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Planning Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Inverness
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 25/01/2013
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The Company:
Our client is a global leader in the design and delivery of infrastructure, power and major engineering projects around the world. Their clients come to them for a wide range of advice, resources and skills - in engineering, maintaining infrastructure, managing construction, planning and strategic thinking.

The Role:
Key purpose:

Manage team of Programme Planners and liaise with Site Managers and Project Managers to create and maintain a fully integrated and optimised construction programme and schedules on a 200km Overhead Line cable project, supporting the operation to the highest standards of Safety, Health, Environmental, Security and Quality.

Principal Objective:

Manage the Construction Programme in accordance with NEC3 and Employer requirements, ensuring accuracy of as-built and planned activities.

Production of weekly, bi weekly and monthly reports.

Specific Responsibilities:
Manage the Works Programmes, through close liaison with Site managers covering the construction and cabling aspect of the programme , including milestone achievement, resource planning, cost control to deliver the work with Programme Manager, Construction Manager, Site Managers and Project Managers.
Develop project delivery plans to facilitate timely project completion working in conjunction with Site managers and project managers.
Provision of range of monthly site reports and 4 week look ahead programmes as dictated by Site Management requirements. (Earned Value, Milestone achievement, critical path, resource profiles, variance reports)
Review Performance and Implement Improvement Plans.
Work with project team members in the production of validated performance, earned value and percentage completion reports on a monthly basis.
Assist with administration of programme risk register within the change management process.
Attendance of daily and weekly progress meetings with Site Managers and Employer
Perform Schedule Risk Analysis.
Working with supply chain to monitor and report on progress for key deliverables.
Ensure Safety, Health, Environment and Security (SHES) aspects of all schemes within sphere of responsibility are managed and focused to continually improve performance.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Specific experience required for this role:
Programme Planning skills to a high level commensurate with projects up to £100m pa
Experience of presenting detailed schedules, programmes and reports in a senior management forum
Driving Licence Required.
Role will be based in Perth, Scotland.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
General Experience:
Experience as a Programme Manager, preferably in an Overhead Line / Power environment.
Working Knowledge of NEC3 contract.
Experience of Primavera P6 Version 8 to an advanced level and Excel to an intermediate level.
Demonstrated successful capability in:
Programme & Change Management
Commercial acumen
Effective communication skills including the ability to make persuasive presentations to small and large audiences
Strong negotiating and influencing skills
Ability to build relationships across all levels of the organisation
Track record of developing working relationships quickly and effectively
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