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Planning Engineer

  1. Dubai
R-117411

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AtkinsRéalis is currently looking for a Planning Engineer in Dubai, UAE to join a large programme of work.

About AtkinsRéalis

Created by the integration of long-standing organizations dating back to 1911, AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology to transform the world's infrastructure and energy systems. We deploy global capabilities locally to our clients and deliver unique end-to-end services across the whole life cycle of an asset including consulting, advisory & environmental services, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning and capital. The breadth and depth of our capabilities are delivered to clients in key strategic sectors such as Engineering Services, Nuclear, Operations & Maintenance and Capital. News and information are available at www.atkinsrealis.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

Requirements:

  • Must have an undergraduate engineering degree from a reputable university.
  • Must possess (minimum) 12 years of total experience and 8 years GCC experience preferred.
  • Must be currently based in UAE.
  • Experience working in Villa, Residential and mixed-use projects.
  • Client-side experience managing PMC’s, LDC’s Cost Consultants and other stakeholders.
  • Strong experience in PCM of major capital projects.
  • Strong Pre and post contract experience managing design and procurement activities.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication, reporting, and presentation skills.
  • Independent worker who can work well with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage resources within the local Project Control team
  • Possess good project background and proven English language technical writing ability and skills and in the development of project control processes and procedures.
  • PMP or other professional certifications.
  • Advanced skills in MS Office Suits.
  • Arabic Language preferred.
  • Experience in using Primavera P6, ACONEX & Oracle suite.
  • Sound knowledge of project controls practices, broad knowledge of cost, risk, change and specific knowledge in earned value management
  • Extensive knowledge of best reporting practices in the areas of dashboards, and KPIs.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Planner's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Works with a team of professional planners and scheduled to establish the baseline schedule.
  • Evaluate current procedures to create more efficient / cost effective management of resources in the following areas:

Procurement Change orders Document Control and Administrative Practices Invoicing and Accounting Programme Close Out EOT / Dispute Resolution Monitors, analyses & reports on project performance using qualitative and quantitative tools. Recommends modifications to improve effectiveness and attain project milestones. Plans, coordinates and monitors activities of assigned projects to develop and implement procedures, processes and systems. Setting-up Primavera Project Management System P6 (latest version) for program management across the planning team with all stakeholders. Reviews and updates Project Management Plans relevant to Project Controls. Supports in preparing and maintaining the master programme for the project. Review and analyse data/schedule received from the other organisations (Designers, PMCs, and Contractors). Plans and provides direction as required for the preparation of planning and scheduling control systems. Works with other functions such as Procurement, Technical, Logistic relating to understand their requirement and provide direction to project control team. Assisting in the consultant selection process for commercial and technical evaluation. Assisting in establishing / delivering formal reporting arrangements on project progress for the client and project. Reviewing contract documents, suggesting changes for planning and programming aspects and the addition of new clauses if necessary. Arranging planning workshops/meetings to discuss and assist contractors / consultants to close their planning / project control issues. Prepares what if scenarios for different types of project schedules to support the Client. Review and Analyse any claims and EOT requests. Conduct benchmarking data collection analysis for similar projects (buildings and infrastructure). Makes recommendations for possible acceleration to the schedule. Assist in developing the document control system and communication flow for the project. Reviewing Schedule construction programmes received from contractors and analysing them in line with the contractual requirements. Preparing progress presentations for the clients. Developing weekly and monthly progress report protocols / templates for progress reporting and monitoring progress against it. Assist in risk assessment and mitigation plans. Monitoring design, procurement and construction progress for compliance with contract requirements. Provide effective support for the projects in KSA. Identify projects area of concerns, analyze project schedule defects, recommend action plans, advice corrective action to the schedule paths that leads to more control and enhance project performance. Analyse Program / Project Risks and advise the client of any schedule issues that will affect the contract completion of the projects and ensure minimization of clashes and potential delays Assist in preparing the master programme for the projects. Incorporate / Integrate the Contractors program of works into the Master Schedule of works Prepare and Provide Program Management Plan (PMP) in consultation with Clients, as a guide to the project teams in performance of their duties; to identify responsibilities and coordinate various actions and procedures into one comprehensive document Developing the document control system and communication flow for the projects including details on communication procedures and document control systems. Establishing formal reporting protocols / templates on projects. Reviewing contract documents, suggesting changes for planning and programming aspects and the addition of new clauses if necessary. Reviewing construction programmes received from contractors and analysing them in line with the contractual requirements. Analyse Contractor’s Delay Claims to establish the contractually justified extension of time and provide recommendation for the client approval. Prepare, review and advise on Stakeholder Management Plan including identification of stakeholders, communication assessment and aligning communication plan in line with master programme

Rewards & Benefits

  • We offer an excellent package which includes:
  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance;
  • Transportation allowance;
  • 22 working days annual leave
  • Medical and life insurance cover;
  • Company gratuity scheme;
  • Discretionary bonus scheme;
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin

AtkinsRéalis is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We aim to provide quality and fairness for all job applicants and employees and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, religious conviction or disablement. We oppose all forms of unlawful treatment and discrimination.

Our aim is for the company to be representative of all sections of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applications equally.

We pursue this commitment by:

  • Having clear and concise procedures and guidelines for both line managers and employees to ensure policies are fully understood and implemented;
  • Complying with the relevant employment legislation and codes of practice;
  • Ensuring that all existing employees, potential employees, colleagues and customers are treated equally and with respect;
  • Ensuring that the workplace is an environment free from discrimination, harassment, victimisation and bullying regardless of an individual’s gender, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, religious conviction or disablement;
  • Making all decisions relating to recruitment, selection or promotion according to the employees’ ability.
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