Company: Wood
Skills: Planner / Scheduler
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking a Planner in order to grow its Perth Minerals & Metals group to meet the large demand in critical metals projects.

Wood is at the forefront of engineering solutions for a net zero future. A key component of decarbonising the world is the Mining and Minerals Industry which supplies the critical minerals required for this revolution.

Wood Minerals and Metals (Projects) is currently delivering critical metals projects (Battery and Magnet metals) all over the world, including Copper, Lithium, Vanadium, Rare Earths, and Base Metals projects.

As a key member of the team, duties will include (but not solely limited to):
  • Develop and maintain planning control structures are developed and maintained in alignment with approved project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Develop and maintain baseline project plans and schedules using appropriate scheduling software
  • Monitor and control planning activities through all phases of project lifecycle
  • Liaise with engineering, procurement and construction functions, and others as required, including third parties, to maintain awareness of project activities, their status, and their impact on the project schedule and resourcing requirements
  • Prepare and provide copies of project plans and schedules in accordance with project reporting requirements
  • Produce and issue updates to project plans, schedules and resource requirements
  • Monitor overall project progress status, achievement of major milestones, and evaluate project performance in relation to planned performance
  • Liaise with cost discipline to ensure accurate and timely control and forecasting of man-hour budgets and ensure that the impact of all change requests are properly assessed and included in the schedules
  • Participate in Project Controls Compliance and Continuous Improvement Reviews
  • Assist and support in the mentoring of junior planning personnel

Skills / Qualifications

As the ideal candidate, Wood is looking for someone who has worked within a consultancy with exposure to multiple projects across the mining, oil & gas, and/or resources industries, with anywhere from 2 years of experience, up to 15 years. You will have relevant skills and attributes such as:
  • Relevant scheduling/planning experience within the resources sector on medium to large scale projects
  • Proficient knowledge of Project Execution Procedures for Scheduling
  • Proficient understanding of WBS & CBS structures and project reporting capabilities
  • Ability to prepare resource loading, progress and staffing plans
  • Proficient understanding of earned value application, cost and schedule variance analyses/trending and what-if scenarios
  • Detailed understanding of project management principles and techniques
  • Good understanding of Cost Management, Change Control, Planning & Risk Analysis & Management
  • Demonstrates commitment to Wood Values, Visions & Behaviours
  • Apply analytical and statistical evaluation
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, handling multiple tasks and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Use initiative, experience and a proactive approach to problem solving.

Please note, only applicants holding valid working rights in Australia will be considered.

So much of our success depends on feeling part of a team with people around us that we can rely on. What unites us is our values: Care Courage & Commitment.

Wood will offer you:
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Support for professional development, access to a global network of professionals and tools
  • Multiple Career opportunities through the wider business units
  • Corporate health cover discount options and employee benefits.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

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.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering 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. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.