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Project Cotrols Planner

Fircroft, Crawley,England
Employment type: 
Full time
Management, Project Management, Engineering, Commissioning, Instrumentation, Piping

Project Cotrols Planner

The Role:
Job Summary:

Reports to the Global Director Project Controls & Project Controls Manager
The Project Controls Planner and Scheduler works on projects within the EMEA region. This position works in close cooperation with assigned Project Managers to develop, monitor, and update the integrated project plan and schedule in a way that describes the sequence of work and identifies the major task interdependencies required to meet the project's deliverables. They are responsible for identifying milestones and technical performance goals, monitoring and updating schedule progress toward achieving the completion date, and informing the project manager of significant changes. Schedulers will also perform the necessary analysis to prepare schedule progress reports (S-curves), trending charts, and schedule analysis to the Project Manager and team. At the completion of the project, the project Planner/Scheduler assists in developing and recording the project's historical schedule information and best practices for use on future projects.

The Project Controls Planner & Scheduler, EMEA will:
Scope Development
* Ensure project WBS complies with company standards
* Assist in baselining project schedules
* Ensure scope changes are incorporated into master schedule

Logic (Critical Path Method)
* Verify accuracy of critical paths across projects
* Monitor closely critical paths on high-risk projects within Food & Beverage

Coding Structures
* Ensure global coding structures are properly applied
* Review and understand major constraints on high-risk projects and schedule impacts

* Review and validate overall project activity durations
* Review and validate construction activities in major areas of the plant

Schedule Updates
* Ensure schedules are updated consistently
* Establish consistent monthly and weekly reports
* Establish standard one-page dashboard project report

Required Education / Experience:
* Minimum 5 years of experience as a Planning Engineer/Planner/Project Planner
* Bachelor's degree, or related technical field; or equivalent work experience
* Someone that has looked at multiple projects at the same time
* EPC experience and know-how is a must
* Strong knowledge of Microsoft products, particularly MS Project
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Ability to travel at least 25 percent of the time

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
* Basic knowledge of Engineering, Procurement, Installation, and Commissioning scope of discipline work
* Ability to analyze EPC schedules against project baseline(s)
* Ability to identify and communicate all scheduling issues or risks to management
* Basic knowledge of Engineering documents (e.g., Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), one-lines, calculations, and General Arrangement drawings)
* Knowledge of Procurement functions involvi

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.