Job Title: Senior Construction Planner

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Job Overview

The Senior Planner will assist the Project Controls Manager (PCM) in producing time and resource plans and programmes for the projects, monitoring and reporting progress and forecasting completion dates required for the project using the prescribed standard, policies and procedures. In addition to this, he / she will be responsible to assist the Lead Estimator with compiling bid schedules and compiling portfolio of evidence for commercial claims.

Duties:

Financial, operational & Technical
  • Develop the following schedules and resource load where required:
    • Proposal / bid schedule
    • Level 4 construction / shutdown execution schedule
  • Do risk analysis on schedules to calculate P50 & P80 dates
  • Responsible for profit & losses for the awarded contract
  • Develop profit enhancement strategy for awarded contract and apply diligently
  • Change Management
  • Identify all possible opportunities to apply Value Engineering
  • Assisting in managing monthly Project Management Activity Review meetings
Leadership results
  • Must conduct a monthly performance management review with each subordinate.
  • Formulate a skill transfer plan for each of his subordinates.
  • Live and enforce M & D’s values.
Relationship results
  • Build & maintain a professional relationship within all client business units and stakeholders.
Operational excellence
  • Ensure execution excellence by soliciting input from all M & D Oil & Energy stakeholders prior and during schedule preparation.
  • Responsible for change management.
  • Develop profit enhancement strategies for each successful proposal.
  • Maintain effective two-way open communication with Clients, the team and all the relevant stakeholders.
  • Support in the interviewing, selection of new staff.
  • Support and participate in the training and development requirements of employees by ensuring that the necessary structures and systems are in place.
  • Develop and maintain departmental plans, policies, strategies and measures and translation thereof into operational plans in line with the organizational plan and discus them with the Construction team to ensure clear understanding.
  • Ensure functions provided by other Departments on site (e.g. Field Engineering, Contracts Administration, Materials Control, Commissioning and Site Administration) are performed effectively and in accordance with agreed schedule.
  • Lead the efforts of planning to establish the most time and cost-effective methods of erection and convert that to a working programme model.
  • Develop working control schedules (Workface Preparation Level 3 & 4) for day-to-day activities for area / units under control. (These should be agreed with key team members).
  • Monitor actual job progress, compare to baseline and report progress against schedule.
  • Forecast the impacts on schedule of proposed changes.
  • Attend management, project team and customer meetings as requested.
  • Develop and maintain an integrated progress reporting system including schedules, S-Curves, tables, milestones and earned value analysis.
  • Interact with discipline leads to obtain programme updates.
  • Act as a Planning Database Administrator for Projects.
  • Interrogate progress reports and prepare action plans on deviations to targets with recommended remedial actions.
  • Organise production and evaluation of alternative action plans to correct deviations from plan.
  • Leads and is responsible for the development of overall baseline programme in accordance with contract. (This should include Baseline programme capable of acceptance, Major Milestone Indicator (MMI), Network precedence with critical path, Level 2 roll up schedules, Level 3 working control schedules for procurement, fabrication and construction and level 4 detail schedules for construction).
  • Ensure contractors and sub‑contractors submit daily reports on manpower, equipment resources and progress, in accordance with contract requirements, programmes and M & D site procedures.
  • Ensure construction progress is effectively monitored or measured and reported.
  • Develop and maintain an integrated progress reporting system including schedules, S-Curves, tables, milestones and earned value analysis.
  • Assist management, project managers and colleagues to understand and accept scheduling concepts, theory and alternative approaches in scheduling project activities.
  • Be prepared to take on client facing roles as and when the project demands.
Risk results
  • Identify contractual and execution risk for each proposal and mitigate identified risk.
  • Maintain a zero-risk appetite towards unsafe acts & conditions.
  • Maintain labour harmony on areas of responsibility.
Qualifications
  • Matric or equivalent.
  • Planning Software
  • Formal or in-house Change Management training.
  • Formal or in-house NEC 2 or 3 training.
  • CCS planning and estimating experience would be an added benefit.
Experience
  • 8-15 years’ experience in a project / construction planning function in a Petro Chemical or Refinery related construction environment with at least 3 years in a lead/ supervisory role.
  • Knowledge of fabrication facilities and progress monitoring in respect of materials supplies fabrication milestones, shipping and logistics.
  • Experience in managing project planning staff.
  • Advanced skills in the use of Planning and Microsoft Office software.
  • Knowledge of project management and construction management tools/ systems.
  • Risk Analysis of construction schedules to determine P50 & P80 dates.
  • Knowledge and experience in CCS software will be an added advantage.
  • 5 Years’ experience working as a senior planner
  • 5 Years’ experience working with Planning P6.
  • Able to do a risk analysis on a schedule to determine the P50 & P80 dates.

