Job description / Role
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We are seeking an experienced Planning Engineer with a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in the construction industry to join our team for a major construction project based in Abu Dhabi. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in project planning and scheduling, possessing excellent analytical and communication skills.
As a Planning Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining project schedules, analyzing project progress, identifying potential risks, and providing recommendations to ensure the project stays on track.
Your new role, what's involved?
* Develop and maintain detailed project schedules using appropriate software tools (such as Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project) to effectively plan and monitor project activities.
* Collaborate with project stakeholders, including clients, architects, engineers, and subcontractors, to gather necessary project data and ensure schedule alignment.
* Analyze project scope, objectives, and deliverables to develop an accurate work breakdown structure (WBS) and determine project milestones and critical path activities.
* Monitor and track project progress against established schedules, identifying any deviations or delays, and proposing corrective actions to minimize impact on project timelines.
* Conduct regular project progress meetings, providing timely updates on project schedule, milestones, and potential risks to key stakeholders.
* Generate comprehensive reports, including progress reports, variance analysis, and resource utilization reports, to communicate project status and performance to management and project teams.
* Collaborate with the project team to identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies to ensure project success.
* Assist in the preparation of project budgets, resource allocation plans, and procurement schedules based on the project schedule and requirements.
* Support the project team in preparing change order requests and evaluating the impact on project schedules and timelines.
* Provide guidance and mentorship to junior planning team members, ensuring effective knowledge transfer and continuous professional development within the team.
We'd love to hear from you if you have:
* Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or a related field. A master's degree in construction management or project management will be an advantage.
* Minimum of 15 years of experience as a Planning Engineer in the construction industry, with a focus on large-scale projects.
* Strong proficiency in using project management software tools such as Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, or similar applications.
* In-depth knowledge of project planning and scheduling methodologies, including critical path analysis, resource leveling, and earned value management.
* Familiarity with relevant industry standards, codes, and regulations related to construction projects.
* Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex project data and provide accurate recommendations.
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with project stakeholders at all levels.
* Proven ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines while maintaining attention to detail.
* Solid understanding of construction processes, methodologies, and sequencing.
* Professional certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP) or Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) will be an advantage.
What's in it for you?
As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including first class medical cover, generous annual leave, and paid professional subscriptions.
Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
Apply now and be the future of WSP!
WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic.
About the Company
WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With 36,000 talented people in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.