Planning Engineer

Rate: Circa £40 per hour

Industry: Chemical

Job Type: Contract

Location: Wales

Reference: 27305-ip

Expiration date: 12 August 2017

Mechanical, Process and Electrical Engineering Contracting company, looking to recruit for the above position

Key Competencies:

  • Ability to produce a feasible programme of activities from a given scope of work.
  • Communication skills to liaise with all relevant parties to report accurate contract status.
  • An ability to anticipate and highlight critical programme areas for management action.
  • Fluency in IT applications to provide prompt accurate and regular information.
  • Awareness of the technical implications and interfaces to be able to programme work effectively.
  • Awareness of the impact of planning on safety, quality and cost considerations.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To produce all necessary programmes at the appropriate times to reflect the overall contract requirements.
  • To monitor and update all contract programmes by relevant discussion with all relevant parties.
  • To predict and communicate critical path deviations to enable management to take corrective action.
  • To optimise the use of approved computer software packages to ensure accountabilities 1 – 3 are met.
  • To incorporate emergent works effectively into existing programmes.
  • To report progress against programme on a regular basis and record any delays with associated reasoning.

Key Duties:

  • Produce programme
  • Monitor programme continually against performance
  • Incorporate programme variations
  • Programme report to client/management
  • Anticipate problem areas regarding critical paths and advise remedial action.
  • Allocate the estimate costs to the activities on the programme and assist in the baselining of the programme.
  • Development and communication of resource requirements necessary to meet the demands of the project timescales.
  • Analyse Earned Value Performance on the project


  • A large multi-disciplinary construction project working for an EPC contractor.
  • Must have excellent P6 skills.
  • Must be able to interpret progress, update P6 and produce meaningful and accurate reports.
  • Sufficient and appropriate assistant/trainee Planning Engineer experience.
  • Sufficient and appropriate experience in Petrochemical, Power & Process Industry Sectors.


  • Relevant HNC/Degree qualification
  • QCF Diploma Level 3/5 Planning
  • APMP Practitioner
  • Craft training, supported by relevant CPD training