Principal Planning Engineer

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

Role Summary:

The Principal Planning Engineer is responsible for the oversight of the development of a comprehensive consortium integrated planning & scheduling capability from the tendering stage, transitioning through project execution, incorporating lessons learned and continuous improvement to support safe delivery on budget – both time and cost.

The incumbent will proactively support the early phases of a tender/project ensuring that key planning deliverables are developed in a timely manner and in accordance with the recommended practices.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide proactive support to tender/project teams with a focus on integration and interfaces alignment.

  • Participate in joint reviews of agreed planning deliverables

  • Drive de-risking interfaces by proactively ensuring clarity on interface responsibilities and timing commitments

  • Develop and execute a consortium compliance assurance system proactively informing the Strategic Partnership Leadership team of both tender and project execution status as reviewed with the tender/project team.

  • Deputise for the Project Control Leader as required

  • Provide hands on support to a tender or project team, when requested

  • Ensure that the strategic partner planning and reporting systems are compatible and efficiently intergraded.

  • Proactively capture and make available all consortium tender and execution planning deliverables

  • Effectively roll out and embed the respective consortium project control requirements and support the implementation.

  • Together with the strategic partner conduct compliance reviews and provide guidance, instruction, direction and support to achieve project deliverables and ensure cohesive teamwork.

  • Build solid working relationships and closely collaborate with the functions to ensure buy in on new or changes to consortium project controls processes.

  • Foster an HSE culture of participation and lead by example in demonstrating HSE behaviors that reflect Strategic Partnership expectations; ensure HSE behavior is integrated in all Project Management Office activities; and information is captured, acted on and communicated.


  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree (Engineering/Math/Science degree preferred).

  • Strong management or supervisory experience in project planning discipline on major projects or corporate function in Oil & Gas or related process industries.

  • Have a sound understanding of the SPS and SURF business and project activities to support an effective planning capability with ability to direct / coach others in this matter.

  • An understanding of Subsea product knowledge or similar products.

  • Strong business and financial acumen, including demonstrated experience in a global O&G environment.

  • Working knowledge of the following tools: Planning (Primavera P6), MRP, Product Life Management (PLM) and Schedule Risk Analysis (Primavera preferred)

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong tactical thinker with expertise in planning systems and enhancements

  • Ability to take an overview and see the ‘big picture’

  • Highly analytical and will quickly identify schedule risks and define solutions to overcome the roadblocks.

  • Actively seeks to be aware of and understand developments of project control systems and practices to support continuous improvement.

  • Ability to quickly learn new topics and understand the interdependencies between areas

  • Ability to interact and co-ordinate with other functions within the Alliance Management Team.

  • High energy and motivation to deliver against and beyond expectations, making the difference in the position


Bedfont Lakes, London (United Kingdom)

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