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Ref no. BHN552603
Location Stevenage, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract
Job status Closed

Job summary

A leading engineering and maintenance provider, supporting customers across the chemical & petrochemical, nuclear, oil & gas.

Key skills required for this role




Job description

The role of the Planner is to develop, operate and monitor the relevant contract programmes for the work-scope so that the contract can be controlled and executed within budget and duration.


  • Able to produce a feasible programme of activities from a given scope of work
  • 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 incorporate emergent works effectively into existing programmes
  • To report progress against programme on a regular basis and record any delays with associated reasoning
  • Monitor programme continually against performance and 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
  • Aware of the technical implications and interfaces to be able to programme work effectively
  • Aware of the impact of planning on safety, quality and cost considerations
  • Understand the terms of the contract and the influence this has on the planned schedule


  • Sufficient and appropriate assistant/trainee Planning Engineer experience
  • Sufficient and appropriate experience in multiple industry sectors - including Life Sciences
  • Relevant HNC/Degree qualification
  • QCF Diploma Level 3/5 Planning
  • APMP Practitioner
  • MSP/P6 Planner
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with all relevant parties to report accurate contract status
  • Proactive, able to show initiative
  • Fluency in IT applications to provide prompt accurate and regular information

Malka Turk manages this role

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