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Project Planner – Birmingham, UK

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Job Title: Project Planner – Birmingham, UK

Shaping energy solutions to empower sustainable connectivity.

We combine SNC-Lavalin’s project management expertise and ABB’s deep technological knowledge to create a company dedicated to substations – we are Linxon.

Linxon is a joint venture company set up by SNC-Lavalin and ABB to execute turnkey electrical AC substation projects, combining SNC-Lavalin’s project management expertise and ABB’s deep technological knowledge.

Linxon’s vision is to deliver the best market offer for turnkey substation projects through world-class power technologies and highest level of competence in managing infrastructure projects

Linxon – A Leading Engineering Company:

As one of the leading engineering companies, we help our customers with turnkey solutions in the field of substations for power transmission, renewable energy and transportation.

As a single point of contact, we combine the accumulated knowhow of key-suppliers and contractors so that customers benefit from efficient solutions, increased industrial productivity and a lower environmental impact in a sustainable way.

Project Planner:

As part of our project controls team in Birmingham, you will be the responsible project planner for several construction projects. In this client-facing role, your contribution will be crucial for the successful execution of our projects from tendering to project closeout through providing guidance to the project manager and the project team. You are responsible for preparing and continuously monitoring the program to accurately reflect progress, to identify critical paths and to ensure action plans are developed and implemented anticipating and resolving bottlenecks and issues in a proactive and timely manner.

Responsibilities and Tasks include:

  • Implementing and maintaining the company’s Integrated Project Controls System
  • Identifying and applying Project Controls best practices
  • Working closely with project management and other project stakeholders
  • Liaising with the client
  • Reviewing the project scope and contract documents, suggesting changes for planning and scheduling aspects
  • Developing project WBS and progress measurement templates including s-curves
  • Developing base line schedules using the full capabilities of scheduling software
  • Leading interactive planning sessions with the project team
  • Incorporating subcontract schedules into the Master Project Schedule & report on performance of subcontractors and partners
  • Producing Master Project Schedule Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Updating and optimizing project schedules
  • Resource load planning and scheduling
  • Identifying schedule slippages along with the root causes and mitigation options, communicating them effectively to the project team
  • Deploying Earned Value Management to monitor progress, to identify deviations and to propose mitigation actions
  • Effectively manage schedule float
  • Supporting cost controls in the preparation of the cost to complete estimate vs. physical progress
  • Developing and issuing weekly and monthly progress reports
  • Developing & managing the Project Schedule Risk Register
  • Supporting the Change Management process and ensuring all changes are incorporated into the Master Project Schedule
  • Developing What‐If‐Scenarios & recovery plans due to programme slippage and change requests
  • Supporting the preparation of EOT and cost claims, variation orders and claim reviews
  • Produce & submit Schedule Delay Analysis reports
  • Performing and coordinating ad-hoc project controls analysis and support
  • Assisting project management to develop and enforce lessons learned within the company and
  • contributing to Linxon’s worldwide development, assisting other regions to build a strong knowledge network

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Good hands on experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) or strong -highly experienced with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS)
  • Extensive experience in Project Controls especially project planning and scheduling
  • Advanced Primavera P6 knowledge and strong knowledge and expertise in standard industry planning and scheduling tools
  • Schedule Risk Analysis software experience
  • Strong MS Excel skills for analysis and reporting
  • Experience in establishing schedule baselines
  • Good understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Experience in EPC contract execution and construction management
  • Field experience
  • Ability to gather and analyse data, to draw conclusions and make appropriate recommendations
  • Risk management experience
  • Quality-focused with strong attention to detail
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Strong and effective communicator
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to deliver under minimal direct supervision
  • Develop good working practices and continually strive for improvements in cooperation with other project offices
  • Adhere to all safety, health, and environmental rules and regulations

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Oracle Primavera P6 Certification
  • Proficient Primavera Risk Analysis / Industry standard Risk analysis package
  • Certified Planning & Scheduling Professional (PSP), Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent credential(s)
  • Related work experience in Energy, offshore Wind and Rail sectors

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