Senior Planning Engineer

  • Listed: March 17, 2019 10:18 am
  • Company Name: Wood
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Salary Package: Negotiable
  • Required Experience: 5-10 Years
  • Minimum Education: Bachelors Degree
  • Emirates: Dubai
  • Country: United Arab Emirates
  • Employer Website:


Overview / Responsibilities
Wood is currently looking for a Senior Planning Engineer to strengthen our team in Dubai. This is a Home Office position based in Dubai and will involve occasional visits to the Client offices and/or site in Iraq.

Guaranteed duration of 6 months which we are hoping will convert into a long term opportunity.
Reporting to the Project Controls Lead / Project Lead the candidate will assume sole responsibility for Project Planning and Scheduling / Project Controls of Engineering and Construction Projects
Responsible for the development and maintenance of and reporting against detailed project plans
To ensure that the overall project is delivered to meet client’s schedule requirements / priorities
To ensure that all work is performed without compromise to quality and in line with the company’s procedures
To maintain high standard of safety at all times
Develop a suitable Work Breakdown Structure covering the project requirements / scope of works
Develop, baseline, update, and maintain detailed project schedules for various phases of project execution including but not limited to design development (main responsibility), construction, pre-commissioning, and start-up
Coordinate with client representatives, team members, contractors, subcontractors while developing project schedules to take into account all project requirements
Organise workshops to present and review project schedules with all the concerned stakeholders to take their buy-in before baselining the schedules
Develop and agree with the client progress measurement and reporting requirements
Review schedules prepared by the Contractors / Subcontractors (wherever required) to confirm alignment with the overall master plan
Periodically update the schedule with progress attained during the period
Coordinate with team member / contractors / subcontractors to prepare schedule forecasts
Identify / highlight any emerging issues pertaining to schedule slippages and work with Project Manager / team to develop recovery plans
Analyse impact of proposed changes to project scope / requirements and re-baseline the schedules to incorporate approved changes
Prepare weekly, fortnightly and monthly progress reports / progress curves and distribute them to the concerned stakeholders
Attend progress review meetings with Project Manager / client / contractors
Verify physical progress as claimed by contractor / subcontractors
Coordinate with the Procurement / Supply Chain Manager regarding procurement status of Long Lead Equipment / Bulks and update the schedules accordingly
Provide forecasts for project completion with anticipated man-hours to facilitate the cost forecasting process
Skills / Qualifications
Knowledge of engineering, procurement and construction planning processes, planning tools, project management techniques
Knowledge of CTR and progress measurement processes
Highly motivated and self-reliant
Confident and assertive
Problem solver
Open thinker and innovator
Good communicator with a willingness to share knowledge and support others
Flexible and adaptable
Strong commitment to safety
Previous Oil & Gas industry experience
Experience with detailed Engineering and Construction scheduling.
Experience with Concept Selection and FEED studies
Minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience in the oil and gas industry
Experience of working with multi-national and multi-cultural project teams is strongly preferred
Previous experience of working in the Middle East would be an advantage
Graduate Degree is preferred
Company Overview
Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.

Diversity Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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