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Senior Planning Engineer

  • Location:

    Cumbria, United Kingdom

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  • Contact:

    Daniel Wolstenholme

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  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    30 Apr 00:00

We’re looking for a Senior Planning Engineer to join our Westlakes-based client on a permanent or contract basis. Our client supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.


What does the job involve?

  • The position is responsible for planning and progress reporting of a long-term joint venture in support of Project Managers and Project Engineers.

  • Provide a planning service to the projects with responsibility for accurate progress reporting and analysis

  • Assist Project Managers & Project Engineers with plans for tenders

  • Preparation of Monthly Project Reports (internal and external) - Variances investigation and reporting e.g. investigating schedule variances - Assisting Project Managers & Project Engineers with producing EAC (estimate at completion)

  • Managing project baselines

  • Assisting PMs with change management

  • Ad-hoc project reporting

  • Development of the Planning service within an operational unit


What skills and experience do you need?

  • Experience in a Project Planning role

  • Experience in coaching and mentoring junior members of staff

  • Experience with Primavera P6 planning software - Excel skills

  • Experience with financial or cost management software - Attention to detail and good numerical skills

  • Good communication skills - Able to work independently and as part of a team

  • Bachelor’s Degree an advantage, but not essential

  • A QCF qualification in Planning/Project Controls an advantage, but not essential


What to do next

If you feel this opportunity could be a fit for your skills and experience, click the apply button! 

Recruitment processes with our clients usually move quickly and successful applicants will advance to interview stage promptly. Regrettably, only applicants who demonstrate the required experience outlined in the advert will be contacted. 


DATS Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer which promotes and celebrates diversity in the workplace. 

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