Senior Project Planner / Scheduler


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About this job

  • Industry: Oil & Gas
  • Area of expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Location: Calgary

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor
  • Closing date: Friday, 11 March 2022

About this role: Senior Project Planner / Scheduler

About this role: Senior Project Planner / Scheduler

We are hiring an experienced Planner / Scheduler to join our client’s growing team in Calgary, AB. This position will support our client’s Downstream Midstream large projects by integrating and maintaining multiple project schedules from feasibility studies through the planning and implementation phases to ensure that projects present a realistic schedule and reliable execution plans and ensuring key stakeholders are informed and aligned.


  1. Develop level I, II, III & IV integrated project schedules under the direction of the Project Manager.
  2. Build & maintain the master schedule for the entire assigned small project program.
  3. Integrate schedules of EPC firms and construction and establish logical work sequences to fit priorities identified by Project Execution strategy.
  4. Organize and facilitate integrated project planning sessions.
  5. Co-ordinate with estimating and project cost specialists for cost & schedule alignment.
  6. Consolidate the progress and performance reporting for the project from EPC and construction; support construction management team (CMT) for monitoring construction progress.
  7. Core Planner / Scheduler activities as required including but not limited to:
  • Update and align management system documentation for the planning/scheduling function including standards, procedures, work instructions.
  • Support and align planning/scheduling function as required to support the implementation of InEight project controls system.
  • Produce reports and analysis using Primavera and other system and coordinate the schedule interface between all groups as well as identifying problems and making recommendations to project managers.
  • Expand on analysis and metrics through development of PowerBI Dashboards.
  • Report baseline schedules against plan (dashboard) and provide management reports as requested by project manager.
  • Interface with supply chain management for schedule activity inclusion and progress updates.
  • Participate in developing planning/scheduling related procedures and template
  • Review schedule data, identify and acquire information needed to complete work logics to interface between all stakeholders.
  • Ensure all schedule changes are documented through change management system as per project requirement.
  • Create and present schedule basis for assigned integrated schedules.
  • Perform manpower resource loading for assigned schedules if required.
  • Participate in yearly work planning meetings with area portfolio managers.
  • Perform critical path analysis and identify and report activities which have critical or potential impact on schedule.



Requirements:Bachelor's degree in engineering, technical, or equivalent related experience.

  • Minimum of Five (5) years of Planning & Scheduling experience in the engineering, construction, project management of Oil & Gas related projects.
  • Superior working knowledge of Primavera.
  • Thorough knowledge of Engineering, Supply Chain, Fabrication and Construction processes as part of project execution.
  • Strong knowledge of plant equipment, materials and construction processes.
  • Excellent planning, time management, problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Prior involvement in project completion and turnover, and understanding of applicable requirements for successful turn over to operations.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with people from various disciplines to achieve goals.
  • Project Scheduler role in an Oil & Gas, refining, petrochemical or upgrading industry project environment, at offices and at construction sites.
  • Development and implementation of supply chain, engineering and construction for Oil & Gas, refining, petrochemical or upgrading industry projects +5 years.
  • Proven experience in the execution of brownfield projects in the Oil & Gas, refining, petrochemical or upgrading industry.
  • Experience on most common scheduling software and superior experience with Primavera.
  • Experience in data analysis and reporting on metrics for individual projects and as a portfolio (ex. PowerBI, InEight/HardDollar, or other software).
  • Nice to Have:

  • Post-Secondary qualification in project management or equivalent.
  • Professional Engineer or equivalent technologist designation (P. Eng, P.L (Eng)).
  • Professional Management Professional (PMP).
  • Project Management Institute - Scheduling Professional designation (PMI-SP).
  • Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) PQS designation.



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How to apply

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Rory Lyden via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Rory Lyden
Brunel Canada - Toronto

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