Exterran Project Planner II in Houston, Texas

About Exterran

Exterran is a global leader in full-service natural gas compression and a premier provider of services and equipment for oil & gas production, processing, treating, transportation and storage.

Exterran Corporation (NYSE: EXTN) is a publicly traded company with about 6,000 dedicated professionals working in about 30 countries. We cover every major oil & gas region of the world and serve the full spectrum of energy clients, from the super majors and National Oil Companies (NOCs) to the independent Exploration & Production and distribution companies. They count on us for fast, expert products and services. And we work hard to deliver.

Exterran Is An Equal Employment Opportunity

Exterran is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the HRD at Accommodation.Requests.NA@Exterran.com

Job Description

Position Summary: Responsible for developing integrated project schedules that incorporate best practices outlined by organizational standards, determining critical path of the program based on schedule progress and established task dependencies, ensuring and collecting schedule status from various team members. Candidate will develop financial reports and metric status reports used at Project and Program Management Meetings. In addition, the candidate will be work on Proposal schedules, Earned Value analysis and other ad-hoc reports.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work in multi-project manufacturing environment adhering and complying with company and department project policies and procedures.

  • Actively manages and maintains the project plan for multiple, simultaneous projects using project management software P6 and /or Microsoft Project.

  • Develops project schedules, maintains baselines and generate project status reports on a regular basis for the project team. Ensures and maintains Integrated Baseline Review (IBR), approvals and Change Management Plans.

  • Create and prepare logical Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) while leading project team planning sessions related to structure and activities sequencing. Determine the critical paths required to meet the overall project completion date, modify critical paths based on prevailing conditions, and consult with project team members to develop workarounds to overcome obstacles.

  • Monitors the status of programs/projects as related to project status ensuring that baseline schedule milestones are achieved. Identifies slippages, and reasons and communicates them effectively to Senior Management. Continuously develops scenario analysis and recovery plans in case of slippage to meet the target completion date, using Critical Path Method (CPM) and other techniques. Contributes and maintains the execution of recovery action plans.

  • Collects and analyzes data on project progress in an effort to improve the accuracy of future planning.

  • Reviews contract specifications, works with PM to identify risks or gaps in the Project Plan

  • Active member in a cross-functional team, internal and external to Engineering and manufacturing; resolving issues; establishing and communicating project/program schedules, objective priorities, and targets.

  • Provides high level, consolidated reports on project established metrics using Earned Value (EV) analysis (i.e. schedule/cost variance), progress report, resource allocation analysis, etc. on a regular basis.

  • Supports PM on maintaining project management documentation (Project Management Plan (PMP), Risk Management Plan (RMP), Scope of Works (SOW), WBS Dictionary, Responsibility Assignment Matrix etc.

  • Provides site staff with necessary schedules (look-ahead plans, schedule updates, what-if analysis, etc.)

  • Contributes to team efforts by accomplishing related results in a cooperative and supportive manner.

  • Works autonomously with limited supervision.

Required Skills or Tools:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year accredited college or university

  • A minimum of 7+ years of relevant experience in lieu of Bachelor’s degree is acceptable

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in related position(s).

  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing, construction and installation sequence.

  • Proficient in current planning software – Primavera and MS Project.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Knowledge and application of EVMS methodology.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with gas compression and production equipment.

  • Experience in Risk Management

  • PMP or PSP Certification

  • Fluent knowledge of a second language in addition to English

Physical Strain:

  • Must be able to work in an often times fast paced atmosphere

  • May be asked to work variable hours due projects team stationed globally.


Exterran is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights under the law, see http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/posterscreenreader_optimized.pdf. VEVRAA Federal Contractor; priority referral of veterans requested


Exterran will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.