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  • UK, Scotland, Lanarkshire, Glasgow
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent
  • Full time

Job Title : Planner

Location : Glasgow


To play an active role in the management support, planning and controlling of projects within the T&D Business Unit. Development and preparation of execution plans for multi-staged bid proposals, providing hands on project delivery support by facilitating the planning, scheduling and controlling processes while clearly communicating fact-based answers to key questions surrounding performance and status which will aid in effective decision making. Ensuring consistency of application of methodologies & processes within the Business Unit Portfolio.


Provide a high quality of service to the project manager

Review Contract documentation and highlight key schedule and tracking requirements

Develop fully integrated construction schedule in conjunction with the Main Contractor and Project Manager

Support in client schedule negotiations

Labour & Metrics load the schedule based on hours & quantities received from the Commercial Team

Develop the required Trackers and Reporting templates

Measure & track weekly progress and efficiency in consultation with the Site Team and validate this formally with the Commercial Team every 2 / 3 weeks

Highlight potential risks and roadblocks to the project team and Lead Projects Planner on an ongoing basis


Business Unit Support

Point of contact for the Project Manager for all project related planning issues

Develop Schedule’s and Histograms for Bid Support as required by the Lead Projects Planner

Programme Co-ordination (Planning Phase of Project Life Cycle):

Support the implementation of Planning Process

Review Contract documentation concerning Schedule and Reporting Requirements and ensure that they are met

Facilitate Planning Meeting(s) where required

Produce High Level Target Schedule with the PM considering current emerging IFC project information

Optimize build schedule & develop “Pinch Pint Register” identifying where we are not in agreement with Main Contractors / CMT schedule

High level labour load of Target Schedule to be completed and S-Curve to be produced

Submit the Schedule and S-curve (& all subsequent schedules) for review to the Lead Projects Planner to ensure compliance with internal standards

Negotiation strategy to be developed to deal with main contractor schedule risk – influence favourable outcome to KGE

Organize with PM & attend meeting with Main Contractor / CMT to negotiate and agree optimum build schedule – minute and circulate

Revise / Develop and add agreed level of detail to schedule

Assist Main Contractor / CMT in development of an overall integrated schedule

Ensure that the schedule is “Labour Loaded” and aligned with the Commercial Department Budgets – highlight any weeks where large progress is forecasted to PM’s and Lead Projects Planner

Produce Build Methodology / Phasing Drawings

Present the latest version of the schedule to the construction team to ensure there is a thorough understanding

Support in Risk identification & mitigation

Status and Performance Advisor (Controlling Phase of Project Life Cycle):

Provide clear communication of early warnings to project management teams obtained from progress reports and knowledge of project field conditions

Suggest ways to improve performance to project teams

Monitor package progress and efficiency (direct and subcontract) provide “estimate at completion” on labour man-hour spend in conjunction with the Commercial Team

Chair and facilitate weekly “Look Ahead” Meetings on site with SM’s as required

Progress Measuring / recording & collating actual installation progress for installation progress reporting

Weekly Spent / Earned man-hours efficiency reporting in conjunction with the Commercial Team

Compilation of and issuing of period progress reports (internal / external)

Produce Weekly “Drop-line Schedule” cw. 2 week look ahead and 2 week retrospective

Schedule management, revision and maintenance

Escalation of risk items to the PM and Lead Projects Planner


Look for new opportunities to improve service to “Internal Customers”

Look for new opportunities to improve processes

The above list of tasks, activities, responsibilities and accountabilities is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post. Job descriptions will be regularly reviewed to ensure they are an accurate representation of the post.


Engineering or Construction Management Related Degree / Trade Certification (any of these with the right experience)

3-5 years’ experience / demonstrate ability to develop and implement plans, monitor and control work

Must be capable of producing project plans from design and commercial information

Microsoft Project / P6 or Equivalent Planning Software, Microsoft Office tools – Excellent report writing skills

Time management essential to satisfy demands of busy schedule and reporting calendar

  • Quote ref: 100542/22630

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