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Planning Engineer

  • Job reference: R-027220
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Riyadh

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  • Ability to assist in developing initial baseline schedules with little project information. This requires previous experience is hospitality / mix use development projects.
  • Assist in the preparation and management of overview and strategic programmes, including design, procurement and construction schedules together with supporting information required schedules
  • Coordinate, and assist the Senior planning engineer in the preparation and development of master planning, engineering, procurement, and construction schedules together with associated information required schedules
  • Develop project dashboard reports in excel, MS Power BI or other reporting tools
  • Review the schedules and related documents from the designers and contractors including monthly reports and analyse the content to ensure compliance with project objectives
  • Review schedule trends to identify problem areas and recommend corrective action to management.  Monitor actual progress against planned progress
  • Monitor engineering design progress, material and equipment procurement and construction and commissioning status
  • Prepare progress monitoring tools using earned value for the management and monitoring of the above mentioned schedules.  Monitor progress both on and off site.  Identify deviations (progress trends) in both construction and procurement progress and suggest possible courses of corrective action
  • Interface on a daily basis with the designers, PMCs, main contractor sub contractors and internal management.
  • Carry out studies into scheduling, manpower, productivity and material flow as needed
  • Attend offsite meetings as requested by the client
  • Review schedules for slippage of key dates
  • Identify stakeholder key tasks in the baseline schedule
  • Assist in the defence / approval of any claim for time extension or major change to the schedule
  • Other duties as requested from time to time
  • Participate with the project management team, as directed by the Project Director, to achieve project deliverables.
  • Issue high-level schedule weekly updates
  • Identify and report main issues interfering with progress
  • Identify and report on measures for improving schedule performance
  • Coordinate with Senior Planning Engineers on all aspects of the work
  • Provide all time related information to the Senior Planning Engineer
  • Follow the procedures, tools, templates, instruction, etc.
  • Monitor the timing of submittals against schedule requirements
  • Assist in the preparation and management of overview and strategic programmes, including design, procurement and construction schedules together with supporting information required schedules

SNC Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business is one of the world’s leading integrated project and programme management consultancies, with over 2,400 professionals operating worldwide.

Our aim is to protect and maximize our clients’ interests throughout the planning and delivery of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, on budget. We pride ourselves on collaborating with client teams and developing long-term relationships.

Key services include - Project management, programme management, project controls, commercial management, cost management and expert scheduling and construction planning.

Our industry is going through a digital transformation and we have been investing in and pioneering digital methods to improve all aspects of our service. We have focused our digital transformation around platform modernization and product development and through standardization and automation, we are achieving efficiencies that are directly passed on our clients who benefit from a consistent quality of service as well as the savings.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering contractors, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.


  • You will be a recognised expert with a minimum of 8 years’ experience as a Planner/Scheduler / Planning Engineer;  
  • You will have considerable planning experience working either client side or for a consultancy
  • Successful applicants will have experience of working on high value, hospitality, and mix use development projects
  • Proficiency in the use of Primavera P6 and MS Excel using advanced formulas is essential.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills is essential
  • The successful planning engineer will be responsible for project planning in one of the following areas:
    • Hotels
    • Multi storey Residential / Commercial Buildings
    • Large Mixed Use developments

Rewards and Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • 22 calendar days annual leave
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Assistance Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants