Turnaround Scheduler
in Saint John, NB

Saint John, NB
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: R119216
Company Website: http://www.irvingoil.com/
Job Title
Turnaround Scheduler
Who are we?
Founded in 1924, Irving Oil is a family-owned international refining and marketing company with a history of long-term partnerships and relationships. With operations throughout Eastern Canada, New England and Ireland we focus on delivering quality products and exceptional service to our customers and our communities. Every day, we strive to put our good energy in action to bring families together, support the environment and local wildlife, and to create learning opportunities that empower the next generation.
Here's what you can expect from us:
When you're a part of our team, you'll see how we bring good energy to all that we do. At Irving Oil, we strive for a work environment where each of us feels we belong, can bring our whole selves to work, and where we treat our fellow employees with kindness and respect. Together, we will support our corporate strategy, high standards and the communities where we live and work. Our collaborative approach, safety-first culture and commitment to building resilient teams helps reinforce our internal brand position where People Matter. That's why we're dedicated to investing in our employees' potential, so that they can reach their career goals.
Job Description
What you can expect in a typical day
We are seeking a Turnaround Scheduler to join our team at our refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick. In this position, you will support the many capital, turnaround, and construction projects that take place each year while working closely with planners, block leads, lead scheduler and project controls. You will be responsible to develop detailed project schedules in support of Irving Oil's annual Maintenance Turnaround events. You will also search for and drive the most efficient use of all resources. As an experienced Scheduler, you know how to produce accurate and credible deliverables, to support the successful execution of our projects.
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's Top 100 Employers for seven consecutive years

Your roles and responsibilities:
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining the fully integrated, resource loaded & logic linked schedules
  • Coordinate schedule development with construction planners, coordinators, operations, and Outage manager, Project Management, Project Controls and others as required.
  • Lead schedule review meetings to ensure proper logic, prioritization, resource utilization, logistics and constraints are properly represented in the schedule.
  • Analyze and communicate schedule data including; critical & near-critical paths, schedule risks and opportunities, craft resources requirements and histograms, forecasting, schedule performance (SPI), physical progress (% comp), and float analysis.
  • Optimize resource utilization through resource leveling and density analysis.
  • Proactively identify schedule issues, risks and opportunities.
  • Ensure Field Change Notifications are properly represented in the schedule (activities and resources) in a timely manner. Coordinate and interface with Cost Control to ensure forecasts are properly represented.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate delivery of contractor schedule & progress-related reports and deliverables.
  • Work in accordance to schedule practices and procedures and industry best practice.

Professional skills
  • Proven ability to maintain good working relationships with stakeholders including senior leaders.
  • Effective communication skills both verbally and written, including presentations.
  • Experience dealing with multiple priorities and deadlines / proven ability to meet hard deadlines.
  • Strong work ethic, produces accurate and credible deliverables, meets deadlines.
  • Strong knowledge of MS office applications, particularly Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong analytical skills.

Education and experience
  • Must have post-secondary education in a construction trade, engineering, engineering technology. Planning experience preferred.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in developing level 3, 4 and 5 schedules using Primavera P6 on turnarounds/Outages and/or capital projects in the Oil and Gas, Nuclear, Power or other heavy industrial environments.
  • Must possess a strong understanding of construction execution.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills including collaboration other teams including engineering, procurement & contracts, construction, safety, quality, finance/accounting, operations and 3rd party vendors/suppliers.
  • Must have a strong understanding cost estimating utilizing a bottom up approach from the schedule.

Irving Oil supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.
Job Requirements - Work Experience
Refinery Operations
Job Requirements - Education
Undergraduate: Engineering Technology
Saint John, NB
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