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Planning Manager

  • Job reference: FG-005765
  • Sector: Construction, Management Consultancy, Programme Management
  • Location: Riyadh Province

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Faithful+Gould are currently looking for an experienced Planning Manager to form part of our project team based on a large development in Riyadh. The programme is motivated by the need to provide affordable housing for Saudis, but in so doing aspires to impact positively on the non-oil GDP while reducing the local unemployment rate. The primary drivers are to provide 340,000 affordable residential units to be constructed in five new townships across the Kingdom. The development of the townships will include all of the physical and social infrastructure required to create great community environments. A challenging 5 year timescale has been set for achieving the programme.

  • Assist in the implementation of the “Project Execution Plan’
  • 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 manage the preparation and development of target construction and procurement schedules together with associated information required schedules
  • Establish and agree project reporting procedures, prepare and present monthly project progress
  • Review the schedules and related documents from the contractor 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 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
  • Working closely with the Planning Manager and Project Team to ensure that the ‘contract programme’ is feasible, complies with the Project Master Plan and contractual documents
  • Interface on a daily basis with the main contractor sub contractors and internal management
  • Carry out studies into scheduling, manning and material flow as needed
    Attend offsite meetings as requested by the client
  • Review schedules for slippage of key dates
  • 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
  • Ensuring that each Scheduling Engineer runs his or her section to the highest professional standards, that all information is current, and that every member of the team is receiving the information he or she needs to fulfil their responsibilities.
  • Establish and maintain consistent and adequate administration procedures, in their field.  These procedures will be followed across the project by the respective planners working under the Construction Managers
  • 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 Planning Managers on all aspects of the work
  • Provide all time related information to the Scheduling Manager
  • Follow the procedures, tools, templates, instruction, etc. issued by the Scheduling Manager
  • 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 maximise 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 focussed our digital transformation around platform modernisation and product development and through standardisation 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 10 years’ experience as a Senior Planner/Scheduler / Planning Engineer;
  • You will have considerable planning experience showing clear career progression in the planning field through working either client side or for a consultancy
  • Successful applicants will have experience of working on high value, high rise and other building projects ideally coupled with an excellent overall understanding of the Aviation industry
  • Proficiency in the use of Primavera (P3/P5/P6) and MS Project is also 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:
o Hotels
o Multi storey Residential / Commercial Buildings
o Large Mixed Use developments

Rewards & Benefits:
A competitive salary;
Accommodation allowance;
Transportation allowance;
22 calendar days annual leave (based on 5 day working week)
Medical and life insurance cover;
Company gratuity scheme;
Discretionary bonus scheme;
Annual flight allowance to point of origin
Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants