AECOM Planner in Fort McMurray, Alberta

Requisition/Vacancy No. 152140BR

Position Title Planner

Job Category Construction Management

Business Line Oil + Gas

Country Canada

State/Province/Region CAN - Alberta

City Fort McMurray

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Oil + Gas

We offer extensive global experience in upstream, midstream, downstream, marketing and distribution, and alternative energy segments serving the entire lifecycle of oil and gas company assets. Our expertise in providing the full range of mission-critical services is sought after by private-sector and national/state-owned oil and gas companies.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Planner to be based in our Fort McMurray, Alberta location.

This position will work as the Supervisor and Facilitator of the Front End Planning Team being responsible for organizing the Projects “Work Scope” into “Manageable, Measurable, Progress-able and Safe Work Packages.”

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assess “Constructability” and “Boundary” input during the Engineering Work Package defining stage.

  • Submit “Request For Information” (RFI’s) as required for unclear scope.

  • Submit Trend Alerts as required for additional scope.

  • Provide Constructability analysis on any suggested changes. ( i.e. Safety Health Environment or Risk, Cost, Productivity, and/or Schedule)

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the scope of the EWPs (Engineering Work Packages).

  • Determine Craft requirements for Front End Planning.

  • Develop a strong understanding of the Clients Engineering Specifications.

  • Sign off Readiness Checklist for each Work Package.

  • Work with the Planning Team to Determine Craft Manpower requirements.

  • Liaison between the Front End Planning team and the Client.

  • Liaison between the Front End Planning team and the Field or Facility “Execution” Planning team (s).

  • Liaison with the facility on deliverables and with the site for planning priorities.

  • Liaison with functional support, help determine these requirements with the PM.

  • Manage the Front End Planning team to the WFP (Workface Planning) Process.

  • Coach and Mentor the Front End Planning Team to the process.

  • Periodic Site visits to help coach and mentor the Dynamic Planning team to the process.

  • Elevate the Readiness checklist to the Senior PM or Senior CM if the package is not ready to go to site, and the site is starting to execute the scope prematurely.

  • Ensure the Work Package mapping / tracking log is available on FDMS and kept up to date as per the planning progress.

  • Ensure Score Card is completed as per the attests and posted.

  • Save Score Card on company Document Management System (FDMS) under functional area (Construction Operations/Construction Planning).

A rotational travel allowance is available for this position.

Where possible, please include/attach proof of minimum requirements with resume application.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • PMI (Project Management Institute) and AACE (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering), CET (Civil Engineering Technician) Certification, PMI training, Cost Engineering (American Association of Cost Engineering), Cost Estimating and Scheduling, Training and Design or Field Experience.

  • Journeyman Certification in related Construction Trade.

  • 15+ years of industrial construction experience, 5+ of these years in planning.

  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) Certification required

  • H2S Alive Certification required.

  • First Aid - Standard Level Certification required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Appropriate computer skills, which includes: Microsoft Office Suite - Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook.

  • A good understanding of Scheduling Software Reports.

  • Excellent working knowledge of all the construction disciplines.

  • Valid Driver's License.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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