Turnaround Block Coordinator
in Saint John, NB

Saint John, NB
Full-time - Permanent
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Competition Number: R121349
Job Title
Turnaround Block Coordinator
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
Successful Turnarounds are critical to our refining operations. As a Block Coordinator, at our refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick, you will be responsible for the development of a detailed block plan that will be executed safely in the most cost-effective means possible.This includes developing the block work list, assembling the work package, planning work, material, and equipment requirements, contractor management, and forecasting workforce requirements. If you have experience in operations, turnarounds, are very detail oriented, and enjoy working closely with cross-functional teams, this could be a great experience for you. And if you enjoy owning work from end-to-end, this could be the role for you as our Block Coordinators work planning aspects for Turnaround one year, then focus on executing the plan the next year.
Your roles and responsibilities:
  • Steward the turnaround safety plan and responsible for the promotion of safety as a core value
  • Manage Block-specific scope, budget & schedule adherence as well as KPI compliance
  • Development and manage the Worklist for assigned scope from development through Turnaround closeout
  • Schedule and conduct recurring meetings with stakeholders to ensure alignment in all respects of the turnaround
  • Engage scope generators to gathering potential scope in all plants included in the event outlined in the approved Premise Document
  • Prepare preliminary Direct Field Labour (DFL) requirements by discipline to support resource availability review, support the development of a Contracting Strategy
  • Develop the logistics plan for assigned area with the Turnaround Logistics Group
  • Develop scopes of work (SOW) for Supply management to issue contractor Request for Proposals (RFP's) and obtain budgets/estimates from suppliers
  • Identify critical and near critical paths for each Plant and work with schedulers to develop detailed Level 5 critical path and near critical path schedules
  • Develop execution workforce estimates for Capital Projects to support Project Solutions estimate development and turnaround planning and scheduling
  • Conduct field site walks and reviews with Contractors for scope clarification and budget development in conjunction with Supply Management
  • Support planning team with development of work packages and material requisitions as required
  • Prepare operated and specialty equipment requirements to support long lead confirmation and estimate development
  • Develop a detailed execution plan for each plant in cooperation with the Planners and Block Scheduler
  • Hold a detailed Execution Plan Review meeting of critical path jobs with all stakeholders to ensure alignment of the plan and importance of this work
  • Provide leadership to field coordinators
  • Review and validation of Field Change Notices (FCNs) in accordance with established processes
  • Steward to Completion of post-work (punch list) and Contractor demobilization in accordance with approved plans and TA close out document in conjunction with block lead
  • Optimize schedule in conjunction with schedulers

Professional skills
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  • Strong eye for details.
  • Able to see how the details come together to fit the bigger plan.
  • Analytical mindset to find improvements.
  • Leadership ability.
  • Good working knowledge of Oracle eAM, Primavera P6, Access and Adobe
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Education and experience
  • Post-secondary education in engineering, or related field, or technical diploma, or tradesperson certification.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in refining; preferable in a role that includes estimating, planning, scheduling, and contractor management.
  • Good working knowledge of Turnaround methodology.
  • Experience with schedule leveling methodology by resource, priority, critical equipment, etc.

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
Diploma / Certification
Saint John, NB
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About Irving Oil

Every day since 1924 we’ve been proud to deliver quality products and good energy to our customers and our communities.

Irving Oil is an international energy refining and marketing company with a commitment to doing good business grounded in the values we uphold. Founded in 1924, Irving Oil operates Canada’s largest refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick, along with more than 900 fuelling locations and a network of terminals spanning Eastern Canada and New England. We also operates Ireland’s only refinery, located in the village of Whitegate.

In 2019, Irving Oil expanded its presence in Ireland by acquiring Top Oil, a leading supplier of home heating oil, petrol and diesel fuel. We are on a continuous journey of sustainable development while meeting the evolving energy needs of our customers.

Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for seven consecutive years, we have a strong customer and community focus and are committed to growing for tomorrow.

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