Senior Planning Engineer

Job Title: Senior Planning Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Newbury, Berkshire
Salary: Depending on Experience
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1712-50_1521656210
Contact Name: David Gillard
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 21, 2018 18:16

Job Description

Sitec are currently recruiting a Senior Planning Engineer to work for our client; Cavendish Nuclear at their site based in Newbury, Berkshire. The duration is estimated to be 12 months. This is a contract role with excellent hourly rates dependant on experience.

Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group, is the UK's leading nuclear services company.

With a highly-skilled workforce circa 6,000, Cavendish are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and are located at offices and sites in the UK as well as internationally.

Cavendish people innovate to make nuclear safer, faster, at lower cost and deliver across all aspects of the nuclear energy life-cycle, from design and build, through operations and maintenance, to decommissioning, waste management and remediation.

Cavendish Nuclear put people first. A position with Cavendish is hugely rewarding and exciting; one that stretches and challenges individuals to be the best they can be. When joining Cavendish, you know that's exactly what you'll get.

When you work with Cavendish Nuclear, you will have opportunities to work on projects that will have an impact on the future.

Main Purpose:

Reporting to the Head of planning, the main purpose of the Senior Planning Engineer role is to support Senior Project Managers and Projects Managers in the delivery of their projects by; Providing a high level Planning service for the preparation of project plans, producing baseline scheduled tasks, resource profiles and financial models.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare robust tender and contract programmes using the designated planning tools.
  • Fully resource programmes, produce resource histograms, resource level programmes, understand and communicate the effect on programme schedules to project team.
  • Include appropriate financial data in the programme to produce a project cost/time distribution profile and communicate the results to the project team.
  • Display and analyse the project Critical Path and advise the project team of the results and any appropriate corrective action.
  • Produce/maintain project baselines and execute the change control process as appropriate.
  • Correctly record project progress in the programme (ensuring the planning software correctly calculates the data), reschedule programme to take effect of the progress data and communicate the results (schedule, resource and financial) to the project team and advise of any appropriate corrective action.
  • Produce project reports/data directly from the planning software arranging the data to align with the company accounting software.
  • Understand and report on project using Earned Value Analysis techniques and interpret/communicate the results and any corrective action to the project team.
  • Produce programmes that satisfy contractual requirements incl. NEC3.
  • All programmes and documentation to be produced to company practices and procedures.
  • Manage a portfolio of project programmes and supporting Planning Engineers/Junior Planning Engineers including supervision and checking of work to ensure that all work complies with company standards and procedures.
  • Act as mentor to Junior Planning members to assist in their personal development.

Successful Candidates for the Senior Planning Engineer role must be eligible to obtain UK Security Clearance.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.