Maintenance Planner / Scheduler II

Job Description

Employment :Contract
# of Openings :1
Classification :Specialist Industry:Specialist

Design Group Staffing Oakville is currently recruiting for a Maintenance Planner / Scheduler II for our client, a large Refinery in Edmonton. This position is a 2 + year contract.

Job Description

•  To be responsible for the planning and scheduling of all Maintenance activities. Should have good understanding of safety, health, and environmental requirements (SHE), work selection criteria, work planning, estimating, procurement practices, business practices and controls, contractor interface awareness, development of job packs, etc.

• Skilled in scheduling work tasks to ensure efficient resource utilization, excellent coordination between operations

(equipment readiness / permitting), material availability, construction equipment support, and labor crew (skills) composition and assignment.

• Typical Job Positions may include: Maintenance Planner / Scheduler, Maintenance Lead, Planner/Scheduler.

• Demonstrates SAFETY is the top priority

• Participates in planning with Core/Work Teams

 • Plans and schedules any Routine Maintenance work required

 • Works with Planner in developing schedule, cost estimates and equipment planning for Routine work to be accomplished during the

Turnaround window.

• Able to plan complex job and develop resource plan with Scheduler, Execution lead, and Operations across all disciplines.

• Able to identify and monitor critical and sub-critical paths for major events.

• Able to apply advanced functions of Planning & Estimating Tools, as applicable to the position. Able to educate

field execution personnel on look-ahead schedules, and help ensure timely work


 • Able to provide input to maintenance work Contracting/Procurement strategy and steward to that plan.

 • Able to resolve scheduling issues, including:

Negative Float, Out-of-sequence updates, resource overloads, scope change, progress

validation, etc.

 • Able to develop a complete job plan with materials, resources and timeline.

• Able to provide input into material of construction selection and management.

 • Able to plan, estimate, track and schedule Field Order Changes (FCO's).

 • Able to apply planning logic, such as, lead, lag, critical path and milestones.

• Able to adequately assess work contingencies with schedule impact, lead coordination activity between teams should contingencies arise.



• 10+ years of closely related professional experience

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering within an applicable discipline, appropriate certification(s) within

discipline, or equivalent professional experience

• Good verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly and concisely convey recommendations to


• Ability to adapt to tight deadlines, heavy workloads, and frequent changes in priorities

• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs

• Proficient in selected scheduling and planning software

• Demonstrates good leadership skills in Work Team meetings to remove barriers and steward action items

and cost profile to work plan and cost estimates.


Skills And Qualifications


• Ensure all safety aspects of the job are included in the job plan Ensure all work plans

comply with all IOL procedures and policies

• Interface with Operations, Inspections,contractors and engineering to develop accurate and workable work scopes Field verify

work for accuracy in work plan and include latest technology in the plan Develop complete job plans with correct coding in the Planning/Execution tool Assist in development of the TA Worklist;

• Communicates worklist quality standard to business team to facilitate hand of worklist to planning during worklist closure; Supports

worklist risk-based planning prior to worklist closure; Leads development of repair vs. replace recommendations Comply to T-minus schedule and milestones & early identification that key milestones may not be met Update Job Pack Tracking sheets Review schedule of individual equipment (CPM) communicate any concerns to lead planner Develop Safe Job Packs complete with-JSA, Sketches/ drawings, rescue plans, ventilation plans, hazard ID, MSDS and PPE requirements

• Assist Lead Planner with reviews and sign off of job pack Prepare closure forms for all equipment Assist Lead planner with ready for operation documents / book Identify and communicate to Lead Planner logistic issues ie: cranes , vacuum trucks, lay down area’s, scaffold yard.

•Identify all materials required in Planning/Execution tool work plan Interface with Materials Coordinator to ensure material issued as required from storehouse through Tiger Lead site visits with selected Contractors to review work plans Interface with

Materials Coordinator to identify and follow up on status of long delivery of material in order to meet schedules Communicate to lead planner any material issues or concerns.

•Review contractor selection with lead planners Identify any engineering drawings required for execution of job plan Participate in SMED reviews (optimize critical path).

•Identify pre turnaround requirements and track progress vs. schedule Complete confined space entry pre meeting for all vessels per SSWP and TA Manual. Working knowledge of P6 Primavera scheduling software Experience in planning petroleum

refinery or petrochemical plant maintenance turnaround Experience in planning maintenance work at a Refinery Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity and you meet the requirements above, please submit your updated resume in MS Word format to the attention of Steve Stodulski via email at: [Click Here to Email Your Resume]  

We thank all candidates for responding. Only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted. All other resumes will be retained for future consideration. We encourage you to visit regularly as new and exciting employment opportunities become available daily!

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About Design Group Staffing

Design Group Staffing Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of contract, temporary and full-time professionals in Canada. Founded in 1976, our firm specializes in providing engineering, technical and technical sales roles in Construction, EPCM, Manufacturing, Mining, Oil & Gas and Architecture & Design, as well as specialist roles in Real Estate Development and Property Management across Canada. As Recruitment Specialists, we stand out by creating an exceptional experience for candidates and client companies. Our process allows us to get to know the best talent, understand their needs, and find matches that lead to success.

Design Group Staffing Inc. is ISO 9001 Certified and has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies each year since 1999 and has held Platinum Status since 2005. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Design Group Staffing Inc. employs over 350 recruitment professionals who place thousands of quality candidates per year. With offices across Canada, we understand industry challenges that are unique to each region and offer both national reach and local knowledge.

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