Project Planning Engineer

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Air Products
Glendale, California
Nov 18, 2023
Dec 05, 2023
Strategy / Planning
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Full Time
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At Air Products, our purpose is to bring people together to reimagine whats possible, collaborate and innovate solutions to the worlds most significant energy and environmental sustainability challenges. Grow with us as we embark on building tomorrow together by being the safest, most diverse and most profitable industrial gas company in the world.

We are the worlds largest hydrogen producer with over 80 years of industrial gas experience. We are hydrogen experts delivering safe, end-to-end solutions, investing in real, clean energy projects at scale, and driving the industry forward to generate a cleaner future.

The Planning Engineer helps to ensure competitiveness, efficient project execution, productive internal / external interfaces, and proactive risk management. The scope of work includes planning for all phases of the projects from bid development through engineering, procurement, construction, and startup.
The Planning Engineer shall provide hands on project planning services to one or more projects, as part of a broad portfolio, with each project ranging from $20Million to several $Billion.
Shall provide guidance and deliver planning execution plans and schedules per Air Products Standards to suit the project execution strategy and needs from both and internal and external aspect. They shall produce accurate and timely reporting input and analysis to the project and work within the project applicable procedures and process workflows.
To fulfill the requirements of the position, the incumbent must develop collaborative working relationships with Global Engineering and Manufacturing (GEM) team members, along with strong business leadership across all internal functions.Principal accountabilities
Responsible for developing and maintaining the baseline and monthly schedules for the Air Separation, Process Gas Product Lines, Gasification, and other custom projects.
During Execution, produce weekly / monthly reports in line with the project reporting calendar, providing details on progress, actuals, forecast and explanation of variances.
Motivated to support an industry-leading regional project planning team capable of leading internal/external customer projects including EPCs, within both the office and construction site environments.
Use Air Products planning IT systems and work processes to provide reliable and consistent reporting and analysis to ensure that we can meet the project, regional/global project portfolio and business requirements.
Collaborate with the Product Line and Project Execution teams to develop and deliver driven project schedules aligned to the execution scope and strategy during the bid phase through award and execution, promoting the growth of Air Products businesses while consistently delivering on project commitments in terms of cost and schedule.
Develop and maintain accurate progress & earned value measurement systems for engineering, procurement, manufacturing, construction and commissioning to provide credible control throughout the project execution phase.
Help maintain and improve the capabilities of the regional team to support the business needs across the broad portfolio of offerings.
Provide close collaboration with and support across the other regional and global teams to ensure effective resource sharing, lessons learned, standard methodologies and the development of appropriate work processes and procedures across the global execution teams.Minimum requirements and qualifications

Education: Bachelors degree
(preferred) in Engineering, Accounting, or industrial field

Experience: Minimum -10 years project planning experience
(link removed) Sound knowledge, skills and competencies in application of project planning principles, methodologies and tools, supporting all phases of project execution, particularly around schedule development, progress measurement/reporting and earned value, within a large project-oriened EPC or Owner Organization. Must have a track record of delivering accurate schedule information, reporting and guidance to senior management. Experience within an Oil & Gas, Chemical processing or related business and equivalent projects a further benefit.

Tools: Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project experience is a must.
Experience using risk and schedule quality analysis software desirable.

Global Project Planning Experience
: Skills and experience of planning of projects on global basis, implemented by multiple engineering offices. Understanding of a variety of project types, structures and contract terms.

Potential to travel internationally to other regional engineering offices as well as domestically to support project / organizational needs.

Must be willing to work from different job locations. Depending on project phase, individual will need to work in one of Air Products execution offices, within third party EPCs office, and from construction job sites.
Able to achieve success under significant pressure, evolving requirements, and conflicting priorities.

Culturally astute
: Experience and ability to work with different cultures associated with multi-region project execution, and to therefore achieve success with a multi-cultural team. Experience of Customer and external partner regional cultures, and ability to achieve success with those cultures

Relationship network
: Established and proven internal relationships with key individuals in all teams in all regions, with the ability to build strong relationships to apply leverage to complete the project.

Core proficiencies
: Commercial and technical competence, detailed working knowledge of project planning tools and systems. Proven skills in planning coupled with a working knowledge of project management and cost control.
In California the expected pay range $136,600 $180,400 plus. Bonus. This is the pay range that we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation on variety of factors
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.
At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is important, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit About Air Products.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.
Air Products thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.). You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status.