WorkFace Planner

Houston, Virginia

This position will be based in our Houston, TX office.
Position Summary
The Work Face Planner is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the planning & Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) processes and functions for our major capital projects. This new position will be based at our Houston, TX office and report to the Vice President, Planning & Scheduling. This position will collaborate with Venture Global project management and contractor personnel to develop and maintain project execution plans and schedules while also providing leadership and oversight of planning professionals assigned to the project.
The primary focus of this position will be the safe and efficient work planning of civil and foundation works, structural and modular steel placement, mechanical equipment setting, pipe installation & testing, and electrical installation & testing. In addition, this position will implement robust planning & advanced work packaging processes and procedures that will be able to be replicated across all scopes of work.
The role will also require effective communication to Project and Executive Management for timely decision making and incorporation of stake holder input. The role will be based at our project site, with potential for travel to other project locations and contractor offices.

  • Implement strategy for (AWP) on assigned project(s)
  • Work with Project Management to define Construction Work Areas (CWAs) and Construction Work Packages (CWPs)
  • Work with Project Team to coordinate Engineering Work Packages (EWPs) and Procurement Work Packages (PWP's) to support the Path of Construction (POC)
  • Work with Project Team to develop priority sequences for CWP's, EWP's and PWP's to support schedule POC
  • Work with Project Team supporting the tracking and execution of EWPs and PWPs
  • Oversee the WFP (Work Face Planners) and/or contractors, support and develop Field Installation Work Packages (FIWP) during Design and Build Phases of project
  • Support and track execution of FIWPs
  • Monitor FIWP's with material management allowing time for material allocation
  • Ensure FIWP's are issued with enough time allocated for final installation planning
  • Identify FIWP constraints and work with Project Team to remove any constraints that would prevent efficient execution of FIWPs
  • Coordinate with all departments on the project to ensure planning process is fully integrated within project
  • Gather, analyze, input and compile information for work; Report required information to site leadership


  • Bachelor's degree in Construction or Engineering preferred
  • 5 years of relevant construction planning and field execution experience in major Oil & Gas engineering and construction projects
  • Commitment to safety
  • Proficient in NavisWorks or other 3D modeling and work packaging software, such as iConstruct
  • Strong Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Visio skills
  • Experience with Power BI, SQL or similar relational database management systems preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, with strong critical thinking and attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic with ability to effectively prioritize, meet deadlines, adapt to changing priorities and business needs, and succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to efficiently summarize and prioritize information

About Petroplan

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