Snr/ Specialist Plant Scheduling- Asset Production Management

Job Purpose     

Provides strong support and advise on optimization of scheduling plant operation at RPI, under Manager Plant Scheduling, acting as the main focal point between Commercial Optimization and the Refinery/Producing Asset (SR/AP/ LPIC/MAF) on plant Scheduling by; 
(1)  Ensure safe operations involving Plant Scheduling end to end process, 
(2) Leading the direct communications with the assets production units for Plant scheduling activities purposes, and provide efficient and accurate feedback 
(3) Ensure that any changes to Production Schedule, is in agreement with Commercial Optimization, and is delivered as expected, 
(4) Ensure that the monthly Production Schedule in the assigned plant (s) (SR/AP/ LPIC/MAF) is fully optimized on weekly/daily basis, and based on maximizing the plant/unit availability and flexibility,  in line with the commercial opportunities,  
(5) Maintaining and developing updates on APS scheduling tool to reflect actual asset operational capability against an agreed rolling plan, and (6) Provide training, guidance, and mentoring to junior staff members; in order to ensure the production is aligned with the delivery commercial destination point and subsequently, the final markets. 
The position will act in accordance with the Group’s Mission, Vision, Values & Strategies, as well as, policies, guidelines, and international standards, supported by an IT Technology platform, HSE standards, Omani’s government & other legal justifications, and best international practices in consonance with national objectives.
Main tasks and responsibilities

Scope     
•    Operation Optimization Plant Scheduling for Refinery/Producing Asset (SR/AP/ LPIC/MAF)
•    Production Scheduling 
•    APS Scheduling tool 
•    Guidance, and mentoring to junior staff members

Accountabilities: 

Production Scheduling end to end process    
•    Provides strong support and advise on Operation scheduling, acting as the main focal point between Commercial Optimization and the Refinery/Producing Asset (SR/AP/ LPIC/MAF) on plant Scheduling.
•    Ensure safe operations involving Plan Scheduling end to end process. 
•    Leading the direct communications with the assets production units for Plant scheduling activities purposes and provides efficient feedback.  
•    Ensure that any changes to Production Schedule, agrees with Commercial Optimization, and is delivered as expected, 
•    Ensure that the monthly Production Schedule in the assigned plant (s) (AP/PTA/LPIC/MAF/SALALAH) is fully optimized on weekly/daily basis, and based on maximizing the plant/unit availability and flexibility, in line with the commercial opportunities,  
APS tool    
•    Maintaining and developing updates on APS scheduling tool to reflect actual asset operational capability against an agreed rolling plan.
•    Lead and deliver the actions required and agreed to capture Optimization GM in M, always ensuring the safe operation of the plant.
•    Timely implementation of deviation from the plan, cascaded from the Commercial Optimizer in order to capture value
•    Propose new projects which add-value by improving plant and logistics and flexibility. 
•    Ensure the maintenance of inputs to APS & effective usage of APS for scheduling.
•    Act as Senior Matter expert for Plant Scheduling matters and interface with all related stakeholders to resolve operational issues. 
•    Ensure the maintenance of inputs to APS & effective usage of APS for scheduling.
Day-to-day operations    
•    Challenge the production plan, specifically on availability, capacity, and unit rates (i.e., overall capability of assets) and recommend a realistic monthly plan for approval to Commercial Optimization. 
•    Coordinate day-to-day communication with the Refineries and Producing Assets and is fully aware of any planned/unplanned maintenance and/or any other factors will impact commercial delivery. 
•    Creates the operational production schedule (for unit load with planned quality and quantity) that is rolled out on monthly, weekly, and daily basis. 
•    Communicate the Production Schedules and any changes to Commercial Optimization and to key stakeholders. 
•    Monitor the execution of the operational production schedule and share any deviations on the schedule with the Commercial Optimizer.
•    Monitor technical performance of the asset, proactively assess the capability during the month and communicate risks to stakeholders and evaluate best opportunities with event of unplanned shutdowns. 
•    Monitor and report hydrocarbon intermediate tank inventory levels. 
•    Ensure sufficient ullage and timely draw down from intermediate tanks, for smooth running of plants and communicate to stakeholders.
•    Prepare and update relevant controls of the process execution including breakdown cost, progress measurement, claims, change orders, and reporting procedure.
•    Evaluate the resource plan and progress measurement system established and participate in monthly evaluation exercise / variance analysis.
Participate in the change management process and trends analysis. 
•    Highlight potential problems with recommendations for remedial action and ensure changes have been incorporated in the plan/schedule.
•    Develop detailed schedules in conjunction with TL.
•    Develop engineering progress measurement systems, and report progress and productivity.
Coordination with Stakeholders     
•    Leading the direct communications with the assets production units for Plant scheduling activities purposes and provides efficient feedback.  
•    Providing guidance and support to address scheduling conflicts, managing changes or disruptions to the schedule, and facilitating communication among relevant parties.
Performance Monitoring    
•    Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to monitor the performance of plant scheduling operations. 
•    Tracking production efficiency, on-time delivery, equipment utilization, and other relevant metrics. 
•    
Continuous Improvement    
•    Identify areas for improvement and implement corrective actions when necessary. 
•    Identifying opportunities to improve plant scheduling processes and efficiency 
•    Analysing data, conducting root cause analysis of scheduling issues or bottlenecks, and implementing process improvements or automation initiatives to enhance scheduling accuracy and productivity.
Risk Management    

