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Planning Manager

Mace

Dubai, UAE

Ref: QP928-285

Job description / Role

The opportunity

Be a part of our international consultancy business that spans our five global hubs, where we oversee work for world leading organisations across the public and private sectors.

Our Middle East and North Africa hub started in 1998 and has successfully operated in a wide range of countries, delivering project and programme management and cost consultancy services.

The role

Planning Manager

Your responsibilities will include:

• Managing the performance of the baseline schedule and the maintenance and control.
• Collecting and interpreting schedule data and providing output to the programme and project teams.
• Monitoring actual performance against the schedule to identify delay, early and late completion.
• Interfacing with the project technical staff to define change to schedules and identification of variances from the original plan.
• Identifying and evaluating associated schedule, resource conflicts and potential cost impacts and issues.
• Requiring to work closely with the contractors, evaluating their schedules and actively manage the schedules with them to ensure a successful outcome.
• Managing and maintaining schedules on a variety of projects with project manager’s at the same time.
• Managing schedules at various phases from feasibility through to handover to client.
• Developing of scheduling reports, together with the planning and controls leads.
• Collecting and interpreting schedule data and providing output to the programme and project teams.
• Interfacing with the project technical staff to define change to schedules and identification of variances from the original plan.

Requirements

The requirements

Your experience, knowledge and skills need to include:

• Minimum 7 years of professional experience.
• Residential project experience.
• Strong appreciation of health and safety.
• Broad project experience from a range of sectors.
• Expertise in using various planning software.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• Expertise in building and maintaining key client relationships.
• Proactive approach to identification and resolution of issues.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
• Strong influencing skills.

Qualifications:

• A relevant degree qualification.
• Member of chartered quality institute or equivalent.

“Mace is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our people to excel.”

About the Company

Mace is an international consultancy and construction company that has delivered world class projects since 1990. Today we employ over 6,000 people across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East North Africa and India, North America, Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Four simple values guide our behaviour in our pursuit of a better way; Safety first - going home safe and well, Client focus - deliver on our promise, Create opportunity - for our people to excel, Integrity - always doing the right thing. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most complex and inspiring projects around the world.

We support our people who are aiming to achieve an academic or professional qualification that will help them develop personally and deliver to the highest standard for our clients. At Mace you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills and define your own path.

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