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Senior Planning Engineer

  • Job reference: 923695
  • Location: Rye, East Sussex
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Project Management, Nuclear
  • Date posted: 12/03/2019

The projects encompass the full spectrum of the Investment Delivery Process from Concept, through Design, to Implementation and Commissioning. All disciplines, Mechanical, Electrical, C & I, Civils and Construction.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Project Controls Group Head, the Planning Engineer is responsible for providing planning support to the Client work portfolio. The main focus will be to work with Project Managers to develop & manage schedules to incorporate risk, change, resource requirements and cost in accordance with Client company requirements and standards.

The Senior Planning Engineer will create plans for the full project lifecycle including development and design.

Establish robust Work Breakdown and Project Control Structures in terms of project scope, in accordance with Investment Delivery processes, templates and Procedures.

Work with the Project Manager and the Project team to establish the project activities, cost and durations and ensure that these reflect project scope, constraints and commitments. Challenge as necessary to ensure compatibility and compliance.

Interface with other departments regarding the project & activities which may have an impact and ensure these are correctly captured.

Facilitate acceptance of and ensure that the project plan embraces the full project work scope, is fit for purpose and is achievable. This to be done in collaboration with the Project Manager and the project Key Team Members / Task Managers. Ensure that any necessary planning interface with the site Work Management Process is established.

Maintain and control project baselines in line with company procedures and guidance.

Support the Client business planning process.

Ensure the reasons for, and the factors influencing each change to the project & baseline plan plus the implications of such change are understood and communicated with the wider project team.

Liaise with project team members and contractors with regards to progress and cost forecasting.

Monitor, control and analyse the project programme and cost information using Earned Value methodologies, identify variances and bring these to the attention of the Project Manager with possible alternatives, prepare specific reports to facilitate challenge and analysis to meet the project specific needs.

Challenging schedule and cost variances against the baseline plan with individual task leaders/contractors and or outside stakeholder management as necessary to enable mitigation.

Integrate 3rd party schedules and data into the overall project plan.

Contribute to progress meetings, as required, in support of the Project Manager.

Regular interfacing and integration with the project controls team to maintain an aligned financial

position with the Project Plan.

Contribute to the drafting and updating of Project Documents to ensure that they contain the project scope of work, KPI's, payment milestones and the methodology for controlling the project schedule, costs and variances.

May be asked to work unsociable hours during Station Outage and provide Weekend / Bank Holiday cover.

Minimum of HNC/HND ideally in an Engineering discipline or relevant experience.

Good working knowledge of the version of Primavera & P6.

Relevant experience in Project Controls and/or Project Delivery, preferably in a highly regulated environment.

Breadth of experience across whole project and programme lifecycle. (e.g. Engineering, Procurement,

Construction, Installation/Commissioning processes).

High level of numeracy and excellent analytical skills.

The ability to reconcile cost information as it applies to the programmes of work.

Proficient in the interpretation of estimating, scheduling, programming and risk tools.

Proficient in the use of Earned Value Analysis.

Working knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation.

Strong leadership capability, able to communicate with individuals, groups and stakeholders.

Make a positive impact at technical and business meetings.

Able to address problems in a logical manner, viewing them from several aspects and recommend suitable solutions.

Experience in business improvement and organisation learning techniques.

Good organisational and time management skills.

Excellent communications skills & interpersonal skills, including questioning for clarification and establishing of facts, observation and active listening.

Ability to cope well under pressure and work within tight timeframes,

Clear decision-making ability with the acumen to judge complex situations and assess when to escalate issues.

Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.

Proficient in MS Office.

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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.