SOCAR-Petrofac Caspian is Looking for a Lead Planning Engineer


Position title:  Lead Planning Engineer

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all planning activity for the project Topsides Fabrication scope and support the Delivery Manager and project Planning Team Lead to achieve contract objectives
  • Ensure key planning deliverables are developed, maintained, assessed, and communicated.
  • Perform “what if” and/or risked scheduling scenarios (as required) in order to recover schedule deviations along with assisting with development of alternative work sequences
  • Provide experience-based estimates for best-case, most-likely, and worst-case activity durations as inputs to schedule risk analysis (SRA) activities
  • Actively observe, assess, evaluate, and determine construction activities first-hand to ensure satisfactory execution progress in accordance with the project schedule
  • Ensure that actual progress data are incorporated into the company Live Schedule
  • Lead 6-monthly planning input to MCEs including bottoms-up review of the schedule, applying an overview to the contractor’s schedule or re-base lining if deemed necessary.
  • Lead site team discussions regarding planning and progress
  • Ensure compliance with the company planning and scheduling practices and procedures
  • Work with the Contractor Lead Planning Engineers to ensure contract deliverables are received, to close any gaps which have been identified against the contract Project Coordination Procedures and to assess / verify reported progress by physical observation.


  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree in engineering / science / economics

Essential Experience and Job Requirements:

  • Strong commitment to HSSE.
  • Experience working in Cat A projects within GPO with a strong track record of delivery.
  • Sound background and experience in major projects planning processes.
  • Advanced influencing and communication skills in English language.
  • Able to create a performance culture that is designed to deliver success.
  • Ability to produce good quality written reports and summary presentations – able to communicate clarity from complexity.
  • Experience working with large contractor organizations. 
  • High level of self-motivation.
  • Experience performing effectively in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural environment.

Please send your CV to [email protected] indicating the position title“Lead Planning Engineer”  in the subject line of your email.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.