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Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London and South East
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 12/07/2011
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Job Title: Planning Engineer
Job Location: London and South East
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Duration: 12 Months
Residency: U.K./E.U.

The Company:
Our client operates in the oil and gas sector.

The Role:
•To provide a reliable and responsive project planning service on assigned projects or programmes that is consistent with project or programme plans. Supervise the development of Company and Contractor schedules for all phases of a project and to monitor and report progress against these schedules.
•When assigned to a project team as the lead planning engineer represents and acts on behalf of the Group Project Controls Manager to support the company’s requirements for an integrated Project Control System.

•To analyse project requirements and prepare a Project Master Schedule which integrates constraints and strategies for Engineering, Procurement and Construction phases.
•Prepare logic diagrams, in accordance with a Work Breakdown Structure, which form the basis for detailed level schedule reporting and analysis. Issue detailed activity schedules and expedite the return of schedule updating data.
•To monitor progress against schedules, analyse deviations and recommend remedial actions. Prepare agenda items for schedule review meetings.
•To prepare and maintain progress curves for each project phase in accordance with the Project Control Plan.
•To co-ordinate, in conjunction with discipline engineers, a document level progress measurement system and operate the performance measurement system.
•To prepare and maintain in conjunction with the projects material control group, a requisition tracking system that meets the requirements of the Project Control Plan.
•To prepare and make presentations to project teams and senior management on schedule control methodologies and procedures used by the company.
•To assist the Group Project Controls Manager in maintaining schedule related database, administration of the Project Control group and the development of new planning tools and methodologies.
•Any ad-hoc tasks as required by the Group Projects Control Manager

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
•Highly conversant in both planning and some cost engineering methodologies
•Experience of industry standard project controls systems such as Primavera, Artemis, or MS Project is essential.
•10 years experience in planning with at least 5 years spent in a similar role.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
•Membership of a professional body such as APM or PMI is desirable.
•Excellent verbal, written and oral communication skills
•Able to work effectively as part of a team
•Ability to work on own initiative
•Takes a proactive approach
•Ability to take responsibility and manage tasks through to completion
•React quickly & flexible to changing circumstances
•Use initiative to ensure issues are overcome
•Seek ways to find and apply best practice
•Adopt a pragmatic, fit for purpose approach
•Open, honest & reliable.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Alex Cohen at Fircroft on + 44 20 8899 6969
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