Senior Planning Engineer
Position – Senior Planning Engineer
Type – Contract
Rate – Circa £60.00 per hour Umbrella Co + £50 per day travel allowance + £5.00 shift uplift
Duration – 12 Months +
Hours – Typically 54 hours per week
Determination – Inside IR35
Security – UK SC Security Clearance to be in place
Location – Aldermaston, Reading, UK
Start Date – ASAP !
AWE / Burghfield, potentially – 12 hour shifts, 11 days on, 3 off. 100% site role
£50 daily per diem applicable for travellers/accommodation
£5 shift rate on top of base rate applicable
Construction schedule very detailed, candidate must be experienced on this as they will be asked about this at interview
SC needed from start.
At this level a Senior Planning Engineer (PMO Scheduling specialist) is responsible for applying schedule management independently primarily in complex situations across P3M. Preparing and maintaining integrated schedules of project and/or programme activities and events, taking into account of dependencies and resource requirement.
Top 5 Major Tasks and Activities: ? Develop/implement and maintain the Project structures (WBS/OBS/RBS/CBS)
? Develop/baseline and maintain the Project integrated schedule. (Level 1-3)
? Ensure alignment between the integrated scheduling toolset and the companies financial and material demand toolset. This includes alignment of any Level 4/5 schedules.
? Regular status update of the integrated schedule and the provision of metrics (eg critical path/total float) and schedule analysis of the impact to the project.
? Resource/cost loaded schedules to inform the IBP and also to provide financial status of the project Additional Key Accountabilities:
? Provision of schedule risk analysis updates on a monthly basis and to inform the baseline ? Inclusion of key milestones and status against these
? Critical path analysis of the integrated schedule on a regular basis
? Correctly record project progress in the schedule), reschedule to take effect of the progress data and communicate the results to the project team and advise of any appropriate corrective action.
? Understand and report on project using Earned Value Analysis techniques and interpret/communicate the results and any corrective action to the project team. ? Establishing and leading on Interactive Planning workshops
? Leading on Rolling Wave (lookahead) meetings
? Ensuring that the schedule is cost loaded in line with the Baseline budgets
? Ensuring that the schedule is updated with forecast dates and Estimates at Completion (EAC’s)
Support to commercial change process and impact assessments
? Inclusion of key supplier and subcontract schedules
? Lead on alignment of schedule to project change register.
? Attending and contributing the business Scheduling Community of Practise Key Outputs / Deliverables: Business Unit ? Project Cardinal Date Plan ? Level 3 Integrated Baseline Schedule
? Schedule Risk Analysis
? Schedule variance reporting/analysis
? Critical Path reporting/Analysis ? Toolset alignment reports
? Resource Profiles ? EVM Data ? Archived Schedules
? Scheduling maturity model ? PM Controls Framework Leadership Responsibilities and Accountabilities
? Leading Self: Is a role model, demonstrating Cavendish principles, promoting health, safety and wellbeing, respect and inclusion
? Leading Others: Owns the performance and development of their team members, including effective and ongoing communication and feedback
? Leading Resources: Responsible for effective planning and organisation of resources to deliver on customer promises HSSE Responsibilities and Accountabilities ? Can explain their responsibilities for their own and others health and safety welfare
? Can explain their safe systems of work and their empowerment to stop work and immediately report to their line manager if they feel that something is unsafe or something is not right
? Can explain how to report an HSE unsafe act and not walk by
? Can explain and adhere to all environmental processes and procedures as detailed by the Company Quality Responsibilities and Accountabilities
? Can articulate and communicate “interested parties” and their requirements
? Captures issues, risk & opportunities to instigate and monitor an appropriate Quality Management system for their area of responsibility
? Demonstrate and communicate the quality requirements of their function and ensure that these are being met
? Demonstrate an understanding of risks and take action to mitigate that risk Continuous Improvement Responsibilities and Accountabilities
? Responsible for working with the business unit functional departments to identify and deliver improvements in quality, schedule and cost within the project.
? Identification of Lessons learned back into the business
Company/Industry Knowledge: ? Extensive recent and relevant experience in a similar environment / business sector
? Awareness of various contracting methodologies (e.g. FIDIC/NEC3/JCT etc…)
? Advanced knowledge of scheduling toolsets e.g. Primavera/MSP etc…
? Quantitative risk analysis experience
? Forensic Planning
? Full project lifecycle experience from bid phase through to close out Qualifications:
? A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in engineering / project / construction management or a related field
? Professional qualification (e.g. APM/Acoste/RICS) (or equivalent)
Key Technical Skills:
Expert (applies the competence independently, primarily in complex situations , recognised as an expert by other senior professionals (who is called on for advice by others on the competence) , has an in-depth knowledge in complex situations and can critically evaluate, adapt or develop new theories and/or methods if required and educate others) in the following APM competencies –
? Schedule Management – The process for developing , baselining and monitoring of an integrated schedule to inform the direction of the project
? Resource Management – the process of identifying and scheduling the resources (people/facilities/materials etc..) required to implement the programme Proficient (applies the competence independently, primarily in complex situations , supervises others applying the competence , has a detailed knowledge in complex situations and can critically evaluate and adapt as required) in the following APM competencies –
? Independent Assurance – gathering independent evidence that the information from projects and/or programmes is valid and are likely to achieve their aims.
? Frameworks and methodologies – the appropriate adoption of specific frameworks and methodologies for the management of integrated schedules and tailoring of these
? Stakeholder and Communications management – the systemic identification and analysis of stakeholders , and the planning and conduct of interactions to engage and communicate with them
? Governance arrangements (incl quality) – the organisational and project specific processes, standards and guidelines for the governance of projects, including the process of initiation, review, handover and close out
Competent (applies the competence independently, primarily in situations of limited complexity , has a comprehensive knowledge in situations of limited complexity) in the following APM competencies
? Budgeting and Cost Control – the process for setting agreed budgets and the control of forecast and actual costs against that budget Use of tolerances and performance management
? Reviews – the legal, regulatory and organisational requirements for review, the range of factors that need to be evaluated during reviews, and how these may vary throughout the lifecycle of the project
? Change Control – the features of a rigorous change control process , and how to establish , implement and maintain a change control process
? Contract Management – The nature of contracts and statements of work , and the implications for the contracting organisations and the suppliers into this