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Kent Recruitment

Sr. Planning Engineer (Port Arthur, TX)

USA – Port Arthur, Texas
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About the job:

Kent is hiring a Senior Planning Engineer for a long-term Commissioning & Startup LNG project based in Port Arthur, TX.

Your responsibilities:
  • Reports to the Project Controls Manager.
  • Assess and provide input to planning related deliverables including but not limited to overall project schedule, construction/fabrication schedule, commissioning schedule, commissioning and Start-up fishbones, skylines, etc.
  • Develop and updates commissioning and start-up fishbones, skylines, and schedules and steward them regularly with project team.
  • Develop resource loaded Level 4 & 5 schedules (resource loading, vendors, materials, equipment, temporaries) for project activities to achieve an integrated project schedule (Engineering/ Construction/ Commissioning/ Start-Up/ Performance Test).
  • Assists the preparation of project Systems Completion deliverables to effectively optimize activities and resources sharing synergies for project completion phase.
  • Validate planning deliverables with discipline specialists and Commissioning Leads. Hold regular meetings with project teams and steward progress of project activities.
  • Assists in prioritizing turnovers and system completion from the subsystem to component levels.
  • Leads system completion front-to-back planning efforts and communicates the results to the Project Team.
  • Analyses execution performance identifies current critical activities and makes recommendations to the Project Management Team on emerging system completion/start up scenarios.
  • Assists Project Management Team in preparing planning deliverables to effectively optimize activities and resources.
  • Supports the development and updating of System Completion Plans.
  • Responsible for developing, compiling, and reporting on Systems Completions KPIs for project dashboard.
  • Develops systems completion reports during planning and execution phases. Proficiency in data visualization tools such as Power Bi and/or Tableau is a plus.
  • Tracks and reports on overall site construction and commissioning priorities by system to drive Mechanical Completion and Commissioning milestone target dates.
  • Develop, track, and update plan and actual Turn Over metrics such as check sheet completion progress, Mechanical Completion certificates progress, outstanding punch list items, Handover progress, start-up procedures progress, dynamic commissioning procedures progress, etc.
  • When required, develops detailed Start-up Schedule and updates throughout the start-up phase at a daily activity level.
  • Apply lessons learned and participate in lessons learned workshop. Capture Lesson Learned throughout the project.
  • Develop in conjunction with project team close-out report.
  • Any other duties as required.

Your knowledge/skills, education, and experience:
Qualification/ Certification:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering, science, or business management preferred.
  • 7+ years of closely related experience as scheduler, planner, project control lead or manager in commissioning and/or start-up projects.
  • Experience in EPC execution of O&G major projects.
  • Experience in Cost Control, Change Management, Planning, Progress Measurement, Risk Management, and Estimating across engineering, procurement, construction, and completions.
  • Systems Completion awareness and acumen. Knowledge of Systems Completions deliverables, definitions, timing, resources.
  • Strong planning background with specific knowledge of commissioning and start-up activities during planning and execution.

Skills Requirement:
  • Proven problem solver, self-motivated with time management skills.
  • Primavera P6 - Subject Matter Expert level of knowledge
  • Able to effectively communicate commercial solutions and concepts to project personnel.
  • Familiarity with Procurement Systems (Oracle, PM+, VPRM) or similar.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills required.
  • Expert technical skills and judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop successful working relationships and become a team player.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite of software programs.
  • Excellent customer service and relationship building skills; ability to interact professionally and knowledgeably with wide variety of individuals.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and listening skills required
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