Planner/ Scheduler at Wood PLC

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting a Planning and Scheduling Specialist to plan, schedule and maintain preventive and corrective maintenance activities within SAP. The role also involves the d evelopment of detailed work packages and work instructions.

Duties will include:

  • Development of detailed work instructions or work packages to ensure plant reliability for plant equipment

  • Schedule PMs to resources in an efficient manner taking into consideration the impact to equipment and plan uptime, resource requirements and HSE requirements to ensure optimal work execution

  • Support the creation of Predictive and Preventative Maintenance in SAP

  • Define Predictive and Surveillance Plans for maintenance Scheduling automation

  • Provide site-wide documentation control of all maintenance practices, procedures, and guidelines and managing the site-wide Maintenance

  • Develop and maintain a 12Month Schedule, 90Day Schedule and Weekly Schedule, in addition to the reconciliation of completed weeks' schedule and the rescheduling of incomplete work.

  • Run reports to measure and control work planning, event management, work execution and work improvement aspects to foster continuous work improvement of maintenance activities

  • Work within and drive the shut-down and turnaround planning processes

  • The coordination of services and materials required for work in the planning phase to the "ready to execute" phase

  • Support the update Maintenance Plans & Task Lists for all preventative maintenance planning requirements as required as observed through work close-out feedback and analysis

  • Provides guidance for efficient and effective execution of the required scope by identifying a logical sequence of job tasks

  • Ensure that risks (safety, environment, and costs) are identified and mitigated to ALARP (As Low as Reasonably Practicable) through the Work Instructions

  • Identifies task description, required resources, materials, services, tools, duration, and cost estimate of each task, and provides guidance for efficient and effective scheduling and execution

  • Ensure that accurate materials and services are identified and/or requested in planning to minimize impact of cost as well as delivery times on the schedule

  • Ensure PMs are planned consistent with the established site standards and in line with QA/QC and permit work expectations. Personal and process safety factors are included when determining method(s) of execution

  • Discuss all complex, e.g., multi-trade, high effort, high value, and safety critical corrective maintenance work with the maintenance and production team to improve the quality of the work pack as requested

  • Development and improvement of maintenance tasks, inclusive of Tasks Lists and Maintenance Strategies

  • Participate and lead maintenance workshops and reviews

  • Identify Spares for Maintenance Strategies, consumables and assemble Bills of Materials in support of the maintenance work

  • Participate in the annual Maintenance Budgeting and Annual Planning exercises

The location for this role is in Houston Texas and open to candidate in nearby locations.

Skills / Qualifications

Qualifications: BSc, BEng, BTech. Degree in mechanical technology or similar engineering discipline or equivalent.


  • 3 - 5 years' experience in Planning and Scheduling using SAP or Maximo, or similar CMMS or Planning & scheduling tools

  • Experience in the development of Maintenance Plans and Work Instructions

  • Experience in the operations and maintenance of Offshore or Onshore Oil and Gas production facilities and Natural Gas Processing Plants.

  • Strong leadership, decision making, mentor-ship, coaching and communication skills

  • Can manage evolving priorities and deliver on multiple commitments in a timely manner

  • Experience in the maintenance and testing of oil and gas, petrochemical, LNG, or manufacturing assets such as such as pumps, compressors, fans, valves, lubrication systems, gearboxes, refrigeration, and other machinery.

  • Capable of developing Technical Maintenance Methodologies

  • Knowledge of Master Data and Master Data development processes, rules governing the development of Master Data Technical Objects

  • Strong knowledge in the use of CMMS such as SAP, Maximo, and others

  • Authorization to work lawfully in the US without sponsorship from Wood is required

Job-Specific Skills:

  • Knowledge of maintenance processes including Condition-based and Prediction-based Equipment Health Monitoring, Criticality Assessments, Reliability-Based Inspection strategies

  • RBI Strategy and management tools and applications

  • Strong analytical skills. Capability in data analytics, database, and spreadsheet manipulation skills

  • In-depth application knowledge of process mapping and lean concepts

  • Awareness of the local statutory or regulatory maintenance requirements and risk management programs

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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