Planning Engineer

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Nuclear Engineering, Design Engineering

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    c£50/hr Umbrella

  • Contact:

    James Walker

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months+

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Planning Eng - Warrington - Duration 12 months - Rate c£50/hr Umb
Key words / Skills: Planning Engineer, Nuclear, BPSS, APM, FIDEC, NEC3

Wilde Recruitment Ltd are working along side Cavendish Nuclear at Warrington to recruit a Planning Engineer to work on a 12 month contract.
As a Planning Engineer your responsibilities and duties will include:
Job Purpose
At this level a Planning Engineer (PMO Scheduling Specialist) is responsible for applying schedule management independently primarily in complex situations across P3M. Preparing and maintaining integrated schedules of project and/or programme activities and events, taking into account of dependencies and resource requirement.
Key Responsibilities
Top 5 Major Tasks and Activities:
Develop/implement and maintain the Project structures (WBS/OBS/RBS/CBS)
Develop/baseline and maintain the Project integrated schedule. (Level 1-3)
Ensure alignment between the integrated scheduling toolset and the companies financial and material demand toolset. This includes alignment of any Level 4/5 schedules.
Regular status update of the integrated schedule and the provision of metrics (eg critical path/total float) and schedule analysis of the impact to the project.
Resource/cost loaded schedules to inform the IBP and also to provide financial status of the project
Additional Key Accountabilities:
Provision of schedule risk analysis updates on a monthly basis and to inform the baseline
Inclusion of key milestones and status against these
Critical path analysis of the integrated schedule on a regular basis
Correctly record project progress in the schedule), reschedule to take effect of the progress data and communicate the results to the project team and advise of any appropriate corrective action.
Understand and report on project using Earned Value Analysis techniques and interpret/communicate the results and any corrective action to the project team.
Establishing and leading on Interactive Planning workshops
Leading on Rolling Wave (lookahead) meetings
Ensuring that the schedule is cost loaded in line with the Baseline budgets
Ensuring that the schedule is updated with forecast dates and Estimates at Completion (EAC’s)
What-if scenarios
Support to commercial change process, impact assessments and execute change control process as appropriate
Inclusion of key supplier and subcontract schedules
Lead on alignment of schedule to project change register.
Attending and contributing the business Scheduling Community of Practise
Key Outputs / Deliverables: Business Unit
Project Cardinal Date Plan
Level 3 Integrated Baseline Schedule
Schedule Risk Analysis
Schedule variance reporting/analysis
Critical Path reporting/Analysis
Toolset alignment reports
Resource Profiles
EVM Data
Archived Schedules
Scheduling maturity model
PM Controls Framework
HSSE Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Can explain their responsibilities for their own and others health and safety welfare
Can explain their safe systems of work and their empowerment to stop work and immediately report to their line manager if they feel that something is unsafe or something is not right
Can explain how to report an HSE unsafe act and not walk by
Can explain and adhere to all environmental processes and procedures as detailed by the Company
Quality Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Can articulate and communicate “interested parties” and their requirements
Captures issues, risk & opportunities to instigate and monitor an appropriate Quality Management system for their area of responsibility
Demonstrate and communicate the quality requirements of their function and ensure that these are being met
Demonstrate an understanding of risks and take action to mitigate that risk
Continuous Improvement Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Responsible for working with the business unit functional departments to identify and deliver improvements in quality, schedule and cost within the project.
Identification of Lessons learned back into the business
Financial Awareness & Management
Can describe why their financial awareness is important to the Company and to support them operating within their role
Can explain the processes and practices that apply to their financial aspects of their job and use them as appropriate and required
Commercial Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Can state how their role contributes to the commercial viability of the site or project
Demonstrates awareness by following appropriate procedures and governance
Considers the risk or other options if appropriate and discusses with their line manager
Seeks involvement of line manager or other internal stakeholders for any business improvement ideas that will improve commercial viability of all activities.

Company/Industry Knowledge:
Extensive recent and relevant experience in a similar environment / business sector
Extensive experience applying schedule management in a complex environment
Awareness of various contracting methodologies (e.g. FIDIC/NEC3/JCT etc…)
Advanced knowledge of scheduling toolsets e.g. Primavera/MSP etc…
Quantitative risk analysis experience
Forensic Planning
Full project lifecycle experience from bid phase through to close out

Ideally a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in engineering / project / construction management or a related field
Professional qualification (eg APM/Acoste/RICS) (or equivalent)

Key Technical Skills
Proficient (applies the competence independently, primarily in complex situations , supervises others applying the competence , has a detailed knowledge in complex situations and can critically evaluate and adapt as required) in the following APM competencies –
Schedule Management – The process for developing , baselining and monitoring of an integrated schedule to inform the direction of the project
Resource Management – the process of identifying and scheduling the resources (people/facilities/materials etc..) required to implement the programme
Independent Assurance – gathering independent evidence that the information from projects and/or programmes is valid and are likely to achieve their aims.
Frameworks and methodologies – the appropriate adoption of specific frameworks and methodologies for the management of integrated schedules and tailoring of these
Stakeholder and Communications management – the systemic identification and analysis of stakeholders , and the planning and conduct of interactions to engage and communicate with them
Governance arrangements (incl quality) – the organisational and project specific processes, standards and guidelines for the governance of projects, including the process of initiation, review, handover and close out
Competent (applies the competence independently, primarily in situations of limited complexity , has a comprehensive knowledge in situations of limited complexity) in the following APM competencies
Budgeting and Cost Control – the process for setting agreed budgets and the control of forecast and actual costs against that budget. Use of tolerances and performance management
Reviews – the legal, regulatory and organisational requirements for review, the range of factors that need to be evaluated during reviews, and how these may vary throughout the lifecycle of the project
Change Control – the features of a rigorous change control process , and how to establish, implement and maintain a change control process

Contract Management - The nature of contracts and statements of work , and the implications for the contracting organisations and the suppliers into this

You will be an experienced Planning Engineer.
BPSS cleared.

To discuss this vacancy please contact: James Walker or Mike Kelly
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

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