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Expression Of Interest - Planning Manager

Bechtel - Adelaide, SA

Mining, Oil & Gas
Source: uWorkin

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Requisition ID: 232080

Organization: M&M
Location: Adelaide, SA

We are requesting expressions of interest for a potential opportunity in Adelaide, South Australia.

The Company

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that create long term progrss and economic growth.

Since 1898, we've completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. With continuous operations in Australia for over 60 years, we operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining and Metals; all of which have active projects in Australia today. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherance to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect; what we deliver and what we live.

The Role

This position requires an individual with extensive planning and scheduling experience in a shutdown environment. The position will be managing the planning scope of work through execution which will involve managing and leading the planning team, liaising with both EPCM and client team members, dealing with various trade contractors project controls personnel.

This position will support communication and present to the customer, manage the development of schedules, reporting performance and progress and recommends actions to assure project objectives and schedules are developed and met. Develops solutions and recommends implementation of any recovery plans. Provides leadership for the development and maintenance of a high performance project team.

Ensures plans, schedules and procedures are established and implemented, best practices / lessons learned and reviewed. Monitors all progress to ensure that all work is perfomed and critrical path duration is being adhered to.

This role will intially be located in Adelaide before relocating to the project site for the shutdown.

Summary

Supervises schedule development, maintenance, monitoring, and recovery plan development activities. Responsible for scheduling activities for large projects; or major projects with significant non-routine requirements; or discipline/project/proposal estimating or staff planning activities that require a high degree of technical skill and experience. Supports/performs project organizational and administrative activities. Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing, and providing innovative solutions to planning and scheduling problems. Provides generally non-routine scheduling guidance to projects.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Provides comments and recommendations for planning and scheduling requirements relative to staffing and project control. Prepares detailed staffing plans for planning and scheduling activities. Reviews design scope criteria and quantities for completeness and reasonableness, and coordinates with the project to develop additional estimating bases when information is incomplete. Establishes the conceptual scope of estimates and studies when definition is not available.
Reviews or assists in reviewing proposal provisions related to schedule and material control, and develops supporting data for contract negotiations.
Interfaces with designated Bechtel management and client counterparts for specific planning and scheduling tasks.
Participates in developing and presenting training classes on designated subjects and on-the-job training for specific processes and practices.
Conducts personnel performance reviews when delegated. Interviews candidates and makes recommendations for employment decisions.
Supervises the collection, verification, and integration of work scope for all entities into the total project plan. Reviews the representation of project scope in schedules. Establishes the conceptual scope of schedule studies.
Prepares and analyzes comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data between the projects. Performs productivity analysis of construction operations and verifies results. Establishes productivity basis to be utilized in estimates, as developed in concurrence with Construction. Reviews labor estimates for reasonableness.
Plans and supervises the effort to establish milestones for the total project or major portions of the project. Reviews project work activities to ensure the support of project milestones. Coordinates the timely, systematic, and complete acquisition of scope definition and related data
Specialist knowledge of planning and scheduling programs, practices and procedures of EPCM projects including shutdown experience.

Provides supervision and assistance to planners in the development and integration of individual schedules into the total project plan. Reviews the performing organization’s and unit’s work logics, and determines whether the schedules adequately support the overall project schedule. Plans, coordinates, and establishes the level of quantification appropriate to the objectives of the effort and to the level of scope definition for each discipline or specialty, and designates reference job(s) for source data and/or reconciliations of quantities. Reviews completeness and reasonableness of quantities.

Supervises/directs, reviews, and evaluates schedule durations for all disciplines’ activities relative to the support of project milestones. Supervises/directs the calculation of durations and other considerations affecting activity durations.

Prepares and analyzes comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data between projects. Develops bid evaluation and schedule criteria and prepares bid evaluations. May participate in discussions with vendors.

Plans, organizes, and supervises schedule resource loading and leveling. Coordinates development of all bulk commodity release and installation curves. Integrates appropriate staffing requirements for each discipline/specialty relative to the overall project needs. Determines quantity and staffing levels in support of the project needs and schedule philosophy.

Supervises/directs others in obtaining required schedule information by all disciplines. Supervises others in identifying schedule restraints and their effects on the total project schedule. Works with all departments to ensure an understanding of the total project schedule needs. Responsible for total integration of schedule activities. Identifies schedule considerations and problems resulting from interdiscipline or group restraints and interfaces.

Supports development of scheduling standards and procedures. Compiles, summarizes, updates, and maintains historical schedule data. Monitors and reports critical-path and schedule performance of the total project.

Supervises project schedule analysis and studies of problem areas to determine criticality of schedule activities. Recommends alternatives for schedule improvement to project team for discussion and/or decision.

Coordinates information input into specific studies. Responsible for integration of activities and total work scope identification. Evaluates study results and recommends conclusions for project team consideration and discussion. Supervises/directs project schedule workforce and quantity reporting.

Prepares and presents the Schedule Impact Report. Leads the development and review of schedule recovery plans, including evaluation of additional resources/costs required to affect such plans.

Prepares and presents planning and scheduling information to management/clients.

JOB KNOWLEDGE

Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing planning and scheduling functions, which include schedule development, control, and analysis, in the field and the home office.
Knowledge of supervision, personnel administration, and training of technical and non-technical personnel.
Skilled in oral and written communication.
Advanced level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes, as performed by Bechtel.
Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, direct, perform, review, and present schedule products independently with minimal supervision. This includes using a high level of professional judgment and knowledge related to technical planning and scheduling skills and engineering design, construction, and procurement practices.

Interested?

This an opportunity to work with an innovative, market leading organisation executing signature across Australia and globally and to shape your career within a highly successful EPC corporation.

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, procurement, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right- no matter how big, how complex or how remote. The reliability of our performance, the enduring quality of our projects, the strength of our ethics, and the seriousness of our commitment to safety and sustainability are evident in everything we do. Bechtel delivers for its customers what others can only promise.
Build your career as you build some of the most challenging and complex projects in the world today.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.