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Planning Engineer (Exeter) - Water Industry Experience

  • Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + car, fuel car, pension, perks
  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Water
  • Job reference: 385050PMI

Job description

Joining this client will open a door full of opportunities with this truly national company that believes in nurturing, developing and ultimately retaining their staff. They work in partnership and collaboration with their customers to deliver major built environment and critical national infrastructure projects across the UK. Their specialist engineering and construction teams bring multi-sector innovation and technical skill - from building and highways, to large-scale water networks and treatment plants.

The company works across the UK water sector helping water companies solve their AMP6 challenges and engaging on solutions for AMP7. We have recently been appointed by South West Water (SWW) as their Capital Works Framework partner for up to 10 years, as well as re-securing their role as a MEICA partner.

An opportunity has arisen in the Exeter office for a Planner / Planning Engineer. Reporting to the Planning Manager you will be required to develop and maintain a multidisciplinary (Mechanical, Electrical & Civil) strategic programme of works with a key client. In addition, there will also be requirement to work with the Delivery Teams, Project and Site Managers, their engineering and construction teams to develop and update cost loaded and resourced programmes where required.

  • Develop and maintain a strategic programme of works closely and collaboratively with a key client using Primavera P6.
  • Liaise with senior stakeholders both internally and externally, collaboratively to update and convey the strategic programme output.
  • Programme and Data manipulation to manage workflow including resource and cost levelling.
  • Pro-active and forward looking to support stakeholders in strategic and management decisions.
  • Address queries and run "what if scenarios" in meetings if required by the client.
  • Development of standalone multidisciplinary construction baseline project plans in collaboration with the project delivery teams when required.
  • Ensuring client focused planning output including the adoption of Collaborative Planning (Internal delivery tool) where appropriate.
  • Deliver programme output to a variety of levels, through reports and presentations.
  • Identification and tracking of all changes or potential changes to the agreed scope, ensuring that the relevant contract principles are applied and that the impacts are given immediate visibility to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Ensuring accurate and timely planning, including progress reporting, effective measurement of key dates and milestones, stretch targets and critical path analysis.
  • Receiving and understanding of all project programme data and integrate all activities to mitigate potential resource and workface clashes.
  • Ensuring Compliance with the company and the Clients Management Systems.
  • Site Programme reviews to ensure accurate recording of progress where required.
  • Managing programme to NEC contract terms where required.

To be considered a relevant candidate for this role you will need the following attributes and experience:

  • Excellent communication and presenting skills at all levels, customer focused, personable, attentive, confident, active listener.
  • Excellent IT skills and proficient in the use of Primavera P6 as well as other planning software MS Project, and or Asta Power Project (desirable).
  • Excellent report writing and data analysis skills.
  • The ability to calmly complete speedy real-time changes to cover "what if Scenarios" when required, (Client meetings).
  • Excellent multidisciplinary construction knowledge (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Instrumentation and control) ideally in the water industry.
  • A Site Management background is beneficial.
  • Understanding engineering principles and ability to interpret 3D models and engineering drawings.

A comprehensive salary package dependent on experience level and specific suitability will be offered to the right candidate for these roles and will consist of:

  • Competitive Salary * Company Car Scheme * 5% pension contribution * 3x salary life assurance * Employee share scheme * 25 days holiday + bank holidays * Holiday Trading * Flexible working * Free parking * Perks at work (discount at High Street retailers)

To express your interest please apply by following instructions or to find out more please call Paul Massocchi for a confidential discussion on 07932 657631

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