Maintenance Planner - Offshore
Houma , Louisiana
November 04, 2016
Role synopsis
The Planner is responsible for processing quality work orders and producing work packs, following the Work Management standard, that significantly attribute to safe and reliable operations. The Planner is responsible for planning Maximo work order tasks by clearly identifying the work needed by craft and associated equipment and materials to complete the job safely and efficiently. During the planning process, the Planner troubleshoots the root cause of equipment malfunctions and accurately formulate corrective actions necessary to address identified problems. The Planner will Identify recurring equipment maintenance issues, root causes and solutions to prevent reoccurrence. The Planner will also lead and coach the offshore team on the standards contained in the Gulf of Mexico Maintenance Work Management Guide.

Key accountabilities
  • Responsible for independently generating high quality job plans and work packs for complex, multi-discipline work to allow efficient scheduling, assignment and execution of work
  • Responsible for identifying permits needed
  • Responsible for following Global Work Management processes and standards within planning activities and monitoring the agreed upon KPIs, taking appropriate actions to close the deviation from target
  • Responsible for identifying improvement opportunities and basic defect elimination in the day to day execution of work
  • Responsible for ensuring personal competency development tasks are completed
  • Responsible for maintaining healthy relationships and effective collaboration with other Planners and other teams to improve performance
  • Responsible for daily backlog management, within their area of responsibility, to clean up and prioritize work
  • Responsible for modifying job plans based on feedback received
  • Responsible for requesting modification or creation of master data such as new materials, new locations, description changes, etc
  • Responsible for conducting job / field walk-downs for the work
  • Responsible for maintaining job plan libraries and ensuring Job Plans are complete, accurate and easily accessible to all
  • Responsible for setting realistic Target Dates for execution of the work
  • Responsible for setting realistic Required by Dates for procurement of material and services
  • Responsible for identifying the people, tools, materials, services, and procedures needed for a quality work pack
  • Responsible for expenditure of the R&M budget within delegation of financial authority
  • Responsible for assisting in deploying Global Work Management programs
  • Function as a Maintenance Work Management Standard Subject Matter Expert, Trainer, and Coach
  • Improve planner work processes across the region
  • Apply failure analysis and other trouble shooting techniques to determine the cause of equipment malfunctions, accurately formulate corrective actions necessary to address identified problems, and develop strategies to mitigate reoccurrences
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the maintenance program and provide input to the Maintenance Execution Manager for the revision / development of strategic maintenance plans
  • Validate that work performed in the field meets BP and industry standards through application of BP technical practices and industry standard knowledge
  • Provide input to the Maintenance Execution Manager for development of the annual maintenance plans and budget
  • Order material and issue requisitions for services and equipment following all procurement policies. If parts are not available in stores for a job being planned, ensure that materials required have been item mastered and added to the materials plan of the work order
  • Review all vendor submitted work packages for compliance with BP's processes prior to sending to the Maintenance Team Lead
  • For repeatable work scopes, create job plan templates that may be reused for future jobs thus simultaneously enhancing future planning productivity and long term maintenance strategies. Utilize existing job plan library templates when possible, modify existing or create new job plans templates as needed. Update job plans in Maximo to include man-hour estimates, proper crafts, tasks, materials, procedures, drawings, tools, and applicable technical specifications associated with equipment. Identify and update errors in Job Plans as errors are discovered. Submit requests to correct Bills of Materials as errors are discovered
  • Drive improved facility performance by systematically reviewing feedback from completed work packages to identify opportunities for improvement to planning accuracy and completeness
  • Actively participate in the Quarterly Planner Workshops and Bi-weekly Planner network meetings to facilitate Planner standardization and development

Essential Education
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Technical degree preferred

Essential experience and job requirements
  • 10+ years of experience in planning and/or leading maintenance execution in the oil and gas industry or related field
  • 5+ years of maintenance craftsmen experience, required
  • 2+ years of maintenance craftsmen experience in the offshore environment, preferred
  • Required to become a Maintenance Work Management Standard Subject Matter Expert
  • Sufficient leadership skills to be able to:
    • Identify and highlight issues (and generate possible solutions) to upper leadership in a timely manner
    • Identify tasks that need to be done and put forward well-considered recommendations
    • Establish effective working relationships
    • Work with others to achieve goals
    • Resolve conflicts constructively
    • Function effectively on a team (example: provides regular updates to team and management, volunteer to assist others, etc.)
  • Advanced PC skills including CMMS (Maximo preferred), Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
  • Must have excellent communication skills in English
  • Strong background and knowledge in operations related to the Oil and Gas industry
  • Journeyman in Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Automation, Operations, or Marine Equipment field with in depth knowledge of executing maintenance work
  • Experience in preparing job and work plans including scope, skills identification, time, cost estimates, resource availability, and operational coordination, preferred
  • Experience communicating and interfacing with all levels of company and outside contacts

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
14/14 rotation offshore.

