Project Planner

05 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:
Our client offer design, manufacture, assembly & testing of complex, high-integrity mechanical and electromechanical plant equipment as well as waste management and decommissioning front-end engineering and methodologies to the nuclear industry

The Role:
Role Purpose
A significant ongoing project is currently undergoing a period of client driven acceleration. In addition to accelerating, the level of client reporting has increased to become a significant challenge. As a result of this we are looking to recruit a Planning Engineer to assess and report on all aspects of project planning to the Project Manager and support in regular updates and change requests.

Key Activities / Decision Areas
• Establishment of project schedule, resources and budgets to agreed estimates and timescales
• Obtaining feedback from budget holders
• Completion of schedule updates on a weekly basis
• Analysis of project resource demands/availability
• Assessment of man-hours and associated costs, purchasing costs and expense costs on a weekly basis
• Assessment of committed and actual purchase costs/forecasts
• Production of timely and accurate internal reports/schedules
• Week to week comparisons
• Comparisons and performance measurement against previous forecasts
• Production of reports from planning software
• Earned Value Analysis
• Critical Path Analysis
• Resource Analysis
• Look-ahead schedules
• Production of timely and accurate Client schedules/reports
• Inclusion of change as per the change control system
• Development and maintenance of reporting systems in order to meet project demands
• Assessment of progress and subsequent reporting of project KPIs
• Identification and prioritisation of likely overspends
• Participation in Risk Management process and inclusion of mitigating action
• Liaise with project engineers to develop and instil an appreciation of planning issues/importance
• Liaise with client planning engineers and project personnel
• Development of planning structure and reporting in line with Project and client WBS
• Accuracy of all data and reports presented
• Take direction from the project manager for any ad-hoc planning/reporting or assessments

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Demonstrate good knowledge of project scheduling, resourcing and costing
• Experience in using Primavera P6 software essential
• Fully conversant in all aspects of Earned value Analysis and project cost controls
• General understanding of project management principles and processes
• Comfortable working as part of a team
• HNC/HND in engineering or similar
• Understanding of project controls
• Data manipulation skills particularly within MS Excel and MS Access
• Excellent IT skills (MS Excel, Access and VBA), numeric and analytical skills
• Good spoken and written English
• @Risk for Excel or similar risk analysis software
• Visual Basic for Applications

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Qualified to graduate level in an engineering or similar based degree
• Working within the Nuclear Industry