SENIOR PLANNING ENGINEER

SAUDI ARABIA

Department: Construction

Company: J&P (Saudi Arabia) Ltd.

Document Number: 080

Reports to: Project Manager/Construction Manager/Senior Planning Manager

Job Summary: The Senior Planning Engineer will address the Project Planning Requirements of the Project as defined by the Contract and in Accordance with Internal Company Procedures. 

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Responsibilities

Carry out the following duties in consultation with the Project Manager/Construction Manager:

  • Develop the detailed programme of works and prepare the submission package as specified in the Contract and revise this programme during construction as required. He should have previously developed programmes with 5,000 to 10,000 activities.
  • Load the anticipated income to the programme activities and generate cash flow projections that will be provided to the Project Manager for further processing.
  • Load the required Manpower and Equipment to the programme activities and generate tables and histogram's with the anticipated project requirements. In coordination with the Project Manager and with further processing of this data he will generate the schedules of Manpower and Equipment that will be forwarded to the Operations Centre of the Company
  • Load the major quantities to the programme activities and monitor key performance indicator's as agreed with the Project Manager and the Senior Planning Manager
  • Collect from site all necessary information and prepare the required Weekly and Monthly Progress Reports.
  • Monitor the progress of the Project and discuss with the Project Manager/Construction Manager corrective measures as necessary
  • Coordinate with the Site Planning Engineers in order to develop and monitor one month look ahead programme in accordance with company internal procedures
  • The software used by the company for the development of the Contract Programme of works is Primavera P6. He should have an in-depth knowledge of Primavera P6 and he will attend and resolve standard technical issues (Installation/Configuration etc.)
  • Manage a team of Junior Planning Engineers , depending on Project size, that will assist him in order to address the project planning requirements of the Project
  • Provide Primavera and Project Planning training to the Junior Planning Engineers of his team and the Site Engineers of the Project.
  • Coordinate with the IT department and  ensure that the Planning Engineers of his team have the required hardware and software for their work
  • Coordinate with the Materials Department and provide all the necessary information regarding the dates materials will be required on site
  • Develop further detailed internal programmes as well methods of construction for major items of the Project
  • Prepare the Client Project Dashboard in accordance with Contract requirements and provide information for the preparation of the Company Internal Dashboard
  • Identify delay situations and in coordination with the Commercial Manager of the project maintain a list with the delay events/areas of concern that will be included in the Monthly Progress Report.
  • Review all the documents (Letters, Request for Information, Site Inspection Request, Variation Orders, Drawings etc.) and identify the ones related to the delay events that will be used for preparation of claims for extension of time
  • Should have hands on experience with implementation of standard methods of delay analysis (As Planned Impacted, Time Impacts Analysis etc.) for the preparation of claims for extension of time.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Manager.  

Skills & Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to problem solve and identify risks;
  • Strong team-player, able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Well organized with a good sense of structure and ability to co-ordinate across a broad range of parallel activities;
  • Ability to make sound decisions based upon a blend of knowledge, experience, judgment and analysis;
  • Ability to manage diverse workload and multi-task efficiently;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English;
  • Advanced knowledge of Primavera P6 and MS Office programs.

 

Educational Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Civil Engineering;
  • 10-12 years of solid and extensive experience in a similar position in construction preferably with a Contractor; 

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