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Offshore General Planner

Grand Isle Shipyard, LLC

This is a Full-time position in Lake Charles, LA posted November 23, 2021.

Offshore General Planner – Job Description


The Offshore General Planner is responsible for planning routine corrective and preventative maintenance, as well as minor modification activities while accounting for HSSE factors, reliability, and cost in support of a production asset in the Gulf of Mexico.

This asset is currently in the project phase.

Duties and responsibilities will be catered to the current project phase with a heavy focus on initial setup and build of maintenance systems in preparation for handover of the asset to operations and startup.


The General Planner plays a significant role in the successful delivery of Maintenance Execution.

This role is on the frontlines (14/14 rotational work schedule) of Maintenance Execution and will be responsible for the following:
Coaching maintenance planning team members and other offshore colleagues on the Maintenance Execution Process
Walking down corrective and preventative maintenance work orders
Delivering first time quality work packs to the field
Identifying and coordinating 3rd party resource needs

Perform work prep activities for work orders in the GP queue including but not limited to:
Providing detailed procedural job steps
Identifying and coordinating 3rd party and/or construction needs for orders with support activity requirements
Identifying and requisitioning required materials/services to facilitate repairs at the asset
Rough cut scheduling and level loading the schedule
Bundling work on equipment
Identifying production and/or POB impacts
Adhering to budget limits, seek platform leadership/finance approval as needed
Adjusting start date based upon needs of the asset/constraints
Complying with and adhere to all AMS-Maintenance Execution process requirements
Consulting Technical Engineering Support for procedure or work planning guidance and seeking concurrence as needed
Responsible for the creation, modification, and utilization of corrective maintenance task lists
Request and respond to eME feedback
​Develop maintenance work planning for an asset in accordance with the AMS ME (local eME Planning Process) including:
​Identify and provide detailed procedural job steps, craft type and count required, materials required, and duration to execute each job step (consulting SME’s, advisors, engineering for technical input/ clarification on scope)
​Include minimum required components to a work package determined by the QA QC guidance by engineering discipline
​Identify individual job plan SIMOPS impacts (production impacts, POB impacts to IAPS, etc.) by utilization of System Condition
​Identify MOC needs and communicate to correct AMS work process via Waiting on Engineering MOC, and MTO user statuses applied to work order (ex.

MTO Fit4 entry)
​Adhere to budgetary limits, seeking approval by OMC for work order spend above certain dollar amount awaiting release
​Adjust work order start date based on identified planning constraints (ex.

Materials lead time) and rough-cut schedule work into most efficient approach considering SIMOPS needs of the asset
​Raise needs for stock/MMR updates to warehouseman
​Coordinate and optimize 3rd party needs and mobilization movements (ex.

Batching work orders for vendor to execute)
​Requisition identified materials/services
​Serve as QA of work planning across planning team validating the completeness of work prep, provide coaching to peers
​Interface with expeditor to request materials to ship from GOM DC to platform in Materials Status Meeting, interface with warehouseman for materials validation on the asset
​Divide up incoming work and assigning to work preparers (WPT, GP, Discipline Planners).

Flag Program Work/ Major Maintenance vs.

Routine Maintenance at discretion of OMC

Plan small plant change jobs vetted through MTO process and fully plannable from engineering at discretion of MTL via WO request
​Continuous Improvement/ Efficiency Improvements:
​Create, utilize, and modify CM Task Lists (CMTL’s)
​Submit Material Master Record requests/edits
​Submit PM Redlines – Criteria 1 Changes
​Seek, obtain, and action CM feedback, perform RCA’s
Skills & Qualifications
Must be able to demonstrate an expert level of knowledge in maintenance planning and rough-cut scheduling, Shell maintenance planning experience required
Experience with and knowledge of operating and maintaining platforms in the Gulf of Mexico
Knowledge of maintenance scheduling and estimating principles/techniques
Understanding of resource planning and resource allocation techniques
Demonstrated commitment to safe work practices
Must hold or be able to obtain HUET certification for offshore travel
5+ years of craft experience required, 2+ years in an offshore oil & gas production environment preferred
Effective organization skills, time management, and interpersonal skills are a must
Must be self-directed and work well independently
Experienced team player capable of multi-tasking and managing multiple competing priorities
Ability to develop and foster positive working relationships with Planning Team members, asset leadership, and all asset-based personnel is a necessity
Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60.00
– $70.00 per hour

Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Vision insurance
12 hour shift
High school or equivalent (Preferred)
Planning/Scheduling: 5 years (Preferred)
Oil & Gas Offshore Production Enviornment: 2 years (Preferred)
Work Location: Multiple Locations