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Planning Engineer

Waterfall City, Gauteng, South Africa

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About the Role

Our client is recruiting for a Planning Engineer with extensive experience in the Oil & Gas, Petrochemical or similar sector of the industry to provide support in the execution of projects, duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

• Understand all relevant documentation pertaining to the project including scope of services, conditions of contract, project execution plan, project schedule, etc.
• Work within standard project planning / scheduling procedures and ensure that these procedures comply with contractual reporting requirements.
• Prepare activity plans to accomplish all work required by the procedures
• Prepare and issue of: overall project schedule, project network, manpower projection plan, critical equipment lists / schedules, progress 's' curves and tabulations, man-hour / manpower histograms, short term look ahead schedules and, monthly progress report including narrative.
• Ensure that all involved parties participate in preparation and agree to their respective elements and approve documents where necessary.
• Produce current physical progress reports and final job statistics
• Prepare and issue project action reports (monthly) to Project Manager
• Maintain accurate schedule and control curves in an updated condition and prepare forecasts of trends.
• Ensure for allocated projects, all planning reports and deliverables are accurate and issued on time.
• Act as a sponsor to trainees when nominated, regularly review progress and make periodic reports to the Chief Planning Engineer.
• Perform any other functions as directed by the Project Controls Manager
• Ensure key planning and duration statistics of the project has been populated into the Project Statistics Database on an ongoing basis, both budget/original plan and actual.
• Ensure claims for extension of time are developed using detailed analysis of available data and are accompanied by schedules/programmes that definitively prove valid claims to extension of time in accordance with the contractual framework of the project.


  • BSC Engineering Degree /National Diploma in Engineering or equivalent

  • Atleast 8 years of experience in the petrochemical/oil and gas industry

  • Competent/proficient user of MS Excel, MS Access, and MS Word, MS Projects and Primavera software.

  • Advanced user of MS Excel, MS Access

  • Exposure to dealing with contractors and vendors and dealing with extension of time claims.

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