This is an exciting opportunity for a Planning Engineer / Scheduler to work for Costain to support our diverse range of projects.

About the job

• As a Planning Engineer / Scheduler, you will be an integral part of the Costain Project control’s function providing discipline level support within a matrix organisation to include client interface.

• Utilising your knowledge and expertise in the Planning discipline you will be responsible for program generation and schedule maintenance, with opportunity to contribute towards continuous improvements of local practices and PMO standards.

• As an integral member of the Project Controls Team, you are required to be planning focused and confident in managing your portfolio of assigned projects, as well as working effectively within a multi-disciplined environment/ team.

• You will be joining a growing consultancy team working on a variety of contracts, complexities within multiple sectors and agile environments.

• Candidates who are considered dual role SQEP (Cost & Planning discipline) will be also considered against vacancy requirements.
Individuals with a proven track record of pre and post contract award (ITT / BID process) and life-cycle project management execution is preferable.

Key responsibilities

• Adherence to Health & Safety policies and compliance with company standard operating procedures.

• Collection and verification of data sets to build approved detailed baselines to include Basis of Schedule generation.

• Facilitation of Interactive Planning sessions (IAP) with project stakeholders to promote collaborative working relationships and to secure a quality product.

• Application of activity and appropriate coding structures (WBS, OBS, CBS) in the propriety software Primavera P6.

• Exchange of electronic planning data with Internal and supply chain departments and client

• Information gathering / Liaison with all functional delivery departments to include supply chain interface regarding determination of project progress/performance claims and validation of same.

• Application of appropriate level detailed schedules (up to a not excluding level 5 detail).

• Introduction and analysis of approved changes into the execution program.

• Production and distribution of reports including Earned Value Monitoring (EVM) and forecasting.

• Monitoring and corrective action of approved commercial and Project KPIs.

• Attendance at relevant project, progress, and planning meetings

About you

• Previous and demonstrable experience in a similar role.
Demonstrable work history.

• Preferred work experienced of Nuclear Licence sites.

• Proactive and enthusiastic approach to problem solving.

• Confident communication skills across a matrix organisation.

• Relevant formal qualification (APM, AcostE) or otherwise Project Control accreditation.

• Primavera P6 competent.

• MS Office competent (Excel, Word, Power-point)
Knowledge of Commercial language and NEC contract types, including Extension of Time principles.

• Confident communication and facilitation skills.

• Ability to influence to achieve common objectives.

About Costain

Costain helps to improve people’s lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK’s energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK’s leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

Your application

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We welcome all applicants regardless of age, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic background and physical or neurological disabilities.

We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need for dynamic working. Such as, working part-time, remote working, or compressed hours. In return, we will explore what is possible.

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Right to Work & Security Checks

Understandably given the nature of our business, everyone who is employed at Costain must undergo thorough referencing checks. We will need different information depending on the job we have offered you. For all roles, we’ll carry out a criminal record check and we’ll ask to see evidence that you have the legal right to work in the UK.

For some of our roles, you may be required to obtain and maintain security clearance of at least Security Check level (or SC clearance). To satisfy the requirements, you will need to have been a legal UK resident for a minimum of 5 years and have successfully complete all stages of the vetting process.

Closing date

Please note that Costain reserves the right to bring forward the closing date of any of its job vacancies if we receive a suitable number of quality applications from which to make a shortlist. Therefore, we recommend at you apply as soon as possible rather than wait until the published closing date.

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It is important to note that in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.

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