Lead Planning Engineer

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates

Job Description

Wood has an opportunity for a Lead / Principal Planning Engineer to join our team in Abu Dhabi.

This is a challenging and diverse role where you will have the opportunity to provide a complete planning service to the project management team on large, complex projects with a global reach, as well as support to the corporate Planning Manager and Proposals group within the Project Controls Department.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience in one or more of upstream oil and gas, midstream, LNG, refining, petrochemicals, chemicals and power industries.

Your skills and expertise will be utilised across a range of domestic and international projects, starting in the bid phase, continuing through to award, project set up and execution through all phases.


+ Review and understand all relevant project documentation including scope of services, project execution plan, proposal/project schedule (including manpower projection plan), WBS, conditions of contract

+ Work within the standard planning/scheduling procedures. Ensure that these procedures fulfil client requirements and develop additional project specific procedures where necessary

+ Prepare activity plans to accomplish all work required by the procedures and to ensure that sufficient planning resources are provided

+ Direct and control the work of all Planning Engineers assigned to the project

+ Mentor and develop Planning team members, where appropriate

+ Assist Manager, Planning with performance appraisals of assigned Planning Engineers

+ Liaise with Client Project Control personnel as necessary

+ To ensure the timely preparation and issue of a full suite of baseline planning and reporting controls

+ Lead regular schedule review meetings with the project team including schedule development and schedule risk workshops as required

+ Identify and control schedule interfaces between other Affiliate or Joint Venture Partners, licensors' and subcontractors' activities

+ Produce current physical progress reports and final job statistics

+ Maintain accurate schedule and control curves in an updated condition

+ Analyse schedule trends and produce regular forecasts of schedule performance and issues for project review

+ Prepare and issue project action reports to Project Manager/Project Control Manager

+ Relevant degree / Chartered Engineer or appropriate experience

+ Primavera P6 102

+ Primavera P6 106

Desirable Qualifications

+ Level 5 QCF in Planning/Project Controls

+ Member of a Professional Institution

+ Specialist knowledge in project control system (Primavera P6)

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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