Planning Engineer at SPIE Oil & Gas Services

SPIE Oil & Gas Services (part of the SPIE Group) provides a complete range of services to some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies through its network of offices in 25 countries across Africa, the Middle-East and Asia-Pacific.

Our turnover has more than doubled in the last few years thanks to the dedication of our 4,000 employees to whom we give training, recognition, and genuine opportunities for career development. In order to support this growth, SPIE Oil & Gas Services is always seeking talented individuals to join its teams.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Planning Engineer (M/F)

 Port Harcourt, Rivers
Employment Type: Contract

Job Description
We are currently looking for a Planning Engineer to join its work force in Nigeria. His responsibilities shall include:

  • Analyze technical documents and other documentation to develop a project Schedule adapted to optimizing Drilling & Well operations.
  • key player in developing, maintaining, and managing the planning schedules from conceptual to completion for Drilling & Well operations.
  • Prepares and reviews KPIs and Performance Indices for Drilling & Well Activities, Inspection, QAQC and Material Management (Handling, Storage Optimization).
  • Assist the operations teams and to prepare in close collaboration with other entities (GSR, C&P, ECP, Planning, Project team, Finance etc.) medium to long term drilling plans to achieve safe and cost-effective operations.
  • Coordinate with the Engineering / Operations/Project team(s) to ensure that work schedules are followed up, met and capture feedback to improve the planning and scheduling process
  • Liaise with Superintendent & various sites on resources (accommodation, transportation etc.) needs/availability, for issuing out the periodic look ahead validation plan (5 Week Lookahead, 4 months Look ahead etc.)
  • Assist in supervising schedule development, monitoring, progress status and reporting
  • Supports the Manager, Methods and Performance in ensuring the optimal support to Drilling & Well Operations (Rig-based, SEWOP, Barge and Rig less operations).
  • Contribute to lessons learnt in relation to schedule preparation.
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  • Spearheads the preparation, planning, optimization, and follow-up of Plans and Schedules for Drilling and Wells operations
  • Works with other engineers and supervisors, shares experience and best practices, initiates and reviews documents and provides constructive feedback.
  • Is a key player in the Digital transformation roadmap for the Drilling and Wells metier in the affiliate.
  • Contributes to the LEAN, Cost rationalization and continuous improvement culture within Methods and Performance Team.


  • Liaises with Drilling & Wells teams, GSR, Well Performance, Techlog, relevant entities and Contractors to ensure various plans and resources are captured and integrated into the Drilling & Wells Planning / Schedules to ensure that tasks are delivered on time and as planned
  • Ability to work on his/her own initiative with minimum supervision, working to meet deadlines , high degree of organizational ability and an effective communicator with contacts at all levels.


  • Good knowledge of Data Analysis Tools & Methods, Communication (oral & written) and Presentation skills.
  • Experience with Planning and Project Management software and similar digital tools: Primavera©(version 3 or higher), MS project©, Microsoft office Suite© etc
  • Has good knowledge of all Drilling & Wells functions i.e., Drilling, Completions, Intervention, Well Integrity and Fluids
  • Has good knowledge of Company referential, industry standards and best practices.

Qualifications / Experience Required

  • A Degree in the Sciences or Engineering
  • 3-5 years relevant technical experience with Well engineering roles
  • Prior Project Planning / Scheduling / Interface management experience (desirable)
  • Good knowledge of Data Analysis Tools & Methods, Communication (oral & written) and Presentation skills.
  • Experience with Planning and Project Management software and similar digital tools: Primavera©(version 3 or higher), MS project©, Microsoft office Suite, etc.
  • Good knowledge drilling engineering/ operations, completion engineering, well interventions and well integrity.
  • Good knowledge of the Company rules, Guides and Manuals, General Specifications and the CMS related to Drilling and Wells, Safety, QA/QC and associated metiers
  • Well-developed written/verbal communication skills with ability to interface effectively with different team members (internal and external to the Drilling & Wells Metier) at all levels and across multiple functions
  • Strong work ethic and commitment
  • Good knowledge of Relevant Regulatory Authorities and Agencies in the Oil and Gas space in Nigeria and Internationally.
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Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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