20 Apr 2017

Full-Time Principal Planner

Company Wood Group – Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Principal Planner Job Description

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Brief Posting Description


We are currently recruiting for a Principal Planner on a ongoing basis located at our Talisman office in Aberdeen. The successful candidate will be responsible for Implementation of best planning and scheduling practices in and assignment / project in accordance with WGPSN procedures and Contract requirements. They will also be expected to support the Lead Planner in the management of the Planning team.

Detailed Description



  • Responsible for personal safety and working within the provisions and guidelines of the WGPSN HSE processes
  • Responsible for working within the provisions and guidelines of the WGPSN Quality Assurance systems and processes
  • Acts as Planning focal point for several project scopes.
  • Develop and maintain planning control structures in alignment with approved project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Develop and maintain baseline project plans and schedules using appropriate scheduling software
  • Monitor and control planning activities through all phases of project lifecycle
  • Liaise with engineering, procurement and construction functions, and others as required, including third parties, to ensure awareness of project activities, their status, and their impact on the project schedule and manpower requirements.
  • Provide copies of project plans and schedules in accordance with project reporting requirements
  • Provide copies of project progress and performance status reports in accordance with project reporting requirements
  • Produce and issue updates to project plans and schedules
  • Produce and issue updates to project manpower requirements
  • Assess and communicate schedule impact of change notifications
  • Monitor overall project progress status, achievement of major milestones, and analyse project performance in relation to planned performance.
  • Attend internal project progress and performance status meetings as required
  • Delegate and manage the work of subordinate Project Controls planning staff as required
  • Provide guidance and support to subordinate project controls planning staff as required
  • Liaise with cost discipline to ensure accurate and timely control and forecasting of man-hour budgets and ensure that the impact of all change requests are properly assessed and included in the schedules
  • Participate in schedule risk analysis as required
  • Assist with audits to ensure compliance with relevant WGPSN Planning procedures
  • Responsible for working within the provisions and guidelines of the WGPSN Quality Assurance systems and processes
  • Responsible for personal safety and working within the provisions and guidelines of the WGPSN HSE processes

Job Requirements



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree in relevant technical or business discipline or can be substituted by suitable industry experience.
  • Considerable previous experience in planning positions, which include senior roles and the management of individuals.
  • Must have expert knowledge of manual and computerised project planning and scheduling techniques
  • Experience of engineering and construction projects in the oil and gas industry, preferably in both onshore and offshore environments.

Job-Specific Skills:

  • Excellent Computerised systems skills
  • Excellent understanding of project management principles and techniques.
  • Experienced in the supervision of project controls personnel.
  • Good understanding of Cost Control, Estimating, Change control and Risk analysis
  • Meets all competency criteria.


  • Enthusiastic and Self starter
  • Demonstrable commitment to WGPSN & Clients Core Values
  • Commitments to continuous improvement
  • Excellent communication, delegation and team leading skills
  • Trustworthy and approachable
  • Planning Body of Knowledge

Additional Details

Why is WGPSN where you want to be?

  • We are the largest brownfield oil and gas service company in the world so there are always opportunities for the best people to fast track their careers through understanding and living the companys core values
  • We have operations globally so your career has the ability to bring you to some of the most interesting places in the world
  • Our training and competence teams will provide you with the tools and ability to progress your career

How To Apply


Please quote job reference IRC122043 in all correspondence relating to this position.

Internal applicants must discuss their application with their line manager prior to applying.

Online applications only – no email applications

Job Categories: Commercial. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: planner. Job expires in Endless.

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