Mechanical Planner/Scheduler

Job Title: Mechanical Planner/Scheduler
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Alberta, Canada
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2020-03-02
Reference: BH-125061
Contact Name: Kyleigh Semmens
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 02, 2020 17:19

Job Description

Our Client is currently looking for Mechanical Planner/Scheduler to work a 1 year contract at site on a 10x10 rotation. Mechanical Planner/Scheduler

  • Demonstrates SAFETY is the top priority • Participates in planning with Core/Work Teams • Plans and schedules any Routine Maintenance work required • Works with Planner in developing schedule, cost estimates and equipment planning for Routine work to be accomplished during the Turnaround window • Able to plan complex job and develop resource plan with Scheduler, Execution lead, and Operations across all disciplines. Able to identify and monitor critical and sub-critical paths for major events.
  • Able to apply advanced functions of Planning & Estimating Tools, as applicable to the position. Able to educate field execution personnel on look-ahead schedules, and help ensure timely work progression.
  • Able to provide input to maintenance work Contracting/Procurement strategy and steward to that plan.
  • Able to resolve scheduling issues, including: Negative Float, Out-of-sequence updates, resource overloads, scope change, progress validation, etc.
  • Able to develop a complete job plan with materials, resources and timeline.
  • Able to provide input into material of construction selection and management.
  • Able to plan, estimate, track and schedule Field Order Changes (FCO's).
  • Able to apply planning logic, such as, lead, lag, critical path and milestones.
  • Able to adequately assess work contingencies with schedule impact, lead coordination activity between teams should contingencies arise.


  • 10/10 rotation, days only.
  • Oilsands process plant mechanical planning experience an asset. Including Froth, Utilities, Machinery, OPP, Extraction, and/or Tailings.
  • Familiarity with static equipment, boilers, steam systems, turbines and hydro carbon processing.
  • Technical certification preferred with a journey person certificate Red Seal Millwright, Heavy Duty Mechanic, Pipefitter, Boilermaker or similar education.
  • Expert knowledge of plant maintenance processes and oil sands maintenance programs.
  • Superior working knowledge of SAP.
  • Familiarity with heavy industry planning, scheduling and execution concepts.
  • Continuous improvement skills and commitment to best practices.

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