10 Feb 2016
s.,..Location: Perth CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
s.,..Work type: Full Time
s.,..Classification: Mining, Resources & Energy Management
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LNG Scheduling Manager
About the role
The LNG Scheduling Manager will facilitate the lifting of LNG cargoes across multiple Lifters, and will be responsible for the development and effective execution of the Annual Delivery Plan over the entire lifting year, including negotiating and resolving operational issues between Lifters and Operator.
Working standard business hours on weekdays and on call on a 24/7 basis, the LNG Scheduling Manager will need to build strong relationships with the Lifters and Operator to enable effective responses to be developed and implemented when changes arise that may impact current scheduling arrangements.
The LNG Scheduling Manager role is a contract position for a term of at least 2.5 years, reporting to the head of the Lifting Coordinator office. Duties and responsibilities
Working with the Equity Lifting Implementation Team, assist with the development, testing and implementation of the Lifting Coordinator LNG scheduling system and associated processes.
Consult with Operator in relation to production forecasts, scheduled maintenance durations and other operational issues to facilitate scheduling of cargoes in accordance with the Lifting Agreements.
Develop, issue and manage the LNG Preliminary and Annual Delivery Programs (PADP & ADP) and Specific Lifting Schedules (SLS) in consultation with Operator and the Lifters.
Work with the Lifters and Operator to resolve scheduling conflicts in the allocation of cargo slots and scheduling changes.
Be the LNG scheduling system and processes subject matter expert, responsible for the utilisation and management of the LNG scheduling tool and processes within the Lifting Coordinator.
Undertake scenario modelling for potential production variations, planned / unplanned downtime and variations to cargo schedules to assist in ADP development.
Provide 24/7 coverage for the resolution of scheduling changes through discussions with the Lifters and Operator.
In conjunction with Lifters and Operator, review potential disruption events, particularly cyclones, to develop and execute mitigation strategies as necessary and communicate updates as appropriate.
Constantly review production forecasts provided by Operator to identify any excess lifting opportunities and any potential challenges to current ADP & SLS plans.
Act as the conduit between Lifters, Operator and North West Shelf Shipping Services Company (NWSSSC) for the purposes of LNG vessel clearance process. Ensure all necessary information is provided by Lifters and communicated to the vessel vetting / compatibility organisations in a timely manner.
Monitor the clearance process to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Lifting Agreements and ensure clearance approvals are secured in a timely manner.
Liaise with key stakeholder representatives for any clarifications or follow up activities required in relation to vessel clearance and Notice provision.
Working with the Pipeline Gas Scheduling Manager, assume some of the duties and responsibilities of the Lifting Coordinator Manager during periods of the latter’s absence to ensure the seamless operation of the office of the Lifting Coordinator.
Assist with the duties and responsibilities of the Pipeline Gas Scheduling Manager during periods of his / her absence.
Act as custodian of information systems, interfaces and scheduling guidelines for LNG.
Compile, document and document manage all LNG related Lifting Coordinator decisions in accordance with the requirements of the Lifting Agreements.
As part of the Lifting Coordinator management team, contribute to the creation and implementation of the Lifting Coordinator’s overall strategies and policies including in the areas of business planning, budgeting, operations, safety and emergency response and people management. Skills and Experience
Qualifications / Experience / Knowledge
The successful candidate will have the following experience:
10+ years experience in the development and management of a lifting schedule in response to production forecasts, hydrocarbon stock levels, ship movements and on-going Lifter requests for changes.
Experience in utilising scheduling and modelling tools to develop a lifting schedule.
Experience in working with a diverse range of stakeholders with potentially competing priorities.
Key Attributes and Skill Set Summary
The successful candidate will have the following skills:
Ability to work effectively as part of a high performing team to meet obligations within required timeframes.
Demonstrated ability in analysing and proposing solutions to complex issues, exercising judgement with short notice on a range of operational & relationship matters.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the proven ability to build strong relationships to maintain effective interfaces and liaison with key stakeholders, particularly in periods of conflict.
Success in influencing multiple stakeholders in a challenging operational environment whilst projecting the professional image of Lifting Coordinator.
Well developed organisational skills, a disciplined approach and attention to detail when performing work processes and maintaining work product quality.
Ability to behave in a manner consistent with, and role model, the health, safety and environment values of the organisation.
About the Company
Representing an investment of more than AU$33.5 billion, the Woodside operated North West Shelf (NWS) Project facilities constitute Australia’s largest oil and gas resource development and currently account for more than one third of Australia’s oil and gas production.
The NWS Project is a joint venture between six major international companies (BHPB, BP, Chevron, MIMI, Shell and Woodside). It is one of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers, supplying condensate and gas to Australian and international markets from offshore gas and condensate fields in the Carnarvon Basin off the north-west coast of Australia.
For many years, North West Shelf (NWS) LNG and pipeline gas sales have been jointly marketed, but now the NWS Project participants are also individually lifting and marketing uncommitted natural gas production from the NWS Project on an equity basis.
A key component of the equity lifting arrangements is the establishment and operation of an office of the Lifting Coordinator to oversee and manage the lifting of both pipeline gas and LNG on behalf of the Lifters. The Lifting Coordinator organisation works closely with the Lifters and the Operator of the NWS to ensure the optimised lifting of LNG and pipeline gas throughout the lifting year. The LNG Scheduling Manager will be an integral part of the office of the Lifting Coordinator, reporting to its head. For queries about the role, please contact:
One page cover letters with concise CVs should be submitted to this email by 5pm AEST Monday 22 February 2016.