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Planning Engineer


Dubai, UAE

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking an experienced Planning Engineer.

Job Duties:
This position will be site based in charge of a package (project) responsible for providing planning and scheduling support and assistance to Project Managers and other Project team members.

Understanding work scope, quantity and familiar with logical sequencing of construction disciplines;

Providing detailed review, analysis and monitoring of the procurement and construction programmes of the Contractor, Subcontractors and Utilities;

Working closely on a day to day basis with the planners of the contractor to monitor and/or amend the Contractor’s baseline programme of Work;

Providing progress reports, graphs and critical path analysis for the monthly and weekly progress reports to the Project Management Consultant (PMC);

Reporting to the Senior Resident Engineer any risks, opportunities and any mitigation strategies to maintain the project completion date;

Reviewing actual progress against the construction programme and prepare and report to the to the Senior Resident Engineer accordingly;

Attending site and convening workshops with the site supervision team as necessary to get snap-shots in time and keeping an update on actual progress on site;

Conducting independent site visits to evaluate the contractor’s site progress against his programme and reporting to the Senior Resident Engineer accordingly;

Providing support to the Senior Quantity Surveyor in understanding the programme risks and opportunities of potential additional works and variation proposals;

Maintaining records of monitoring of the programme to enable input and support to the Senior Resident Engineer and Senior Quantity Surveyor to evaluate any related Contractor claims and variations as considered necessary; and,

Providing assistance to the PMC during negotiations, arbitration, or any other forms of dispute resolution.

Specific Skills Required:

Must have working experience of major multi-contract projects.

Advanced knowledge of planning principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software (especially MS Excel and Word) and Internet applications.

Fully conversant with Primavera packages.

Fully conversant with the standard forms of contract.

Fully conversant with MS Project.

Understand and be able to apply resourcing to schedule activities.

Knowledge of effective writing techniques

Minimum Requirements
A minimum of 8+ years’ experience in the Planning / Project Controls field is required. Applicants would ideally have worked on major programs in aviation, transport or mixed use developments. In addition applicants should be able to demonstrate the following;

Advanced knowledge of ORACLE Primavera P6 Project Management Software.

Ability to develop, monitor and control schedules.

Hands on working knowledge of WBS coding structure, cost /schedule variance analysis,

Earned Value Management (EVMS), project trend, contract change and claims.

Working knowledge of Time Impact Analysis techniques.

Preferred Qualifications
A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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