Project Planner

Interaction Recruitment
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Interaction Recruitment is working on behalf of a world leading multi national blue chip engineering organisation based in Wolverhampton. We are recruiting for experienced project planners to assist with significant ongoing projects which are currently undergoing a period of acceleration. As a result of this we are looking to recruit a Planning Engineer to assess and report on all aspects of project planning to the Project Manager and support in regular updates and change requests.

Key Activities / Decision Areas

· Establishment of project schedule, resources and budgets to agreed estimates and timescales

· Obtaining feedback from budget holders

· Completion of schedule updates on a weekly basis

· Analysis of project resource demands/availability

· Assessment of man-hours and associated costs, purchasing costs and expense costs on a weekly basis

· Assessment of committed and actual purchase costs/forecasts

· Production of timely and accurate internal reports/schedules

· Comparisons and performance measurement against previous forecasts

· Production of reports from planning software

· Earned Value Analysis

· Critical Path Analysis

· Resource Analysis

· Look-ahead schedules

· Production of timely and accurate Client schedules/reports

· Inclusion of change as per the change control system

· Development and maintenance of reporting systems in order to meet project demands

· Assessment of progress and subsequent reporting of project KPIs

· Identification and prioritisation of likely overspends

· Participation in Risk Management process and inclusion of mitigating action

· Liaise with project engineers to develop and instil an appreciation of planning issues/importance

· Liaise with client planning engineers and project personnel

· Development of planning structure and reporting in line with Project and client WBS

· Take direction from the project manager for any ad-hoc planning/reporting or assessments

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

· Demonstrate good knowledge of project scheduling, resourcing and costing

· Experience in using Primavera P6 software essential

· Fully conversant in all aspects of Earned value Analysis and project cost controls

· General understanding of project management principles and processes

· HNC/HND in engineering or similar

· Understanding of project controls

· Data manipulation skills particularly within MS Excel and MS Access

· Excellent IT skills (MS Excel, Access and VBA), numeric and analytical skills

· Good spoken and written English

If you would like to discuss this role in more confidential detail please send your cv to and i will call you back if you are successful.