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Recruiter NameSuzanne Wood
Industry OIL & GAS
SalarySalary negotiable
Locations UK, London and the South East
Contract TypeContract




Our Client, a Major international Oil and Gas, design and construction contractor, is seeking a Planning Engineer to work on a North Sea project, in their offices in Surrey on a contract basis.



Must have experience in Project Planning either in the offshore oil and gas or renewables industries.

Must have recent experience in establishing and managing effectively a planning and progress control system.

Should have experience of working on projects from start-up through the execution.



  • Establish and manage effectively a planning and progress control system in order to support the Project Manager decision-making process and allow them to complete the project according to the internal baselines and in compliance with the contractual dates and requirements.
  • Ensure any deviation from plan is promptly spotted and analysed, final time impact is estimated and the effect of corrective actions taken is monitored.
  • Create a schedule awareness atmosphere among all project participants.



At project start up:

  • Ensure the implementation of the Planning and Progress Control System required by the contract complexity, riskiness and duration, in compliance with the Project Breakdown Structure, Company Standards and Contract specifications.
  • Interface and coordinate with other Company Functions or Discipline Leaders/Supervisors and Managers to build up activities, assign milestones and constraints by issuing the logic network.
  • Prepare all the reference baseline documents, and ensure that the project’s planning and scheduling requirements are properly and clearly communicated to those functionally responsible for executing the work.
  • Issue all the relevant reporting.
  • Issue the Planning & Scheduling Procedure, Progress Measurement Procedure and Risk Management Plan for the Project Control Manager verification.
  • Coordinate the risk management activities start-up organizing the first brainstorming and the qualitative / quantitative assessment of the identified risks & opportunities.
  • Perform the schedule risk analysis for highly critical projects.

During the project execution phase:

  • Ensure the effectiveness of the Planning and Progress Control System, monitoring the progress measurement system and ensuring the proper information flow, progress status and completion forecast are assessed and reported for Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication, Construction and Commissioning phases.
  • Update all Project Schedules, collecting actual data, evaluating forecast dates and monitoring any progress and productivity deviation compared with the baseline schedule, including the corrective actions taken by the PM.
  • Maintain the risk management process organizing periodic meetings and verifying the risk owners feedbacks.
  • Maintain records for all significant events, like contractual claims/obligations, productivity, deliverables, materials status, with extensive use of Company/Partner/Client IT systems and reports
  • Create and maintain the 90 days look-ahead schedule, weekly, monthly. Isolate any adverse trend and warn the PM on time to take corrective actions, issue weekly and monthly project reports (internal and for the Client).
  • Assist the Project Control Manager in the Project Status Report preparation.
  • Participate in the coordination meetings (internal or with the Client whenever opportune).
  • Support the Project during the contract changes/claims process providing the time impact analysis.

At project closure:

  • Support the Project Control Manager in the preparation of the Project close-out Report and the schedule and productivity feed-back data to Project Control and Commercial Department.



DURATION:      Ongoing.


RATE:             Negotiable, depending on experience. If you are interested in Contract please quote what Limited Company hourly rate you would be looking for when applying.


BENEFITS:      Very close to the Station.



We are instructed to only submit to our Client candidates whose qualifications and experience match client’s specifications and are eligible to work in the UK/EU.


For more information please contact Suzanne Wood Director of Recruitment

on 020 8905 2250 or email


If you are interested in this position and would like more information do please contact me or any other member of the Recruitment Team as soon as possible. If you are not sure the CV we have on file is current send your latest CV to me, at the same time advising me your availability and any other relevant information.  If this position is not exactly what you are looking for please look at our website we update this site daily with all our current vacancies. Rest assured that your CV is treated as confidential and Woodland will not send your CV to any Clients until we have your permission to do so.


Please Note:  Some of our Clients will require references and documentary evidence of qualifications

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