What is the role of a planning engineer?

Planning engineers are critical to several industries because practically every organization and company needs expert planners. Their primary focus is on developing comprehensive project plans and schedules, ensuring the timely and efficient execution of projects while meeting all quality and safety standards. Planning engineers coordinate with multiple stakeholders, including project managers, contractors, and other engineering teams, to facilitate seamless project delivery.

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Mechanical - Static Planner

undefined: Kitimat

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

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Preparing necessary documents (Work package) needed for field execution e.g., reference documents such as equipment manuals, drawings, task checklists, inspection, test plans, etc. Coordinate with CLIENT Static Engineers for the preparation of Weekly and shutdown maintenance job planning and scheduling activities. Verify that the Notification and Work Orders received in the system from various plants /locations and validate that all necessary jobs have been scheduled according to the priorities and resource availability. Monitoring critical dates for work in planning queue, such as start/completion dates, and informing interfaces regarding deviation and deferrals as required. Identify spare parts for the Static equipment as per the OEM recommendation, determine quantities. Prepare specification of the spare parts for non-stock procurement for the job as well as for the inventory stock. Conduct tabletop for complex scope. Discusses all complex, e.g., multi-trade, high effort, high value, and safety critical corrective maintenance work with the maintenance and production team to improve the quality of the work pack. Build material database for new material request through MMRF (Material Master Request Form) Provides guidance for efficient and effective execution of the required scope by identifying a logical sequence of job tasks in Primavera. Plan major overhaul, shutdown and Turnaround activities in co-ordination with production and other department officials. Provides realistic estimates for duration of each activity leading to optimized efficiency. Perform job site visits to confirm existing field conditions and engagement with production as requested. Ensure Risks (safety, environment, and costs) are identified and mitigated. Evaluate feedback from execution regarding level of detail, accuracy of plans, actual hours to complete tasks to reduce labor cost. Incorporating improvements from work order feedback coming from the frontline, such as updating task lists, BOMs, materials data, etc. Work in Liaison with CLIENT Engineers to Carryout technical evaluations of contractor bids for supply, services and contract agreements. Conduct Technical discussion with vendors for clarification and other technical requirements. Maintain and update maintenance histories for equipment and systems in assigned area. Co-ordinate with other discipline Planners, Maintenance engineers for the Preparation of manpower forecast, spare parts, equipment and timing in order to optimize the utilization of down time of plant. Develop PM plan and seek approval from superiors, Implement it with effective scheduling techniques. Define milestones, major activities, relationship between activities and create budget estimates to achieve target date as agreed with clients with appropriate software. Coordinate with Turnaround section to periodically monitor and analyze the status of TA activities and assist in scheduling and execution of critical jobs. Coordinate and liaise with contractors for the execution of projects and validate the project performance within the set parameters. Perform site inspection on regular basis and to follow-up work progress and ensure the works are as per approved schedule. Ensure timely and accurate posting of all data related to maintenance planning for the assigned section in SAP in line with defined protocol and procedures. Ensure compliance to all Quality, Health, Safety and Environment procedures. Collaborate with HSE and Quality on related issues such as process safety, maintaining and updating system documentation and continues improvement system to achieve target standards. Perform other similar duties such as observing safety rules and regulations, follow quality procedures as prescribed. Prepare Permit to Work for the assigned jobs Work with Scheduler to develop and optimize a working schedule based on Operations needs

Project Cost Control Specialist

undefined: Kamloops

undefined: Mining

undefined: Cost Control & Procurement

undefined: 3 undefined

Responsible for developing and/or reviewing project cost controls management plans, both internal and from service providers. Responsible for preparation and application of the project specific procedures and guidelines for project cost controls in alignment with the Project Procedures Manual (PPM) and project set-up requirements. Responsible for ensuring the Project Development Group (PDG) Cost Standard is properly applied and followed on the project with respect to project cost control. Responsible to manage the project budget, project accruals, and maintain the project cost data in the cost management system. Responsible for aligning the project work breakdown structure (WBS), code of accounts (COA) and project cost elements (CE), as applicable. Responsible for invoice review on project scopes. Responsible for Appropriation Request (AR) review and the creation of incurred and cash flow graphs for inclusion in the document. Responsible for project commitment authorization in advance of PO or contract awards, or any change orders impacting a PO or contract. Responsible for developing project forecast information and maintaining the data in the cost management system. Responsible for the change management of costs, trending against the project baseline Responsible to develop and maintain project commitment, incurred and cash flow data. Responsible for applying productivity performance and earned value measurement methodology in project analysis. Responsible for development, application, and reporting of the project contingency strategy. Responsible for developing monthly reports and presentations. Responsible to provide support and interface with Project Accounting and/or Business Unit Finance groups, including assistance with project capitalization. Responsible for the completion and gathering of all project stage information for inclusion in the in-house project database. Assist with the development, modification and/or implementation of project cost controls techniques and methods. Transfer learning from actual project cost control implementation into the improvement of company guidelines and procedures

