Company: Schlumberger
Skills: Planner / Scheduler
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

The role entails leading and advancing the Planning/Project Controls knowledge area in Schlumberger's Process System team. Leading the Western Hemisphere in Planning, Risk Management and managing assigned projects; mentoring of junior staff, providing expertise on accompanying software applications.

Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates expert working knowledge of primavera version 6.2 or higher.
  • Develop a well- built Integrated schedule adhering to the best practices in compliance with industry standards and ability to find and address schedule errors.
  • Support for all the aspects of project planning, programming and progress monitoring including information flow, packages delivery and site works by applying formal project management methods and practical applications.
  • Act as the Projects Group Primavera administrator, which includes administration of access rights, global codes, layouts, resources and overall Primavera functionality.
  • Assist in establishing standards for the Project Group Scheduling function including appropriate methods for each stage of project development in a fit for purpose manner and drive a common understanding of Primavera, its benefits and how it should be used consistently to achieve optimal project performance.
  • Establish appropriate progress measurement, earned value and performance reporting utilizing schedule data.
  • Perform Critical Path Methodology (CPM) and provide solutions for mitigating schedule risk as it relates to the successful completion of each projects business objective.
  • Coordinate or facilitate Interactive Planning Sessions (IPS) on the larger, more complex projects within the portfolio.
  • Perform Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis utilizing @Risk and Primavera Risk Software. Provide external assurance to project teams and clearly identify gaps between scope, execution plans and schedule drivers.
  • Review and understand the project scopes, develop the schedules to determine optimum program in accordance with project requirements, update the schedules as required by regional teams.
  • Also work closely with core and project teams and provide support for Resource and cost loading, highlighting the progress critical issues to them.
  • Expert working knowledge with methods and techniques for project progress reporting (S-Curves, Earned value, Critical Path, Look-ahead) with proven numeric and literary skills).
  • Liaise with Clients (internal & external), Engineering team, Sub-contractors, Suppliers/vendors for undertaking on all matters relating to schedule, reports and also to oversee the validation process in primavera for project packages.
  • Review & monitor the Subcontracts/Vendors program schedule, coordination & progress follow up, appraisal of their work performance.

Minimum Job Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree, preferably in Engineering, Construction Management, Finance, or Accounting with 2+ years of experience in planning and controlling of EPC and FPSO projects.
  • Engineering, Oil and Gas industry experience preferred.
  • Extensive Experience with Oracle Primavera Enterprise (P6).
  • Has a good understanding of project management, PMO and industry best practices, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Computer literate and fully conversant with the necessary software to perform specific functions associated with working procedures (P6 Primavera, Microsoft Teams, Excel, Word and PowerPoint etc.
  • Very good understanding of a WBS is required and experience with earned value management systems.
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US without sponsorship