Lead Area Scheduler

  • Location:

    Basra, Iraq

  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Steve Al-Bazy

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    28 days ago

  • Expiry date:


MSELECT is looking to hire a Lead Area Scheduler for an international oil & gas operator in Basrah. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a Planner/Scheduler or 10 years of experience in Production/Operations within the Oil & Gas industry. English and Arabic fluency is a must.

Role Synopsis

The Lead Area Scheduler reports directly To Operations Manager. The role is responsible for the Integrated activities Schedule for operations in the oil field.

Key Deliverables

  • Fully responsible for Integrated Activity Schedule, building from the annual AWPB. Subsequent maintenance and development of the schedule on a weekly/monthly basis as required or major change identified.
  • Analyzing deviations between baseline plan and forecast and propose solutions.
  • Develop baseline progress curve and monitor actual and forecast progress.
  • Coordinate between project team, subsurface team and operation team to minimize execution impact to operations and assist in maximizing production.
  • Chair weekly schedule review meetings, plus others as required and drive out issues through effective control and follow up of actionable items.
  • Daily control of field movements within the Operations department, liaising with Security Operations as required in clearing sensitive field visits/tasks.
  • Mentor and coach others on schedule controls to aid project delivery.
  • Perform other associated duties as assigned.

Qualification Criteria


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a Planner/Scheduler or 10 years of experience in Production/Operations within the Oil & Gas industry working for International Operating Company.
  • Demonstrably strong communication and mentoring skills commensurate with the above job role, proven record of developing junior personnel
  • Strong English language skills.
  • International experience, preferred Middle East onshore
  • Ability to work in a high volume fast paced environment where daily challenges will disrupt planned activities.


  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineer or a technically related subject is desired or analogous discipline (Scientific).
  • Experienced Primavera P6 user, able to quality control own and others’ plans, and export and analyse plan data for reporting purposes
  • Strong team player

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.