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Senior Planning Engineer

  • Job reference: 935092
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: neg
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Planners, Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Date posted: 23/04/2021

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Senior Planning Engineer, based in Aberdeen.


Understand the relationships between the project controls functions estimating, planning/scheduling, cost control, and risk management.

Maintain cross-directorate relationships within company to facilitate planning/scheduling.

Provide planning/scheduling support on project teams.

Advise and counsel in areas of expertise.

Execute the strategy and plan for planning/scheduling activities that supports the overall company requirements.

Develop, via a top-down approach, project work plans and schedules that support the Engineering Projects & Assurance Directorate work processes and milestones.

Baseline and issue network-logic-driven schedules that meet the needs of and are used by the project teams.

Update schedules with actual progress and forecast remaining durations, project milestones, and completion dates.

Prepare schedule risk analysis to forecast schedule contingencies and related cost impacts.

Develop accurate and timely project labour hour forecasts with the participation of lead staff and project management.

Prepare and issue schedule analysis narratives including recommendations for corrective actions for use by the project teams to manage the work.

Monitor earned value systems that accurately measure progress and performance, analyze the data to advise project controls staff and the project team.

Understand earned-value concepts and terms.

Issue client and internal status reports that effectively communicate schedule status and identify critical path.

Define corrective actions for implementation.

Apply planning/scheduling knowledge to identify challenges to the project schedules and suggest mitigation plans.

Interface with key suppliers to ensure they are advised of and provide the correct level of planning reporting

Review, challenge and optimise key supplier planning reporting and advise project controls staff and the project team

Experience & Qualifications:

Engineering, Business or Projects qualification - HND or higher.

Be able to effectively communicate planning/scheduling and general project controls information to varied audiences including departmental management, engineering, project/construction management, and project teams.

Be able to prepare accurate and meaningful project status reports and schedule narratives which communicate the status and issues of the project.

Be proficient with spreadsheets, word processing software.

Effectively use company and industry-standard project controls systems

Contract position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference 935092.

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