Job Overview

Saint John, New Brunswick
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
1 year ago

Additional Details

Extensive Exp. Required (9+ Years)

Job Description

Turnarounds are a critical part of our refinery operations and we are looking for a Planning Lead to join our team in Saint John, NB. In this position you will direct and supervise planning activities, work package and P6 step list development to support the execution of the overall Turnaround Planning effort. In this role, you will support a team of approximately 12 direct reports (Irving and Contract personnel).

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary, bonus, and pension plan

  • Flexible benefits, including a Health Spending Account

  • Wellness support, including annual wellness allowance and paid personal care days

  • Paid vacation and vacation purchasing

  • Personal and professional development opportunities

  • Named one of Canada‚Äôs Top 100 Employers for six consecutive years

Your roles and responsibilities:

  • Coach and mentor a team of multi disciplined planners by working closely with them to implement SMART goals in line with overall objectives and standards for the organization.

  • Is self-directed and actively engages the team in a continuous improvement mindset.

  • Demonstrate collaborative leadership and have an infectious enthusiasm for excellence.

  • Work with individual team members on career development and training.

  • Develop training requirements and succession planning for the team

  • Work with individuals on performance management documents; creation, managing, and closing out various people processes throughout the year.

  • Develop and lead all planning activities through the planning and execution phase to ensure a high degree of Turnaround planning readiness. 

  •  Identify planning risks and communicate them to the appropriate stakeholders along with mitigation plans.

  • Own and manage KPIs that measure the progress of planning.

  • Communicate progress updates and coordinate plans with Block leads, management, and key stakeholders to ensure alignment to and achievement of milestones.

  • Develop and implement effective work practices and procedures that optimize resources and cost while meeting the requirements of the execution plan.

  • Maintain consistency and accuracy of planning tool (Primavera P6) inputs and quality of data in plans by performing audits to identify and correct plans based on findings.

  • Participate in continuous improvement activities and lessons learned to identify opportunities and implement changes to improve the planning and scheduling process.

Professional skills

  • Commitment to safety as a core value.

  • Proficient with MS Office:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint for reporting and presentation on work progress.

  • Solutions oriented; able to work under pressure with multiple, concurrent tasks and changing priorities.

  • Strong analytical skills to identify any gaps or risks in turnaround plans. 

  • Able to understand overall business goals and communicate those to the team.

  • Strong relationship building skills to work with cross-functional teams.

Education and experience

  • Post-secondary education in trades, engineering, project management, or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum 10 years working on-site in a heavy, industrial environment; refining preferred.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a planning role.

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a management position leading people.

Irving Oil supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.


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