Senior Project Planner/Scheduler

Job Title: Senior Project Planner/Scheduler
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Calgary, Canada
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-04-15
Reference: BH-105755
Contact Name: Courtney Blazevic
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 16, 2019 23:22

Job Description

NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas Industry. Our client, is currently seeking a Senior Project Planner/Scheduler in Calgary, AB. The ideal candidate will be local to Calgary or be willing to relocate.

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Demonstrate safety-oriented culture within the group and perform the work safely
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are key to this role with ability to interface with broad skill base
  • Demonstrate project stage-gate progression understanding and tie to key activities

Schedule Development:

  • Facilitate project meetings to develop integrated project schedules and document supporting schedule basis and maintenance plan
  • Work with project and opportunity management teams to develop early project schedules (pre-gate 2B) at the right level of detail to support project gate reviews
  • Ensure Project Schedule activities are coded by the project work breakdown structure for cost / schedule integration and analysis.
Schedule Maintenance:

  • Manage multiple integrated schedules at an appropriate level of detail to facilitate risk identification, decision making and project progression
  • Ongoing communication with the responsible teams to ensure buy in and credibility of the schedule is maintained through frequent updates
  • Define and optimize critical paths, perform total float analysis and notify project management status of critical activities and schedule risks.
  • Produce consolidated progress reports and analysis

Schedule Analysis:

  • Conduct “what-if” scenarios, recovery plans, contingency planning and identify schedule compression opportunities.
  • Perform schedule risk analysis (gather data, input data, analyze, report) on a periodic basis or as required. 
  • Seek innovation in scheduling and execution plans that could improve project economics
Project Controls Team Member:

  • Functional support to independent project reviews.
  • Support standardization of Schedule Management deliverables and processes across all assets to achieve efficiencies within the team
  • Provide support on development of project cost expenditure forecast curves and ensures that the MOC process is followed and integrated with project cost forecasting
  • University or Technical School Graduate
  • Language: English
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • 7+ years of major oil & gas industry project experience from early stage development planning through construction
  • 5+ years of experience scheduling with Primavera P6
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication and facilitation skills
  • Experience in project management, portfolio management is considered an asset
  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Project, Excel and Word
  • Proven ability to work independently, take direction and work with all levels of management and project staff.
Key Stakeholders:
  • Reports to project controls senior specialist
  • Well Delivery Project teams supporting integrated winter program (IWP), Deep Basin, and backup support to all Well Delivery Projects (Sustaining Capital, Redrill / Redev, Marten Hills).
  • Direct interfaces with project controls team members as well as managing interfaces with multiple functions, Project Management Teams and Construction Management Teams.
Job Reference #105755