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  • Full Time
  • Basra, Al-Basra Governorate, Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year

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Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Planning Engineer to strengthen our team in Basra, Iraq on 4/4 weeks off rotation.

To deliver & integrate all Project planning activities/deliverables for a portfolio of brownfield/ greenfield projects. Responsible for delivery of standard, consistent and realistic project plans reflecting the assessed risk parameters for each project.

Key Activities And Accountabilities Will Include

  • Deliver and maintain consistent, realistic plans and control structures for the project.
  • Understand the list of plans required to execute the assigned project sub-elements and their interface to other sub-elements.
  • Develop the activities, logic, resources and progress for the assigned project sub-elements, leading to the creation of the baseline schedule and its subsequent maintenance
  • Implement and comply with the planning and progress monitoring procedures.
  • Conduct the schedule monthly progress update, forecast, critical path and trend analyses for assigned elements, including any impact from interface areas.
  • Implement and maintain the status reports. Provide regular and comprehensive schedule status reports to Project sub-element managers.
  • Prepare look ahead schedules and reporting early warnings to Project team.
  • Assess and incorporate the impact of approved changes and any deviations from the key project targets and milestones, including productivity monitoring and identification of alternate approaches to optimize the plan(s).
  • Liaise with and challenge Project Engineering & Development Team to ensure proper understanding of the key schedule sensitivities and drivers.
  • Provide engineering and procurement needs to meet construction and shutdown plans
  • Develop contract key dates, milestones and BGC plan dates that align with the overall project schedule.
  • Participate in evaluating bid schedules and reviewing contractor plans to support contract award recommendations.
  • Develop contract sections for planning and progress reporting.
  • Review and verify contractors reported progress and ensure that this is reflected in the project schedule.
  • Track the criticality of the main paths to completion and float consumption.
  • Implement and utilize the BGC standard tools and processes.
  • Provide input data for and participate in benchmarking activities.
  • Produce Project Planning closeout report and Productivity
  • Develop Iraqi staff through training in planning tools and techniques
  • Maintain effective interfaces and good working relationships with other project teams.


  • Engineering Degree and/or Certification as a Planning Engineer or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 15 years industry experience in planning positions in the Oil & Gas industry.
  • Project execution practical experience (e.g. engineering, controls, C&P, construction).
  • Good written and oral communications. Arabic Language skills an advantage.
  • Fully versed with Planning principles and techniques and Primavera P6
  • Proven interpersonal and relationships skills in complex environments with ability to work with of diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience in or with NOVs, JVs and NOCs and/or execution in remote/developing locations will be an advantage.
  • Able to work across multiple projects largely unsupervised and deliver results within challenging deadlines and under pressure.

About Us

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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