BP Americas, Inc. Lead Planner in Houston, Texas


Job title:

Lead Planner



Role synopsis:

The lead planner is accountable for all project planning activities and processes, production of all consolidated planning reports and provides assurance that the planning process is carried out in accordance with GPO project planning and scheduling procedure, project performance management plan, and related guidance documents.

The lead planner position will be based in Trinidad and will report to the Project Services Manager (PSM).

Req ID:



United States - Texas - Houston

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:

Yes - Domestic (In country) only

Travel required:


Key accountabilities:

  • Work closely with planners in project deployed teams, and GOO organizations in producing integrated and consolidated project plans and schedule reports.

  • Monitor project control deliverables generated by Contractor for compliance with their respective contract Project Coordination Procedures (PCP’s). Validate Contractor reported progress.

  • Provide planning tools and reports to project management to facilitate decision making processes; keeping project management informed of schedule issues that have potential to impact FM Targets. Proactively work schedule issues with other team members.

  • Develop and maintain Master Control Schedule (MCS), including establishment of work breakdown structure (WBS), key project milestones, interface milestones, and process for schedule contingency management.

  • Lead development of overall progress measurement systems, weightings, and validation of contractor progress measurement systems.

  • Maintain Schedule Basis and Assumptions document including coordination of benchmarking information with the BP central benchmarking team.

  • Work closely with the project Lead Cost Engineer to ensure costs phasing and forecasting aligns with the current control schedule.

  • Work with Activity Planning team to ensure key interfaces Operations are adequately represented.

  • Interface with the Operations Organization to ensure the Master Control Schedule reflects summary of GOO tasks as appropriate.

  • Develop schedule risk model for Cost Schedule Review (CSR) verification process. Maintain risk model throughout execution in support of MCE’s.

  • Develop project close out schedule and track close out progress.

  • Supervise the Field Quantity Surveyor

  • Coordinate input to benchmarking database, IPA close out report, lessons captured and project close-out report.

  • Conduct hands-on site visits as required to verify schedule and progress reporting.

Essential Education:

B.S. Degree in Engineering or Project Management related field.

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

Project Management PMP certification.

About BP:

We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.

BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies. Through our work we provide customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items as diverse as paints, clothes and packaging. Our objective is to create value for shareholders and supplies of energy for the world in a safe and responsible way. We strive to be a safety leader in our industry, a world-class operator, a responsible corporate citizen and a good employer.

Our Upstream segment is responsible for our activities in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, and midstream transportation, storage and processing.

At the same time, we’re investing in the talents of the 20,000 people who work to make these activities a reality.

Application close date:



Project Services

Job category:


Countries (State/Region):

United States - Texas


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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Experienced (10 years) in oil & gas, preferably on large scale, complex projects

  • Experienced (10 years) in project control on major projects

  • Experienced (10 years) in Primavera & MS Project software

  • Fully conversant with Primavera P6, Microsoft Project Scheduling Tools and Schedule Risk Analysis methods & programs

  • Self-motivation and a high level of individual initiative and self-reliance will be required

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Eligibility Requirements:

If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.