Accessibility Links
  • Job reference: RMS0171607

Project Planner

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Wolverhampton
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 03/10/2016
  • Duration: permanent
This vacancy has now expired.

The Company:
Our client offer design, manufacture, assembly & testing of complex, high-integrity mechanical and electromechanical plant equipment as well as waste management and decommissioning front-end engineering and methodologies to the nuclear industry

The Role:
Role Purpose
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
· 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
· 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:
· 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

Similar jobs
Alison Levy
Operations Manager Location: Wolverhampton Duration: The Company: Our client offer design, manufacture...
Alison Levy
Project Controls Manager Location: Wolverhampton Duration: The Company: Our client offer design, manufacture...