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Senior Planning Engineer

Senior Planning Engineer

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Position -Senior Planning Engineer
Type – Contract
Rate – Circa £55.00 per hour Umbrella Co 
Duration – 12 Months +
Hours – Typically 38 hours per week 
Determination – Inside IR35
Security – UK BPSS Security Clearance to be in place
Location – Risley, Warrington, UK 
Start Date – ASAP !

Job Purpose;
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.

Key Responsibilities; 
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)
? What-if scenarios
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 Financial Awareness & Management  

Commercial Responsibilities and Accountabilities;

? Can state how their role contributes to the commercial viability of the site or project
? Demonstrates awareness by following appropriate procedures and governance
? Considers the risk or other options if appropriate and discusses with their line manager
? Seeks involvement of line manager or other internal stakeholders for any business improvement ideas that will improve commercial viability of all activities.  

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

? 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