Planner (Electrical & Instrumentation)

£550/day Ltd (subject to IR35 assessment)

Carmichael are recruiting for an experienced Planner, with an Electrical and Instrumentation bias, on behalf of a tier one contractor to work on a defence project.

Reporting to the Lead Planner, you will develop a detailed delivery & procurement schedule for Mechanical & Electrical Completion on a major fit out project.

You must be able to obtain security clearance, and must hold a British passport (not a dual passport)


Duties will include - 

  • To manage the program for the project or part of project to which you are assigned
  • To undertake monthly contractor PFA reviews as required under NEC contract conditions
  • To coach the operational project teams on planning elements of their work and integrate and communicate effectively with the project team
  • Develop the instrumentation schedule across the project through interactive planning sessions
  • Interface directly with supply Chain and undertake regular physical review & challenge of claimed progress in areas both on and offsite
  • Manage the planning at all stages of a project, identifying any rectification action required and influencing the parties responsible to complete these actions
  • Lead the generation of schedules (and their re-baselining where required) involving the project team to give understanding, buy-in and commitment
  • Application of technical and construction knowledge to produce integrated programs
  • Establishment of accurate and up-to-date programme metrics to define the status of projects across the portfolio
  • Work closely with the Project Manager and QS to maximise the potential of each project, attend site meetings when necessary to discuss and confirm progress.
  • Act as the ‘conscience’ of the project, accurately defining project programme status
  • Develop and maintain the Rules of Credit for progress capture
  • Produce change requests and supporting data for any change of project baselines
  • Manage schedule-related elements of the risk mitigation plan / opportunity plan
  • Collect and maintain schedule data within the project library
  • Intervene where required to refocus planning efforts in the recovery or redirection of projects and develop recovery plans / review supply chain recovery plans


Requirements for this position -

  • Qualifications in Electrical / Instrumentation / M&E Engineering, project or construction management, or equivalent training and experience is desirable
  • Member of an appropriate professional body is desirable (ACostE, APM etc.)
  • 5 years+ in a Planning role
  • Primavera P6 expert
  • Acumen Fuse user experience desirable
  • Nuclear experience desirable
  • Construction experience desirable
  • Earned Value Management
  • Expertise in the use of MS Excel (Pivot Tables etc.)


If you're interested in this position, please apply with your CV here