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Project Planner


Owns process execution for project planning including but not limited to sales orders, expense requisitions and production orders. Schedules the flow of materials, components, assemblies or inventory through assigned projects. Plans the manufacturing or purchasing of assigned parts, components or materials to meet project schedules.


·          Determine the sources of the components (to make or to buy) per current operation sourcing strategy and enters demand in SAP.

·          Create and distribute weekly shortage reports to the Project Team.

·          Take required actions and provide solutions to eliminate critical path items that could negatively affect the product delivery schedule.

·          Work with the project team to align priorities for deliverables.

·          Avoid creation of excess inventory and makes recommendations for substitutions, where possible, to use and to reduce existing inventory.

·          Ensure components are available and routers are current for planned orders.

·          Work with production planning to release production orders to meet on time delivery.

·          Oversee status and flow of production orders and provide resolution to issues or delays.

·          Run ZIMPACT report and see that Engineering Change Notifications are implemented in the production orders in process when applicable.

·          Contact appropriate project team with Class II ECN for potential revenue opportunities.

·          Maintain the quality of all information inserted into the SAP system;

·          Know and follow the company’s Code of Ethics, Standards and Procedures.

·          Request quotes from procurement for new parts or non-TFMC products and non-shop related services.

·          Provides quoted lead time and price for products based on strategic business plan, material costs and product knowledge.

·          Responsible for project scheduling, updating delivery dates, monitoring of shop floor production order progress and procurement follow up.

·          Perform or support all required functions from initiation of intent to purchase to satisfactory delivery of parts or services.

·          Able to make assessments about supply/demand issues, recommend solutions, and take initiatives to address those issues.

·          Leads functional reports in alignment with all TFMC Core Values, Quality Policies, Global and Regional vision.


·         Create SAP Sales Orders and manage the delivery of purchase parts and/or internally produced equipment.

·         Manage the delivery of parts created on Service Orders for shop work.

·         Create SAP Sales Orders to replenish parts pulled & consumed from Customer Property to support a Service Order scope in the shop.

·         Create expense requisitions.

·         Create requisitions for third party rental fees not going through workshop, offsite work and pulling of CP owned parts or equipment.

·         Create reservation orders for customer supplied parts; while order is in created state.

·         Source part numbers not already established in SAP during order creation.

·         Manage drop shipments.

·         Manage the timely delivery of equipment produced internally utilizing production order(s.)

·         Perform excess inventory evaluation & disposition.

·         Performs risk analysis to identify potential threats to delivery cycle.

·         Works with Master Scheduler on project execution planning.

·         Interface with Engineering regarding new part development, proper BOM structure.

·         Interface with Engineering regarding Engineering changes & project execution.


  • Bachelor’s degree; preferably in Operations Management, Business Administration, Engineering or equivalent work experience.
  • Typically, 5+ years’ experience planning in the oil and gas industry.

·         Must demonstrate strong organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills and strong negotiation skills to interact with suppliers and co-workers in a matrixed environment.  Must demonstrate leadership ability.

  • Subsea Services Operations knowledge.
  • Ability to manage specialized, high-impact function or multiple, but similar functions
  • Requires expert knowledge of at least one functional area, with general knowledge of other related functions.
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving.  
  • Able to utilize prevention skills.
  • Ability to establish deadlines and manage priorities for self and others is critical.
  • Ability to recognize, suggest, and implement process improvements and cultural changes.

·         Must have a thorough knowledge of typical procurement and manufacturing processes, as well as a thorough understanding of typical ERP system capabilities, inputs, and outputs.

·         Proficiency with SAP, MES, SharePoint and MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

·         High energy, detail oriented.

·         Ability to coach and mentor others is essential.

·         Strong ability to lead and persuade is critical.





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