Senior Planning Engineer

Yorkshire and the Humber
03 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop fully baselined, resource loaded, labour costed and logic linked project schedules in accordance with Project Management and Planning processes.
  • Schedules should contain all agreed activities, deliverables, milestones, client deliverables and should be based on the Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Work with Project Managers, Finance Managers and Project team to ensure project schedules are accurately maintained resource loaded and costed.
  • Provide regular reports on project status meeting internal reporting requirements.
  • Work closely with the client to provide regular reports as per client requirements (and contractual obligations).
  • Implement and maintain project monitoring processes, such as KPIs, total float, EV, resource and costing profiles based upon company process guidelines and planning best practice.
  • Perform critical path analysis and advise of possible actions and areas of concern.
  • Perform analysis and scenario modelling for any potential project change and be able to provide risks, issues, cost, resource and delay analysis.
  • Work Closely with Site and Possession Planners to ensure cohesion between these different activities and the main Project Schedule.
  • Highlight problem areas and issues and suggest remedial action.
  • Provide Earned Value and KPI reports internally and to the client.
  • Implement Risk Analysis on project and possession schedules.
  • Initiate and maintain close liaison with all members of the Project team, client representatives and the Programme Management Office.
  • Leadership of a team of Planning Engineers assigned to the same project(s) as appropriate.

What do I need to qualify for this job?


  • Degree/ HND/ HNC level or relevant experience.
  • Experience in Project Planning, preferably in the Rail industry.
  • Experience of working within a Project delivery environment.
  • PC literate with experience in the use of Windows packages (Word, Excel, etc).
  • Technical expert on Primavera P6 (Advanced User).
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Project or appropriate planning tool.
  • Self-motivated with sound interpersonal skills coupled with a confident style of behaviour.
  • Good attention to detail and good time management.
  • Ability to manage other Planners on the same project.
  • Good presentational skills.
  • Good analytical skills with the ability to provide solutions to issues.
  • Strong communication skills when dealing with senior project staff.


  • Rail Industry experience.
  • Engineering background.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Team Leadership or Management experience.

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