Desirable criteria & qualifications
Sufficient knowledge of typical off-shore process equipment to be able to:
  • Describe the various types of equipment that is generally used off-shore
  • Explain how the various types of equipment operate including instrumentation and controls
  • Demonstrate equipment start-up and shutdown procedures
  • Apply basic trouble shooting techniques
  • Recognize potential situations requiring action
  • Describe typical factors that may cause potential problems

Sufficient job scoping skills to be able to:
  • Apply basic trouble shooting skills to determine problem resolution
  • Describe logical flow of corrective maintenance work steps
  • Determine time required for maintenance work steps
  • Identify special tools craft skills, outside services, parts , materials, and "first pass" isolation requirements
  • Estimate job costs

Sufficient research and information gathering abilities to be able to:
  • Identify technical drawings typically used in process operations: P&ID's, simplified flow diagrams, block diagrams, logic diagrams, isometric drawings, DCS schematics, equipment specific diagrams, electrical diagrams and legends
  • Describe in general terms, the information found on each type of diagram. Identify the symbols used in facility diagrams
  • Read technical drawings and identify / locate major pieces of unit equipment
  • Use technical drawings for troubleshooting minor process problems
  • Reference technical specifications for torque, welds, paint, pipes, valves, and GOC
  • Utilize material master lists
  • Research vendor documents
  • Obtain vendor budgetary quotes

Sufficient digital tools utilization abilities to be able to:
  • Create, update and print simple documents in MS Word
  • Create, update and print simple spreadsheets in MS Excel
  • Create, update and print simple presentations in MS PowerPoint
  • Navigate, utilize and apply Maximo functions
  • Query Maximo databases and create unique reports
  • Extract and display standard reports from BI-CYCLE
  • Query the BI-CYCLE database and create unique reports
  • Execute simple parts selection from storehouse functions
  • Create or change work orders, PMs, and job plans
  • Update Materials Master Lists

Sufficient meeting facilitation skills to be able to:
  • Formulate meeting objectives and agendas
  • Keep meetings focused on stated objectives
  • Facilitate problem solving processes
  • Facilitate decision making processes
  • Utilize action logs and assign actions

Sufficient knowledge and/or ability to access BP policies, procedures and standards for:
  • Permitting requirements and control of work
  • Hazard assessment
  • MSDS documentation
  • Emergency response procedures
  • BP Safe Practices Manual
  • Equipment certification requirements
  • MOC requirements and process
  • GOC requirements
  • Equipment criticality ratings
  • Temporary equipment requirements

Sufficient coordination and communication skills to be able to
  • Listen and communicate effectively (tactful, clear and concise communication of knowledge, etc.)
  • Demonstrate clear and effective writing skills

Sufficient innovation and problem solving skills to be able to:
  • Make timely and appropriate decisions
  • Quickly respond and adapt to new instructions, situations, and environments, etc.
  • Leverage ideas and apply lessons learned
  • Approach issues with an open mind
  • Maintain bigger picture perspective towards problem solving

Sufficient learning and adaptability skills to be able to:
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Accept new ideas
  • Seek advice when needed

Sufficient organizational and execution skills to be able to:
  • Organize and prioritize workloads
  • Complete assignments within established timeframes
  • Make informed, balanced decisions in area of responsibility
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality

Relocation available

Travel required
Yes - up to 50%

Is this a part time position?

About BP
Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

BP's Upstream segment focuses on finding reserves of oil and gas, developing the means to extract and process it and then consistently producing and transporting it to market. This involves using cutting edge technology to find the energy reserves, the ability to drill thousands of meters under the ground, designing, building and operating some of the world's largest most complex production onshore / offshore facilities and finally being able to transport these fluids, in order to provide energy to the world.

BP is the largest operator (excluding National Oil Companies) in the world with over 6.6MM BOE/Day gross operated production and operations in 25 countries on six continents. The largest community in BP's Upstream Segment, around 6000 people work in operations, essentially delivering oil and gas from the wellhead to the market. Operations staff play a significant role at all stages of the exploration and production cycle - providing input to a project from early appraisal all the way through to full production.


Closing Date
[ "23-Nov-2016" ]

A little about us:
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