Lead Mechanical Turnaround Planner


Baytown, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


Deliver detailed job plans, cost estimates, schedules and critical path controls for the execution of turnaround. Lead Turnaround Teams through planning process utilizing the approved work management process flow.

Job Role Responsibilities


  • Develop schedule and detailed job plans with input from Process, Mechanical, Technical and Engineering stakeholders
  • Develop, analyze and optimize schedules using Primavera P6
  • Manage the planning and scheduling effort from worklist development to post project review (includes worklists, Risk Based Work Selection, budgets, schedule duration, critical path management, monitoring milestone compliance)
  • Validate resource requirements for the total event, by unit / contractor
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of resource leveling and resource histograms
  • Identify and monitor all critical and sub-critical  paths for the total event
  • Measure and analyze progress performance and forecasts, and identify productivity issues and resolutions
  • Validate turnaround / event duration based on schedule analysis, potential risks, and anticipated contingency
  • Generate event-level reports and assist with detail reporting (status, look-ahead, forecast)
  • Optimize plan with execution team to identify efficiency’s to reduce cost and duration
  • Analyze and identify schedule constraints with corrective measures to maintain execution schedule 
  • Understanding of industry benchmarking for cost and duration
  • Develop bid specifications, assist procurement with bid analysis, and validate requisitions for purchase orders
  • Develop estimates including business plan, class-V and control
  • Provide timely information to cost team and steward cost appropriately

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities


  • Proficient in turnaround planning / scheduling and estimating principles that include Norms based planning for estimating
  • Proficient computer skills, including Primavera P6, SAP, Outlook, MS Excel / Word / PowerPoint, Power BI
  • Knowledge and use of procurement, accounting, contracting strategies and QA/QC Procedures
  • Knowledgeable in basic process unit processes and process equipment (pumps, vessels, heaters, exchangers, etc.)
  • Meeting facilitation abilities
  • Familiarity with Petrochemical Maintenance Procedures
  • Able to mentor and train other planners and schedulers in the use of good planning and scheduling practices
  • Experience in and understanding of metals crafts (piping, exchangers, vessels, scaffolding)
  • Demonstrated strength in communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong time management / organizational skills
  • Able to work with minimal supervision


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ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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