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Planning Director

  • Location:

    Lima, South America

  • Sector:

    Design, Construction, Engineering & Design

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    US$100000.00 - US$180000 per annum + bonus, package

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -112021-75196_1636561504

  • Published:

    10 November 2021

  • Expiry date:

    09 January 2022

Job Title - Planning Director

Project: Education Infrastructure Programme

Location - South America - Peru

Salary - up to $180,000 + bonus and an excellent package

The Client

Cobalt is working with one of the world's most formidable consultancies with a vision to be a people-orientated, progressive business, driven by their values to deliver lasting change for their stakeholders and the communities they work in. Their purpose is to improve people's lives through building the facilities and infrastructure that communities need, providing opportunities for their people to learn, grow and progress, working with our supply chain to promote the very best working practice and caring for the environment in which we work.

The Opportunity

This is a PMO and Programme Management opportunity to construct, rebuild and redevelop over 70 schools in South America and across the country, with a value of almost US$1bn.

Our client will be providing a range of services including PMO, procurement, technical assurance, project management and knowledge transfer to leave a legacy of improved delivery in the country - changing the way projects are delivered in Perú, enhancing collaboration between private and public sector for long-term benefits to socio-economic opportunities for the people of the area.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading the development and implementation of the planning management strategy across the programme. Maintain and provide consistency across the programme in all aspects of planning and schedule management.

  • Ensure the planning services align with the programme objectives, client requirements and JV partners' established processes and procedures. Managing and directing the activities of the planning team and integrating with the wider project controls and technical assurance functions.

  • Managing the knowledge transfer to the client team to ensure a legacy of improved capacity and understanding of planning processes, systems and management. Maintaining a Primavera P6 Schedule and developing the programme data structure and architecture of control systems.

  • Working with the client team, PMO Director, Technical Lead and other functional areas to develop the strategy for schedule management across the programme, with integration into the client structure.

  • Managing the documentation and maintenance of schedule definition statements for each package of work through their lifecycle, from development of initial project brief and requirements capture through to closeout and handover.

  • Overseeing the Creation of Work, Cost and Organisational Breakdown Structures (WBS, CBS & OBS) and development of schedules and budget data (including resource loading) for those WBS elements.

  • Interacting with functional leads and sub-programme leads to obtain schedule updates across each of the projects. Developing cost and scheduling reports, together with reporting and cost leads and update estimates as trends are identified.

  • Collecting, interpreting and inputting schedule data into the controls database and providing output to the programme and project teams. Applying configuration control to ensure programme management activity remains focused on the currently agreed scope.

  • Reporting the performance measurement data regularly to inform the status, variances and corrective actions. Monitoring actual performance against the schedule to identify delay, early and late completion.

  • Performing baseline schedule maintenance and control, supporting the development of a robust programme capability across the entire delivery environment.

The Candidate

You are digitally savvy, can build lasting client relationships and lead strong, motivated teams. Proven experience in production of project and/or programme reporting. You have working knowledge of P6 (Primavera). You will have a construction or project management background and be hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities our client has to offer.

Spanish language skills are a significant advantage and a willingness to learn is expected.

If you feel that this is the opportunity for you then please apply with your latest CV.