Planning Engineer

Date: Apr 14, 2024

Location: Jubail, 04, SA, 31961

Company: farabipetr

Job Purpose

The aim is to state the overall significance of the job from the organisation's perspective.
To implement planning processes and activities supporting maintenance/project execution ensuring optimum outputs are achieved in the most economic and safe manner to ensure the integrity of the plant

Main Accountabilities

This section describes the principal outputs required from the job. 
Descriptions Key Results Area

Departmental Plans and Strategy

  • Implements the departments maintenance plan to ensure the achieving the departments objectives and Farabi’s business objectives.



  • Recognized participation in and impact on formulation of the Division’s strategy and direction
  • Maintenance plans 
Policies, Processes and Procedures
  • Assists in the development and implementation of section policies, processes, and procedures to ensure all relevant procedural / legislative requirements are fulfilled
  • Recognized participation in and impact on formulation of departmental policies, processes and procedures

Day- to-day operations

  • Supervises the day-to-day operations of Maintenance department to ensure that work processes are implemented as designed and comply with established standards and procedures
  • Follow up KPI reports findings.
  • Day-to-day operations are consistent with established policies, standards and procedures 

Job Specific

  • Description
  • Key Results Area
  • Creation of maintenance plans in conjunction with discipline engineers.
  • Manage and control contract resources in order to facilitate the engineering maintenance plans. E.g. scaffolding, hire equipment, cranes etc.
  • Prepare and plan maintenance activities; monitor implementation and update plans with actual performance; review processes and procedures on completion to improve.
  • Develop and manage relationships with key service providers including equipment overhaul/refurbishment and management of quality critical hold points.
  • Ensure the completion of appropriately detailed plans and costs.
  • Prepare and review defined KPI for maintenance strategy.
  • Manage the Materials Resource Planning requirements daily.
  • Review reorder suggestions checking reorder levels, quantities and stock holding to ensure compliance to the maintenance strategy.
  • Establishes resources and budget required for shut downs coordination with the maintenance manager to ensure smooth flow of operations.
  • Administrates all maintenance activities and reports all findings to the maintenance manager to ensure that the manager is up to date with operational activities.  
  • Administers CMMS to ensure accurate flow of data and management of module for optimal reporting and operation. 
  • Develop the turnaround scope, packages and budgeting.
  • Detailed scheduling of TA and major maintenance activities utilizing planning software’s like Primavera and MS Projects.
  • Access the scopes for yearly maintenance and provide the inputs for maintenance budget.
  • Co-ordination with engineering department for dilution of inspection and reliability plans and recommendations.
  • Follow up of critical project scheduling with project team.
  • Train and develop the maintenance planners.
  • Involvement in internal and external audits.
  • Maintain records and update the CMMS on regular basis for effective implementation of PM/PdM plans.
  • Successful and planned shut downs. 
  • Smooth shutdown process.   
  • Availability and organization of all records.
  • Enhancing the performance of the maintenance activities.  
  • Contractors’ services delivered as per terms and conditions.
  • Yearly PM & PM plans
  • CMMS knowledge
  • Internal audit reports

Reporting, HSSE and Related Assignments

Description Key Results Area


Supervises and edits the preparation of timely and accurate departmental reports which conform to Farabi and department requirements, policies and standards.

All department reports are prepared in a timely and accurate manner and meet company  policies and requirements

  • Preparation of the Maintenance budget by preparing analysis and data related to specific elements as directed.
  • Accuracy of data and contribution towards budget 
  • Supervises the activities and work of subordinates by providing formal and informal feedback to ensure that all work within a specific area is carried out in an efficient manner and in accordance with set individual targets
  • Develop skill module to train the planners and ensure knowledge building and transfer
  • Healthy, secure, and safe work environment. 
  • Compliance to all regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Effective Planning and implementations of safety training.


  • Ensures compliance to all relevant health, safety, security, and environmental procedures across the Company in order to promote a healthy and safe work environment.
  • Supports & ensures in incident investigation and provide technical information as required for process, injuries etc.
  • Participates in safety, health and environmental programs
  • Promote a culture of safety in all locations
  • Ensure adherence across company to HSSE Code of Conduct
  • Participates in day to day management of the HSSE System
  • Healthy, secure, and safe work environment. 
  • Compliance to all regulatory policies and procedures.
  • Effective Planning and implementations of safety training

Related Assignments

  • Performs other related duties or assignments as directed
  • Line Manager's feedback

Application of Guidelines and Decision making

Guidelines: Thinking within diversified yet well-defined procedures with available assistance
Decision making: Operating within standard practices and procedures. Key end results are reviewed periodically.

Communications & Working Relationships

Internal:Operations, Maintenance, Warehouse, IT, ERP team
External: Outsource vendors/contractors


Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering OR Equivalent


8– 10 years of experience (Maintenance or planning)

General Competencies

Behavioural Competencies Technical Competencies
  • Organization Loyalty
  • Developing Capability
  • Driving Excellence
  • Leading Teams
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Business Acumen
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Data Collection & Aanlysis
  • Project Management
  • Financial Awareness
  • Strategic Planning