car allowance, package
01 August 2022
30 September 2022
Job Title - Planning Engineer
Location - Reading
Project - Defence
Salary - £55,000 / £65,000 + Car allowance and an excellent benefits package
Client / Role
Cobalt is working with a tier one contractor that provides leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK's energy, water, transportation, and defence markets. They help their clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising, and delivering increased efficiency.
They are looking for a Planning Engineer to join their defence sector. The site-based role is to work under the supervision of the lead planner and specific work package manager to develop a detailed delivery & procurement schedule for external Civils Works or internal mechanical and electrical fit out works on a major project.
The role requires Security Clearance at SC level therefore the ability to obtain clearance is essential.
Application of technical and construction knowledge to produce and manage integrated programmes
To coach the operational project teams on planning elements of their work and integrate and communicate effectively with the project team
Interface directly with supply Chain and undertake regular reviews
Work closely with the site team to maximise the potential of the project
Coordinate the supply chain to achieve production targets and key milestones
Manage programme related elements of the risk mitigation plan / opportunity plan
Proficient with Primavera P6 in an Enterprise environment
Previous site experience in delivering projects to programme
Experienced in the implementation and use of earned value analysis (schedule and performance management)
Experience of Developing WBS / OBS and development of schedules from limited information
Ability to integrate with M&E/Civils, General Building and complex Plant work packages to achieve programme
Undertake planning verification of Supply chain activities and verify claimed monthly progress and YE progress
An ability to work in a partnering environment with the client
Understand Planning and Construction processes and be able to recommend methods of construction and able to seek opportunities and problem solve with the design & engineering team and supply chain to identify programme and production opportunities
Skilled in progress interrogation and scrutiny of / challenging contractor schedules
Close working with supply chain / internal project managers to develop / improve logic sequence
Experience of Critical Path Analysis / late starts early starts / finishes
Understanding and interpreting Float Erosion and Critical activities
Development of What-if scenarios for exploring sequence effects on the schedule
Ability to interpret project documentation
If you feel that this is the role for you, then please apply below.