Planning Engineer Offshore industry


Antonieta Pichinte

Recruitment Partner Consultant at Van Storm

Job summary:

Tasks: planning & scheduling of complex engineering projects or work packages

Projects: heavy lift, pipelaying, installation & removals in offshore environments

Company: offshore fleet owner and operator

Main requirements: +4 years of experience in planning engineering in offshore environments or complex marine engineering projects

Your opportunity

As a Planning Engineer, you will be a part of the Project Planning & Cost Control Department. You will work with a highly experienced team of engineers who focus on developing complex offshore projects. A good Planning Engineer should have 3 main features: knowledge of planning techniques, experience in project management tools and software, and good knowledge of engineering projects. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining the schedule for challenging projects or work packages. Working together with Project Managers and Cost Controllers, you ensure good development and approval of baseline schedules. 

What you will do

  • Coordinate planning activities for complex offshore projects 
  • Apply schedules from the proposal phase into the whole project scheme, to ensure a smooth development of the work
  • Initiate and coordinate planning for each discipline, as well as offices and subcontractors
  • Create and check up on schedules and forecasts along with Project Managers & Cost Controllers
  • Report about the planning, schedule, and progress to the project team, management, and client
  • Create project scenarios and mobilization plans
  • Set up and progress CAPEX and R&M (port call, docking) schedules
  • Create high-quality reports for publication, such as project bar charts, histograms, s-curves, and Earned Value reports

Where you will work

Want to be part of the changing process of the global offshore industry? Our client has the proven leadership and vision to create, maintain and operate previously inconceivable pipelaying, heavy lift, and deep sea mining ships and systems. Redefining technological boundaries and achieving record-breaking feats persistently, this Dutch-based organization is at the forefront of offshore equipment development. You will be proud to work here!

  • Be part of a team that is constantly pushing the boundaries of offshore installation and heavy lift
  • A new industry standard in maintenance, repair and specific mission equipment installation
  • Direct and open communication style, “get the job done”
  • Great project outlook: state-of-the-art fleet fully booked for next 3 years
  • Diverse, international teams working on global projects and developments
  • Do you want to be a leader? Do you want to break records? Well, here it is, waiting for you!

What you already have

  • +4 years of experience in planning and engineering offshore operations
  • A MSc. or BSc. degree in Mechanical, Civil or Marine Engineering
  • Experience with PrimaveraP6 and MS Project
  • A solution-finding and hands-on approach, since you will be working in diverse projects at the same time
  • A flexible mindset and communicative attitude, so you don’t get stuck in your own ideas and you communicate any changes or decisions to all parties involved
  • Excellent communication skills and fluent English, so you can communicate efficiently with your multicultural team and clients worldwide

Your benefits

  • 30 paid holidays per year for an excellent work-life balance
  • Covered commuting and interviewing costs
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Basic Dutch course, so you will understand the Dutch jokes during the coffee break
  • Access to social gatherings, lectures, and events, so you will meet like-minded friends within the Dutch Maritime Industry. We also offer you a 1-year membership of KNVTS, Royal Dutch Association of Marine Engineers.
  • Housing search support and registration are provided by Van Storm 

Sounds interesting?

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