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  • Job reference: RMS0170158

Project Planner

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Warrington
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 10/08/2016
  • Time left:
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    (12/09/16)
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The Company:
Our client specialise in the design, manufacture, assembly, test, installation and commissioning of bespoke solutions for the nuclear decommissioning, defence, and nuclear new build markets.

The Role:
A significant ongoing project is currently undergoing a period of client driven acceleration. In addition to accelerating, the level of client reporting has increased to become a significant challenge. As a result of this we are looking to recruit a Planning Engineer to assess and report on all aspects of project planning to the Project Manager and support in regular updates and change requests.



Key Activities / Decision Areas


The Project Planner will be involved in the Establishment of project schedule, resources and budgets to agreed estimates and timescales

Obtaining feedback from budget holders

Completion of schedule updates on a weekly basis

Analysis of project resource demands/availability

The Project Planner will do the Assessment of man-hours and associated costs, purchasing costs and expense costs on a weekly basis
•· Assessment of committed and actual purchase costs/forecasts
•· Production of timely and accurate internal reports/schedules
•· Week to week comparisons
•· Comparisons and performance measurement against previous forecasts
•· Production of reports from planning software
•· Earned Value Analysis
•· Critical Path Analysis
•· Resource Analysis
•· Look-ahead schedules
•· Production of timely and accurate Client schedules/reports
•· Inclusion of change as per the change control system
•· Development and maintenance of reporting systems in order to meet project demands
•· Assessment of progress and subsequent reporting of project KPIs
•· Identification and prioritisation of likely overspends
•· Participation in Risk Management process and inclusion of mitigating action
•· Liaise with project engineers to develop and instil an appreciation of planning issues/importance
•· Liaise with client planning engineers and project personnel
•· Development of planning structure and reporting in line with Project and client WBS
•· Accuracy of all data and reports presented
•· Take direction from the project manager for any ad-hoc planning/reporting or assessments

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The Project Planner will Demonstrate good knowledge of project scheduling, resourcing and costing
•· Experience in using Primavera P6 software essential
•· Fully conversant in all aspects of Earned value Analysis and project cost controls
•· General understanding of project management principles and processes
•· Comfortable working as part of a team
•· HNC/HND in engineering or similar
•· Understanding of project controls
•· Data manipulation skills particularly within MS Excel and MS Access
•· Excellent IT skills (MS Excel, Access and VBA), numeric and analytical skills
•· Good spoken and written English
•· @Risk for Excel or similar risk analysis software
•· Visual Basic for Applications

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Qualified to graduate level in an engineering or similar based degree
•·Working within the Nuclear Industry
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