Planning Engineer

  • Location

    South Lanarkshire, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Gordon Clark

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Our client a leading Energy Provider are seeking a Planning Engineer for a 6 month contract role based in South Lanarkshire.

The Planner Engineer is directly responsible for the production, change control, risk management and reporting of high quality project plans for £2.3bn of transmission projects and for the overall Projects Masterplan


* Production and updating of high quality project plans within Microsoft Project Enterprise
* Ensuring that plans exist and are developed to a level appropriate with the stage of the project lifecycle
* Take a pro-active approach to developing project plans, sourcing investment papers, leading multi-functional team activity
* Engage with internal stakeholders (Purchasing, Consents, Design, remainder of Projects) at a working and management level to provide relevant information, ensure updates and actions are progressed and escalate as required
* Use project plans to pinpoint programme inter-dependencies or clashes. Communicate these and lead development of solutions
* Co-ordinate between multi functional teams to resolve identified project or programme issues
* Ensure the plan includes all RIIO projects, activity plans, and present overall plan to stakeholders.
* Ensure all key plans from across Energy Networks feed in to Projects Masterplan:
* Legal & consenting
* Design
* Engineering
* Purchasing
* Include any capacity and resource requirements within programmes and liaise with relevant stakeholders

* Manage handover of financial, SAP and programme information to Delivery Analysts and ensure fully embedded within applicable processes.


* The Planner will be a central point of contact for all stakeholders in Energy Networks to provide insight into the RIIO T1 plan.
* Daily interactions with the following senior managers and their teams
* Environment Planning Manager
* Transmission Wayleaves Manager
* Engineering Design Manager
* Business Unit Managers
* Programme Unit Managers
* Project Managers
* Develop and manage plans for the delivery of a portfolio of projects with CAPEX investment levels £1,300M over RIIO T1
* Produce progress reports for Director and ENET

Skills & Knowledge

* Sound understanding of general principles of project management
* Good verbal and written communications skills
* Strong influencing and stakeholder management ability
* Highly Numerate and analytical
* Adept with planning software tools
* Able to understand financial models and manage budgets
* Working knowledge of Regulatory principles
* Working knowledge and understanding of major projects development and delivery process
* PC literate
* Educated to degree level in a relevant numeric discipline or equivalent experience

Special Requirements

* Experience of planning using MSPe and/ or Primavera
* Experience of tracking and co-ordinating multi-project programmes

Minimum Criteria

Entry Qualification:
* PC literate with strong spreadsheet modelling skills
* Educated to degree level in a relevant numeric discipline or equivalent experience.
Entry Experience:
* Three years experience of project management or planning in a utility environment