Planning and Scheduling Engineer

  • Location:

    Erbil, Iraq

  • Sector:

  • Contact:

    Susan Rafat

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  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Expiry date:


MSELECT is hiring a Planning and Scheduling Engineer for an international oil and gas service client in Erbil. Candidates must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in planning & scheduling for Oil & Gas projects and be fluent in English and Kurdish.

Department, Section, Team       

Directorate for Capital Construction, Pre-production Section

Stream / Function          

  • Project Management of Contractors and Consultants Schedule for Projects of Directorate for Capital Construction

Position’s Objective

Management of the construction and repair / rectification Project Schedules of the Directorate for Capital Construction and flag up variances beyond permissible limits.

Organization Chart 

The Planning Engineer shall be reporting to Head of Pre-production Service and will not have any reportees. He/She is appointed and dismissed from his/her position by the decision of the Operating Director in agreement with Director for Capital Construction and Chief Engineer.

Main Functions

  • Planning and review of Contractors schedule for the various Projects under Directorate for Capital Construction.
  • Identify critical path items and report delays beyond 3 days.
  • Monitor, Verify and Track the Project progress as per approved Baseline Schedule. Report variances as per tolerances and allowances mentioned in the Normative documents.
  • Incorporate schedule variances, revisions etc after they are approved.
  • Identify and report schedule variances for Weekly Management report.

Quantitative Indicators

  • Project Progress Management – Assessment and Measurement 40%
  • Project Risk Management (Identification and Mitigation)                30%
  • Project delivery on time 30%


  • Procurement, Tenders and Contracts, HSE Directorates of the Company;
  • With Consultants, Contractors, Suppliers and other service providers within the scope of contracts.

Regulation of Activities

  • Applicable Legislation of the Kurdistan Region and the Republic of Iraq;
  • Company Internal Normative Documents related to the assigned Business area;
  • Occupational Health and Safety requirements and Fire Safety requirements;
  • Regulations of the Directorate for Capital Construction;

Other Job Requirements

  • University degree.


  • Proficient in the use of Project Planning and Scheduling software like MS Project, Primavera, Gantt charts etc.
  • Experienced in the planning and scheduling of multidisciplinary Oil & Gas construction projects.
  • Strong practical knowledge of Project planning, management and implementation of Oil & Gas pipeline construction projects;
  • Ability to handle multiple Projects in a fast-paced construction environment.
  • Knowledge of assessing & determining project progress at Site.

Language Skills

  • English fluent;
  • Kurdish desirable;
  • Russian will be an added advantage.

Work Experience

  • Min. 10-years’ experience in planning & scheduling of Oil & Gas projects out of which at least 5 years in multi-disciplinary construction projects;
  • Ability to perform in a multi-cultural / multi-national work environment.
  • Experience in Quantity Surveying would be an advantage.

Computer Skills

  • Highly proficient in MS Office and MS Projects, Primavera etc.
  • Skilled in using offsite Project Scheduling and Reporting tools and techniques.

Degree of mobility         

  • Regular travel to the construction sites and operational facilities of the Company.
  • Minimal international travel. Domestic business travels;

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