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Planning Engineer – MEP Project

Al Futtaim Group

Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP698-6322

The Role

Al-Futtaim Engineering is multi disciplinary engineering organisation which has been operating throughout the United Arab Emirates since 1974. As a member of the Al-Futtaim Group, we enjoy the benefits of being a part of one of the leading business houses operating in the lower Gulf Region.

Through our five divisions, we offer a wide variety of products and services in the construction, commercial and industrial sectors. Our involvement in numerous large scale projects in the UAE has given us a wealth of experience. From Scaffolding to Elevators and Security Systems to Air-conditioning, Sanityware and Facilities Management, the Al-Futtaim name spells quality & reliability.

Our MEP Projects division provides solutions from design, engineering, supply, installation and commissioning in one coordinated package or as individual services in conjunction with other contractors. Some of our projects are residential buildings, offices, shopping malls, hospitals, hotels, schools, showrooms, public utility buildings, industrial units, mosques, warehouses, high rise towers and Infrastructure works.

In this role you will have the following responsibilities :

*Understanding of all MEP project disciplines & Civil Activities while ensuring that total project schedule needs and integration of schedule activities

*Preparing project schedule, manpower and quantity reports

*Ensuring the preparation and presentation of the Critical Items Action Report

*Monitoring critical activities based on the project schedule and advice project management

*Preparing project schedule analysis and studies of problem areas

*Preparing and submitting updated work program and cash flow curve showing actual progress

*Identifying areas of weakness and establishing means and methods for recovery

*Monitoring day to day work progress and preparing the weekly and monthly program and report

*Preparing monthly report that reflects work progress summary

*Liaising with project site management and client counterparts for specific planning and scheduling tasks

*Reporting to Project Manager about the current work progress and making comparison between plan and actual progress 

*Studying impact of alternative approaches to work

*Assisting in preparation work program, cash flow and manpower histogram for tenders

*Preparing Entitlement Programmes for Extension of Time (EOT) and acceleration of works

*Evaluating claims with respect to time and produce claim analysis report accordingly

*Conducting progress meetings Internal & External


To be successful in winning this role, the following are the prerequisites:

*Must have a bachelor's degree in engineering preferably Mechanical /Electrical, or similar technical qualification

*Must be Computer literate and experienced with Primavera (P3 & P6) and MS Project, Microsoft Word, Advanced Excel and Access

*Must have minimum 6 to 8 years of experience in project controls for MEP contracting industry operations

*Must be skilled in supervision, and training of technical and non-technical personnel

*Must be knowledgeable of engineering, construction and business management techniques

About the Company

Established in the 1930's, the Al-Futtaim Group initially operated as a trading enterprise. Rapid development throughout the 1940's and 50's saw it establish itself regionally as an integrated commercial, industrial and services organisation, positioning itself one of the leading business houses in the lower Gulf region. Today, it operates collectively over 40 companies bearing the Al-Futtaim name, dominates many market segments in the UAE, and has expanded its sphere of operation to include Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and Egypt.

The Group comprises a diverse range of strategically positioned operating subsidiaries and associate companies, structured to give the Al-Futtaim Group the flexibility and versatility to keep ahead of local competition while keeping pace with the ever-evolving global business scenario. The Groups continued investment in world-class systems technology is clear evidence of its commitment to maintain leading edge performance and service delivery.

The success of the Al-Futtaim Group can be attributed to a business approach that combines the ability to change with the traditional values of integrity, service and social responsibility that define its core business philosophy. This, linked with the Groups belief in decentralisation, gives the heads of the operating companies a high degree of functional autonomy and authority, providing the Group with essential flexibility, and individual employees a clearly defined work culture and sense of responsibility.