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  • Job reference: RMS0138313

Senior Lead Planner

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/04/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (09/05/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
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:
Main Purpose of the Job:
An engineering degree qualified (or equivalent) Planner/ Senior Planner with hands-on rail or metro design or construction delivery experience who is interested in progressing in our project management and consultancy services team. We are looking for people with the ability to make a difference, pro-actively manage risks and influence others to deliver successfully. Candidates must have strong technical capability and excellent communication and project management skills and be willing to take on new challenges, as well as, having significant skills and experience as a planner / senior planner working in a multi-disciplinary consultancy team or on behalf of our clients in project teams. You will be required to plan, manage and monitor works using a variety of typical tools, including the use of Primavera P3e and beyond, Microsoft Project etc. Experience of planning within the Network Rail environment, specifically in the use of the Network Rail planning database (IMS), will be advantageous, as will experience of linking Network Rail’s Primavera and Oracle systems via the PEND and PEST processes. Interested candidates should be progressing to or have achieved chartered status with a relevant professional body. You will be largely UK focused, based out of either our Manchester or London offices. Opportunities may also arise to work in other areas of the UK and possibly overseas.

Principal Accountabilities:
• Set the standards and working methods for the planning function across an entire project.
• Establish & maintain a professional Planning department providing leadership and mentoring to planning staff.
• Establish & maintain an effective Project Programme.
• Provide support to management for all planning functions ensuring that issues within the programme are highlighted and understood.
• Give appropriate planning advice and direction to project staff & contractors.
• Facilitate effective planning of the works within the project team
• Deliver Period Programme Updates and input to project reports.
• Deliver information regarding changes and delays that have impacted the programme on a period by period basis.
• Deliver necessary reports, to allow senior managers to direct the project appropriately.
• Provide specific programme outputs to support other project processes including ‘as builts’
• Ensure coordination between contractors’ and consultants programmes of works and compliance with the Project Programme. Reporting areas of ‘non compliance’ for resolution.
• Timely response to the submission of contractor programmes, ensuring the provision of the programmes to the standards required by the contract, via the appropriate communication channels
• Ensuring all company safety, quality, environmental, commercial and project management procedures are followed as relevant to tasks undertaken, and especially in ensuring that the Rail Contractors Assurance Case is not compromised.
Geographical Area:

The post will be based in London with travel across the UK and occasionally overseas.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Qualifications and Experience
• Degree, in relevant engineering or management discipline.
o Approaching Chartered or Chartered Membership of a relevant professional body
o Post degree/experience in major construction or rail projects. Technical and project management experience would be an advantage.
o Client or project delivery (design or construction) Rail, Metro or Transport experience an advantage.
• Proven ability to work successfully in a multi-disciplinary team.
o Experience in a consultancy environment with good customer relationship and stakeholder management skills.
o Must be able to represent the “Plan” at all level within the organisation structure.
o Demonstrable capability in Project Controls, and proven skills in the use of Primavera / Microsoft / other planning products (e.g. Primavera Project Management, Primavera Risk Analysis, Microsoft Project, Predict!)
o Understand and has utilised Critical Path Analysis, Earned Value Techniques, and “Extension o
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