Financial, operational & Technical

  • Develop the following schedules and resource load where required:
  • Proposal / bid schedule.
  • Level 4 construction / shutdown execution schedule
  • Do risk analysis on schedules to calculate P50 & P80 dates
  • Responsible for profit & losses for the awarded contract
  • Develop profit enhancement strategy for awarded contract and apply diligently.
  • Change Management
  • Identify all possible opportunities to apply Value Engineering.
  • Assisting in managing monthly Project Management Activity Review meetings

Leadership results

  • Must conduct a monthly performance management review with each subordinate.
  • Formulate a skill transfer plan for each of his subordinates.
  • Live and enforce M & D’s values.

Relationship results

  • Build & maintain a professional relationship within all client business units and stakeholders.

Operational excellence

  • Ensure execution excellence by soliciting input from all M & D Oil & Energy stakeholders prior and during schedule preparation.
  • Responsible for change management.
  • Develop profit enhancement strategies for each successful proposal.
  • Maintain effective two-way open communication with Clients, the team and all the relevant stakeholders.
  • Support in the interviewing, selection of new staff.
  • Support and participate in the training and development requirements of employees by ensuring that the necessary structures and systems are in place.
  • Develop and maintain departmental plans, policies, strategies and measures and translation thereof into operational plans in line with the organizational plan and discus them with the Construction team to ensure clear understanding.
  • Ensure functions provided by other Departments on site (e.g. Field Engineering, Contracts Administration, Materials Control, Commissioning and Site Administration) are performed effectively and in accordance with agreed schedule.
  • Lead the efforts of planning to establish the most time and cost-effective methods of erection and convert that to a working programme model.
  • Develop working control schedules (Workface Preparation Level 3 & 4) for day-to-day activities for area / units under control. (These should be agreed with key team members).
  • Monitor actual job progress, compare to baseline and report progress against schedule.
  • Forecast the impacts on schedule of proposed changes.
  • Attend management, project team and customer meetings as requested.
  • Develop and maintain an integrated progress reporting system including schedules, S-Curves, tables, milestones and earned value analysis.
  • Interact with discipline leads to obtain programme updates.
  • Act as a Planning Database Administrator for Projects.
  • Interrogate progress reports and prepare action plans on deviations to targets with recommended remedial actions.
  • Organise production and evaluation of alternative action plans to correct deviations from plan.
  • Leads and is responsible for the development of overall baseline programme in accordance with contract. (This should include Baseline programme capable of acceptance, Major Milestone Indicator (MMI), Network precedence with critical path, Level 2 roll up schedules, Level 3 working control schedules for procurement, fabrication and construction and level 4 detail schedules for construction).
  • Ensure contractors and sub‑contractors submit daily reports on manpower, equipment resources and progress, in accordance with contract requirements, programmes and M & D site procedures.
  • Ensure construction progress is effectively monitored or measured and reported.
  • Develop and maintain an integrated progress reporting system including schedules, S-Curves, tables, milestones and earned value analysis.
  • Assist management, project managers and colleagues to understand and accept scheduling concepts, theory and alternative approaches in scheduling project activities.
  • Be prepared to take on client facing roles as and when the project demands.

Risk results

  • Identify contractual and execution risk for each proposal and mitigate identified risk.
  • Maintain a zero-risk appetite towards unsafe acts & conditions.
  • Maintain labour harmony on areas of responsibility.

Qualifications:

  • Matric or equivalent.
  • Planning Software
  • Formal or in-house Change Management training.
  • Formal or in-house NEC 2 or 3 training.
  • CCS planning and estimating experience would be an added benefit.

Experience:

  • 8-15 years’ experience in a project / construction planning function in a Petro Chemical or Refinery related construction environment with at least 3 years in a lead/ supervisory role.
  • Knowledge of fabrication facilities and progress monitoring in respect of materials supplies fabrication milestones, shipping and logistics.
  • Experience in managing project planning staff.
  • Advanced skills in the use of Planning and Microsoft Office software.
  • Knowledge of project management and construction management tools/ systems.
  • Risk Analysis of construction schedules to determine P50 & P80 dates.
  • Knowledge and experience in CCS software will be an added advantage.
  • 5 Years’ experience working as a senior planner
  • 5 Years’ experience working with Planning P6.
  • Able to do a risk analysis on a schedule to determine the P50 & P80 dates.
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