The project is in British Columbia for construction of a compressor/meter station at Summit Lake, feeding a 487km 42" gas pipeline from gas inlet at Summit Lake to the Kitimat LNG liquefaction and export facility at Bish Cove. FEED work is complete, and detail design has commenced. Land acquisition is underway, and ROW clearing works have begun in the western mountainous areas. Special challenges include steep mountainside and high altitude construction, constricted construction seasons, and a congested corridor leading to the LNG Plant.
The Field Planning & Scheduling Advisor works as a member of the Project Controls team at the pipeline construction site to support/accomplish the following:
- Serve as the central point of contact for all pipeline construction planning and scheduling needs in the field, coordinating the flow of schedule and progress data between the owner's construction management team, the home office project controls team, and contractors.
-Provide all field project controls services requiring planning/scheduling work using a combination of Primavera P6 8.2.0, Tilos 8, MS Excel 2010, and MS Project 2010.
Work with construction contractors to ensure that schedule procedures and quality requirements are met.
-Update and maintain march charts in Tilos to reflect changes in pipeline construction execution and to develop schedule, labour, and equipment utilization forecasts.
-Verify physical construction progress against contractors' daily progress reports and monthly invoices and maintain progress data in Tilos on a daily basis.
-Develop and maintain detailed level 4 construction schedules in P6 for non-linear scopes of work including block valve facilities, HDD bore crossings, bridges and aerial crossings.
-Identify and manage schedule interfaces between construction contractors.
-Plan, forecast, and measure the delivery and stockpiling of bulk materials and tagged equipment
-Provide schedule required dates to contractors and owner's supply chain team to ensure timely mobilization of contractors and receipt of regulatory and environmental permits.
-Develop camp occupancy forecasts.
-Proactively provide expert advice to the owner's construction management team to analyze construction barriers, delays, changes in execution, and opportunities for schedule optimization.
-Support the management of change process by analyzing and documenting schedule impacts.
-Analyze and verify contractor claims and change orders that impact the schedule.
-Provide input to various owner's team reports including milestone tracking, variance analysis, and summary schedules.
-Support and participate in home office project controls activities including schedule assurance reviews, schedule risk analyses, interface management, and what-if scenario development.
Candidate is expected to have advanced proficiency in scheduling software applications (Oracle Primavera P6 release 8 and above, MS Project); experience using linear scheduling software (Tilos 7 or 8) is a strong advantage.
Education & Experience Requirements:
- Four year degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or Project Management
- At least 4 years of experience in construction planning and scheduling of upstream or
midstream onshore oil and gas projects. Pipeline construction experience is preferred but
- 10+ years of experience in planning/scheduling on large ( >$100M) oil and gas projects may
be substituted for the above education requirement.
AACE International certification as a Planning & Scheduling Consultant and/or as a Certified Cost Engineer/Consultant is preferred but not necessary.
High quality camp and field office facilities at multiple locations in central British Columbia will be provided as well as flights to towns and cities in BC. A 6-on 1-off shift schedule with additional scheduled long weekends is expected although some flexibility to accommodate personal needs will be provided.