Patient Program Manager

undefined: Calgary Region

undefined: Pharmaceuticals

undefined: Medical

undefined: 2 undefined

Serve as the main contact for physicians in the program. Educate physicians and staff about program services. Provide therapy guidelines and manage reimbursement expectations. Review patient charts to complete the necessary paperwork for coverage. Assist doctors with Special Authorization forms, enrollments, and prescription renewals. Keep physicians updated on their patients' progress. Customize program elements based on physician needs. Identify risks and promote quality improvements. Collaborate with team members to coordinate patient care. Attend physician meetings with sales reps and Continuous Medical Education events. Travel regularly to physician offices. Report adverse events and perform other assigned duties.

Regulatory Affairs Manager (Oncology)

undefined: Mississauga

undefined: Pharmaceuticals

undefined: Regulatory

undefined: 3 undefined

Regulatory Strategy Development: Formulate and implement regulatory strategies to secure rapid product approvals with optimal labeling for oncology products. Portfolio Management: Oversee a portfolio of oncology products, preparing, submitting, and gaining approval for regulatory documents (e.g., NDSs, SNDSs, CTAs, NCs) within stringent timelines. Compliance Assurance: Ensure adherence to Health Canada regulations, industry standards, and internal guidelines, aligning with organizational objectives. Relationship Building: Establish and maintain strong relationships with Health Canada officials to expedite submission approvals, achieve competitive labeling, and resolve regulatory issues. Cross-functional Collaboration: Communicate and collaborate with various local and global teams, influencing them to meet regulatory objectives effectively. Issue Resolution: Identify and address issues related to assigned projects or products, ensuring timely and effective solutions. Regulatory Interpretation: Interpret and apply Canadian regulations, guidelines, and policies to regulatory activities. Mentorship and Training: Mentor and train junior staff, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional development. Continuous Improvement: Apply innovative and creative problem-solving techniques to enhance submission preparation and product approval processes, continuously seeking efficiencies. Risk Management: Act with integrity and demonstrate a strong risk management perspective, ensuring compliance and quality in all regulatory activities.

Field Service Representative

undefined: Labrador City

undefined: Water & Waste Management

undefined: Recruitment

undefined: 1 undefined

As a Field Service Representative, you will be responsible for providing on-site technical service including but not limited to conducting chemical tests, equipment maintenance, inventory management, technical recommendations, and detailed reporting. Support clients on-site with their applications/equipment, follow-up tests, water testing, testing machinery, etc. Routine service visits, planning the visits, making own schedule, contacting clients, working when required on on-site 'emergencies' at client locations. Basic reporting (visit logs, must record their hours). Conducting chemical tests, equipment maintenance, inventory management, and technical recommendations.

Advanced Process Control Engineer

undefined: Fort McMurray

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Construction, Commissioning & Operations

undefined: 4 undefined

Responsibilities Maintain of a subset of our APC install base, including performance monitoring, troubleshooting, and updates to models and control strategies. Lead Advanced Process Control projects, including feasibility study, designing, risk assessment, step test, modelling, application commissioning, benefit assessment, operator training, documentation, and turnover. Collaborate within the APC team to improve overall APC maturity, including updates to APC standards and guidelines as well as the regional APC roadmap. Build strong relationships with key customers and suppliers including operations, process engineering, control systems teams, vendors and contractors in order to advance APC opportunities. Facilitate APC competency development and provide coaching and mentorship. Requirements 10+ years of experience in process control, including experience with Advanced Process Control Experience designing, installing, configuring, commissioning, and maintaining APC applications within commercially available APC suites (especially Aspen, Honeywell, and/or DeltaV software) Data analytics and data analysis experience A bachelor's degree in engineering and/or post-graduate studies in Process Control, Computer Science or Mathematics Registered or eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) A valid driver's license and a clean driving record

Contracts Lead

undefined: Calgary

undefined: Oil & Gas

undefined: Cost Control & Procurement

undefined: 4 undefined

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Contracts Lead to join our team. The Contracts Lead will be responsible for overseeing the entire lifecycle of contracts within the organization, ensuring compliance with legal standards, company policies, and industry regulations. This role requires a keen eye for detail, excellent negotiation skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Key Responsibilities: Contract Management: Lead the development, review, negotiation, and execution of a variety of contracts including, but not limited to, vendor agreements, client contracts, NDAs, and partnership agreements. Compliance: Ensure all contracts comply with applicable laws, regulations, and company policies. Risk Management: Identify potential risks and liabilities in contracts and propose mitigation strategies. Negotiation: Lead contract negotiations with clients, vendors, and partners to secure the best possible terms for the organization. Stakeholder Collaboration: Work closely with internal stakeholders including legal, finance, procurement, and operations teams to ensure contract terms align with organizational objectives and requirements. Process Improvement: Develop and implement standardized contract management processes and procedures to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all contract negotiations, approvals, and modifications. Training & Development: Provide training and guidance to team members and other departments on contract-related matters. Reporting: Prepare and present regular reports on contract status, compliance, and other relevant metrics to senior management.

