Project Planner in Kinross-Shire, Glenrothes - Matchtech Group

This job expired on 05-09-2012

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Job Details

Salary band: Any
Salary Details: Contact Us
Location: Scotland , Kirkcaldy
Job type: Any
Company: Matchtech Group
Contact: Matchtech.
Sector: Other
Job Categories: Other or Miscellaneous Jobs
Posted: 19/12/2011
Expires: 05/09/2012

Our client has a new requirement for a Project Planner for a CHP project in Glenrothes for a 6-7 month contract


Extensive knowledge of the Engineering Construction Industry, especially the delivery, erection, commissioning

The Job

WORKING HOURS: Standard/ as required
START DATE: January 2012
END DATE: January 2013

The Project Planner shall have authority delegated to her/him from the Project Director, the Project Manager or his Deputy to be responsible for the management of all project issues relating to the delivery (design; construction and commissioning) of the project; to report to senior management on programme issues and ensure that programmes are interrogated; coordinated and aligned for the benefit of the Project overall.

"The Project is a 50MW Biomass fuelled Combined Heat & Power Plant to be constructed within a Papermill at Markinch in Fife. The total project price is approx £200m. The main site works commenced in November 2010. The taking over of the completed plant is expected in Q1 2013."


The role of the project planner is to:

Provide specialist programming support to the project
Manage the process of producing project programmes at the various levels of detail necessary for the good management of the project"
Ensure that an agreed programme is produced in line with the Project Execution Plan and contract conditions.
Manage and maintain the documentation for the Project Management System
Integrate the project programme into the Project Group management system
Monitor the performance of all parties against the agreed project programme and report programme issues to the project management team. "


The development; maintenance and communication of the project programme to all relevant parties.
Ensure that all programme information is obtained from contractors; consultants and others whose activities may have an impact on the delivery of the project."
Assimilate all programme information into a comprehensive project programme that is consistent and coherent.
Assist the Project team in the allocation of resources needed to deliver the programme
Prepare reports for the Project Steering Committee and others on the programme issues and identifying any areas of concern in good time for remedial actions to be instigated"
Liaison with contractors to ensure that all information need for the good management of the project is updated and integrated into the overall programme."
Provide advice to the Project Team on Programme requirements of engineering specifications and contract conditions."
Maintain the programme throughout the project and ensure that its in a form that complies with the requirements of the internal Project Management procedures"
Produce progress reports and programme status statements as required by the Project Manager and required for the management of the project. "
Use programming techniques to provide in formation. This may include the use of Earned Value Techniques
Analysing programme information obtained from others and reporting on its accuracy; whether it is realistic and any condition/issues that will affect its deliverability."
Using construction and programming knowledge to produce the optimum solutions to the plant integration; construction and power plant commissioning issues that arise on major power projects"

Produce, maintain and update the Project Programmes
Programme reports and progress statements as required
Review and integrate contractor's programmes so that they align with project objects
Align the programmes from the Boiler supplier and the balance of plant contractor to ensure that the project is delivered to the optimum timescale"
Assist with review of Contractor's claims and assess their impact on the programme
Produce reports for the commercial management of the project using earned value techniques where appropriate
Maintain the documentation required for the Project Management System

The use of MS Projects including Earned value functions
Extensive knowledge of the Engineering industry including the power generation sector.
The plant design, delivery, erection, commissioning and setting to work processes
Pro-active attitude when working with delivery team, contractors and project stakeholders.

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK