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  • Job reference: RMS0140087

Project Planning Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: West Midlands - Other
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 31/03/2014
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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.

The planning engineer will report the head of projects and be responsible to the project manager for:
• 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/programmes.
• Week to week comparisons.
• Comparisons and performance measurement against previous forecasts.
• Production of schedules/reports from P3e planning software (including: Earned Value Analysis, Critical Path Analysis, Resource analysis, Look-ahead programmes).
• 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 functional 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.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Experience as a project planner, demonstrating good knowledge of project scheduling, resourcing and costing.
• A problem solving approach to issues raised.
• Experience in using P3e software essential.
• Fully conversant in all aspects of Earned value Analysis and project cost controls.
• General understanding of project management principles and processes.
• Experience within the nuclear industry is preferable but not essential.

• Minimum HNC/HND in engineering.
• Ideally qualified to graduate level in an engineering based degree.
• Understanding of project controls essential.
• Data manipulation skills particularly within MS Excel and MS Access.
• Excellent IT skills, numeric and analytical skills required.
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