Project Planning Engineer

Job Title: Project Planning Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 27/11/2019
Reference: JO0000019950_1574941039
Contact Name: David Gillard
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 28, 2019 11:37

Job Description

Sitec have an exciting requirement for a Project Planning Engineer at our client in Devonport, this is a contract role with an estimated duration of 6 Months.

Devonport is Western Europe's largest naval base, for more than three hundred years, engineers have been shaping the dockyard to ensure it supports the fleet and protects the nation. We need you to help continue this tradition, transforming, sustaining and improving Devonport to meet the demands of the Royal Navy for the next hundred years.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme, including Astute and Dreadnought.

  • Security Clearance to SC Level is essential.

    Project Planning Engineer principal tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Create baselined schedule programmes using data from the facility requirement and ensure that the correct level of logic is incorporated to support the Programme/Project Managers requirement.
  • Maintain project programmes & WBS tasking within Primavera P6. Apply the ES Project Structure to all programmes incorporating logic & coding as required to deliver programme outputs. Facilitate meetings with TA Heads of Department and Design and Safety Teams to actively collect progress information and updates of Primavera P6 work schedules.
  • Carry out the weekly upload of hours into Primavera P6, with specific accountability for capturing of all hours against each project, including unassigned hours, erroneous bookings and missing timesheets, and ensuring the Primavera P6 interface with PEPs is accurate, thus facilitating resource planning at person level.
  • Maintain the Primavera P6 interfaces with other facility programmes.
  • Develop and update as necessary individual network programmes/deadline dates /plans to meet facility requirements in conjunction with Heads of Department (HOD), project leads & Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).
  • The programmes developed are required to meet facility project objectives as far as reasonably practicable.
  • Carry out Periodic update of programmes to identifying deviations from Baseline and recommend corrective actions where necessary to resource managers.
  • Validate new requirements /task sheets against the budget, and where necessary use the latest information to advise on available resource.
  • Generate Cost Account Codes, prior to loading data in Primavera P6 & PEPs.
  • Apply earned value and schedule performance reporting to the programmes and validate provider inputs to periodic progress reports.
  • Provide the TA Manager/HoDs/Project Managers with routine and ad-hoc detailed reports /resource loading graphs /expenditure reports /sub-contract status information /gantt charts /activity tables and progress reports, including maintenance of reports and relevant coding (VB, SQL etc) if required.
  • Assign resource as directed by HoDs and generate Resource Loading Profiles to confirm resource availability.
  • Provide progress/cost reports for each baselined project, to HODs for inclusion in the monthly Performance review.
    Provide a cost collection service for all project and overhead work within ES TA providing utilisation factor reports for Heads of Department.
  • Closely liaise with the Planning Manager and Stakeholders to continuously improve the project planning tools and deliverables within the ES TA.
    Manage a small team of Planners/Administrators/Cost Engineers when project requirements arise.
  • Load ES TA tasks into PEPs for forthcoming year and ensure all tasks are enabled and staff properly assigned to the correct workgroups.
  • Ensure all ES TA incorrect PEPs bookings are properly journaled to the correct codes.

  • Qualifications and Experience Requirements
  • Academic:
    ONC or equivalent qualification in a relevant engineering subject

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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