To establish, maintain and operate a planning system in accordance with the Planning Procedures, providing effective planning control / technical support to the project team throughout the life of each project, in order to bring about a successful contract completion.
The planner carries out various responsibilities throughout Tender, Contract Stage and contract completion and has the following duties :
Reviews tender documents and produces a list of planning deliverables.
Attends strategy meetings to allow a full understanding of the bid scope and current status, and also produces schedule relating to planning aspects.
Attends a Contract Commencement Meeting to discuss with the project team the strategy in which the programme and method has been based on, reviews programme, method and logistics.
Ensures the Master Contract Programme is issued to the client.
Prepares monthly project reports encompassing technical, operational and contractual issues.
Ability to work closely with Project Managers and other team members throughout the design process in order to prepare and maintain master resource schedules, provides assistance and guidance where required.
Implements structured work methods to maintain high performance levels within design teams.
Professional and practical experiences in schedule development.
Coordinates with site team to check on progress and issues.
Coordinates and monitors other departments to ensure design received on time, subcontracts placed when required and materials arrive on site when necessary.
Demonstrated scheduling skills, with the development of logic, durations and constraints with project teams for each task assignment.
Monitors and reports critical path and schedule performance.
Updates actual progress and forecasts remaining work schedule.
Diploma / Degree in Engineering
Minimum 10 years experience as a planner
Has already managed large projects
Excellent communications skills
Experience using Microsoft Project Software or Primavera software
Previous experience in emerging markets / West Africa is a plus
Attractive expatriate package