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Planner - Grangemouth, Scotland

  • Location

    Grangemouth, Falkirk

  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Job type:

    Fixed Term Contract

  • Salary:

    £35000 - £40000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Stuart Astbury

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    18 month FTC

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:



Grangemouth, Scotland

Fixed Term Contract

£35,000 - £40,000 per year

Our client is looking for a Planner to develop, operate and monitor the relevant maintenance schedules so that the contract can be controlled and executed within budget and duration.

Key Competencies

  1. Ability to produce a feasible schedule of date driven maintenance activities in line with client expectations.
  2. Communication skills to liaise with all relevant parties to report accurate progress status.
  3. An ability to anticipate and highlight critical programme areas for management action.
  4. Fluency in Primavera P6 and excel to provide prompt accurate and regular information.
  5. Awareness of the technical implications and interfaces to be able to programme work effectively.
  6. Awareness of the impact of planning on safety, quality and cost considerations.

Key Accountabilities

  1. To produce all necessary programmes at the appropriate times to reflect the overall contract requirements.
  2. To monitor and update all contract programmes by relevant discussion with all relevant parties.
  3. To predict and communicate critical path deviations to enable management to take corrective action.
  4. To optimise the use of approved computer software packages to ensure accountabilities 1 - 3 are met.
  5. To incorporate emergent works effectively into existing programmes.
  6. To report progress against programme on a regular basis and record any delays with associated reasoning.

Key Duties

  1. Produce programme
  2. Monitor programme continually against performance
  3. Incorporate programme variations
  4. Programme report to client/management
  5. Attend Weekly Planning Meetings
  6. Anticipate problem areas regarding critical paths and advise remedial action.
  7. Allocate the estimate costs to the activities on the programme and assist in the baselining of the programme.
  8. Development and communication of resource requirements necessary to meet the demands of client timescales.
  9. Analyse Earned Value Performance on the project


  1. Sufficient and appropriate assistant/trainee Maintenance Planning Engineer experience.
  2. Sufficient and appropriate experience in Petrochemical, Power & Process Industry Sectors.


  1. Relevant HNC/Degree qualification
  2. QCF Diploma Level 3/5 Planning
  3. APMP Practitioner
  4. Craft training, supported by relevant CPD training
  5. P6 102 Certificate (Mandatory)
  6. Full Clean Driving Licence (Mandatory)

This is a great opportunity for a Planner to join a Project at a very interesting time. The successful Planner will work within an experienced team to help keep the Contract within budget and duration.