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Location: South West England, United Kingdom

Planning Engineer

South West England, United Kingdom
£300.00 - £450.00 per Day

Job Description

The Hinkley Point C Project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe. During the business construction phase over 5,600 people will work on the site. The project marks the rebirth of the UK's nuclear industry and will present invaluable opportunities for Somerset, the South West and wider UK.

Planning Engineer
PAYE Contract (+ 33 days paid leave).
CED: 31/12/2021 - rolling contract thereafter
Rate varies DOE: £300-450.00 per day PAYE

Working in the Scheduling Discipline of Project Controls, under the direction and leadership of the IPC Scheduling Manager, to establish, develop and maintain Project schedules / plans for either the Central Controls Team or one of the Programme Controls Teams. This will include estimates and monitoring of Controls projects or programmes risks and performance, notably in terms of schedule and costs. You will provide analysis on project or programmes results to help meet requirements regarding technical quality, reliability, schedule and cost.

It is the overarching objective of the Integrated Project Controls (IPC) Function to act as a centre of excellence: the intelligent owners of the single source of delivery performance information, operating as an integrated enabler for the successful delivery of the HPC Project.

Principal Accountabilities

Support the IPC Scheduling Manager and/or PCM in the implementation and maintenance of Project Controls processes for Scheduling, including the production of monthly reports, through the provision of intelligent information and analysis;

Collaborate with other Disciplines of Project Controls, as well as other Project Support Functions, to help deliver Project goals in keeping with the HPC principles of Trust, Transparency and Teamwork;

Maintain an awareness of schedule interfaces with other Programmes and their potential impact.

Core Processes:

Produce and maintain the schedule baseline IWS in Primavera 6 (P6), with fully logic-linked work plans aligned to the Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and utilising approved construction techniques;

Ensure the Level 2 IWS is updated to an agreed timeframe for monthly reporting;

Ensure the HPC Level 3 schedules are updated when required to reflect work progress and performance, to an agreed timeframe defined by the Central Controls Team;

Ensure that contractor schedules are produced in accordance with HPC processes and ensure that they align to the IWS forecast position;

Maintain daily and weekly work planning in 4D model;

Provide quality checks on the Scheduling data;

Identify, analyse and provide solutions to time-related issues;

Co-ordinate and produce schedule reports to a defined reporting cycle;

Assist in the Trend & Change process, including analysis of schedule impact, generating performance indicators and providing feedback on areas of risk and opportunities;

Adhere to Project governance and Scheduling standards and procedures;

Ensure all Project documents, in particular Sensitive Nuclear Information, are correctly protectively marked, and protected in accordance with EDF policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills:

Detailed understanding of scheduling methodologies and techniques;

Technical and practical comprehension of engineering, procurement and construction methods and techniques in a UK context;

Ability to produce accurate, complete and fully logic-linked construction plans;

Good working knowledge of P6;

High level of analytical and numerical skills;

Good attention to detail;

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Understanding of other Disciplines of Project Controls (particularly Estimating, Cost and ROTC) including management techniques and associated software;

Understanding of earned value analysis;

Understanding of various contract types, in particular the NEC suite and FIDIC;

Working knowledge of schedule risk analysis techniques;

The ability to build relationships both internally and externally;

Good commercial awareness;

Working knowledge of French and/or Chinese languages an advantage.

Qualifications, Experience:


Minimum of HND or equivalent qualification in Engineering, Construction or other related field;

Proven relevant experience in a Project Management or Project Controls environment in a similar Scheduling role;

Experience in the use of scheduling software, ideally Primavera P6 version 7 and above.


Degree in Engineering, Construction or other related field;

Professionally qualified with chartered or equivalent status;

Experience of commercial contracting;

Experience of working over the full lifecycle of a project;

Experience on a major construction project;

Experience in the Nuclear sector.

Rullion is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.
We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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