Planner and Controls Engineer

Dependent on Experience

Carmichael UK are seeking a Planning and Controls Engineer to join a bulk earthworks contractor on HS2 on a permanent basis. You will be based on site out of Buckinghamshire. 

You will be expected to manage the programme and control baselines as such will be the baseline manager within the project. You will be expected to work as part of wider multi-disciplinary team. It is expected that every task will have some component of teamwork with Operations and/or Commercial. You will be accountable for:



Ensuring the development of 3 month lookahead schedules are aligned to the Cl31 programme and vice versa. Provide Operations with rolling ‘3-week-look-ahead’ plans (weekly); appropriately ‘taken-off’ of the main programme to ensure work is progressing in accordance with the over-all plan


Maintain key date information be they, Access dates, Key date, Completion dates, Project milestones, Targeted area milestones, Key Events, interface milestones and others. To entrust the consistency of data throughout all planning and controls data sets. This will assist with the “one version of truth” controlled data set.


  • Develop and define control accounts aligned to WI505.­­­­­­
  • Produce develop and maintain weekly progress reports.
  • Produce and develop EOT assessments as well as supporting Commercial with Cost assessments for CE’.
  • Maintain contractual obligations with regards to monthly updates to our Accepted Programmes (when under NEC).
  •  Provide Commercial teams with resource loaded forecasts for cash-flow forecasting as well as expenditure/income forecasting.
  • Access the impact of time related change for CE and similar.
  • Provide Operations with the strategic plan of the job.
  • Engage in and lead targeted performance monitoring for the purposes of site productivity improvements.
  • Provide time related reporting for Board-level review of project performance.
  •  Submissions of programme information on time and correct (Cl32, CE assessments, 3-week-look-aheads, end of month internal board reporting etc) by the team.
  •  Production of EVM data sets founded on the principals of APM (PMBOK) including CPI/SPI(t) as well as the various forecast to complete techniques.
  • Interact with and assist project managers to schedule work and coordinate assignments. 
  • Evaluate project schedule progress and performance and identify developing problem areas.
  • Breakdown critical path and constraints to understand effect of changes to schedule and recommend work-around.
  • Monitor and advise on status of project KPIs.
  • Produce time and cost reports to inform Monthly reporting

About You: 



  • Strong planning fundamentals (+5yrs experience as a planner or where planning was a large portion of the ‘day job’)


  •  Strong engineering/site experience (+5yrs experience as an engineer/site agent or similar)


  • Strong MS Office skills particularly excel skills with an eagerness to develop these.


  • General eagerness to learn and experiment with new tools/processes.


  • Strong Earned Value fundamentals (ideally accredited with APM); including familiarity of techniques for forecast to complete + risk analysis based on the principals of Project Management as per APM (PMBOK)


  • Conversant with the principals of Earned Value Management including CPI/SPI(t) as well as the various forecast to complete techniques


  •  Strong technical skills with project management software packages. The packages in use are Tilos, P6 and Asta.
  • Demonstrated experience in NEC planning role (Cl32’s, CE EOT etc) – min 2 years.



  • Degree or higher in Civil Engineering or related discipline
  • Strong in Tilos, P6 and/or Asta

Experience managing a planning department