Senior Planning Engineer

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Employment: Full Time


My client, a leading international contractor has an urgent opening for a Senior Planning Engineer with strong experience in large construction projects for a project in Riyadh.

Roles and Responsibilities:

* Provides planning, progress monitoring services and have significant impact and input on the planning and organizational issues and relevant decision making of the project's Senior Management Team.
* Review contract documentation to ensure a thorough understanding of the contract requirements.
* Fully develops a detailed and fully loaded Project Schedule, (Baseline Schedule)
* Updates the overall programs. Prepares in conjunction with the Construction staff the detailed short-term working programs as necessary.
* Checks progress on the above programs by frequent site inspection, and stresses to site supervisors the need to adhere to the required sequences and durations of the scheduled activities.
* Production of daily / weekly programs showing hourly resource allocation for manpower, plant and factory production items.
* Prepares programs as required prior to the letting of sub-contracts to arrange continuity of work for the sub-contractor. and checks to ensure that their activities are kept in line with contract requirements.
* Prepares and updates labour resource programs showing the work force required for each direct trade, and for major sub-contractors.
* Prepares programs for major site operations and production facilities.
* Monitors all change orders to the contract to make certain that all additions and deletions are incorporated in revisions of the Baseline Schedule
* Advises management on delay and disruption events and the impact on the baseline schedule and supports in the production of Claims.


Education and Experience:

* Degree in Civil / Structural Engineering or equivalent from a recognized University.
* Member of a recognized Engineering Institution is an advantage.
* Fluent in written and spoken English.
* Proficient in using Primavera P6 Construction Planning software.
* Over 10 years of documented construction experience in a variety of Major Construction Projects within a multi - discipline environment.
* Able to prepare a detailed schedule from scratch starting with project drawings and specifications including.
* WBS identification,
* Manpower loading,
* Productivity loading,
* Cost loading
* Ability to prepare cash flows and cost forecasts.
* Proficient in Progress monitoring updates, measurement and reporting and able to prepare weekly and monthly progress reports.
* Excellent presentation and communication skills.
* Good interpersonal Skills with confidence to negotiate effectively with Clients and Subcontractors.


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