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Senior Planning Engineer

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    David Yarwood

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    21 days ago

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We are currently looking to support our client based in Surrey, UK with a requirement for a Senior Planning Engineer to join their industrial gases division. This will be on a 6 month contract basis operating Inside the scope of IR35 and starting in late May 2021. Extensions may be possible but cannot be confirmed at this stage. The role may initially begin from home however is likely to relocate back to the office as soon as pandemic restrictions are eased. There will be scope for some flexibility of hours to assist travelling contractors.

Candidates should possess a minimum of 15 years major project controls engineering experience in an EPC head office environment, and be an experienced user of Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project. Must also be a team player who is great at building relationships at all levels.

A full description is given below - to apply please contact me with a copy of your latest CV and information on your current situation and availability to start a new role. Hourly rate expectations will also need to be provided and as the role falls inside IR35, candidates should have considered suitable payroll preparations. We are available to assist in this respect wherever necessary. 


Understanding of the project schedule, the schedule basis and the work process to be followed for plan creation. Detailed knowledge of the project scope report and the execution strategy, including client reporting requirements to support project management. Working with Senior Project Managers, Project Managers, Project Engineers and Lead Engineers to proactively develop and status the schedule.

" Collection of information / production of monthly Status Reports for Project Managers.
" Production of progress, productivity curves, histograms and earned value reporting.
" Conduct schedule integrity checks and schedule risk analysis
" Production / issue of formal reports (with input from Projects).
" Preparing ad hoc progress reports to facilitate effective controls within Engineering.
" Provide statistical data for management reviews.
" Regular project team reviews, Public Planning Meeting and Last Planner Meetings.
" Initiate day-to-day discussions with all groups involved in a project to assess the change / schedule implication of ongoing work.
" Schedule reduction exercises to provide ballpark schedule views for alternatives.
" Assist project team in development of action plans to avoid / minimise cost / schedule overruns.
" Attend Lead Engineer's Meetings.

Key requirements

- Minimum of 10 years major project planning engineering experience in an EPC head office environment, preferably in oil and gas industry
- Experienced user of Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project.
- Demonstrated technical competency in the field of project planning.
- Very good oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrable interpersonal, teambuilding skills.
- Working knowledge of all relevant engineering & construction codes and standards.
- Experience with SAP an advantage.
- Experience with Deltek Acumen fuse is very welcome.

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