Senior Turnaround Planner


Whitecourt, AB, CA, T7A 1R8

Requisition ID:  26230

Work Arrangement: At Office / Facility 

Department: Turnaround Area 



Pembina Pipeline Corporation’s is recruiting for a Turnaround Planner to join the team. This position will be servicing both the Fox Creek and Empress districts.  The Planner reports to the Supervisor, Turnaround in the Gas Services Business Unit (GBU), part of Pembina’s Facilities division.  The Gas Services Business Unit provides gas gathering, compression, shallow cut processing and both sweet and sour deep cut processing services for its customers, primarily on a fee-for-service basis under long-term contracts. 


The Senior Turnaround Planner is responsible for assembling turnaround work scope, detailed planning of work orders, scheduling, procurement, finance, execution and close out of turnarounds at Pembina Gas services facilities.  Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Working with Operations, engineering, and projects to develop a comprehensive work scope for the turnarounds.
  • Develop detailed work plans for all turnaround work scope.
  • Develop a detailed work schedule and identify critical path for the turnaround event.
  • Work with Supply Chain Management in the procurement of services and materials for Turnarounds.
  • Work with the Cost controller to build and manage the AFE for Turnarounds and track and report all costs.
  • Optimize turnaround activities to increase safety, reduce duration and reduce cost. 
  • Provide supervision and guidance for the execution of the Turnaround.
  • Hold look-back reviews and document lessons learned for future turnarounds.  
  • Provide technical input and support relating to maintenance procedures and job plans that adhere to Pembina Maintenance Management (PMM) processes, practices and systems.
  • Participate in Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) on all Safety Critical equipment failures and any other equipment failures classified as medium to high risk, while ensuring corrective and preventative actions are taken to prevent a recurrence.
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities to optimize equipment reliability and reduce downtime to ensure an alignment with maintenance strategies.
  • Participate in periodic internal compliance reviews and/or audit activities and ensure corrective actions are implemented, primarily within SAP Plant Maintenance.
  • Complete vendor prequalification, verification of approved status and assessment of qualifications and participate in the on-going vendor assessments and evaluations.
  • Review of Facility Integrity and PMM documentation and records to ensure conformance with the requirements, business processes, certifications and KPIs; and
  • Contribute to a team environment that values inclusion & diversity.

Job Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Turnaround/Project planning is required.
  • Experience in a gas plant operations/maintenance environment is an asset.
  • Journeyman trades ticket and/or Steam Ticket preferred; Maintenance Planning Certification is an asset.
  • Experience with MS Office & SAP Plant Maintenance (SAP PMM) is an asset; other maintenance management systems (i.e.: Maximo) may be considered. 
  • Experience with P6 or MS project is and asset.
  • Technical procedure writing experience is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are required; and
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.

This position is considered “Safety Sensitive” so will require Pre-Employment Drug & Alcohol Testing.  You may also be required to provide a Driver’s Abstract. 

The successful candidate must live within 100 km of a Pembina office in Alberta.   Preference will be given to the Whitecourt/Fox Creek area.  Camp will be required for a successful candidate not living in the Fox Creek area.  

Final candidate will be required to undergo Pre-Employment Background Checks including a Criminal Record Check. 

This position will be posted until end of day: 06/13/2023.

No agency calls please.

Pembina Pipeline Corporation is committed to diversity, equal opportunity and ensuring that our employees have the ability to thrive in an inclusive environment. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, veteran status, Indigenous status, national origin, age, disability or any other legally-protected factors. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request during the recruitment process.

For more than 65 years, Pembina has safely and reliably served North America’s energy industry, delivering oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids production to North American markets. 
Powering Pembina's growth are our smart, creative and energetic people who allow us to remain a disciplined and responsible energy transportation and service provider and a trusted member in our communities.
Our expectations are high and our rewards reflect this: We treat our people well – whether it’s through our compensation package, community engagement or volunteer opportunities.

Pembina provides everything you could want in an employer. We are a proud recipient of Canada’s Top 100 Employers (2018-2022), Alberta's Top Employers (2014-2022) and an Employer Partner of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. We are also a strong supporter of Skills Canada.