Senior Planner Wood Abu Dhabi

Wood is currently in need of a qualified candidates for the role of a Senior Planner in Abu Dhabi. Wood’s career page announced this job vacancy on 2 April 2024. Candidate desirous for this role must make use of this opportunity and apply now. Job ID for this vacancy is 6009.

Responsibilities of A Senior Planner

  • Will be Planning focal point for specific project scopes.
  • Review and maintain planning control structures are developed and maintained in alignment with approved project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Review and maintain baseline project plans and schedules using appropriate scheduling software.
  • Monitor and control planning activities through all phases of project lifecycle.
  • Liaise with engineering, procurement and construction functions, and others as required, including third parties, to maintain awareness of project activities, their status, and their impact on the project schedule and manpower requirements.
  • Provide copies of project plans and schedules in accordance with project reporting requirements.
  • Provide copies of project progress and performance status reports in accordance with project reporting requirements.
  • Review and issue updates to project plans and schedules.
  • Review and issue updates to project manpower requirements.
  • Monitor and assess schedule impact of change notifications.
  • Monitor and review overall project progress status, achievement of major milestones, and evaluate project performance in relation to planned performance.
  • Attend internal project progress and performance status meetings as required.
  • Liaise with cost discipline to ensure accurate and timely control and forecasting of man-hour budgets and ensure that the impact of all change requests are properly assessed and included in the schedules.

What You’ll Do More

  • Participate in schedule risk analysis.
  • Participate and lead Project Controls Compliance and Continuous Improvement Reviews.
  • Play an active role in the mentoring and career development of Planning personnel.
  • Maintain project schedules in accordance with approved contract and project Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Issue project plans and schedules in accordance with contract reporting calendar and on an as required basis.
  • All project schedules are fully logic linked and show the critical path and total float for all activities.
  • The project schedule is baselined at the time of approval by the client of funding for the project.
  • All project schedules contain resources in accordance with the corporate standards.
  • Maintains a standard set of agreed milestonee within both the schedule and the cost reporting database.

Requirements For Senior Planner

The eligibility requirements for role of a Senior Planner are as under:

  • Bachelors Degree in a relevant technical or business discipline (or equivalent gained through relevant vocational training and/or industry experience).
  • Incumbents will typically have a minimum 10 years relevant scheduling/planning experience.
  • Prior experience in a senior planning role.

Knowledge & Skills Desired

  • Advanced knowledge of Primavera and other scheduling software and related tools and techniques including Logic and CPM analysis, resource loading and levelling.
  • Advanced knowledge of Project Execution Procedures for Scheduling.
  • Advanced understanding of WBS & CBS structures and project reporting capabilities.
  • Advanced ability to develop project schedules and plans.
  • Advanced ability to prepare resource loading, progress and staffing plans.
  • Excellent understanding of earned value application, cost and schedule variance analyses/trending and what-if scenarios.
  • Advanced understanding of project management principles and techniques.
  • Strong understanding of Cost Management, Change Control, Planning & Risk Analysis & Management.

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