Lead Planner

Suncor - Fort McMurray, Canada

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Job ID 23702

Are you passionate about leading a dynamic and dedicated team in a fast paced environment and building positive relationships? This may be the perfect role for you. Reporting to the manager, turnaround, you will be responsible for the planning and scheduling of our turnaround projects at our base plant operations.

  • Develop, optimize, update and monitor the fully integrated plans and schedules, and provide input and reports throughout the planning and scheduling of the projects
  • Lead multiple, simultaneous projects, with direct influence over all planners and multimillion dollar budgets
  • Maintain effective control of the work scope that directly affects the budget and duration of all projects
  • Act as a key member of the core turnaround team, develop execution plans and quality assurance (QA) / quality control (QC) strategies; provide progress updates and audit documentation
  • Ensure coordination of activities contained in the fully integrated project plan and holds planners accountable for plans and budgets
  • Assist in identifying planning requirements and in directs (i.e. manpower, services, facilities, materials, etc.), and coordinate and schedule resources and equipment as required
  • Provide input to contractor requirements and selection; responsible for bid packages including preparation, contractor scope reviews, selection, support required and delivery requirements
  • Develop the tools distribution plan including identification of tools, sourcing from other sites or vendors, stocking and issuing of toolboxes, gang boxes, satellite tool cribs and delivery requirements
  • Aid in the training and development of planners, establish priorities for planners and steward updates
  • Capture lessons learned, updating library files and history and identify and implement opportunities for our next project

Required Qualifications

  • 10 or more years of maintenance experience with at least five years of experience in planning; preferably in the oil and gas industry
  • Experience in project management and turnaround work processes
  • Post-secondary degree, diploma or trade certification or technical/mechanical background preferred
  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record

  • Proficient in SAP (cost reporting and scheduling modules), project management software applications (e.g. GWOS) and Primavera
  • Thorough knowledge of maintenance support workflow processes, performance measures, scheduling tools and techniques, engineering industry standards and QA / QC requirements
  • Exhibit a strong safety mindset and display a preventative and contingency based approach to planning with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Proven leadership skills with ability to make decisions with integrity in order to achieve the best results and deliver the most value
  • Capable of handling and leading several tasks while focusing on quality and completion of deliverables
  • Highly motivated self-starter that collaborate with others and maintain positive relationships across different teams

Working Conditions

  • The position is mainly office-based (90%) but there are plant-based expectations which requires personal protective equipment (PPE) and exposure to various plant and environmental conditions
  • If you reside outside of Fort McMurray, relocation of your primary residence to within 60 km of Fort McMurray is mandatory
  • Relocation support will be provided; we offer highly competitive housing assistance to eligible candidates

Preferred Qualifications


Company Description

Suncor Energy is Canada's energy company - meaning rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Canada's largest energy company - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.

Suncor promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Suncor is committed to accessibility and accommodations will be provided to applicants upon request. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Jul 22, 2018
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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