Rail Project Planning Engineer, with MEP experience, London in London, London, United Kingdom

Planning Engineer, Central London Rail Project, Day Rate Inside IR35

  • Highly proficient P6 user.
  • Experience of implementing NEC contract terms and conditions.
  • Has an MEP background, ideally on a large new build railway, (rather than renewals/upgrades).
  • Ideally has used Bentley's eB document management system.
  • Highly proficient user of Microsoft Excel, and the ability to manipulate large data sets
  • Has experience of assurance documentation processes and contract completion.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and able to present complex information
  • The planning engineer role is required to review the contractors programmes, report to the business on performance against the DCS, producing reports for the project manager and delivery director.

Purpose of the Job
Supporting the project teams with all planning related activities associated with the management of their contracts and reporting requirements.

  • Participating and supporting the project teams in project and programme planning and progress meetings. Identifying and maintaining programme / project milestone and schedule interface activities.
  • Responsible for preparing periodic progress reporting of Level 1 and Level 2 schedules.
  • Performing and/or coordinating, collecting, verifying, and integrating the work scope for all entities into the total project plan.
  • Performing productivity analysis of construction operations. Establishing the productivity basis to be utilized in estimates, as developed in concurrence with Construction. Reviewing labour estimates for reasonableness.
  • Establishing milestones for the total project or major portions of the project. Reviewing project work activities in support of project milestones. Coordinating the timely, systematic and complete acquisition of scope definition and related data.
  • Preparing and/ or reviewing schedule logic and duration changes in conjunction with the project team, to determine whether the schedules will adequately support the overall project schedule and comply with NEC contractual processes. These processes include checking that plans are complete and reflect the contractual scope of work, time risk allowances are clearly shown. In conjunction with other project team members review cost loading submissions.
  • Reviewing and evaluating schedule durations for all activities relative to the support of project milestones. Supervising/ directing the calculation of durations and other considerations affecting activity durations.
  • Planning, organising, and supervising schedule resource loading and analysis. Coordinating development of all bulk commodity release and installation curves. Integrating appropriate manpower requirements for each discipline/specialty relative to the overall project needs. Determining quantity and manpower levels in support of the project needs and schedule philosophy.
  • Obtaining schedule information required by all disciplines. Identifying schedule restraints and their effects on the total project schedule. Working with all departments to provide an understanding of the total project schedule needs. Integrating all schedule activities. Identifying schedule considerations and problems resulting from interdiscipline or group restraints and interfaces.
  • Supporting development of scheduling standards and procedures. Compiling, summarising, updating, and maintaining historical schedule data. Monitoring and reporting the critical path and schedule performance of the total project.
  • Performing project schedule analysis and studying of problem areas to determine criticality of schedule activities. Recommending alternatives for schedule improvement to project team for discussion and/or decision.
  • Coordinating information input into specific studies. Integrating activities and total work scope identification. Evaluating study results and recommending conclusions for project team consideration and discussion. Supervising/directing project schedule staffing and quantity reporting.
  • Preparing and presenting schedule impact reports. Leading the development and review of schedule recovery plans, including evaluation of additional resources/costs required to affect such plans.
  • Monitoring that schedule backup and historical archiving is carried out in accordance with programme requirements

Dimensions & Interfaces (both internal and external)

  • Project Manager and Project Teams.
  • Contractor Project Manager and Planning Staff.
  • Programme Controls Team.
  • Project Business Manager.

Person Specification

  • Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing planning and scheduling functions, which include schedule development, control, and analysis, in the field and the home office.
  • Experience of implementing NEC contract terms and conditions.
  • Relevant experience on a large scale infrastructure project.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Working knowledge of PC operating systems, with proficiency in several basic software applications.
  • Working knowledge of multiple discipline specific software applications, such as Primavera (P6), Bentley's eB document management system and Microsoft Office Applications, for example.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.

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