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  • Job reference: RMS0186585

Planner

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 30/10/2017
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (18/12/17)

The Role:
A significant ongoing project is currently undergoing a period of client driven acceleration. In addition to accelerating, the level of client reporting has increased to become a significant challenge. As a result of this we are looking to recruit a Planning Engineer to assess and report on all aspects of project planning to the Project Manager and support in regular updates and change requests.

Key Activities / Decision Areas
· Establishment of project schedule, resources and budgets to agreed estimates and timescales
· Obtaining feedback from budget holders
· Completion of schedule updates on a weekly basis
· Analysis of project resource demands/availability
· Assessment of man-hours and associated costs, purchasing costs and expense costs on a weekly basis
· Assessment of committed and actual purchase costs/forecasts
· Production of timely and accurate internal reports/schedules
· Week to week comparisons
· Comparisons and performance measurement against previous forecasts
· Production of reports from planning software
· Earned Value Analysis
· Critical Path Analysis
· Resource Analysis
· Look-ahead schedules
· Production of timely and accurate Client schedules/reports
· Inclusion of change as per the change control system
· Development and maintenance of reporting systems in order to meet project demands
· Assessment of progress and subsequent reporting of project KPIs
· Identification and prioritisation of likely overspends
· Participation in Risk Management process and inclusion of mitigating action
· Liaise with project engineers to develop and instil an appreciation of planning issues/importance
· Liaise with client planning engineers and project personnel
· Development of planning structure and reporting in line with Project and client WBS
· Accuracy of all data and reports presented
· Take direction from the project manager for any ad-hoc planning/reporting or assessments

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
· Demonstrate good knowledge of project scheduling, resourcing and costing
· Experience in using Primavera P6 software essential
· Fully conversant in all aspects of Earned value Analysis and project cost controls
· General understanding of project management principles and processes
· Comfortable working as part of a team
· HNC/HND in engineering or similar
· Understanding of project controls
· Data manipulation skills particularly within MS Excel and MS Access
· Excellent IT skills (MS Excel, Access and VBA), numeric and analytical skills
· Good spoken and written English
· @Risk for Excel or similar risk analysis software
· Visual Basic for Applications

Careers in the nuclear sector offer you the chance to work on challenging, interesting and diverse projects. And with the sector experiencing a period of growth both nationally and internationally, with a particular emphasis on the UK market, our client relies on a continuous flow of talent coming into their organisation.
With primary locations in the UK and Genoa, as well as representative offices in France, Romania, Slovakia and Argentina, career opportunities also have a global reach.

The Company:
Your future in Nuclear. Specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke engineering solutions for the nuclear energy, nuclear decommissioning and defence markets, our client is a key player. They design, engineer, manufacture, assemble, test, commission and install, as well as offering ongoing specialist support services. They are a core subsidiary of a global Italian group that operates in over 90 countries and is Italy's largest supplier, installer and service provider in this sector.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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