Posted 13 March 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineRenewable Energy Recruitment
Contact NameFinlay Asher

Job description

Due to phenomenal growth, our client is seeking a Planner to join their expanding Commercial and Projects team. The successful candidate will oversee cost control for projects within the EPC departments, focusing on maintaining procedures and deliverables associated with various cost control and interface activities.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, execute, and manage daily planning activities.
  • Proactively communicate supply status and conduct critical analytical analysis to identify and resolve issues.
  • Develop fully coordinated baseline EPC Level 3/4 schedules and Level 2 Schedules to support proposals.
  • Collect information and produce weekly and monthly status reports for Project Managers.
  • Conduct Critical Path Analyses (CPA) and recommend mitigating actions.
  • Generate progress, productivity curves, and earned value reporting.
  • Produce and issue formal reports and ad hoc progress reports as needed.
  • Provide statistical data for management reviews.
  • Initiate discussions with all project groups to assess ongoing work implications.
  • Assist the project team in developing action plans to avoid/minimize cost/schedule overruns.
  • Attend project meetings in the office and occasionally on-site.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience in a multi-project environment with strong technical and commercial skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and adapt to project dynamics.
  • Strong influencing, communication, and customer-facing skills.
  • Experience working with contractor organizations.
  • High level of self-motivation and effectiveness in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural environments.
  • Previous experience in Solar, PV, or related sectors is desirable.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Self-driven with the ability to work autonomously.
  • Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines.
  • Clear and effective communication with stakeholders.
  • Upholds the reputation and values of the company.
  • Agile and flexible thinking with attention to detail.
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum HNC requirement in a technical discipline (e.g., Engineering, Computing).
  • Relevant experience in the Energy, Utilities, or Construction sector.
  • Experience with MS Project and preferably Power BI.
  • Proven technical proficiency in project planning.
  • Solar experience is advantageous.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.