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Planning Engineer

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Allentown
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Planning Engineer, Allentown, PA

12 Month Contract via Kelly Services

*MUST have Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project experience*

POSITION SUMMARY



  • Part of the Regional Planning Team, supporting the Product Line, Project Execution and Engineering Teams to ensure successful execution of all (Sale of Gas) and third party (Sale of Equipment) businesses. Ensuring competitiveness, successful project execution, productive internal / external interfaces and risk management. Asset creation work involves developing, bidding, and executing projects.

  • Provide project planning services to a broad portfolio of projects ranging from highly standardized / small scale (assets values around $0.5mm - $3mm) through to complex and unique facilities with asset values in the order of $500mm and above.

  • Provide guidance and deliver planning execution plans and schedules per Air Products Standards to suit the project execution strategy and needs from both and internal and external aspect. Ensure accurate and timely reporting input to the project and work within the project applicable procedures and process workflows.

  • To fulfill the requirements of the position the incumbent must develop collaborative working relationships with Global Engineering and Manufacturing (GEM) team members, along strong business leadership with all internal functions.

    PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITY



    • Motivated to help achieve an industry leading regional project planning team capable of managing internal/external customer projects including EPCs, both within the office and construction site.

    • Use Air Products planning IT systems and functional discipline work processes to provide reliable and consistent reporting to ensure that we can meet the project, regional/global project portfolio and business requirements.

    • Collaborate with the Product Line and Project Execution team to develop and deliver competitive project schedules aligned to the execution scope and strategy during the bid phase through award and execution, ensuring the growth of Air Products businesses whilst consistently delivering on project commitments in terms of cost and schedule.

    • Develop and maintain accurate progress & earned value measurement systems for engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction and commissioning to ensure credible control throughout the project execution phase.

    • Help maintain and improve the capabilities of the regional team to ensure that we can support the business needs across the broad portfolio of offerings.

    • Provide close collaboration with and support across the other regional and global teams to ensure effective resource sharing, lessons learned, best practices and the development of appropriate work processes and procedures across the global execution teams.

      MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS



      • Graduate caliber engineer.

      • Minimum 5 years' project planning experience.

      • Sound knowledge, proven skills and competencies in application of project planning principles, methodologies and tools, supporting all phases of project execution, particularly around schedule development, progress measurement/reporting and earned value, within a large project-oriented EPC or Owner Organization.

      • Must have a track record of delivering accurate schedule information, reporting and guidance to senior management.

      • Experience within an Oil & Gas, Chemical processing or related business and equivalent projects a further benefit.

      • Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project experience is essential, including experience using monte carlo and schedule analysis software.

      • Experience within an Oil & Gas/Chemical industry or related business a further benefit.

        Global Project Planning Experience:



        • Proven skills and experience of planning of projects on global basis, executed by multiple engineering offices. Understanding of a variety of project types, structures and contract terms.

        • This includes sale of gas (SOG), third party sale of equipment (SOE) and joint ventures.

        • Potential to travel internationally to other regional engineering offices as well as domestically to support project / organizational needs.

        • Determined, adaptable and resilient. Able to achieve success under significant pressure, evolving requirements, and conflicting priorities.

        • Culturally astute. Experience and ability to work with different cultures associated with multi-region project execution, and to therefore achieve success with a multi-cultural team. Experience of Customer and external stakeholder regional cultures, and ability to achieve success with those cultures

        • Relationship network. Established and proven internal relationships with key individuals in all teams in all regions, with the ability to build strong relationships to apply leverage to execute the project.

          Core competencies:



          • Commercial and technical acumen, detailed working knowledge of project planning tools and systems.

          • Proven skills in planning coupled with a working knowledge of project management, business development and finance.

            Project Planning



            • Responsible for developing and maintaining the generic/baseline schedules for the Air Separation and Process Gas Product Lines aligned with the generic discipline L4 deliverables list.

            • Responsible for supporting the Product Line, Project Execution and Engineering Teams during the Bid and Award Phases to deliver and maintain competitive project schedules.

            • During Execution, ensuring the Project Planning team produce weekly / monthly reports in line with the project and company reporting calendar, providing details on progress, actuals, forecast and explanation of variances. Ensuring that project controls processes are consistently applied across the project.

              Important information: This position is recruited for by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

              Why Kelly?



              • As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:

              • Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies

              • Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career

              • Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center

              • Weekly pay and service bonus plans

              • Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire*

                Apply Today!
                Why Kelly--?

                Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in

                industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier

                source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm

                with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety

                and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct

                hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific

                professional interests.

                About

                Kelly Services--

                As a workforce advocate for over 70 years, we are proud to directly employ nearly 500,000 people around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of talent suppliers and partners. Revenue in 2017 was $5.4 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,

                Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

                committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

                is The Law.

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