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  • Job reference: RMS0122298


  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Scotland - Other
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 19/04/2013
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The Company:
The Planner is a technical specialist role requiring experience of planning best practice and knowledge of planning tools and techniques. The Planner will also guide and influence staff, both inside and outside the Planning team, to implement planning working practices appropriate to a programme in line with industry and company standards.

The Role:
The Planner will produce robust and detailed programmes for all works associated with the lifecycle phases of the projects, liaising with the Project Manager (PM) and Site Engineers to ensure that the programme keeps abreast of any changes. The Planner will also be responsible for producing detailed trackers that can substantiate progress measurements on a regular basis and ensuring that the programme is communicated effectively both internally and externally.

•Define planning management policies, procedures and the standards required to deliver projects.
•Take ownership of project handover meetings engaging the Bid team, Project Manager and QS.
•Work closely with the Project Manager and Project QS. to maximise the potential of each project, attend site meetings when necessary to discuss progress and update the project plan together with reporting back on any knock-on effects to the business unit.
•Represent the business at client meetings.
•Work with the Planning Manager to ensure that the planning function interfaces effectively with the other departments
•Support programme integration, governance, formats, plan optimisation, and planning best practices
•As part of the planning/project team build, optimise and implement planning and programmes (including resources, outages, consents and way leaves) in conjunction with interested parties to deliver the work.
•When necessary produce detailed trackers to be used to collect and report progress made on a weekly/monthly basis.
•Work with the Planning Manager and the planning team to develop a planning culture throughout the business units and projects.
•Monitor and control programme compliance in respect of our contractual obligations.
•Undertake additional tasks / responsibilities as directed by Line Manager.
•In conjunction with other members of the team, take responsibility for meeting agreed business and project targets, controls costs in achieving to achieve targets, managing risks effectively and delivering all agreed outputs, within the agreed economics and safety regulatory frameworks.
•Contributing to the identification and formulation of strategic objectives.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Identifying and maintaining complex dependencies within programme/project schedules
•Integration of master schedule to programme/project schedules
•Rollup of cross-project resources to consolidated resource plans
•Troubleshooting of problems resulting from schedule content or planning tool limitations
•Demonstrable experience of using Earned Value Management Systems
•Advanced Primavera (P6) skills
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