•    Proactively identify potential risks, develop contingency plans, and collaborate with relevant teams to mitigate risks and ensure smooth operations.

Training and Development    
•    Provide training, guidance, and mentoring to junior staff members. 
•    Sharing best practices, providing technical expertise in scheduling techniques, and supporting the professional development of the team

Key interactions
Internal: Commercial & Downstream – RPI - Asset Production Management 
External: Contractors, Vendors & Suppliers
Notable Working Conditions. Office environment, intensive computer screen use, sporadic visits to operation site.
Education requirements    Bachelor’s degree in (Engineering, Business, Logistics, Supply Chain) or relevant field.
Language requirements      Excellent knowledge of written, read, and spoken English (required) 
Background and experience    Competencies and skills
-  5-8 Years of experience - Specialist 

+8 Years of experience - Snr Specialist 
- Refining or Oil Trading experience essential
- Working experience in Supply Chain Management 
- Experience in scheduling system, planning, and scheduling standards and procedures involving interfaces with all downstream areas
- Experience providing a complete planning service and demonstrating expertise in managing large, complex production with a global reach.
- Working knowledge of APS and PIMS model.
- Proficient user of Primavera P6 and spreadsheets, with database capability.
- Clear understanding of marketing business’s regulations.
- Able to develop branding and value propositions for the products
- Good understanding of polymer market Industry, oil, and gas / chemicals industry 
- Experience with product portfolio management
- Can develop accurate short-term market forecasts for key markets
- Experience Price Forecasts / Volume Availability with grades / Logistic costs / Legal support for key markets    Soft: 
•    Strong Interpersonal and presentation/communication skills.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Good leadership qualities and excellent communication and presentation skills. 
•    Accurate Reporting skills
•    Effective planning and organizing skills
•    Effective Communication skills
•    Problem Solving 
•    Result orientation
•    Administrative writing skills.
•    Professionalism, confidentiality, and organization.
•    Reporting skills.
•    Travel logistics.

Technical: 
•    Computer literate with expertise in MS Office. (Excel and Power Point)
•    Knowledge of Supply Chain Management practices and processes
•    Knowledge of scheduling and planning tools such APS and PIMS model. 
•    Scheduling.
 

Job Req ID:  55734
Date:  May 21, 2024
Location: 

Sohar, OM

Entity: 
Business Unit:  OQ RPI
Division:  Asset Production Management
Country/Region:  OM