Company: NES Global Talent
Skills: Planner / Scheduler
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Our Client, a large oil and gas company, is currently seeking a Maintenance Planner/ Scheduler for a 10 month contract located at their Sarnia, Ontario refinery.



  • To be responsible for the planning and scheduling of all
Maintenance activities.

  • Should have good understanding of safety, health, and
environmental requirements (SHE), work selection criteria, work planning, norms

estimating, procurement practices, business practices and controls, contractor

interface awareness, development of job packs, etc.

  • Skilled in scheduling work tasks to ensure efficient resource utilization, excellent coordination between operations (equipment readiness / permitting), material availability, construction equipment
support, and labor crew (skills) composition and assignment.

  • Typical Job Positions may include: Maintenance Planner / Scheduler, Maintenance Lead, 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

  • 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. SKILLS AND


  • 10+ years of closely related professional experience
  •  Bachelor's degree in Engineering within an applicable discipline, appropriate certification(s) within
discipline, or equivalent professional experience

  • Good verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly and concisely convey recommendations to

  • Ability to adapt to tight deadlines, heavy workloads, and frequent changes in priorities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs
  • Proficient in selected scheduling and planning software
  •  Demonstrates good leadership skills in team meetings to remove barriers and steward action items and cost profile to work plan and cost estimates.

Established in 1978, NES Global Talent provides a complete range of contract and permanent talent solutions to the Oil and Gas, Power, Construction and Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Manufacturing and IT sectors worldwide. With more than 40 offices in 28 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. Offering far more than a traditional recruitment service, we fully support our contractors while they are on assignment with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.