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Planner

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 27/06/2018
  • Duration: on-going
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (25/07/18)
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The Role:
The Role:
A significant on-going Nuclear 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

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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