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  • Job reference: RMS0127723

Planner

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Stockton on Tees
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 15/07/2013
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The Company:
Our client is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services. With 2011 revenues of over $10 billion, offering support to industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets. Services include scientific and specialty consulting as well as all aspects of engineering and construction, and operations and maintenance.

The Role:
To provide planning services on assigned projects
• Lead on small projects
• Part of team on large projects
• Plan and prioritise own work to ensure that functional project requirements on scope, time and cost are met
• Contribute to the planning strategy for assigned projects, so that the approach taken in each case is effective and appropriate to the project needs and client requirements
• Set up the base line plan for assigned projects and monitor progress against this plan, so that any problems are recognised promptly
• Report on progress and earned value, to support financial forecasting and any necessary corrective action
• Proactively identify and highlight any progress issues which threaten successful delivery of the project, so that recovery action may be taken
• Provide planning input to estimating and tendering activity on assigned projects, so that all relevant issues, actions and risks are understood and taken into account
• Work with the client's E&C values to ensure that work complies with all necessary corporate, departmental and legislative requirements and procedures, to guarantee that the necessary consistency and quality of delivery is maintained.
• Develop planning experience and skills, moving towards the capability to move to a more senior role and towards professional

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Minimum HNC/D
• Conversant with planning software and tools
• Basic project management skills
• Capable of managing own work
• Commercial awareness
• Significant relevant experience, typically equivalent to 4 years, in project planning
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work in a team environment
Preferred:
• Experience in contracting environment and contracting styles
• Relevant design / site experience
• Appreciation of Cost Engineering

• Routinely works irregular hours
• Routinely works away from home office, either visiting or on short-term assignment to sites

• Plans and prioritises own work
• Routine project planning activities are generally supervised by manager or senior planning engineer
• Refers any issues that threaten project delivery to line manager
• Works within procedures at all times
• Project reports are agreed with Project Manager after checking by line manager
• Project plans are routinely checked by line manager.
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