Our client is an international firm of consultants working closely with many of the large Oil & Gas industry Operators. They now seek an experienced Planning Engineer to join them in Houston, Texas, USA. You will support the delivery and maintenance of consistent and realistic plans and control structures for the project. Understand and monitor the interfaces between assigned project sub-elements and other sub-elements. Develop the activities, logic, resources and progress for the assigned project sub-elements. Comply with the planning and progress monitoring procedures. Conduct the schedule monthly progress update, forecast, critical path and trend analyses for assigned elements, including any impact from interface areas. Provide input to the status reports and ensure that these include the incorporation of approved changes. Liaise with project engineering personnel to assist proper understanding of the key schedule sensitivities and drivers. Assist with identification of alternate approaches to optimise the plans. Know the contract key dates, milestones and plan dates and how they relate ot the overall project schedule. Understand the requirements of the contract sections for planning and progress reporting. Review and verify contractors reported progress and incorporate into schedule progress updates. Maintain awareness of critical and sub-critical paths and track float consumption. Utilise the standard tools and processes. Assist in the preparation of input data for benchmarking activities. You should have an Engineering Degree and / or Certification as a Planning Engineer or have equivalent experience. Be able to demonstrate key Oil and Gas industry experience in planning engineering positions. Have good written and oral communication skills and have good working knowledge of Planning principles and techniques and Primavera P6.