Hot Metals Planner - Anode Furnace (SCM21)

Bechtel (Adelaide SA, Australia) 12 hours ago

Requisition ID:  231622

  • Organization:  M&M
  • Location:  [[location

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

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We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values - ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants - integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.

Project Overview

Bechtel is a global provider of engineering, construction, and project management services with a reputation for excellence and innovative project delivery.

An opportunity exists within the Bechtel project team to work closely with our customer, BHP on the Olympic Dam’s Smelter Maintenance Campaign 2021 (SCM21). Bechtel were selected as the EPCM Contractor.

SCM21 project involves replacing parts of a copper smelter that will allow it to operate for a further six years with an overall capital cost of approximately $500 million. Works begun with a pre-definition phase study in early 2020 and transitioned into execution in readiness for the main shutdown in August 2021.

This position will be based in Adelaide initially before relocating to Olympic Dam site at Roxby Downs in May 2021 in preparation for the shutdown that commences in August 2021 and finishes in November 2021.

Position Summary

The Non Hot Metals Planner - Utilities is responsible for the set-up and/or maintenance of project scheduling tools, procedures and work processes. A key element of the role is to lead teams in development of schedules, interfacing across disciplines (engineering, procurement and construction), and presenting to Bechtel and client Project Management Teams, so excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. The Planner will be responsible for all project reporting and ensuring quality and consistency across reports. The Planner will demonstrate skill in identifying, analyzing, and providing workable solutions to planning and scheduling problems.


  1. Defines project needs for all project planning in accordance with established Bechtel and client contractual requirements, objectives, and procedures.
  2. Provides supervision and assistance to planners in the development and integration of individual schedules into the total project plan.
  3. Reviews project work activities to ensure the support of project milestones.
  4. Provides comments and recommendations for planning and scheduling requirements relative to staffing and project control.
  5. Coordinates, and maintains the level of quantification appropriate to the objectives of the effort and to the level of scope definition for each discipline or specialty.
  6. Collects, verifies, and integrates work scope for all entities (incl. project offices) into the total project plan.
  7. Reviews the representation of project scope in schedules.
  8. Prepares and analyzes comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data between reference projects.
  9. Supervises/directs, reviews, maintains, and evaluates schedule durations for activities relative to the support of project milestones.
  10. Identifies requirements for “micro schedules” in order to manage critical elements of the work i.e. installation curves etc.
  11. Leads the development and production of reports required by Bechtel management and project procedures.
  12. Verifies consistency with other reports to ensure compatibility.
  13. Reviews vendor / subcontractor schedules.
  14. Performs productivity analysis of construction operations.
  15. Plans, organizes, and supervises schedule resource loading and leveling.
  16. Performs project schedule analysis and studies of problem areas to determine criticality of schedule activities.
  17. Recommends alternatives for schedule improvement to project team for discussion and/or decision.
  18. Prepares and presents the Schedule Impact Report.
  19. Leads the development and review of schedule recovery plans, including evaluation of additional resources/costs required to affect such plans.
  20. Monitors and reports critical-path and schedule performance of the total project.
  21. Interfaces with designated Bechtel management and client counterparts for specific planning and scheduling tasks
  22. Supports project / functional training, development, performance reviews, work process standardization and recruiting.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing planning and scheduling functions, which include schedule development, control, and analysis, in the field and the home office.
  • Planning experience in Mining & Metals or related industry.
  • Has a successful track record of leading teams and inter-discipline coordination.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication (English language) and presentations of schedule materials.
  • Knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes for EPCM & shutdown projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, direct, perform, review, and present schedule products independently with minimal supervision.
  • Advanced user of Primavera 6 and Microsoft Office applications.

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, procurement, and construction companies in the world.  We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right- no matter how big, how complex or how remote.  The reliability of our performance, the enduring quality of our projects, the strength of our ethics, and the seriousness of our commitment to safety and sustainability are evident in everything we do.  Bechtel delivers for its customers what others can only promise.
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Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Hot Metals Planner - Anode Furnace (SCM21)

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