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  • Job reference: RMS0183662

Project Planner (Permanent or Contract)

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 16/08/2017
  • Duration: ongoing
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (13/09/17)
This vacancy has now expired.

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 the client is 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

The Project 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

The Project Planner will be involved in the 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

The Project Planner will be involved in the 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

The Project Planner will be involved in the 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

The Project Planner will 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

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.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The Project Planner will 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

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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