schedule, as well as the schedules for all of the individual project scopes under the umbrella of the Jackdaw project.

They will actively support the Project Services Manager and the Planning Team Lead, and the Jackdaw Project team, in the efficient planning, preparation and delivery of the Project.They will connect the project team to the safe and efficient execution of the project, setting focused Key Performance Indicators and Milestones, to support Goal Zero and delivery of a Best in Class project. They will be heavily involved in Risk and Opportunity Management, and project performance reporting, to project stakeholders.

The key accountability of the Senior Planning Engineer is to deliver, manage and maintain, a standard, consistent and robust suite of Project Schedules, including the Integrated Project Schedule, within the complexities of a matrix organisation. They will be heavily involved in the areas of Planning, Integrated Activity Planning, Risk and Opportunity Management and project performance reporting to project stakeholders. The role requires the following key technical skills, leadership attributes and project


Experience: - Minimum 15 years project experience in Project Services, - Experience across all EPC phases and significant Fabrication, Construction, Hook Up and Commissioning experience,- Large complex project experience, with multiple complex interfaces to effectively manage, - Proven leadership skills and track record for enhancing the overall delivery capability of the Project Planning team,
- Provide technical and strategic guidance to the integrated Project team, that is aligned with the project execution strategy and value drivers, - Extensive EPC contractor management skills, challenging and validating project planning information, and working with the integrated project team to influence project outcomes, - Provide regular and comprehensive project performance reports to Project Management. which create insight and understanding, and advise project management on corrective action(s), - Challenge and validate scope change requests, proactively identifying schedule impact and schedule driven cost impact,
- Drive the development of a competitive and credible deterministic project baseline, using probabilistic techniques to ensure key project risks are fully reflected in schedule ranges,

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Michelle Birnie
Brunel Energy UK Manchester

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