Senior Planner

  • Permanent
  • Cork
  • Ref: 04805


AA Euro Recruitment Group

Senior Planner | Cork – Pharma –
   

As a Senior Project Planner, you will play an active role in project management support of multi-disciplined, multi-sector project delivery work by facilitating the planning, scheduling and controlling processes. Providing advice, support and clear communication of fact-based answers to key management questions which will aid in intelligent and effective decision making, and must escalate and flag internally to the Lead Planner (& Planning & Risk Manager) immediately where there is risk to the company
 
Key Functions of the Senior Project Planner:

  • Provide a high quality of service to the project manager
  • Managing, mentoring and providing guidance to Planners / Juniors as required depending
  • Review Contract documentation and highlight key schedule and tracking requirements
  • Develop Construction schedule based on high level target schedule and WBS received from Project manager
  • Support in client schedule negotiations
  • Labour & Metrics load the schedule based on hours & quantities received from the Commercial Team
  • Develop the required Trackers and Reporting templates
  • Develop fully integrated construction schedule in conjunction with the Main Contractor and Project Manager
  • Measure & track weekly progress and efficiency in consultation with the Site Team and validate this formally with the Commercial Team every 2 / 3 weeks
  • Highlight potential risks and roadblocks to the project team and lead planner on an ongoing basis

Senior Project Planner Responsibilities:

  • Business Unit Support
  • Point of contact for the Project Manager for all project related planning issues
  • Develop Schedules and Histograms for Bid Support as required by the Lead Planner
  • Programme Co-ordination (Planning Phase of Project Life Cycle):
  • Support the implementation of Planning Process
  • Review Contract documentation concerning Schedule and Reporting Requirements and ensure that they are met
  • Facilitate Planning Meeting(s) where required
  • Validation of High Level Target Schedule as received from PM considering current emerging IFC project information
  • Optimize build schedule & develop Pinch Pint Register identifying where we are not in agreement with Main Contractors / CMT schedule
  • High level labour load of Target Schedule to be completed and S-Curve to be produced
  • Submit the Schedule and S-curve (& all subsequent schedules) for review and approval to the Lead Planner
  • Negotiation strategy to be developed to deal with main contractor schedule risk influence favourable outcome to KGE
  • Organize with The PM & attend meetings with Main Contractor / CMT to negotiate and agree optimum build schedule minute and circulate
  • Revise / Develop and add agreed level of detail to schedule
  • Assist Main Contractor / CMT in development of an overall integrated schedule
  • Ensure that the schedule is Labour Loaded and aligned with the Commercial Department Budgets highlight any weeks where large progress is forecasted to PMs, Lead Planner & Planning Manager
  • Produce Build Methodology / Phasing Drawings
  • Present the latest version of the schedule to the construction team to ensure there is a thorough understanding
  • Support in Risk identification & mitigation
  • Status and Performance Advisor (Controlling Phase of Project Life Cycle):
  • Provide clear communication of early warnings to project management teams obtained from progress reports and knowledge of project field conditions
  • Advise project teams on ways to improve performance
  • Monitor package progress and efficiency (direct and subcontract) provide estimate at completion on labour man-hour spend in conjunction with the Commercial Team
  • Chair and facilitate weekly Look Ahead Meetings on site with SMs as required
  • Progress Measuring / recording & collating actual installation progress for installation progress reporting
  • Weekly Spent / Earned man-hours efficiency reporting in conjunction with the Commercial Team
  • Compilation of and issuing of period progress reports (internal / external)
  • Produce Weekly Drop-line Schedule cw. 2 week look ahead and 2 week retrospective
  • Schedule management, revision and maintenance
  • Escalation of risk items to Lead Planner & Planning & Risk Manager

Necessary requirement of the Senior Project Planner:

  • 3rd level qualification in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Quantity Surveying or strong trades background coupled with technical ability may be considered
  • 5+ years experience / demonstrate ability to develop and implement plans, monitor and control work
  • Must be capable of producing project plans from design and commercial information
  • Must be capable of coordinating the development of multiple project plans
  • Microsoft Project / P6 or Equivalent Planning Software, Microsoft Office tools – Excellent report writing skills
  • Time management essential to satisfy demands of busy schedule
  • Results Orientation
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Customer Service/Relationship Builder
  • Innovates and Improves Processes
  • Attention to Detail
  • Resilience and Positivism
  • Team Worker/Builder

If you would like more information on this role, please contact Ian Murphy on 085 866 6878 or email your cv to [email protected]

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