Company: Jacobs
Skills: Planner / Scheduler
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: West Kilbride, United Kingdom

Jacobs Description

Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. Providing a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, and construction - and program - management. Our 77,000+ employees in 400+ locations around the world serve a broad range of companies and organisations including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.
During our 125 years in the UK, we have been involved in some of the biggest and most challenging projects, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions to the country's most critical issues, from access to clean air and safe water, civil and national security and safeguarding mobility.
That's because Jacobs is much more than just a traditional engineering company.
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Business Unit Description:

Jacobs are recruiting for a Practitioner Planning Engineer to Join our EDF site team based at EDF Hunterston B.
The Critical Mission Solutions line of business supports our key client EDF with regards their nuclear fleet in the UK and has an annual turnover in excess of £40M. This is a key role within our Project Control Resource team which is spread across our UK network.
This role will support multiple projects within their UK wide project portfolio.

Role Outline/Responsibilities

Reporting to the Project Controls Group Head, the Planning Engineer is responsible for providing planning support to the EDF Energy Generation work portfolio. The focus will be to work with Project Managers to develop & manage schedules to incorporate risk, change, resource requirements and cost in accordance with EDF Energy Generation Company requirements and standards. The Planning Engineer will create plans for the full project lifecycle including development and design.

Key Responsibilities & Outcomes
• 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 EDF Energy 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 contains 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.


Key Competencies and Underpinning Knowledge
• Appropriate training and good working knowledge of the latest version of Primavera.
• Understand the inter-relationship between time, cost and commercial aspects of the project life cycle

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

• Minimum of HNC/HND ideally in an Engineering discipline or relevant experience.
• Breadth of experience across whole project and programme lifecycle. (e.g. Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation/Commissioning processes).
• Working knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation.
• High level of numeracy and excellent analytical skills.
• Excellent MS Office skills, well versed in the preparation of reports and information using packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Exhibits a strong awareness of the level of interaction required with the project team function to support the successful delivery of projects.
• 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.
• Self motivated with good interpersonal skills working in a team environment.
• Good attention to detail with good time management skills.
• Excellent communication and presentational skills.
• Able to use initiative.
• Ability to work flexibly within the demands of the project, where appropriate, while maintaining the procedural and quality requirements of EDF Energy.

• Relevant experience in Project Controls and/or Project Delivery, preferably in a highly regulated environment
• Evidence of strong engineering background, ideally within a safety/regulated environment.

Terms and Conditions:
Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time

Hours; 40 Mon - Fri

Location: EDF Hunterston

Salary: TBV


Our Culture

At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go 'BeyondZero' by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours' contracts.

When you join Jacobs, you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

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Equal Opportunities

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.