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  • Job reference: RMS0102635

Principal Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 30/01/2012
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The Company:
An international energy service company with £5bn sales, employing more than 29,000 people worldwide and operating in 50 countries.

The Role:
•Provide guidance and direction to ensure an effective and efficient planning service is provided to the contract as outlined in the corporate procedures while ensuring that client requirements are fully met.
•Provide assistance to the Lead Planning Engineer in ensuring that all corporate planning requirements are satisfied.

Supervisory and Managerial Duties:
◦Assigning tasks to all planning personnel.
◦Provide guidance to all planning personnel and where appropriate assist in development.
◦Managing, Training and Supporting the Business Services Graduates.

Main Duties:
◦Understand the corporate and contract specific planning procedures and carry out all work in accordance with these.
◦Study and understand all relevant project documents pertaining to the preparation of plans and schedules.
◦Work with all relevant project and discipline personnel, pertaining to the preparation of plans and schedule.
◦Maintain a good working knowledge of relevant scheduling software
◦Ensure compliance with the development of sensible and achievable logic linked networks with single start and single finish activities.
◦Prepare, review and ensure the timely issue of all relevant reports.
◦Verbally and in writing advise project and discipline personnel on impacts, contingencies and generally guide the scopes towards the earliest possible finish
◦Where required support and provide guidance to all planning personnel.
◦Supervise senior, junior and assistant personnel.
◦Train and encourage business services graduates in the completion of their planning learning objectives.
◦Liaise with cost discipline to ensure accurate and timely control and forecasting of man-hour budgets and ensure that the impact of all change requests are properly assessed and included in the schedules
◦Participate in schedule risk analysis as required
◦Carry out audits to ensure compliance with relevant planning procedure

Health and Safety Responsibilities:
◦Maintain a clean and tidy work area
◦Become aware of and adhere to all Health and Safety Guidelines

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Education & Qualifications:
◦HND or equivalent (This can be substituted with experience)

Specific Training / Specialist Skills:
◦Excellent knowledge of project management software, e.g. Primavera, Microsoft Project.
◦Understanding of project management principals and techniques.
◦Good general understanding of Cost Management, Estimating and Change Control.

◦Skilled in a project controls role◦High degree of computer literacy◦Knowledge of managing project controls personnel

Personal Skills:
◦Excellent verbal and written Communication skills
◦Ability to work unsupervised as part of a team
◦Able to supervise and direct others◦Able to work to tight deadlines◦Liaise with external customers at a high level
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