Project Planner

Region:
Ireland
Vicinity:
Dublin
Sector:
Built Environment Jobs, Electrical Jobs
Job Category:
Construction, Development, Operations management, Planning, Building Services Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Building, Planning Engineer
Job Type:
Permanent
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Negotiable
Posted:
28/06/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:
GTALENT263
  • Permanent position in the Dublin/Leinster area with a considerable portfolio of works for the next 5+ years
  • To build your career by assisting in the delivery of ‘leading edge’ engineering projects.
  • To work with a vibrant, agile and multi-functional team in delivering projects on time, safely, to budget and to the required quality standards.
  • To benefit from our client’s Career Development Programmes that will enhance your leadership capability.
  • To work with the best.
  • Excellent package on offer with room for negotiations

  
Our M&E client are presently seeking an experienced Project Planner to be based in the Dublin/Leinster region on a permanent basis. This is an exciting opportunity, working with one of the largest specialist Mechanical & Electrical construction companies in Ireland. The successful Project Planner will be involved in the delivery of a number of different projects ranging from pharmaceutical, data center and industrial type works.

The Project Planner 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 (and Planning & Risk Manager) immediately where there is risk to the company.

Key functions:

  • Provide a high quality of service to the project manager
  • 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

Key tasks, activities, responsibilities & accountabilities of the Project Planner

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 will form part of the Project Planner remit
  • 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
  • Organize with 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
  • The Project Planner will also 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)
  • 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 & Risk Manager

General

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

Necessary Requirements:

  • Engineering or Construction Management Related Degree / Trade Certification (any of these with the right experience)
  • 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 skills
  • Time management essential to satisfy demands of busy schedule and reporting calendar

 

Closing Date:
09/08/2019

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