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11 months ago
Balfour Beatty
Location: Leeds
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Building Services
Category: Planning Jobs
Senior Planning Engineer

Job number: UK13887

Company/Division: Power Transmission Distribution

Career area: Project Management

Country: UK


UK, Yorkshire and Humber, Leeds

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About the role

Balfour Beatty is currently recruiting for a Senior Planning Engineer to join our Power Transmission & Distribution business based in Leeds.

Joining a team of 4 Planners, this role will report into the Planning Manager. You will be responsible for the updating and maintenance of all aspects of the Substation project P6 programme. This role will require UK wide travel which is fully expensed.

What you'll be doing

On a day to day basis you will be responsible for the following:-

* Planning, structuring and leading the planning of the project programme of works.
* Managing the interface between the programme and the operational staff through structured meetings, programme and progress reporting.
* Highlighting both the dependencies and the interfaces between stakeholders.
* Identifying programme risks and propose mitigation strategies.
* Identifying programme opportunities and propose capture strategies.
* Maintaining a fully logically linked Primavera P6 project programme
* Ensuring the schedule is resourced (plant and personnel) and update to reflect modifications in execution strategy.
* Providing regular updates to the programme to allow project staff to plan their works.
* Updating and report progress of the project at regular intervals to the Planning Manager and Project Manager.
* Reporting on key resources including staff; operatives, key plant and equipment, supply chain and other project milestones to allow the project to proceed in accordance with the baseline.
* Providing the appropriate programming, management and interfaces between business functions and the delivery team to ensure that contractual milestones in all sections of the project delivery programme are understood, monitored and adhered to in a controlled and appropriately timely manner.
* Ensuring that the established planning and scheduling methodology is followed.
* Assisting with the preparation of the monthly programme report and dashboards
* Providing mentoring to junior members of staff within the planning department.
* Deputise for the regional Planning Manager as required.

Who we're looking for

The following experience/qualifications are required:-

* Working knowledge of Primavera preferably on Power Transmission projects
* Operational experience of construction projects
* Knowledge of Project Management methodology
* Proven ability in working with operational teams to capture real time progress
* Experience working in an NEC3 contract environment
* Holds the APMP or APM Practitioner Qualification
* Knowledge of Change Management techniques.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our skilled and dedicated teams deliver a range of proactive and reactive services which support a reliable and safe supply of power flowing to millions of homes and businesses around the world. Our contracts range from GBP50,000 schemes to GBP100 million plus major projects.

Our people are our biggest asset and we focus on recruiting, training and developing the people who can apply innovation to deliver the infrastructure of the future. We nurture these talents, offer a great benefits package and continually invest in developing the skills of our people at every level.

About us

Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions.

With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid our teams have capability across overhead lines, cable tunnels, distribution networks and substations.

From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the worlds most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

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