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Engineer - planning (9-month contract)

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

Main Purpose of the Job:
The Planning Engineer will be responsible for the overall control of project schedules, development and monitoring all planning/scheduling work being done.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:
  • Integrate schedule requirements and constraints to establish work sequences for all disciplines or specialties.
  • Review and assess the work sequences with the developed and agreed project plan
  • Establish and implement methods of determining activity schedules within the project team
  • Develop quantity release and/or installation curves
  • Review and approve invoice verification for payment based on cost-loaded schedules
  • Review schedule data – identify and acquire information needed to complete work logics to interface between project teams.
  • Determines critical-path activities for project milestones
  • Identify significant supporting for all milestones and identify and develop critical path for each project team and activities
  • Monitor schedule deviations including subcontractor submittals; recommend corrective action/work-around any issues that may arise
  • Prepare schedule commentary appearing in progress reports
  • Clarify activities that have a critical impact on the schedule; prepare the critical items action report
  • Oversee all work being carried out by project teams and contractors to ensure compliance with the specifications of the project and contract

Candidate Specification

Essential Candidate Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree within Civil Engineering or any relevant discipline
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years’ experience within planning and scheduling; experience of working on large construction programs will have an added advantage; aviation experience would be a distinct advantage
  • Must be knowledgeable of Primavera (P6) scheduling.
    Proven ability to perform in a technical role, possess good written and oral communication skills, and have a thorough of industry practices and regulations
  • In Mott MacDonald, we have a strong policy ethical behaviour and expect the highest standards of ethical practice. These are at the core of our corporate values hence do not engage in any aspects of bribery or corrupt practice. As such, we expect staff must always act:
    • Professionally
    • With integrity
    • With due skill, care and diligence
    • In good faith, and
    • In compliance with all applicable laws
  • Ability to relate to people of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels including external stakeholders
  • Leadership and/or managerial experience along with mentoring skills
  • Ensure MacDonald HSE policies are implemented and adhered in every activity
  • Sound knowledge of professional and international standards
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