Project Planner

Cattrell Hudson Partners Limited
West Bromwich
Up to £47.00 per Hour Ltd Co.
13 Mar 2018
31 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently looking for a Project Planner to work for a major automotive organisation based in West Midlands

Reference No: J0011750

Job Title: Project Planner

Location: West Midlands

Rate: Up to £47.00 per Hour Ltd Co.

The Company:

*An engineering services company providing solutions to Nuclear, Energy & Defence Industries in the UK and Globally.

The Role:

*A major project is now approaching the Commissioning & Installation phase and as such we will be providing a site-based team at our client's site in Valduc, France.

*The site-based team will include a Site Planner, who will report on a day to day basis to the Site Manager (and functionally to the home office-based Project Controls Manager in West Midlands).

*The role will involve 37 hours actual work per week in France and further c. 8 hours per week travelling early Monday morning and late Friday afternoon/ evening.

*All travel costs, including flights, taxis and accommodation will be paid for directly by the business.

*Food may need to be purchased by the individual but will be reimbursed via approved expenses.

*The travel time and costs will be a standard approach for the entire site-based team; the exact details of which are still under consideration.

*The role is expected to last c. 8 months commencing in January/ February 2018.

*Due to the nature of the work, full SC clearance is essential for this role, which we would look to transfer from an existing employee as soon as is reasonably practical.

*The role will include daily progress updates, tracking a detailed P6 plan.

*Further core planning activities and skills are listed below.

Key responsibilities

*Establishment of project schedule, resources and budgets to agreed estimates and timescales

*Obtaining feedback from budget holders

*Completion of schedule updates on a weekly or daily basis

*Analysis of project resource demands/availability

*Assessment of man-hours and associated costs, purchasing costs and expense costs on a weekly basis

*Assessment of committed and actual purchase costs/forecasts

*Production of timely and accurate internal reports/schedules

*Week to week comparisons

*Comparisons and performance measurement against previous forecasts

*Production of reports from planning software

*Earned Value Analysis

*Critical Path Analysis

*Resource Analysis

*Look-ahead schedules

*Production of timely and accurate Client schedules/reports

*Inclusion of change as per the change control system

*Development and maintenance of reporting systems in order to meet project demands

*Assessment of progress and subsequent reporting of project KPIs

*Identification and prioritisation of likely overspends

*Participation in Risk Management process and inclusion of mitigating action

*Liaise with project engineers to develop and instil an appreciation of planning issues/importance

*Liaise with client planning engineers and project personnel

*Development of planning structure and reporting in line with Project and client WBS

*Accuracy of all data and reports presented

*Take direction from the project manager for any ad-hoc planning/reporting or assessments

Required Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

*Demonstrate good knowledge of project scheduling, resourcing and costing

*Experience in using Primavera P6 software essential

*Fully conversant in all aspects of Earned Value Analysis and project cost controls

*HNC/HND in engineering or similar

*Data manipulation skills particularly within MS Excel and MS Access

*Excellent IT skills (MS Excel, Access and VBA), numeric and analytical skills

*Good spoken and written English

*@Risk for Excel or similar risk analysis software

*Visual Basic for Applications


*4-8 weeks in West Midlands, 37hrs per week

*8-12 months in France, 10 days on 4 days off (travel will be flexible)

Additional Information:

*Recruitment Consultant: Greg Auburn

*Tel: ***********

Our clients are unable to provide sponsorship for Tier 2 visas; therefore only candidates eligible to work in the UK need apply!

Here at Cattrell Hudson we pride ourselves on the service we offer to both clients and candidates. Providing the best possible service is mandatory to us, and this has helped us develop and grow our candidate base over the years. We see all of our candidates as individuals and always do our best to meet their expectations.

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Terms & Conditions:

-If you are a limited company contractor or through an umbrella company, all payments are to be invoiced to Cattrell Hudson Partners Limited and will be paid within 30 days

-If you are a permanent employee, this will be paid as a salary bonus

-Candidates must not already be in contact with CH or on our database

-Payment is due only after a placed contractor has completed 26 weeks of the contract

-Payment is due only after a placed permanent employee passes the probation and rebate period

-Payment is only due on initial placement – further placements are excluded

-There is no limit to the number of candidates you may refer

In the event of any dispute, CH Technical Recruitment’s decision is final.

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