Workface I&E Planner


About this role

About this role

Workface I&E Planner

Location: Sarnia, ON (Site)

Duration: 12 months

The Workface Planner is responsible for the conversion of Construction Work Packages (CWP) into Field Installation Work Packages (FIWP). They are also responsible for ensuring that all necessary resources are available prior to releasing the FIWP and monitoring and control of FIWP. The planner will assist with the Three Week Lookahead process and ensure that adequate packages are available to support the plan of the contractor


The planner ensures that safety, quality and efficiency at the workface are considered in the planning process. In this field position, they would use their hands-on construction expertise to develop Field Installation Work Packages (FIWP). The Workface Planner position coordinates with and provides workface construction knowledge to project schedulers, engineers, superintendents and managers. They act as liaison between the project controls department and workforce supervision.


The workface planner must facilitate a safe work culture and is accountable for identifying and inputting into FIWP all necessary resources and specific safety requirements to provide safe working conditions for all planned activities. This may include:

  • Knowing, understanding and communicating the safety regulations and project specific safety policies and procedures
  • Identifying specific risks associated with executing the planned activities
  • Providing or arranging for inclusion of safety compliance in FIWP to mitigate specific risks
  • Ensuring intended safety requirements are properly conveyed to workforce supervision.

Project planning:

The planner is accountable for developing FIWP from design documentation and reviewing with foremen and general foremen to ensure a complete understanding of the daily and weekly activities required to meet production goals. The planner will ensure adequate packages are available to support the Three Week Lookahead planning effort and will participate in the process. Responsibilities may include:

  • Developing FIWP templates
  • Preparing required project FIWP, which includes determining required activities, field walk down and verification, resources, special conditions, quality control, risk planning, and interdependencies
  • Determining and coordinating resource requirements and liaising with resource coordinators
  • Reviewing FIWP for completeness and accuracy
  • Coordinating FIWP execution with field supervision
  • Monitoring and controlling FIWP and advising appropriate parties
  • Coordinating activities with field supervision, resource coordinators, project controls, quality assurance other planners, and operations personnel
  • Modifying, reviewing or adjusting FIWP as necessary
  • Conducting post-mortem on FIWP




Education and/ or Experience:

  • Completed Construction Safety Training Systems
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years’ experience on industrial construction projects as a journeyman tradesperson or other construction project specialist
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years supervisory experience
  • Completed a formal supervisory training program (e.g., Better Supervision, Merit Supervisory Training Program or equivalent)
  • Completed Leadership for Safety
  • At least one specific construction trade discipline or construction specialty at a minimum journeyman level
  • General construction and materials systems and procedures
  • Basic understanding of project scheduling and estimating techniques
  • Understand how the FIWP fit into the overall project schedule
  • Understand how the Three Week Lookahead supports the overall project schedule



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