Senior Planning Engineer

  • Location

    Kent, England

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Contact:

    Vanessa Theobald

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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My nuclear client are looking for a Senior Planner to join their team in Kent.

Reporting to the Project Controls Group Head, the Planning Engineer is responsible for providing planning support to the clients 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 the clients requirements and standards. The Planning Engineer will create plans for the full project lifecycle including development and design.

Key Responsibilities

Develop, control, monitor, analyse and report on schedule related aspects for designated projects within a Portfolio.
Establish and monitor a cost and resource loaded, logic linked, baseline plan for the project in accordance with CTO Programme Office processes.
Capture project budgetary costs and resources in the plan to determine time phasing of expenditure and the total project budget.
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's 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's Key Team Members / Task Managers.
Ensure that any necessary planning interface with the site Work Management Process (WMP) is established.
Maintain and control project baselines in line with company procedures and guidance.
Support the business planning process.
Ensure the reasons for, and the factors influencing each change to the project's 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's specific needs.

Appropriate training and good working knowledge of the latest version of Primavera.
Minimum of HNC/HND ideally in an Engineering discipline or relevant experience.
Breadth of experience across whole project and programme lifecycle. (e.g. Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation/Commissioning processes).
Working knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation.

High level of numeracy and excellent analytical skills.
Excellent MS Office skills, well versed in the preparation of reports and information using packages such
as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Exhibits a strong awareness of the level of interaction required with the project team function to support
the successful delivery of projects.
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.
Self motivated with good interpersonal skills working in a team environment.
Good attention to detail with good time management skills.
Excellent communication and presentational skills.
Able to use initiative.