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Planning Engineer Job in Kenya

Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100. 

The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 24 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. Working for Tullow Oil, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference. 

We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy. Our high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we want to continue building on. 

Tullow Kenya BV is seeking to appoint the following position:

Planning Engineer

Job Purpose:
Reporting to the Project Controls Manager – Kenya and the Group Projects Controls Manager. 

He/she will provide a reliable and responsive planning service on assigned projects or programmes that is consistent with project or programme plans; supervise the development of Company and Contractor schedules for all phases of a project and or operation and to monitor and report progress against these schedules. 

Key responsibilities
  • Analyse project requirements and prepare a Project Master Schedule which integrates constraints and strategies for all phases.
  • Prepare logic diagrams, in accordance with a Work Breakdown Structure, which form the basis for detailed level schedule reporting and analysis. Issue detailed activity schedules and expedite the return of schedule updating data.
  • Monitor progress against schedules, analyse deviations and recommend remedial actions. Prepare agenda items for schedule review meetings.
  • Prepare and maintain progress curves for each project phase.
  • Co-ordinate, in conjunction with discipline engineers, a document level progress measurement system and operate the performance measurement system.
  • Prepare and maintain in conjunction with the material control group, a tracking system.
  • Prepare and make presentations to project teams and senior management on schedule control methodologies and procedures used by the company and the project/operation.
  • Assist the Group Project Controls Manager in maintaining schedule related database administration of the Project Control group in the Planning System and the development of new planning tools and methodologies.
Education & Experience:
  • A degree in engineering or relevant discipline. 
  • 10 years experience in planning with at least 5 years spent in a similar role.
  • Must be registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK)
  • Membership of a professional body such as Association for Project Management (APM) is desirable.
  • Highly conversant in both planning and some cost engineering methodologies
  • Experience of industry standard project controls systems such as Primavera P6, Artemis, or MS Project is essential.
  • Excellent verbal, written and oral communication skills
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative and take a proactive approach
  • Ability to take responsibility and manage tasks through to completion
  • Adopt a pragmatic, fit for purpose approach
How to apply:
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees before Friday June 7th 2013 to:
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications. 

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