Turnaround Project Controls Manager

BH-274758
  • Competitive
  • United States Louisiana Westlake
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas

Purpose of Job
  • Ensure effective scheduling, planning, cost estimating and budgeting in preparation for Turnarounds
  • Ability to provide cost control functions (earned vs. burned, etc)
  • Ensures all turnarounds are scheduled with the approved scheduling tool within the requirements specified in the Turnaround manual
  • Accountable for monitoring, controlling, forecasting and reporting turnaround/shutdown event schedule and costs in all stages

Key Accountabilities
• Work with Operations/ Maintenance to perform adequate upfront planning, scheduling and cost forecasting for client plant turnaround
• Implements cost management and reporting processes for the TAR execution plan, consistent with the Turnaround Finance Standard, and Recommended Practices in Estimating & Budget, and Cost Control
• Oversee the assembly of the estimates at each phase for each turnaround event. • Ensure repeatability between estimates for repeating scope from one TAR to the next and to ensure all scope and assumptions are properly captured in the estimate e.g. expense v. capital, etc. according to standardized list of typical TAR related costs.)
• Responsible for the assembly of budgets for all turnaround events at the site, compliant with the recommended practice
• Responsible for preparation and submittal of required cost reports for each event.
• Assist Contracts and Procurement with contractor reporting requirements and ensures appropriate language in contracts
• Progress monitoring of cost and schedule adherence during client Turnarounds based on inputs from onsite coordinators, construction managers and / or quantity surveyors.
• Maintain a Milestone and Activity Dashboard that identifies required activities to effectively and systematically organize and plan work for turnaround execution.
• Oversight and integration of contract planners' schedules and forecasts
• Communicate Turnaround Schedules on daily and weekly basis with updates as appropriate for the shutdown phase and needs to overcome barriers to meet objectives
• Ensure turnaround work scope is integrated with capital and engineering project plans and schedules (where applicable), creating one overall integrated execution plan
• Identify critical and “at risk” activities to allow for mitigation planning and keeping the Turnaround Team aligned to schedule goals and KPI’s
• Provide Daily Updates to all key stakeholders during work execution • Ensure turnaround schedule feeds cost forecast
• Preparation of Event Project controls premise documents • Management of change management process and closure of deficiencies as realized

Formal Education
University Bachelors Degree in Project Management or Construction Management
Working Experience
  • Minimum 5 years scheduling, planning, cost estimating and cost control experience in construction and turnarounds
  • Previous experience in a Maintenance planning / scheduling role or Maintenance/Construction Management involving multiple crafts

Required Personal/Professional Skills
  • Turnaround cost estimating and cost management experience
  • Thorough understanding of change management principles
  • Excellent in data processing and organization
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Projects, Primavera (P6), SAP and Excel
  • Good written and verbal communication skills to all levels of management up to VP level
  • Works effectively in a Team environment and builds consensus
  • Ability to work in a highly demanding and fast paced job, particularly during execution.
  • Manage multiple turnaround events being planned and sometimes executed simultaneously
  • Ability to take lessons learnt from past or current turnarounds as well as benchmarking from other companies to improve on the existing processes in the TAR management plan/procedure
  • Maintain strong relationship with entire team during times of high energy and stress


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