Medical Science Liaison

undefined: Toronto

undefined: Pharmaceuticals

undefined: Medical

undefined: 1 undefined

We have a current opportunity for a Medical Science Liaison on a contract basis. The position will be based in Toronto. For further information about this position please apply.

Medical Science Liaison - Immunology & Gastroenterology

undefined: Alberta

undefined: Pharmaceuticals

undefined: Medical

undefined: 1 undefined

We have a current opportunity for a MSL - Immunology/Gastoenterology on a contract basis. The position will be based in Toronto. For further information about this position please apply.

Technical Account Manager

undefined: Sept-Iles, QC

undefined: Medical devices

undefined: Technical

undefined: 2 undefined

Territory is Sept Iles to Labrador City. Be a consultant and advisor to listen, learn, and apply technologies to solve a wide variety of water and process treatment needs, utilizing the full product portfolio. Promote account growth through collaboration with other teams/ divisions to optimize results and provide creative equipment, chemical and analytics solutions. Advise and participate in preventative maintenance, optimizing chemical feed and equipment operations by implementing creative and innovative predictive analytics. Be out in the field working at commercial sites several days per month, working with field test equipment, chemical feed systems, and other equipment/chemicals involved in water treatment. Participate in daily operational meetings to stay on top of priorities, best practices and impactful solutions. Learn and apply customer safety and environmental practicesWe have a current opportunity for a Account Manager on a permanent basis.

What do planning engineers do? 

Planning engineers are responsible for several key tasks throughout the project lifecycle. They meticulously analyze project requirements and objectives to create detailed plans, encompassing timelines, resource allocation, and budget estimates. These professionals collaborate with project managers to set achievable milestones and deadlines, allowing for efficient project monitoring and progress tracking.

Moreover, planning engineers continuously assess project risks and implement risk mitigation strategies to minimize potential delays and disruptions. They monitor the project's progress, identify any deviations from the original plan, and propose corrective actions to ensure the project remains on schedule.

Planning engineers utilize various project management tools and software to create and manage Gantt charts, critical path analysis, and resource utilization charts. These tools aid in effective project planning and resource allocation, allowing for the optimization of manpower and equipment utilization.

What are the required skills for a planning engineer? 

To excel as a planning engineer, individuals must possess a diverse skill set. Exceptional organizational skills are essential for managing complex project plans and multiple timelines effectively. Planning engineers should be adept at problem-solving, as they often encounter unforeseen challenges that require quick and efficient resolution to keep the project on track.


Communication skills are crucial for successful collaboration with project stakeholders and team members. Planning engineers need to convey complex technical information and project updates clearly and concisely. Additionally, they should have a strong understanding of project management methodologies and techniques to develop efficient and realistic project schedules.

Where do planning engineers work? 

Planning engineers find employment opportunities in a variety of industries, especially in construction, infrastructure development, manufacturing, and large-scale project management. They may work for construction companies, engineering firms, government agencies, or any organization involved in project planning and execution.

Common planning engineer responsibilities 

  • Develop comprehensive project plans and schedules, considering project requirements, objectives, and available resources;

  • Collaborate with project managers and other stakeholders to set realistic milestones and deadlines for project completion;

  • Continuously monitor project progress, identify potential delays, and implement corrective measures to keep the project on track;

  • Conduct risk assessments and develop risk mitigation strategies to minimize project disruptions;

  • Utilize project management tools and software to create Gantt charts, critical path analysis, and resource utilization charts;

  • Coordinate with engineering teams, contractors, and suppliers to ensure timely and efficient project execution;

  • Optimize resource allocation and manpower utilization to maximize project efficiency;

  • Provide regular project updates to stakeholders, keeping them informed of project status and any changes to the plan;

  • Comply with safety regulations and quality standards throughout the project;

  • Maintain detailed project documentation, including plans, schedules, and progress reports.

Qualifications for planning engineers 

To become a planning engineer, candidates should possess at least a Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management, or a related field. Additional certifications in project management or relevant software proficiency can be advantageous.


Other essential qualifications include:

  • 2-4+ years of experience in project planning and scheduling;
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities;
  • Extensive experience with project management methodologies;
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams;
  • Dedicated to completing projects on time and within the budget.