Company: Saudi Aramco
Skills: Planner / Scheduler, Project Controls
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Saudi Arabia


Req Number: 18699BR

Position Description:
We are seeking an experienced Scheduler Engineer to join our Unconventional Resources Engineering & Project Management Department (URE&PMD).

URE&PMD is responsible for the development and coordination of the capital program for Unconventional Resources within Saudi Aramco, in addition to providing engineering support and project management.

The scope of the capital program requires companywide planning in the form of the master scheduling system, planning and scheduling standards and procedures involving interfaces with all areas of our company, to verify and fulfil facilities requirements. The program covers current field development in three different parts of Saudi Arabia.

Your primary role is to provide a complete planning service to the URE&PMD team, demonstrating expertise in managing large, complex projects with a global reach.

Minimum Requirements:
You will have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
You will have a minimum of 15 years working experience in a similar role in the Oil and Gas Industry.
Experience of FEED and EPC projects, including revamp projects, is essential.
You must be a proficient user of Primavera P6 and spreadsheets, with database capability.
You should a proven track record in engineering and construction of refinery, oil and gas, petrochemical, or similar facilities.
You should be knowledgeable in system aspects of planning/risk software.
You will have prior experience in upstream oil and gas, midstream, LNG, refining, and petrochemicals industries.

Duties & Responsibilities:
As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:

Plan and provide work direction as required for the preparation of planning and scheduling control systems and other practices, to give engineering, procurement, and construction supervisors means to evaluate and improve the efficiency of their project execution.
Prepare pre-commissioning/commissioning schedule, sequence, and priority systems/sub-systems as per process requirements and construction status.
Prepare and update relevant project controls sections of the project execution plan, work breakdown structure, cost breakdown structure, progress measurement procedure, budget, contracts, claims, change orders, and reporting procedure.
Maintain budget tracking tools and forecast project completion cost and time, including earned-value analysis.
Review tender schedules and provide technical input in tender evaluation.
Review and approve contractor and vendor schedules and progress measurement methodologies, and monitor contractor and vendor schedule and progress performance.
Participate in meetings (i.e., program review meetings, progress meetings, coordination meetings, constructability review meetings, etc.) and manage all communications regarding project planning activities.
Provide efficient and accurate feedback for all processes to PMC Team.
Review and verify contractor's engineering and procurement planning system, procedures and tools, making sure they align and ensure integrity with other tools and contractual requirements.
Follow up all program development exercises with EPC contractors, including program baseline development. Also verify the effectiveness of program mitigation plans.
Participate in developing overall progress reports and periodical reports (weekly, monthly and ad hoc reports).
Review and comment on contractor's program (contractor's baseline, look ahead update, any revised schedule), contractor manpower forecasts, as well as contractor submitted reports.
Provide program impact analysis and variance analysis.
Provide critical path analysis and address critical issues of the project.
Follow-up the equipment/materials delivery, as well as engineering work packages issuance.
Evaluate the resource plan and progress measurement system established by EPC contractors, and participate in progress and monthly invoice evaluation exercise.
Participate in the change management process and trends analysis. Also highlight potential problems with recommendations for remedial action, and ensure changes have been incorporated in the project plan/schedule.
Develop detailed engineering schedules in conjunction with lead discipline engineers.
Develop engineering progress measurement systems, and report progress and productivity.
Co-ordination of schedule interfaces between licensors' and subcontractors' activities.
Provide regular forecasting of the project schedule, including key milestones.
Lead regular schedule review meetings with the project team.

About us:
Saudi Aramco's Exploration & Producing (E&P) business line oversees the world's largest reserves of conventional crude oil, and the fourth-largest reserves of natural gas. The Company's reserves portfolio include Ghawar, the world's largest onshore oil field, and Safaniya, the largest offshore field. Company geologists are actively seeking additional reserves in many areas of the Kingdom, offshore in the Gulf and the Red Sea and onshore in the deserts and mountains. Petroleum engineers and earth scientists in E&P work with cutting-edge technology to manage and produce these reserves, including 3D visualization, reservoir simulation and remote geosteering of multilateral wells. The Company's Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center, or EXPEC, is home to one of the industry's most powerful computer centers. Research and development into subsurface upstream technology is conducted at the EXPEC Advanced Research Center. For more than two decades in a row, Saudi Aramco has been ranked the No. 1 oil company in the world by Petroleum Intelligence Weekly, a testament to the dedication and professionalism of the men and women of Exploration & Producing.