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Senior Planning Engineer

Senior Planning Engineer

My Oil and Gas client is looking for a Senior Planning Engineer to be responsible for the development, implementation and operation of a comprehensive schedule control system, the overall project planning process for global programme of installed EV charging base.

Client Details

My client is a global Oil and Gas company looking for a Senior Planning Engineer to join their City of London office 2/3 days per week.


The key responsibilites of the Senior Planning Engineer are:

Key Results/ Accountabilities expected from role

Develop and assure integrity of the project level 1 and Master Control Schedule, provide post update analysis, ensuring the project team are aware of key changes and impact to critical /near critical paths.
Ensuring the integrity and effectiveness of planning and progress measurement
Provide planning support to the central Controls leadership Team to ensure compliance with the Planning and performance management
Provide quality assurance of detailed schedules covering activities through to the start of operations;
Provide quality assurance & support for planning activities of the contractors chosen to execute the program of work;
Ensure that schedule learning from complementary work in other Business Units and external companies is appropriately utilized;
Assist in developing the schedule process, system and procedures to support the program; - Assess contractors and vendors schedule submittals for conformance with requirements;
Provide assurance that the contractors schedule systems interface and progress measurement is effectively implemented and consistently applied;
Promote collaborative information sharing with team members and contractors.
Continuously improving the planning strategy, plans and procedures
Ensure contractor compliance with contractual planning, scheduling and reporting requirements
Satisfying BP requirements and the expectations of stakeholders
Communicating the plan effectively across the organisation, understanding the importance of the yearly targets and driving to deliverProfile

The ideal candidate for the Senior Planning Engineer:

Essential experience and job requirements

Demonstrable track record planning delivery with experience of 5+ years covering the accountabilities relevant to the job description described herein, gained on medium to large scale size projects:
Proven track-record of managing schedules for projects, including communication of complex schedule information to senior management (e.g. development of Level 1 plans to describe interfaces between multiple near-critical paths)
Ability and proven skills to engage and work within a multifunctional discipline team to establish high levels of cooperation and credibility for the planning function when working with the project team.
Experience of early-stage planning for medium to large projects (pre-execute) to understand the wider project context
Influencing and communication skills in English language.
Ability to work under own initiative.
Able to create a performance culture that is designed to deliver success:
Excellent inter-personal skills and behaviours
Ability to produce good quality written reports and summary presentations - able to communicate clarity from complexity.
Strong analytical skills with expertise in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PowerApps, PowerBI and ability to adapt quickly to new 'digital' technologies.
Able to use Primavera version 6 (P6) and Microsoft Project planning software
Adaptable in Planning approach, recognising the most appropriate form of Planning in each situation and being to implement unfamiliar processes.
Strong commercial awareness
Ability to work closely with other Project Control functions such as Cost Control & Information ManagementDesirable criteria & qualifications

A member of ACostE or project management accreditation
Knowledge of the EV market and the issues around an EV charging network
Experience with Telecommunications or Automotive industry
Experience in production planning
Ability to also speak any of the following languages: Spanish, Mandarin, German, FrenchJob Offer

On offer for the successful Senior Planning Engineer:

6 month initial contract - opportunity for extension as a global program
Hybrid working at their City of London office, 2/3 days per week
Up to £450 per day Inside IR35

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