Project Planner

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    Leinster, Republic of Ireland

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    Building, Construction and Infrastructure

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    Vital Bristol Technology

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    11 months ago

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Our client is mechanical and electrical engineering contractor. They provide full mechanical and electrical contracting services as well as specialist high voltage (HV) and medium voltage (MV) design and construction services across a number of different sectors including Data Centres, Life Sciences, Industrial Manufacturing, Substations and Renewables, Power Generation, Petrochemical and Commercial.They are currently recruiting for experienced Project Planner in the Leinster, Dublin area.
The successful Project Planner will be involved in the delivery of a number of different projects ranging from pharmaceutical, data center and industrial type works. the Project Planner will play an active role in project management support of multi-disciplined, multi-sector project delivery work by facilitating the planning, scheduling and controlling processes.
Key functions:
* Provide a high quality of service to the project manager
* Review Contract documentation and highlight key schedule and tracking requirements
* Develop Construction schedule based on high level target schedule and WBS received from Project manager
* Support in client schedule negotiations
* Labour & Metrics load the schedule based on hours & quantities received from the Commercial Team
* Develop the required Trackers and Reporting templates
* Develop fully integrated construction schedule in conjunction with the Main Contractor and Project Manager
* Measure & track weekly progress and efficiency in consultation with the Site Team and validate this formally with the Commercial Team every 2 / 3 weeks
* Highlight potential risks and roadblocks to the project team and lead planner on an ongoing basis

Key tasks, activities, responsibilities & accountabilities of the Project Planner

Business Unit Support
* Point of contact for the Project Manager for all project related planning issues
* Develop Schedule's and Histograms for Bid Support as required by the Lead Planner

Programme Co-ordination (Planning Phase of Project Life Cycle):
* Support the implementation of Planning Process (& Kirby Way)
* Review Contract documentation concerning Schedule and Reporting Requirements and ensure that they are met will form part of the Project Planner remit
* Facilitate Planning Meeting(s) where required
* Validation of High Level Target Schedule as received from PM considering current emerging IFC project information
* Optimize build schedule & develop "Pinch Pint Register" identifying where we are not in agreement with Main Contractors / CMT schedule
* High level labour load of Target Schedule to be completed and S-Curve to be produced
* Submit the Schedule and S-curve (& all subsequent schedules) for review and approval to the Lead Planner
* Negotiation strategy to be developed to deal with main contractor schedule risk - influence favourable outcome to Kirby Group Engineering
* Organize with Kirby PM & attend meeting with Main Contractor / CMT to negotiate and agree Kirby optimum build schedule - minute and circulate
* Revise / Develop and add agreed level of detail to schedule
* Assist Main Contractor / CMT in development of an overall integrated schedule
* Ensure that the schedule is "Labour Loaded" and aligned with the Commercial Department Budgets - highlight any weeks where large progress is forecasted to PM's, Lead Planner & Planning Manager
* Produce Build Methodology / Phasing Drawings
* Present the latest version of the schedule to the construction team to ensure there is a thorough understanding
* The Project Planner will also support in risk identification & mitigation

Status and Performance Advisor (Controlling Phase of Project Life Cycle):
* Provide clear communication of early warnings to project management teams obtained from progress reports and knowledge of project field conditions
* Advise project teams on ways to improve performance
* Monitor package progress and efficiency (direct and subcontract) provide "estimate at completion" on labour man-hour spend in conjunction with the Commercial Team
* Chair and facilitate weekly "Look Ahead" Meetings on site with SM's as required
* Progress Measuring / recording & collating actual installation progress for installation progress reporting
* Weekly Spent / Earned man-hours efficiency reporting in conjunction with the Commercial Team
* Compilation of and issuing of period progress reports (internal / external)
* Produce Weekly "Drop-line Schedule" cw. 2 week look ahead and 2 week retrospective
* Schedule management, revision and maintenance
* Escalation of risk items to Lead Planner & Planning & Risk Manager

Necessary Requirements:
* Engineering or Construction Management Related Degree / Trade Certification (any of these with the right experience)
* 3-5 years' experience / demonstrate ability to develop and implement plans, monitor and control work
* Must be capable of producing project plans from design and commercial information
* Microsoft Project / P6 or Equivalent Planning Software, Microsoft Office tools - Excellent report writing skills
* Time management essential to satisfy demands of busy schedule and reporting calendar
If you do not hear from us within seven days, then your application has not been successful on this occasion. We may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly.