Lead Senior Planning Engineer 

Location: Aberdeen 

Bilfinger UK is a leading engineering and maintenance provider, supporting customers across the chemical & petrochemical, nuclear, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals & biopharma, power & energy, utilities, renewables and food & beverage markets. We enhance the efficiency of assets, ensuring a high level of availability and reducing maintenance costs.

We have extensive experience in offshore and onshore facilities; specialising in asset management services throughout all life cycle phases from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, operations, maintenance, and decommissioning.

This commitment is delivered by an experienced and highly competent workforce of over 4,500 employees operating from 14 offices in strategic industrial hubs, upholding the highest standards of safety, compliance and quality.

Bilfinger UK has an opportunity for a Lead/Senior Planning Engineer based in Aberdeen on a permanent basis. This is a challenging and diverse role where you will have the opportunity to help provide a complete planning and project management service across a multi-asset Integrated Service Contract for a major North Sea Operator. The ideal candidate will have extensive prior planning and supervisory experience in one or more of upstream oil and gas, midstream, LNG, refining, petrochemicals, chemicals and/or power industries.


Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the integrated planning activities across Operations, Maintenance, Inspection, Integrity, Fabric Maintenance, Engineering and Construction in line with company and client’s business objectives
  • Responsible for producing and coordinating functional and workstream input to the operational and TAR plans for inclusion into the overall integrated plan
  • Responsible for ensuring engagement with key internal and external stakeholders for plan entry and execution readiness, plan optimisation and identifying potential SIMOPS clashes
  • Timely preparation and issue of critical planning deliverables including but not limited to:-
    • Functional and workstream project schedules
    • Manpower Projection Plans, and man-hour/manpower histograms
    • Progress 'S' Curves and tabulations
    • Short-term look ahead schedules
    • Monthly progress report including narrative
  • Analyse plan performance and trends, and share with contract management / leadership team
  • Ensure the timely preparation and issue of a full suite of baseline planning and reporting controls
  • Work within, and help to improve, the standard planning/scheduling procedures and protocols
  • Lead regular schedule review meetings with the project team including schedule development and schedule risk workshops as required
  • Produce current physical progress reports and final job statistics
  • Maintain accurate schedule and control curves in an updated condition
  • Analyse schedule trends and produce regular forecasts of schedule performance and issues for project review
  • Prepare and issue project action reports to the ISC Manager/Project Controls Manager
  • Provide overall direction and guidance to the planning team assigned to the contract
  • Ensure that company maintains suitable and sufficient competent planning resources across the contract


Key Skills / Qualifications / Competencies

  • Relevant degree/Chartered Engineer or appropriate experience
  • A proven planning track record in petrochemical or similar industries
  • Experience of operations, maintenance, and brownfield projects planning, including asset integrity campaigns and projects, and a good understanding of the required interdependencies across same to ensure robust integrated planning
  • Expert / highly proficient in Primavera P6, familiar with Maxavera and Maximo
  • Strong understanding of planning and scheduling processes, concepts and tools
  • A pro-active approach to solving problems and getting the job done
  • Self-motivated, energetic and tenacious
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with all levels up to senior management
  • Ability to apply planning theory, process and best practices
  • Experience leading teams/groups of other planning and scheduling professionals

If you wish to speak to a member of the recruitment team, please contact 01224 246246.


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