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Project Planner

  • Location:

    Dublin

  • Sector:

    Professional & Technical Jobs

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Market related

  • Contact:

    3D Personnel

  • Contact phone:

    +353 (0)861841361 /

  • Job ref:

    VAC-12400

  • Published:

    2 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    24-09-2019

Vacancy: Project Planner

Location: Dublin

Salary: Negotiable Dependent upon experience 

 
3D Personnel’s client are presently seeking an experienced Project Planner to be based in the Dublin/Leinster region on a permanent basis. This is an exciting opportunity, working with one of the largest specialist Mechanical & Electrical construction companies in Ireland. The successful Project Planner will be involved in the delivery of a number of different projects ranging from pharmaceutical, data center and industrial type works.
  
As a member of the team, the Project Planner 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 (and Planning & Risk Manager) immediately where there is risk to the company.
  
Key functions:

  • Provide a high quality of service to the project manager
  • 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

  
Key tasks, activities, responsibilities & accountabilities of the Project Planner
  
Business Unit Support

  • Point of contact for the Project Manager for all project related planning issues
  • Develop Schedule’s 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 will form part of the Project Planner remit
  • Facilitate Planning Meeting(s) where required
  • Validation of High Level Target Schedule as received from PM considering current emerging IFC project information
  • Optimise 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 the company
  • Organise with PM & attend meeting 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 PM’s, 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
  • The Project Planner will also 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 SM’s 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

  
General

  • Look for new opportunities to improve service to “Internal Customers”
  • Look for new opportunities to improve processes

  
Necessary Requirements:

  • Engineering or Construction Management Related Degree / Trade Certification (any of these with the right experience)
  • 3-5 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
  • Microsoft Project / P6 or Equivalent Planning Software, Microsoft Office tools - Excellent report writing skills
  • Time management essential to satisfy demands of busy schedule and reporting calendar

Should you wish to talk us about this role or any others please call Jason McGowan on 0861841361 for a confidential chat.