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Planning Engineer - Power and Transmission

  • Location:

    Derby, Derby

  • Sector:


  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £50,000 - £60,000 per annum + car allowance, package

  • Job ref:

    JN -032024-81603_1713268188

  • Published:

    16 April 2024

  • Expiry date:

    15 June 2024

Job Title - Planning Engineer

Projects - Power and Transmission

Location - Derby (UK based)

Salary - Up to £60,000 plus car allowance, travel, health, pension, bonus

Client / Role

Cobalt are working with a global tier one contractor that has an exciting opportunity for a Planner to join their Power Transmission & Distribution business. This is a Site focused role will involve supporting the delivery of exciting Transmission projects such as the London Power Tunnels 2 project.

What you'll be doing

  • On a day to day basis you will be responsible for the following:

  • 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 Regional 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 and impact assessments;

  • Ensuring that the established planning and scheduling methodology as per the latest issued Planning Procedure is followed;

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

Who we're looking for

  • You will have the following qualities and experience:

  • Proven experience of Planning Tools such as Primavera P6 - preferably on Power Transmission projects;

  • Operational experience of construction projects;

  • Working experience of Project Management methodology;

  • Proven ability in working with engineering / 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 role for you, then please apply with your latest CV.