Electrical Project Planner


Job Reference:141020-3



Due to long term contract wins our client who are an international multi-disciplinary engineering services contractor are looking for an experienced Project Planner to join their team on a permanent basis.

Role Purpose

As a Project Planner you will play an active role in project management support of multi-disciplined, multi-sector project delivery work by facilitating the planning, scheduling and controlling processes. Providing advice, support and clear communication of fact-based answers to key management questions which will aid in intelligent and effective decision making, and must escalate and flag internally to the Lead Planner (& Planning Manager) immediately where there is risk to the company.

Key Functions of the Project Planner

  • Review Contract documentation and highlight key schedule and tracking requirements
  • Develop Construction schedule based on high level target schedule and WBS received from Project manager
  • Support in client schedule negotiations
  • Labour & Metrics load the schedule based on hours & quantities received from the Commercial Team
  • Develop the required Trackers and Reporting templates
  • Develop fully integrated construction schedule in conjunction with the Main Contractor and Project Manager
  • Measure & track weekly progress and efficiency in consultation with the Site Team and validate this formally with the Commercial Team every 2 / 3 weeks
  • Highlight potential risks and roadblocks to the project team and lead planner on an ongoing basis

Project Planner Responsibilities

In conjunction with your project team, you will be responsible for the execution of various stages of a project as follows:

Business Unit Support

Point of contact for the Project Manager for all project related planning issues

Develop Schedule’s and Histograms for Bid Support as required by the Lead Planner

Programme Co-ordination (Planning Phase of Project Life Cycle):

Support the implementation of Planning Process

Review Contract documentation concerning Schedule and Reporting Requirements and ensure that they are met

Facilitate Planning Meeting(s) where required

Validation of high-level Target Schedule as received from PM considering current emerging IFC project information

Optimize build schedule & develop “Pinch Pint Register” identifying where we are not in agreement with Main Contractors / CMT schedule

High level labour load of Target Schedule to be completed and S-Curve to be produced

Submit the Schedule and S-curve (& all subsequent schedules) for review and approval to the Lead Planner

Negotiation strategy to be developed to deal with main contractor schedule risk – influence favourable outcome to KGE

Organize with the PM & attend meeting with Main Contractor / CMT to negotiate and agree optimum build schedule – minute and circulate

Revise / Develop and add agreed level of detail to schedule

Assist Main Contractor / CMT in development of an overall integrated schedule

Ensure that the schedule is “Labour Loaded” and aligned with the Commercial Department Budgets – highlight any weeks where large progress is forecasted to PM’s, Lead Planner & Planning Manager

Produce Build Methodology / Phasing Drawings

Present the latest version of the schedule to the construction team to ensure there is a thorough understanding

Support in Risk identification & mitigation

Status and Performance Advisor (Controlling Phase of Project Life Cycle):

Provide clear communication of early warnings to project management teams obtained from progress reports and knowledge of project field conditions

Advise project teams on ways to improve performance

Monitor package progress and efficiency (direct and subcontract) provide “estimate at completion” on labour man-hour spend in conjunction with the Commercial Team

Chair and facilitate weekly “Look Ahead” Meetings on site with SM’s as required

Progress Measuring / recording & collating actual installation progress for installation progress reporting

Weekly Spent / Earned man-hours efficiency reporting in conjunction with the Commercial Team

Compilation of and issuing of period progress reports (internal / external / dashboard)

Produce Weekly “Drop-line Schedule” cw. 2 week look ahead and 2-week retrospective

Schedule management, revision and maintenance

Escalation of risk items to Lead Planner & Planning Manager


Look for new opportunities to improve service to “Internal Customers”

Look for new opportunities to improve processes
Necessary requirement of the Project Planner

3rd level qualification in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or strong trades background coupled with technical ability will be considered

Ideally you will possess 3-5 years’ experience / demonstrate ability to develop and implement plans, monitor and control work

Must be capable of producing project plans from design and commercial information

Microsoft Project / P6 or Equivalent Planning Software, Microsoft Office tools – Excellent report writing skill

Time management essential to satisfy demands of busy schedule and reporting calendar

Desired Competencies / special role requirements

Ideally will be electrically biased

Ideally will possess in T&D (Transmission & Distribution project) – Substations, Windfarms, OHL etc.

For more information please contact Elainn on 0191 3480155 or email elainn.waite@connectment.co.uk
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