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Senior Planner - Client in renewable energy industry (hybrid remote position)

Client : Enerkem
Location : Montréal OU Sherbrooke
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Our client in the renewable energy sector in Montréal is looking for a Senior Planner for a permanent position.

Your profile:
You are recognized for your planning and organizational skills as well as your communication skills in a multidisciplinary work context; there isn’t much about the coordination of the planning function and the scheduling of projects and portfolio in the heavy industry field that you don’t know. Also, you are looking to have an impact, in your job, your workplace, and the World too, by working for a company that brings innovation to another level.

Your contribution:

Upon your arrival, you will support the Project Delivery team in the centralized coordination of the planning and scheduling of a major project in execution. You will report to the Manager, Project control office. This is an opportunity to collaborate with a dynamic team as you enrich your career and work on unique and disruptive technology.

Your role and responsibilities will be the following:

  • Develop and implement project management standards and processes related to planning according to best practices;
  • Support project managers and project teams to develop baseline schedules, monitor progress, analyze schedule variances and identify trends by providing a level of expertise in the in the development of the project execution strategy;
  • Manage risk analysis of schedules and participate in meetings with project partners;
  • Set up Earned Value management methods and project monitoring elements;
  • Participate in exercises to optimize project and portfolio schedules and provide support in the analysis of resource needs;
  • Work closely with the project control, risk and estimation teams to set up business processes and develop project schedules;
  • If necessary, implement mitigation plans, study and propose plans to accelerate or catch up on the schedule;
  • Is in charge of coordinating and preparing periodic project progress reports;
  • Revise the schedules of consultants, suppliers and contractors for alignment with the project;
  • Develop and prepare the Project Dashboard and issue each month;
  • Provide support to project teams for the analysis of delays and complaints;
  • Organize and support the administration of the Primavera P6 database;
  • Develop and maintain the baseline including the phased budget;
  • Prepare and update earned value curves;
  • Update baseline, forecast dates and provide initial gap analysis to assist the PM;
  • Works very closely with Project Cost Control and other functions for efficient and robust updating and reporting of EVMS.
  • Prepares and updates the earned value curves.
  • Updates the performance baseline by implementing approved changes.
  • Prepares, in collaboration with the project cost controller and the project control team, the project report to include EVMS metrics such as:
    • Cost performance index (CPI),
    • Schedule performance index (SPI),
    • Cost variance,
    • Schedule variance,
    • Estimate to complete (ETC),
    • Estimate at completion (EAC),
    • Variance at completion,
    • Explanation of discrepancies.

Your qualifications :

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in planning engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning projects on a major project (+200M);
  • Experience in heavy industry (refining, petrochemicals, mining and metals, hydro, etc.);
  • Experience in a multi-project environment;
  • Have completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant field;
  • Graduate studies in a related field, an asset;
  • Certifications and training in project planning;
  • Experience in developing project management processes and standards;
  • Mastery of Primavera P6, MS Project and other planning tools;
  • PMP, PMI-SP, AACEI-PSP or other certification, an asset;
  • Bilingual (French and English) is essential.

Your competencies:

  • Excellent communication and adaptability;
  • Ability to work with reduced supervision – high level of autonomy;
  • Ability to create productive and lasting partnerships with professionals and counterparts across multiple business units and functions;
  • Know how to manage various mandates and make efficient use of their time;
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, with attention to detail;
  • Curiosity and open-mindedness to develop a growing organization with a strong technological dimension;
  • Ability to work with management to resolve more complex issues;
  • Ability in often complex general communications intended for internal and external stakeholders.

Senior Planner - Client in renewable energy industry (hybrid remote position)

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