Planning Engineer

  • Location: North West
  • Closing date: 02.07.2024
  • Reference: BGEN175587
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Why BGEN?
  • A broad range of exciting projects
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • An opportunity to make a difference
  • Be part of a friendly and supportive culture
  • Job security
Why BGEN?
  • A broad range of exciting projects
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • An opportunity to make a difference
  • Be part of a friendly and supportive culture
  • Job security

BGEN are one of the UK's largest multidisciplinary design and build contractors with over 100 years of industry experience. With expertise in supporting blue chip clients in the Water, Power & Energy, Pharmaceutical and Food and Beverage industries they are at the forefront of value-added engineering.

As a leading engineering firm driving the energy transition in the UK, BGEN have developed a culture to promote personal development and ensure employee safety.

BGEN Ltd operate a framework Contract with an annual turnover of circa £14M for a blue-chip customer utilising the NEC4 Contract. Reporting to the Framework Project Manager you will provide programmes of work for projects within the framework assigned to you by the portfolio planner.

Programmes produced are to control projects to provide accurate management information, in a consistent clear format, to enable, encourage and promote informed decisions at the earliest opportunity and to monitor their overall effectiveness against the original project baseline programme.

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Preparation, submission of Tender Programmes:
  • Co-ordination with the Design Manager, Project Designers and Estimating Department to ensure timely submission of tender packages as defined in the Contract Data supplied by the client's Project Manager
  • This will include all aspects of the project for a Design & Build programme as required by the Framework Contract and the NEC ECC Contract.
  1. Preparation & submission of Construction Programmes
  • Liaise with client's representative to discuss and agree the level and content of the programme i.e. areas of work, work packages, access and completion dates and any other key dates / milestones required as defined within the Contract Data.
  • Liaise with the site Construction Operatives to produce a construction programme that reflects the build of the project.
  • Compile the Construction issue programme incorporating the above requirements.
  • Upon Acceptance of the Programme by the client, ensure the Project team and Construction Manager are issued with the relevant programme and information.
  1. Progress / Performance Monitoring
  • Produce progress reports, S-Curves and productivity reports, utilising standard templates within Primavera P6.
  • Undertake weekly measures for the project as defined by the Work Package Manager in conjunction with the Quantity Surveyor to determine actual progress, productivity figures
  • Track expended hours utilising the bespoke database provided by BGEN Ltd.
  • Produce progress summary sheets to define progress vs schedule and not specific changes.
  • Attend site meetings as requested by the Work Package Manager.
  • Ensure that any additional work is integrated within the programme and highlight / detail any cause & effect to the project completion date.
  • Organise / chair internal planning meetings with the Work Package Manager and their project team to discuss any information raised from the progress report before submission to the client.

Special Features

  • Be prepared to give guidance to Project team members where needed, ensure the project team is always fully informed of the current project status and offer improvement suggestions and innovation to Project Manager and other team members.
  • Be flexible and proactive in our approach as professional engineering specialist, to highlight potential problems before they occur and offer effective solutions to any technical or construction related problems.
  • Have a willingness to undertake an annual performance 1 to 1 review, to attend and have an active participation in all internal and external training courses

PROFILE

Essential Skills / Knowledge & Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a planning role is essential.
  • Full Driving License
  • Ability to work on site, 4-days per week

Relevant experience in the following Software Packages will be required: -

  • Primavera P6
  • Microsoft Office, Excel, Word etc

Job Related Experience

The ideal candidate will have experience of dealing with multi-discipline projects.

It would also be a desirable for the candidate to have experience working on a NEC contract but not essential.

The role also relies on good verbal communication skills. The candidate must be able to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation and with clients to influence and negotiate timescales.

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