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Location: Thatcham
Company: Jacobs
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Your Impact:
Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow.
Our Critical Mission Solutions business -we are invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defence, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It is our challenge as human beings, too. That is why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.
It is our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.
About the opportunity:
Reporting to the Project Controls Lead, responsible at tender stage for the range of activities involved in the project planning life cycle, which include:
- Identifying planning scope, major constraints, and contract requirements.
- Identifying major quantities and factors affecting the programme
- Building the programme from first principles, ensuring that programme content is functionally compliant with the planning procedures and guidance.
- Working with all disciplines to ensure the full project scope is captured within the programme
- Establishing and agreeing construction outputs and agree working hours where appropriate
- Establishing and agreeing with Operations key methods of construction, sequencing, installation, and commissioning
- Producing and documenting the planning deliverables including programmes, basis of schedule, presentations, and reports.
- Developing overall programmes, issuing to all parties for review and implementing recommendations, innovation, and best practice as applicable
- Reconciling company and sub-contract plant/labour and major materials elements in conjunction where appropriate
- Cost and resource loading, plus resource levelling techniques as required
- Interfacing with third parties to identify and resolve issues
In addition to the above, at contract stage the Planner is responsible for:
- Ensuring that the Contract Programme is produced, managed, and maintained in accordance with the planning procedures.
- The overall planning strategy and the timing & sequence of the Contract Programme activities
- The issue and communication of the Contract Programme to the Project Lead for onward issue to Client and Project Team
- Ensuring that all other project planning and programming necessary for the execution of the contract is properly undertaken.
- Set up appropriate visual programme to assist the Project Team to timely deliver projects and improve productivity, performance, and safety of projects.
- Ensuring all reporting requirements are accurately captured.
- Establish, implement & manage EVM reporting throughout the lifecycle of the project
Here's What You'll Need:
Here's What You'll Need:
Essential
- Experienced with Primavera P6
- Must be able to obtain DV Clearance e.g. UK national citizenship
- Experience, across all stages of the project life cycle
- Substantial experience of planning services in medium to large sized projects within the construction industry 1m - 20m
- Experience in managing schedules on NEC Projects
- Good experience in the use of planning techniques and the relevant planning toolset
- Good understanding of the various forms of tender documents, contract documents and specifications
- Good understanding of the various methods of planning, programme, and progress monitoring
- Good understanding of risk and opportunity management with reference to planning & programming
- Good understanding of the events that initiate, and of the methods used to demonstrate, delay, or change entitlement
- Good understanding of the construction market, methods of construction, plant, equipment, and labour requirements
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office in particular; Excel, Word, and Outlook
- Degree or equivalent qualification in an engineering / construction related discipline
- Strong communication skills, including writing reports & presenting.
Desirable
- Awareness of Project Management principles (PRINCE2 / APM)
- A basic understanding of various contract types & contract law
Why Jacobs?
We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.
We clear the way for inventive thinking, so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.
Our Culture:
We're invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.
We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative.
Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.co.uk to view and access our roles.
As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.
If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .
Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.
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