Planning Engineer Lanark Our client Scottish Power are seeking a Planning Engineer for a minimum 6 month contract role based in Cambuslang.
The Major Projects Planner is responsible for update & review of project plans within a portfolio for the £2.3bn Investment Plan of SPTransmission Major Projects, and reporting on the month-to-month movement of defined project KPIs for the portfolio, using specialist Planning Software and established IT Software tools.
Develop & evolve SPTransmission Projects delivery plans through the Delivery lifecycle by interfacing with relevant business experts, obtaining the task detail required to provide adequate project scheduling information - allowing project performance to be monitored against agreed project control measures (KPIs). Update project plans at a pre-determined frequency (usually monthly), obtaining the relevant inputs through collaboration with other Project Team Members. Produce portfolio level monthly reports based upon the most... up-to-date Project Plan KPIs to inform & assist the portfolio level management decision making process - informing of project performance. Analyse internal departmental schedules & external contractor project plans as required ensuring and advising the Project Team of their suitability and any actions required to meet the overall project plan control & schedule targets. Attend internal and external meetings as required, providing planning advice, reports, KPIs and programme views to assist Project Team decision making. Comply with the relevant Quality Management System and support any process improvement initiatives. Deliver any development actions as defined in PDP. Dimensions
Responsible for developing, monitoring and updating Project Programmes for individual projects and a combined portfolio for SPTransmission Major Projects Investment Plan worth approx. £0.5bn. Produces monthly reporting and provides analysis and recommendations on project schedule progress and project performance v's agreed project control measures to Business Unit Managers for own portfolio of project programmes.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
HNC in Engineering/Mathematical discipline or previous experience in scheduling/programming/ planning projects and a portfolio of works. Knowledge of scheduling using industry standard software such as Primavera and MS Project. Proven ability to work in a team environment. Good spoken & written communication skills. Experienced in report writing. Experienced in the use of MS Office tools: Excel, Word, Access, etc. Appreciation of quality assurance processes. Planning & Organising
A Planner will manage their own work schedule and plan their workscope requirements around reporting cycles and monthly scheme team meetings to align with the business time requirements. A Planner is required to interface with staff from various departments, at differing levels, to gather programme updates and other information required to update project plans and reports. Reporting and analysis of information contained within the Project Plans will be gathered and communicated to Project Unit Management in order to draw conclusions and make recommendations that are needed to maintain business targets. Internal and External Relationships
Collaborate with numerous internal departments to gather information to update plans and conclude monthly reporting cycles Project Unit Managers Project Managers Commissioning Managers Environmental Advisors Engineering Dept. Document Controllers Drawing Office Planning Engineers Wayleave/Planning Officers Construction Dept.
Minimum Criteria HNC in Engineering/Mathematical discipline or previous experience in scheduling/programming/ planning projects and a portfolio of works. Knowledge of planning software: MS Project. Reporting experience Flexibility in working hours to meet the needs of the job Lanark UK