Project Planner

Recruiter
Interaction Recruitment
Location
Wolverhampton
Salary
45000.0000
Posted
14 May 2017
Closes
13 Jun 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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.