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Turnaround Planner

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Date: Oct 8, 2021

Location: Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada

Company: Husky Energy

Posting End Date:  Oct 17, 2021

Posting will expire at 11:59 pm local time.


On January 1, 2021, Husky and Cenovus combined to form a resilient integrated energy leader. Husky is now part of the Cenovus group of companies.


One of Husky’s advantages is that we are an integrated oil and gas company. From exploration to development, production, refining and marketing, we’ve got it all! Combine this with a range of learning and development tools and an inclusive work environment, and you are well-positioned for a successful career at Husky.


We have training, mentoring and career development programs and resources to help you develop both personally and professionally – as an employee or a leader. We offer many internal leadership and business skills courses along with tuition reimbursement programs for qualified employees. Every year, a significant number of our employees are able to take on new roles within the company thanks to our strong focus on hands-on learning and development.


About this Opportunity:

We are currently recruiting for a Turnaround Planner to support our Lloydminster Downstream Business.  Reporting to the Turnaround Superintendent, the incumbents’ primary responsibility will be to assist in managing all aspects of turnaround and project activities with a focus on Mechanical Work.  Incumbent will ensure that the quality of work, scope of work, detail design and work execution align with Operations and Maintenance requirements.


This position requires a highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented individual who has a keen interest in Mechanical systems and Planning activities.  In addition to the technical components of the role, the incumbent must have strong communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with all stakeholders and lead projects to completion. 


Work environment:

This is a full-time position working a 40-hour work week.  The position is located at the Lloydminster Upgrader Faciltiy and requires the successful candidate to live in the Lloydminster, SK/AB area.  This position will be required to support Execution activities and hours of work will be extended beyond normal working hours during outages and Turnarounds.



  • Develop and/or coordinate the development of technical work packages for turnaround execution including equipment replacements in kind, piping replacements in kind, leak seal repairs, Instrument control valve installations, PSV removals and reinstallations, and blinding/isolation packages. 
  • Review approved added and found work notifications.  Prepare work packages and order material for added and found work jobs as required.
  • Vet incoming turnaround and outage notifications and field check jobs for viability.
  • Assemble approved and deferred work lists from last major unit outages and Turnarounds.
  • Assemble and maintain master work list of approved job packages.
  • Work Collaboratively with Purchasing, Project Engineering and Planners to ensure purchased and stock materials are available for field execution.
  • Provide direction and guidance to turnaround contractors to resolve technical issues.  Make effective and timely decisions to ensure work progress is not impeded.
  • Develop estimated costs for job packages, including support and indirect costs.
  • Work collaboratively with Facility Area Planners to order material, maintain equipment BOM's, and create material masters as required. 
  • Assist with the development of budget and contractor strategies for large scale turnarounds and unit outages. 
  • Develop scopes of work and technical assessment criteria for various turnaround contracts - assist with evaluation of proposals.
  • Assist with monitoring of safety performance, contractor performance, and budgets during execution phase of turnarounds and unit outages. Take corrective action as required
  • Monitor turnaround progress utilizing schedules, milestones, objectives, and budgets.  Assist with early identification of potential issues and propose actions to rectify.
  • Contribute to a continuous improvement process that gathers feedback, audits, and analyzes performance for the improvement of the complete turnaround process.
  • Review post-turnaround surplus material lists and recommend actions for return, storing or disposal.
  • Maintain shutdown history files of complete jobs.  Document recommendations for how jobs can be improved in the future.
  • Complies with all HS&E requirements in the performance of this Position's responsibilities.



Education and Designations

  • Completion of one of the following is required:
    • 2-year Engineering Technology Diploma from a recognized post-secondary educational institute
    • Journeyman Trades Pipefitter or Millwright Certification
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with relatable Mechanical Experience



  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Plant Engineering or Maintenance related role – preferably in an Upgrader, Refinery or Petrochemical setting.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in an Industrial setting preferably in Oil and Gas Industry or similar environment.
  • Previous experience as a Turnaround/Maintenance Planner is preferred.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, decision-making skills, and working in a team environment.
  • Skilled level of understanding of regulatory and safety standards and procedures.
  • Proven organizational and planning skillset
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with Sharepoint, SAP and Microsoft Project.  Experience with Prometheus would be an asset.
  • Leadership experience – ability to manage projects and teams executing work
  • Skilled level of understanding of safety standards, procedures, data systems


 Safety Sensitive

  • As this position has been identified as safety sensitive, employment of a final candidate selected for this position will be conditional upon successful completion of required pre-employment medical and alcohol/drug assessments.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License (experienced).   For this position you will be required to maintain a Class 5 driver’s license, a satisfactory driving record, and adhere to the appropriate Company policies and guidelines. A driver’s abstract will be one of the background checks requested in the Pre-employment Screening for the final candidate


Please note that pre-employment background checks are pre-conditions to Husky employment offers and must be completed successfully before you are confirmed to start with Husky.    


At Husky, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from everyone including visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, women, and persons with disabilities.

For information on Inclusion & Diversity at Husky, please click here.


Husky Energy is an integrated Canadian energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.  The Company operates Upstream and Downstream business segments, with operations in Canada, the United States, China and Indonesia. 


Husky's balanced growth strategy focuses on consistent execution, disciplined financial management and safe and reliable operations.