Contract Planning Engineer

/ permanent / £65 assignment rate

Responsibilities

  • Support planning team providing advice and guidance.
  • Assist Project Managers & Project Engineers with plans for tenders Lead and develop programmes of work for the project.
  • Understand and apply estimating and budgeting techniques to develop cost loaded programmes.
  • Provide planning input to estimating and tendering activity on assigned projects, so that all relevant issues, actions and risks are understood and accounted.
  • Raise issues or discrepancies with costing to the Senior Planner for attention.
  • Manage the interface between the programme and the operational staff through structured meetings, programme and progress reporting.
  • Support the Risk Manager in highlighting both the dependencies and the interfaces between stakeholders.
  • Identify programme opportunities and propose and capture strategies.
  • Develop base line plan for assigned projects and monitor progress against this plan, so that any problems are recognised and notified promptly.
  • Report on progress and earned value, to support financial forecasting and any necessary corrective action.

Technical Competencies

  • Significant relevant experience, typically over 5 years, in project planning,
  • Provide advice and guidance to less Senior Planners in structuring of the project programmes in Primavera P6.
  • Assist Project Managers & Project Engineers with plans for tenders.
  • Lead the use of Engineering Operating Instructions to develop programmes of work for the project.
  • Understand and apply estimating and budgeting techniques to develop cost loaded programmes.
  • Provide planning input to estimating and tendering activity on assigned projects, so that all relevant issues, actions and risks are understood and accounted.
  • Raise issues or discrepancies with costing to the Senior Planner for attention.
  • Manage the interface between the programme and the operational staff through structured meetings, programme and progress reporting.
  • Support the Risk Manager in highlighting both the dependencies and the interfaces between stakeholders.
  • Identify programme opportunities and propose and capture strategies.
  • Develop base line plan for assigned projects and monitor progress against this plan, so that any problems are recognised and notified promptly.
  • Report on progress and earned value, to support financial forecasting and any necessary corrective action.
  • Experience of working with and delivering programmes under NEC Governance.
  • Behavioural Competencies Ability to Prioritise own work to ensure that functional project requirements on scope, time and cost are met. Work with the client’s values to ensure that work complies with all necessary corporate, departmental and legislative requirements and procedures, to guarantee that the necessary consistency and quality of delivery is maintained.
  • Proactively identify and communicate suggested improvements to other members of the team.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to less senior members of the team
  • Excellent communication skills. Maintain integrity and positive relationships with colleagues.
  • Problem solving skills and ability to apply and communicate solutions.
  • Capable of managing and prioritising own work.  

Essential Qualifications/Experience

  • Recognised Engineering Qualification/ or equivalent experience.
  • In depth understanding of cost engineering and applications.
  • Commercial awareness. Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Preferred Experience in contracting environment and contracting styles.
  • Relevant design / site experience. Bachelor’s degree an advantage, but not essential.
  • A QCF qualification in Planning/ Project Controls an advantage, but not essential.
  • Experience with financial or cost management software.
  • Advanced Excel skills.