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Planning Engineer

  • Location:

    Leeds, England

  • Sector:

    Design, Engineering, Construction, Engineering & Design, Construction

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + car allowance, package

  • Contact:

    Cobalt Recruitment

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JN -102021-74959_1634651495

  • Published:

    19 October 2021

  • Expiry date:

    18 December 2021

Job Title - Planning Engineer
Location - Leeds
Projects - Power / Utilities / Civils
Salary - £40,000 / £50,000 + package

Client / Role

Our client who are a Tier one global contractor are currently looking for an Planning Engineer to join our Power Transmission & Distribution business based in Leeds. This office is responsible for transmission projects and this role will focus on the engineering schedule to support several sub-station projects. They are looking for an experienced P6 Planner from an engineering background. While exposure to projects within the power sector would be advantageous. Our client will welcome applications from candidates with experience from other sectors including Process, Pharmaceutical, Gas & Water.

This is an office-based role that includes pre-construction planning as well as the delivery of live projects. You will work several projects simultaneously and there will be a requirement to visit site. Due to the remote location of some projects, you will need a full driving licence.



  • Plan, structure and lead the planning of the project programme of works.

  • Manage the interface between the programme and the operational staff through structured meetings, programme and progress reporting.

  • Highlight both the dependencies and the interfaces between stakeholders.

  • Identify programme risks and propose mitigation strategies.

  • Identify programme opportunities and propose capture strategies.

  • Maintain a fully logically linked Primavera P6 project programme.

  • Ensure the schedule is resourced (plant and personnel) and update to reflect modifications in execution strategy. This will require close work with the project delivery team to regularly maintain the status of the programme.

  • Provide regular updates to the programme to allow project staff to plan their works.

  • Update and report progress of the project at regular intervals to the Planning Manager and Project Manager.

  • Reporting on key resources including staff; operatives, key plant and equipment, supply chain and other project milestones to allow the project to proceed in accordance with the baseline.

  • Provide the appropriate programming, management and interfaces between business functions and the delivery team to ensure that contractual milestones in all sections of the project delivery programme are understood, monitored, and adhered to in a controlled and appropriately timely manner. This activity will require close and professional liaison with the client's planning team on a regular basis.

  • Assist in the evaluation of early warnings and preparation of compensation events.

  • Ensuring that the established planning and scheduling methodology is followed.

  • Assist with the preparation of the monthly programme report and dashboards and associated supporting information.

The Candidate

The following qualities and experience are essential:

  • Working knowledge of Primavera preferably on Power Transmission projects.

  • Operational experience of construction projects.

  • Knowledge of Project Management methodology.

  • Proven ability in working with operational teams to capture real time progress.

  • Experience working in an NEC3 contract environment.

  • Hold the APMP or APM Practitioner Qualification.

If you feel that this is the next job for you, please apply with your updated CV