Overview / Responsibilities
Wood has an opportunity for a Planner t o join our team in Qatar on a staff basis. This is a key role within the Wood Doha office delivering across study, FEED, EPC and PMC scopes of work.
Reflecting the market focus for the office in both brownfield and greenfield opportunities, multi-skilled personnel are sought, in particular those with experience in :
Onshore Oil and Gas
Offshore Oil and Gas
The preparation, review and reporting of accurate project schedules and plans in support of the robust control of projects throughout their lifecycle.
Responsible for the development of project schedules and plans, ensuring they are prepared to the required level of detail and accuracy and accordance with contractual requirements and Wood policies, procedures, and standards.
The Principal Planner shall be responsible for identifying areas of best practise and driving continuous improvement within the Planning team.
Supports the management and development of the Planning team, the management of project schedules and plans, and the preparation and filing of project planning documentation.
May act as the focal point for several project scopes. May deliver the role as a standalone position or as part of a team as defined by the requirements of the project organisation.
Acts as Planning focal point for specific project scopes
Review and maintain planning control structures are developed and maintained in alignment with approved project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
Review and maintain baseline project plans and schedules using appropriate scheduling
Monitor and control planning activities through all phases of project lifecycle
Liaise with engineering, procurement and construction functions, and others as required, including third parties, to maintain awareness of project activities, their status, and their impact on the project schedule and manpower requirements.
Provide copies of project plans and schedules in accordance with project reporting
Provide copies of project progress and performance status reports in accordance with project reporting requirements.
Review and issue updates to project plans and schedules
Review and issue updates to project manpower requirements
Monitor and assess schedule impact of change notifications
Monitor and review overall project progress status, achievement of major milestones, and evaluate project performance in relation to planned performance.
Attend internal project progress and performance status meetings as required
Liaise with cost discipline to ensure accurate and timely control and forecasting of man-hour budgets and ensure that the impact of all change requests are properly assessed and included in the schedules.
Participate in schedule risk analysis as required
Participate and lead Project Controls Compliance and Continuous Improvement Reviews
Play an active role in the mentoring and career development of Planning personnel.
Responsible for ensuring that :
Project schedules are maintained in accordance with approved contract and project Work Breakdown Structure.
Project plans and schedules are issued in accordance with contract reporting calendar and on an as required basis.
All project schedules are fully logic linked and show the critical path and total float for all
The project schedule is baselined at the time of approval by the client of funding for the
All project schedules contain resources in accordance with the corporate standards
Work packs delivery milestones are clearly identified within the project
A standard set of agreed milestones are maintained within both the schedule and the cost reporting database.
Skills / Qualifications
Typically requires ISCED level 6 (Bachelors) Degree in a relevant technical or business discipline (or equivalent gained through relevant vocational training and / or industry experience)
Knowledge, skills, and experience :
Incumbents will typically have a minimum 5 years relevant scheduling / planning experience
Advanced knowledge of Primavera and other scheduling software and related tools and techniques including Logic and CPM analysis, resource loading and levelling
Advanced knowledge of Project Execution Procedures for Scheduling
Advanced understanding of WBS & CBS structures and project reporting capabilities
Advanced ability to develop project schedules and plans
Advanced ability to prepare resource loading, progress and staffing plans
Excellent understanding of earned value application, cost and schedule variance analyses / trending and what-if scenarios
Advanced understanding of project management principles and techniques
Strong understanding of Cost Management, Change Control, Planning & Risk Analysis & Management
Prior experience in a senior planning
Demonstrates commitment to Wood Values, Visions & Behaviours
Applies analytical and statistical evaluation
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to handle multiple tasks and changing priorities in a fast paced environment
Strong communication skills both written and oral
Uses initiative, experience and a proactive approach to problem solving
Commitment to continuous improvement
Ability to guide, mentor & supervise others
Demonstrates effective organization & project planning skills
Applicants are required to :
Be available for work in Doha, Qatar from September / October 2022
Be a self-motivated, proactive individual with high achievement drive and initiative, excellent verbal and written communication skills and good organisational awareness
Confidently deliver assigned scopes of work independently / remotely from technical leadership personnel, with minimal guidance and direction
Take accountability for own targets and supervise engineering and design resource as required to meet project expectations
Have demonstrable experience of working within a small project office, supporting cross discipline activities beyond their core discipline
Be willing and able to represent Wood in both onshore and offshore surveys, holding relevant certification or willing to undertake suitable training such as BOSIET and H2S Awareness.
Demonstrate a competent level of written and spoken communication skills in the English language