Planning Lead

Kirby Group Engineering

Experienced MEP Lead Planner / Project Manager with experience construction programs required to join Kirby based from the Limerick office. Great €€€€

MEP Lead Planner | Munster
 
  • Permanent position available with a considerable portfolio of works for the next 5+ years
  • To build your career by assisting in the delivery of ‘leading edge’ engineering projects.
  • To work with a vibrant, agile and multi-functional team in delivering projects on time, safely, to budget and to the required quality standards.
  • To benefit from Kirby’s Career Development Programmes that will enhance your leadership capability.
  • To work with the best.
  • Excellent package on offer with room for negotiations
 
About Kirby Group Engineering
Kirby Group Engineering is an international multi-disciplinary engineering services contractor and leading provider of high-value engineering services to a number of ‘blue chip’ companies. Operating across Ireland, the UK and Europe, Kirby has become the engineering service provider of choice in growth segments such as pharmaceuticals, data centres and power transmission and distribution. Our culture is innovative, collaborative and performance focused. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow and develop in a company committed to developing talent and rewarding performance.
 
 
Role Purpose
As Lead Planner you will coordinate the development of multiple project plans of varying levels of complexity while simultaneously monitoring the status and performance of live projects, ensuring that in house Process and Procedures are adhered to and contributing towards improvement of same, the Lead Planner must endeavor to influence a favorable outcome to Kirby at all stages of The Project and must escalate and flag internally to the Planning Manager immediately where there is risk to Kirby
 
Key Functions of the Lead Planner
  • Develop Schedule’s and Histograms as required by the Bid Manager for all bids in the region
  • Sign–off and approve Schedule’s and Histograms produced by individual Planners
  • Resolve extraordinary planning related issues that arise on live projects that cannot be dealt with by the project planner
  • Review progress reports and dashboards on all projects weekly
  • Issue Regional report to the Planning Manager weekly
  • Mentor the planners to ensure they develop and expand their knowledge
  • Audit each live project Planning is supporting to ensure compliance with Planning Process
 
Lead Planner Responsibilities
In conjunction with your project team, you will be responsible for the execution of various stages of a project as follows:
 
Business Unit Support
  • Point of contact for the Business Unit Operations Manager for all Planning related issues – Must escalate to Planning Manager if issues cannot be addressed
  • Manage the Development of Schedule’s and Histograms as required by the Pre-Construction Team for all bids in the region
  • Audit each live project the Planning Dept. is supporting to ensure compliance with Planning Process
  • Provide on the job mentoring to the Planners to ensure they develop and expand their knowledge
 
Programme Co-ordination (Planning Phase of Project Life Cycle):
  • Must ensure that the Planning process is initiated on each new project
  • Must ensure that Planners within team attend the Handover Meeting prepared
  • Must ensure that the hours received from the QS encompass the totality of project scope and are the validated contracted hours
  • Co-ordinate the development of Plans and Planning Collateral for all relevant projects
  • Sign–off and approve Schedule’s and Histograms produced by individual Planners
  • Ensure that a formal presentation of the Plan is completed on each project
  • Resolve extraordinary planning related issues that arise on live projects that cannot be dealt with by the Project Planner
 
Status and Performance Management (Controlling Phase of Project Life Cycle):
  • Ensure that projects are being tracked in consistent manner (in accordance with Planning Procedure and Process)
  • Ensure that the project is being tracked, reported on and reforecast accurately and that the Planning Section of the Project Dashboards is updated
  • Review progress reports and dashboards on relevant projects weekly
  • Issue Regional report to the Planning Manager
  • Provide clear communication of early warnings Planning Manager
  • Timely Escalation of risk items to Planning Manager
  • Advise project teams on ways to improve performance
  • Support Planner in the Schedule development and management
 
General
  • Look for new opportunities to improve service to “Internal Customers”
  • Perform activities from Planner Roles and Responsibility as and when required
 
 
Necessary requirement of the Lead Planner
 
  • 3rd level qualification in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Quantity Surveying or strong trades background coupled with technical ability may be considered
  • 5+ years’ experience / demonstrate ability to develop and implement plans, monitor and control work
  • Must be capable of producing project plans from design and commercial information
  • Must be capable of mentoring & supervising intermediate and junior personnel
  • Must be capable of coordinating the development of multiple project plans
  • Microsoft Project / P6 or Equivalent Planning Software, Microsoft Office tools - Excellent report writing skills
  • Time management essential to satisfy demands of busy schedule
 
Desired Competencies / special role requirements
 
  • Results Orientation
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Customer Service/Relationship Builder
  • Innovates and Improves Processes
  • Attention to Detail
  • Resilience and Positivism
  • Team Worker/Builder
 
 
For more information on this Lead Planner/ Lead Project Planner position or other Senior Project Planner / Senior Planner opportunities based in Ireland, the UK or Europe contact the Talent Acquisition Team in Kirby Group confidentially on +353 (0)1 454 0411 or apply in confidence.