Activity Planning Systems/Tools Team Leader

British Petroleum (BP)
Muscat, Oman

Ref: KP754-142
British Petroleum (BP)

The Role

The Role

Work with Information Technology & Systems function within BP to define, configure, implement and manage the standard Region-wide planning and scheduling tools (Primavera, CMMS-P6 interface, KPI tool) in support of the Activity Planning (AP) process.

You will also:

*Ensure system configuration efficiently supports Activity Planning.

*Manage implementation of changes required to continuously improve the AP toolset.

*Deliver systems and tool training programs to build scheduling capability in the Region.

*Develop capability to ensure Regional AP Systems and Tools sustainability.

*Work with Information Technology & Systems function within BP ( IT&S) to define, configure, implement and manage the Region-wide planning and scheduling tools (Primavera, CMMS-P6 interface, KPI tool).

-Ensure that the Region AP toolset and associated working practices are consistent with the Upstream Defined Practice and Upstream Recommended Practice.

-Identify specific Regional needs and incorporate these into the Region system design.

-Identify best practices for standardizing and sharing with the Activity Planning ( AP) Central Team.

-Formulate long-term vision for developing AP systems and tools with support from the wider AP team.

-Lead the change to move the Region to new standard systems and tools.

*Act as a key change agent by helping the APM and AP team to embed the Activity Planning process in the Region.

-Work closely with the Activity Planning team to develop a Region Activity Planning process that is fully supported by the tools design (including all elements required in support of functional planning, area scheduling and execution management)

-Identify and implement interfaces with external companies, as required

*Work with IT&S to define and implement Region-specific tools

-Identify Region-specific tools that interface with Activity Planning and agree which ones will be standardized across the Region and supported by the Systems/Tools team (e.g., logistics)

-Deliver Activity Planning Systems and tools training programmes to build scheduling capability

-Establish Activity Planning Systems and tools competency matrix for all planners and schedulers.

-Identify skills gaps.

-Design and implement Activity Planning systems and tools training.

*Develop capability to ensure Regional Activity Planning Systems and tools sustainability
-Lead the AP systems and tools team and build capability to provide day-to-day user support for any

-Systems and tools issues.

-Interface Test Manager

-Ensure integrity of the AP toolset to support an efficient Regional scheduling process

*Manage performance contracts, career planning, communication with and routine supervision of the following direct reports (as appropriate):

-Primavera Regional Coordinator

-Interface Specialist

-Maximo Regional Coordinator

-Planning Systems Owner

-Primavera Consultant

-Interface IT Project Manager

-Interface Test Manager



*Bachelor's degree in engineering, operations, business or finance preferred.

*Appropriate certifications in Upstream Operations along with extensive experience will also considered and will be an advantage.

*At least 10 years experience in an oil and gas E&P environment and a good understanding of Upstream Operations processes

*Managerial experience working with planning and scheduling of operations, maintenance or projects.

*Experience as a planner or scheduler

*Experience with information systems for planning and scheduling of operations or projects.

*Understanding of basic Project Management concepts and tools

*Knowledge of planning/scheduling applications

*Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

*Ability to accurately translate business requirements into systems & tools functionality requirements

*Natural ability to learn and apply new tools and ways of working to emergent regional challenges ('tech savvy')

About the Company

About the Company

Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. With a workforce of nearly 80,000 employees, BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.
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