Planning Engineer

Recruiter
Pyramid Recruitment Ltd
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£50000 - £70000/annum + Staff Benefits
Posted
10 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Planning Engineer x4

This client is a huge business and are now one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. Their expertise ranges planning, engineering one off buildings to design works. They are searching for senior planning engineers to work on various highways schemes in Planning engineer x2 Birmingham, planning engineer x1Hertfordshire & planning engineer x1 Planning Engineer Surrey

Job Summary: Planning Engineer

• Plan and prioritise own work to ensure that functional project requirements on scope, time and cost are met
• Contribute to the planning strategy for assigned projects, so that the approach taken in each case is effective and appropriate to the project needs and client requirements
• Set up the base line plan for assigned projects and monitor progress against this plan, so that any problems are recognised promptly
• Report on progress and earned value, to support financial forecasting and any necessary corrective action
• Proactively identify and highlight any progress issues which threaten successful delivery of the project, so that recovery action may be taken
• Provide planning input to estimating and tendering activity on assigned projects, so that all relevant issues, actions and risks are understood and considered
• Work with the client’s values to ensure that work complies with all necessary corporate, departmental and legislative requirements and procedures, to guarantee that the necessary consistency and quality of delivery is maintained.
• Develop planning experience and skills, moving towards the capability to move to a more senior role and towards professional qualification paid by the client

Level of Discretion for the planning engineer
• Plans and prioritises own work
• Routine project planning activities are generally supervised by manager or senior planning engineer
• Refers any issues that threaten project delivery to line manager
• Works within procedures at all times
• Project reports are agreed with Project Manager after checking by line manager
• Project plans are routinely checked by line manager.
• The business relies upon the planning engineer to provide a plan for work on assigned projects and to monitor and report progress against that plan, thus providing transparency on progress and early warning of problems.

Skills/ Experience for the planning engineers:
Essential:
• Minimum HNC/D
• Conversant with planning software and tools (preferably Primavera P6)
• Basic project management skills
• Capable of managing own work
• Commercial awareness
• Significant relevant experience in project planning
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work in a team environment