Columbia Pipeline Group Field Work Planner - Battle River in Stettler, Alberta


Reference Code: [[id]]

Location: [[country]] - Battle River, AB

Job Category: [[mfield4]]

Employment Type: [[filter1]]

Relocation Eligibility: [[req_reloEligibity]]

General Information

The Field Work Planner position requires the skills to develop, schedule, manage and assess work plans in a fast paced, dynamic environment to enable the effective completion of operation and maintenance activities within the Rocky Mountain Region. This position is based out of the Battle River area. The successful candidate will report to the Battle River Facilities Maintenance Manager. This position requires the skills to develop, manage and assess work plans to enable the effective completion of work activities at facilities associated with gas pipeline assets within the Rocky Mountain Region.

*This position is eligible for domestic relocation assistance, but is not eligible for cross-border relocation assistance.


The Field Maintenance Planner will work closely with the Area Manager, Maintenance Program Managers, other regional field work planners, area technicians and site contacts to coordinate and schedule work to successfully complete all preventative maintenance activities within the area and region. In addition to focusing on work scheduling and coordination of short to intermediate term activities, achieving high levels of productivity, safety, equipment reliability/availability and environmental compliance, the Field Work Planner (FWP) role will:

  • Develop short term (1-3 months) area work plans incorporating maintenance programs, regulatory compliance activities, and corrective maintenance work;

  • Create work execution plans and detailed schedules to provide direction and coordination of project activities associated with area operation and maintenance;

  • Ensure work orders, requisitions, purchase orders and other required documentation are created and properly scoped and reported for all work in the area;

  • Manage work plans to ensure opportunities to bundle and combining plans are identified and all work is resourced as required;

  • Identify opportunities within the work plans to enable development opportunities for field technicians on different work tasks;

  • Utilize regional contracting strategies, including supply of parts and vendor services, to ensure required resources are available to complete the work as per the plans;

  • Act as the area contact to all other departments for short term planning issues, resource availability and updates / progress reports for all major area work;

  • Provide regular assessments and reports of work plan completion and variance;

  • Incorporate revisions and ensure accuracy of entity information and maintenance programs that are modified at a local/regional level; and

  • Other tasks as required.

Qualifications and Education/Experience


  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in cross-functional teams;

  • Detail oriented with good organizational and planning skills;

  • Strong communication, influencing and interpersonal skills;

  • Strong capability to effectively utilize available resources and meet work load requirements;

  • A thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of maintenance scheduling and analytical skills supported by use of software applications;

  • Superior MS Excel and SAP skills;

  • Capability and flexibility to respond to time pressures to meet critical deadlines;

  • Ability to prioritize and manage numerous competing work requests and expectations simultaneously;

  • Application of analytical and reporting skills to communicate work progress and variances;

  • Ability to provide and present timely and relevant feedback and or reporting to various stakeholders; and

  • Strong leadership skills for delegation, negotiation, and consensus building to coordinate work to meet regional objectives.


  • Post-secondary education or a trade ticket, would be preferred but equivalent field maintenance experience will be considered;

  • Minimum three years in a project coordination or work management role would be considered an asset;

  • Related industry trade skills and knowledgeable about asset maintenance practices are also considered an asset;

  • Thorough and strong knowledge and experience with computerized maintenance management systems is a requirement;

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;

  • Regular travel within the Rocky Mountain Region is required.

*This position requires candidates to:

  • Have and maintain a valid driver's license;

  • Provide a driver’s abstract for review;

  • Successfully complete a pre-employment medical screening, including alcohol and drug testing.

*Depending on the qualifications of the applicants, the successful candidate may be offered a position at a more appropriate level and/or ladder.

Applicants must have legal authorization to work in the country in which the position is based with no restrictions.

All positions require background screening. Some include criminal and/or credit checks in order to comply with regulations.

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