First Energy


Northop, North Wales



I am currently recruiting on behalf of my client who is looking for a Planner to work on a permanent basis based in North Wales.

My Client is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world’s leading energy companies.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Interface with SAP Key User for system analysis / problem solving and issue resolution.
  • Coordinate with third parties, onshore engineers, vendors and purchasing departments as appropriate in support of the planning process.
  • Comply with and effectively implement the Tollgate system as per the Client process, liaising with the onshore production services team.
  • Ensure that all necessary resources are available when required and in accordance with Client business needs and production plans.
  • Review installation performance against key performance indicators and challenge and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Safeguard the reliability, availability and “fit for purpose” operational conditions of the Terminal equipment.
  • Understand the work plan and liquidate work safely and on time.
  • Creating Purchase Requisitions for major budgeted services.
  • Facilitate weekly planning and 120 day look ahead meetings.
  • Identify activities for inclusion into the Liverpool Bay Integrated plan.
  • Liaise with materials controller to ensure material availability.
  • Ensure all parts; tools and equipment; and access requirements are in place to enable maintenance activities to take place.
  • Ensure the safe and optimum utilisation, productivity and effectiveness of asset-based personnel and resources.
  • Ensure all asset personnel are aware of and understand their utilisation and productivity expectations.
  • Administration of and focal point for the asset database application systems, planning, maintenance management system (SAP) and materials procurement system.
  • Plan, schedule and coordinate planned asset shutdown(s) and start up including the availability of materials and personnel to ensure timescales are met safely, efficiently and effectively.
  • Record and report details of equipment performance and condition in SAP.
  • Identify and investigate causes of adverse performance and take and / or recommend appropriate corrective action.
  • Participate in reviewing and improving asset performance.
  • Deliver an agreed maintenance strategy to achieve best in class performance.
  • Carry out effective troubleshooting to maximize Plant efficiency, identify spares required, and initiate ordering of same.
  • Input accurate data into SAP for recording of working time (Time writing) and historical data.
  • Provide input and feedback into the Plant work planning process.


Essential Skills

  • ECITB/Level 3 (NVQ) or equivalent in core discipline
  • Extensive computer systems experience
  • Computerised planned maintenance system (preferably SAP)
  • STOP and/or Synergi awareness
  • Manual handling
  • Previous experience of operations and planning/scheduling with a background in production, maintenance or engineering within an oil and gas or petrochemical environment.

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