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Planning Engineer

  • Location: Newbury
  • Salary: £40 - £45 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 28 days ago

  • Sector: Nuclear
  • Contact: Daniel Wolstenholme
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: ASAP (security clearance depending)
  • Expiry Date: 28 February 2021
  • Job Ref: 1034512
NRL currently have a requirement for a Project Planner to support nuclear/defence projects in Rivergate, Newbury for our client, an industry leading contractor.

Top 5 Major Tasks and Activities:
  • Develop/implement and maintain the Project structures (WBS/OBS/RBS/CBS)
  • Develop/baseline and maintain the Project integrated schedule. (Level 1-3)
  • Ensure alignment between the integrated scheduling toolset and the companies financial and material demand toolset. This includes alignment of any Level 4/5 schedules.
  • Regular status update of the integrated schedule and the provision of metrics (e.g. critical path/total float) and schedule analysis of the impact to the project.
  • Resource/cost loaded schedules to inform the IBP and also to provide financial status of the project

Additional Key Accountabilities:
  • Provision of schedule risk analysis updates on a monthly basis and to inform the baseline
  • Inclusion of key milestones and status against these
  • Critical path analysis of the integrated schedule on a regular basis
  • Correctly record project progress in the schedule), reschedule to take effect of the progress data and communicate the results to the project team and advise of any appropriate corrective action.
  • Understand and report on project using Earned Value Analysis techniques and interpret/communicate the results and any corrective action to the project team.
  • Establishing and leading on Interactive Planning workshops
  • Leading on Rolling Wave (lookahead) meetings
  • Ensuring that the schedule is cost loaded in line with the Baseline budgets
  • Ensuring that the schedule is updated with forecast dates and Estimates at Completion (EAC’s)
  • What-if scenarios
  • Support to commercial change process, impact assessments and execute change control
  • process as appropriate
  • Inclusion of key supplier and subcontract schedules
  • Lead on alignment of schedule to project change register.
  • Attending and contributing the business Scheduling Community of Practise
Key Outputs / Deliverables:
  • Project Cardinal Date Plan
  • Level 3 Integrated Baseline Schedule
  • Schedule Risk Analysis
  • Schedule variance reporting/analysis
  • Critical Path reporting/Analysis
  • Toolset alignment reports
  • Resource Profiles
  • EVM Data
  • Archived Schedules
  • Scheduling maturity model
  • PM Controls Framework
HSSE Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
  • Can explain their responsibilities for their own and others health and safety welfare
  • Can explain their safe systems of work and their empowerment to stop work and immediately report to their line manager if they feel that something is unsafe or something is not right
  • Can explain how to report an HSE unsafe act and not walk by
  • Can explain and adhere to all environmental processes and procedures as detailed by the Company

Company/Industry Knowledge:
  • Extensive recent and relevant experience in a similar environment / business sector
  • Extensive experience applying schedule management in a complex environment
  • Awareness of various contracting methodologies (e.g. FIDIC/NEC3/JCT etc…)
  • Advanced knowledge of scheduling toolsets e.g. Primavera/MSP etc…
  • Quantitative risk analysis experience
  • Forensic Planning
  • Full project lifecycle experience from bid phase through to close out

  • Ideally a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in engineering / project / construction management or a related field
  • Professional qualification (e.g. APM/Acoste/RICS) (or equivalent)

Key Technical Skills:
Proficient (applies the competence independently, primarily in complex situations , supervises others applying the competence, has a detailed knowledge in complex situations and can critically evaluate and adapt as required) in the following APM competencies –
  • Schedule Management – The process for developing , baselining and monitoring of an integrated schedule to inform the direction of the project
  • Resource Management – the process of identifying and scheduling the resources (people/facilities/materials etc..) required to implement the programme
  • Independent Assurance – gathering independent evidence that the information from projects and/or programmes is valid and are likely to achieve their aims.
  • Frameworks and methodologies – the appropriate adoption of specific frameworks and methodologies for the management of integrated schedules and tailoring of these
  • Stakeholder and Communications management – the systemic identification and analysis of stakeholders , and the planning and conduct of interactions to engage and communicate with them
  • Governance arrangements (including quality) – the organisational and project specific
  • processes, standards and guidelines for the governance of projects, including the process of initiation, review, handover and close out