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Planning Engineer

Planning Engineer

  • Location

    Gloucester

  • Sector:

    Project Controls

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Samantha Ballentyne

  • Contact email:

    Samanthab@scantec.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8905

  • Job ref:

    083987

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    n/a

  • Expiry date:

    2020-04-20

  • Start date:

    2020-03-03

I am currently recruiting on behalf of my client, a well-known technology based construction and engineering company based in Gloucester. They are looking to recruit a Junior Planning Engineer on a permanent basis to work on a major Nuclear project. The role is to provide specialist support to improve project performance and deliver cost efficiency's.

The main focus for a Junior planning engineer will be to work with Project Managers to develop & manage schedules to incorporate risk, change, resource requirements and cost in accordance with EDF Energy Generation Company requirements and standards. The Planning Engineer will create plans for the full project lifecycle including development and design.

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop, control, monitor, analyse and report on schedule related aspects for designated projects within a Portfolio.
  • Establish and monitor a cost and resource loaded, logic linked, baseline plan for the project in accordance with CTO Programme Office processes.
  • Capture project budgetary costs and resources in the plan to determine time phasing of expenditure and the total project budget.
  • Establish robust Work Breakdown and Project Control Structures
  • Interface with other departments regarding the project’s activities which may have an impact and ensure these are correctly captured.
  • Ensure that any necessary planning interface with the site Work Management Process (WMP) is established.
  • Maintain and control project baselines in line with company procedures and guidance.
  • Ensure the reasons for, and the factors influencing each change to the project’s baseline plan plus the implications of such change are understood and communicated with the wider project team.
  • Liaise with project team members and contractors with regards to progress and cost forecasting.
  • Monitor, control and analyse the project programme and cost information using Earned Value methodologies, identify variances and bring these to the attention of the Project Manager with possible alternatives, prepare specific reports to facilitate challenge and analysis to meet the project’s specific needs.
  • Challenging schedule and cost variances against the baseline plan with individual task leaders/contractors and or outside stakeholder management as necessary to enable mitigation.
  • Integrate 3rd party schedules and data into the overall project plan.


You will have 1-2 years revelent experience within Project Controls, preferably in a highly regulated environment. Basic evidence of strong engineering background and breadth of experience across whole project and programme lifecycle. 
You will have experience with Earned Value Analysis and experience in estimating, scheduling, programming and risk rools. 

This role comes with an excellent salary and benefits package such as car allowance, private medical care and private life insurance. 





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