Role Outline/Responsibilities:

Client Overview:

The current Jacobs Framework supports the client in the following Discipline Areas:

  • Project Management
  • Project Engineering
  • Quality Management & Engineering
  • HSE Management & Engineering

The client owns and operates 8 nuclear, 2 coal and 1 gas-fired power stations, plus gas storage facilities, renewable assets and two administration offices. The coming together of the coal, gas and renewable assets with nuclear stations makes it the largest electricity supplier by volume and the biggest generator of low carbon electricity in Britain, providing 25% of the UK’s total electricity.

The projects encompass the full spectrum of the Investment Delivery Process from Concept, through Design, to Implementation and Commissioning. All disciplines, Mechanical, Electrical, C&I, Civils & Construction.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Project Controls Group Head, the Planning Engineer is responsible for providing planning support to the Client work portfolio. The main focus will be to work with Project Managers to develop & manage schedules to incorporate risk, change, resource requirements and cost in accordance with Client company requirements and standards.

The Planning Engineer will create plans for the full project lifecycle including development and design – must have at least 3 years’ experience in a similar role.

General Project Overview:

Dungeness B power station is undertaking a significant investment programme to maintain equipment reliability and deliver improvements in plant and infrastructure material condition.

Project(s) in Scope:

  • Various station projects
  • Value – £50M

Essential Traits:

  • The candidate should have good leadership qualities, be highly motivated, well organised and capable of working within a closely-knit team.
  • They need to be able to respond well to the demands of working in the nuclear sector.
  • They need to be able to communicate, build relationships, be proactive and be part of a team.

Competency:

  • Appropriate training and good working knowledge of the version of Primavera – P6
  • Understand the inter-relationship between time, cost and commercial aspects of the project life cycle.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Develop, control, monitor, analyse and report on schedule related aspects for designated projects within a Portfolio.
  • Establish and monitor a cost and resource loaded, logic linked, baseline plan for the project in accordance with CTO Programme Office processes.
  • Capture project budgetary costs and resources in the plan to determine time phasing of expenditure and the total project budget.
  • Establish robust Work Breakdown and Project Control Structures in terms of project scope, in accordance with Investment Delivery processes, templates and Procedures.
  • Work with the Project Manager and the Project team to establish the project activities, cost and durations and ensure that these reflect project scope, constraints and commitments. Challenge as necessary to ensure compatibility and compliance.
  • Interface with other departments regarding the project’s activities which may have an impact and ensure these are correctly captured.
  • Facilitate acceptance of and ensure that the project plan embraces the full project work scope, is fit for purpose and is achievable. This to be done in collaboration with the Project Manager and the project’s Key Team Members / Task Managers.
  • Ensure that any necessary planning interface with the site Work Management Process (WMP) is established.
  • Maintain and control project baselines in line with company procedures and guidance.
  • Support the Client business planning process.
  • Ensure the reasons for, and the factors influencing each change to the project’s baseline plan plus the implications of such change are understood and communicated with the wider project team.
  • Liaise with project team members and contractors with regards to progress and cost forecasting.
  • Monitor, control and analyse the project programme and cost information using Earned Value methodologies, identify variances and bring these to the attention of the Project Manager with possible alternatives, prepare specific reports to facilitate challenge and analysis to meet the project’s specific needs.
  • Challenging schedule and cost variances against the baseline plan with individual task leaders/contractors and or outside stakeholder management as necessary to enable mitigation.
  • Integrate 3rd party schedules and data into the overall project plan.
  • Contribute to progress meetings, as required, in support of the Project Manager.
  • Regular interfacing and integration with the project controls team to maintain an aligned financial
  • position with the Project Plan.
  • Contribute to the drafting and updating of Project Documents (PDD, IRM papers etc.) to ensure that they contain the project scope of work, KPI’s, payment milestones and the methodology for controlling the project schedule, costs and variances etc.
  • Contribute to Lessons Learnt process throughout the project lifecycle.

Accountabilities:

To the Line Manager for:

  • Delivering allocated roles and tasks in a safe manner to the specified functional criteria, goals and objectives, compliant with appropriate legislation, Project Procedures and within the approved project baseline, scope, cost, schedule and quality requirements.
  • Early identification of issues and/or concerns that either have the potential or will impact the project baseline.
  • Providing accurate and timely information, data and reports regarding the project status, activities and performance.
  • Managing assigned small projects, jobs and tasks ensuring that the work is conducted in a safe, timely and effective manner in line with the relevant procedures.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must recognise the importance of nuclear safety and zero harm

Security Clearance:

  • BPSS level security clearance required

Notes:

Note1: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the responsibilities & activities that the job holder may be required to undertake

Note2: T&S package is not paid for non-locals

Note3: Expected to attend client site during normal working hours Monday to Friday – 40hrs per week

Note4: Please provide travel plan to site to undertake this role / salary expectation / current notice period on Cover Letter with this application

Qualifications

Essential:

  • Minimum of HNC/HND ideally in an Engineering discipline or relevant experience.
  • Good working knowledge of the version of Primavera – P6.
  • Relevant experience in Project Controls and/or Project Delivery, preferably in a highly regulated environment.
  • Breadth of experience across whole project and programme lifecycle. (e.g. Engineering, Procurement,
  • Construction, Installation/Commissioning processes).
  • High level of numeracy and excellent analytical skills.
  • The ability to reconcile cost information as it applies to the programmes of work.
  • Proficient in the interpretation of estimating, scheduling, programming and risk tools.
  • Proficient in the use of Earned Value Analysis.
  • Working knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation.

  • Strong leadership capability, able to communicate with individuals, groups and stakeholders.
  • Make a positive impact at technical and business meetings.
  • Able to address problems in a logical manner, viewing them from several aspects and recommend suitable solutions.
  • Experience in business improvement and organisation learning techniques.
  • Good organisational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communications skills & interpersonal skills, including questioning for clarification and establishing of facts, observation and active listening.
  • Ability to cope well under pressure & work within tight timeframes,
  • Clear decision-making ability with the acumen to judge complex situations & assess when to escalate issues.
  • Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Proficient in MS Office.
  • Fluent English – written & verbal.

Desirable:

  • Formal project management qualification - PMQ preferable (APMP-level D).
  • Awareness of EDF standards & procedures beneficial.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution.
  • French language – written & verbal.

Security Clearance:

  • BPSS level security clearance required.

Additional:

  • Must recognise the importance of nuclear safety and zero harm.