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Junior Project Planning Engineer

  • Location:

    Birmingham, England

  • Sector:

    Engineering, Construction, Engineering & Design

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + car allowance, package

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:

    projectplanning@cobaltrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JN -082021-74359_1629378338

  • Published:

    19 August 2021

  • Expiry date:

    18 October 2021

Job Title - Junior Project Planning Engineer

Location - Birmingham

Salary - up to £45,000 + an excellent benefits package

The Client / Project

Cobalt is currently working with a Tier one contractor that are a leading player within the civil engineering and infrastructure sector, delivering world class infrastructure projects. Working across the rail, highways, and energy sectors. They have an excellent opportunity for a Junior Project Planning Engineer to join their successful team working on one of the major enabling works packages for Hs2 in the Birmingham area.

Role Purpose:

  • Under supervision of the Senior Operations Planner the Planner is responsible for implementing the requirements of the project planning procedures, ensuring compliance with the business management system.

  • To establish and maintain positive and effective relationships with customers and project team members.

What you'll be doing

You will have the following accountabilities:

  • Responsible to the Senior Operations Planner for the range of activities involved in the project planning life cycle,

  • Ensuring that the programme content is functionally compliant with the planning procedures and guidance.

  • Identifying planning scope, major constraints and contract requirements

  • Identifying major quantities and factors affecting the programme

  • Establishing and agreeing with Operations construction outputs and agree working hours with appropriate Estimator

  • Establishing and agreeing with Operations and Bid Team key methods of construction, sequencing, installation and commissioning

  • Producing and documenting the planning deliverables including programmes, planning philosophy, presentations and reports.

  • ­Producing the Tender Programme and supporting information in accordance with the tender requirements

  • Developing overall programmes, issuing to all parties for review and implementing recommendations, innovation and best practice as applicable

  • Reconciling company and sub-contract plant/labour and major materials elements in conjunction where appropriate Applying resource levelling techniques as necessary

  • Interfacing with third parties to identify and resolve issues

  • Ensuring that the Contract Programme is produced, managed and maintained in accordance with the planning procedures.

  • The overall planning strategy and the timing & sequence of the Contract Programme activities

  • The issue and communication of the Contract Programme to the Project Lead for onward issue to Client and Project Team

  • Ensuring that all other project planning and programming necessary for the execution of the contract is properly undertaken.

  • Provide support, as required to the BIM Co-ordinators to meet the project requirements or tender submission deliverables

  • Set up appropriate lean visual programme to assist the Project Team to timely deliver projects and improve productivity, performance and safety of projects

  • Live the SB3 values

  • Ensure a relentless focus on Zero Harm

  • Support the delivery of CSUK's Sustainability activities

Who we're looking for

You will have the following qualities and experience:

  • Operational experience (i.e. site engineer/site agent) together with previous significant experience of planning services in small to medium sized projects within the construction and engineering industry

  • Proficiency in the use of planning techniques and the required planning toolsets e.g. Project, Primavera 6

  • An understanding of various forms of tender documents, contract documents and specifications.

  • An understanding of various methods of planning, programming and progress monitoring.

  • An understanding of risk and opportunity management with particular reference to planning programming.

  • An understanding of the events that initiate, and of the methods used to demonstrate, delay or change entitlement.

  • An understanding of various forms of tender documents, contract documents and specifications.

  • An understanding of various methods of planning, programming and progress monitoring.

  • Good understanding of risk and opportunity management with particular reference to planning/programming.

  • An understanding of the events that initiate, and of the methods used to demonstrate, compensation event entitlement.

  • An understanding of the construction market, methods of construction, plant, equipment and labour requirements.

  • Relevant CSCS Card

  • An OND/HND in a relevant subject is desirable.

If you feel that this is the job for you, please apply with your up to date CV.