Principal Engineer – Planning


Petrofac is currently looking to recruit a Principal Engineer – Planning to be based in Sharjah, UAE.


What we do

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

We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for the energy industries. Our comprehensive and tailored service offering covers each stage of the project life cycle and a variety of commercial models, giving our clients the flexibility, they need.


Equal Opportunities

We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.

Petrofac is striving to develop a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can contribute. We encourage everyone to apply, especially those individuals who form part of underrepresented groups. Applications are also welcome from candidates who want to discuss flexible working or job-sharing requests.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Project Controls Manager/ Manager Planning who will be responsible for the ultimate planning and controls deliverables under the Project.
  • Participate in the tendering process by providing input to the initial Project Execution Plan in terms of Level 1. 2 and 3 planning. In particular, supporting the proposals manager with a full understanding of the logical sequencing of activities through engineering to handover.
  • Develop the Level 1, 2 and 3 schedules from the tender phase, into working schedules for execution, taking into account input from engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning disciplines, while providing guidance on optimizing the schedule.
  • Guide in setting up of the Technical Document Register (TDR) and Project Procurement Tracking Register (PTR) and pursue population of the requisite data into these registers with Engineering and Procurement disciplines respectively.
  •  Work with subcontractor or partner construction planners to develop optimum sequencing of activities in construction such that realistic dates are set for engineering and procurement activities to facilitate the necessary durations for efficient installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning.
  • Ensure the TDR and PR is updated in line with Project reporting requirements and report any serious deviations to project management.
  • Prepare project S curves for all individual engineering disciplines, procurement and construction.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly progress figures for input to weekly/monthly reports. Ensure that remaining forecast planning is achievable in light of progress figures and highlight to project management areas where planning will require to be altered to remedy delays or potential delays in schedule.
  • Collate commodity information from discipline engineers and prepare commodity curves for handover to construction management and subsequent monitoring.
  • Prepare detailed (level 4) plans for specific critical activities drawn from the Level 3 Schedule eg nozzle availability, structural pipe rack erection, underground facilities, building design and erection, such that these can be used as effective management tools for monitoring the progress of these critical activities.
  • Participate with construction personnel and commissioning manager in transition from construction planning by activity, to system planning for commissioning and handover. Ensure that this is compliant with the logical and contractual requirements for handover of the facilities.
  • Perform any related duties and responsibilities as and when required.
  • Ensure Timely submission of various internal and client reports with all supporting documents.
  • Carry out risk analysis and schedule assurance check.
  • Participate in rebase lining exercise as required.


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