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Senior Project Planner – Pretoria, Gauteng – Ref: 1155895-10

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Ref: 1155895-10

Job Description:

Our client currently has an opportunity for a Senior Project Planner who will take accountability, at an operational level, for the awareness, understanding, and performance of all related project schedule management and control functionality, to ensure all project related work and resource allocations are done in-line with Client governance.

Position details:
Type: Permanent
Reports to: Project Manager/Project Services Manager
Transport requirements: Periodic travel to site.
Working pattern/conditions: Office environment with working hours being flexible depending on project needs.
Job description / core competencies:

Administration
The Planner is responsible for the overall project plan, in accordance with set guidelines.
The Planner is responsible to the Team Leader, for team schedule capability and performance matters, and to the Client Project Manager in his planning function, for project schedule management and performance, taking accountability for.
Development of the work breakdown structure and overall schedule plan including basis of schedule.
Development and updates to the master schedule incl. maintaining the project life cycle and alignment of all participants including Contractor Schedules and provide the project team with weekly updates as well as a 2-week horizon.
Integration with the Cost Engineer and their cost management plan.
Monitoring all associated detailed schedules, providing accurate reports on progress, variance to plan, root causes and remedial actions.
Monitoring the greater environment to identify potential risks to the schedule.

Leadership Competencies
Ability to develop and communicate goals in support of the business mission.
Skill at enhancing others commitment to their work.
As a team member, the ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team; as a team leader, interest, skill, and success in getting groups to learn to work together cooperatively.
Conveying confidence in employee’s ability to be successful, especially at challenging new tasks; delegating significant responsibility and authority; allowing employees freedom to decide how they will accomplish their goals and resolve issues.
Demonstrating support for innovation and for organizational changes needed to improve the company’s effectiveness; supporting, initiating, sponsoring, and implementing change; assisting other to successfully manage change.
Willingness to delegate responsibility and to work with others and coach them to develop their capabilities.
Taking responsibility for one’s own or one’s employee’s performance, by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly.
Promoting equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all.

Interpersonal Competencies
Attention to communication by ensuring that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed.
Expressing oneself clearly in conversations, interactions with others and in business writing.
Ability to plan/deliver communications that are impactful/persuasive with their intended audiences.
Ability to notice, interpret, and anticipate others concerns and feelings, and to communicate this awareness empathetically to others.
The ability to gain others support for ideas, proposals, projects and solutions.
Ability to develop, maintain and strengthen partnerships internally and externally.
Demonstrates concern for satisfying external and/or internal clients.

Business Competencies
Identifying the information needed to clarify a situation, seeking that information from appropriate sources, using skillful questioning to draw out information, when others are reluctant to disclose it.
Approaching a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
Anticipating the implications and consequences of situations and taking appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies.
Finding effective solutions by taking a holistic, abstract, or theoretical perspective.
Analysing the competitive position using a SWOT analysis.
Depth of knowledge and skill in a technical area.
Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked to or required by the circumstances.
Focusing on the desired end result of one’s own or one’s units work; setting challenging goals, focusing effort on the goals, and meeting or exceeding them.
Ensuring that one’s own and other’s work and information are complete and accurate; careful preparation for meetings and presentations; following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled.
Willingness to make difficult decisions in a timely manner.
Ability to perform with insight, acuteness and intelligence in the areas of commerce and/or industry.

Self Management Competencies
Faith in one’s own ideas and ability to be successful; willingness to take an independent position in the face of opposition.
Ability to keep functioning effectively when under pressure and maintain self control in the face of hostility or provocation.
Demonstrated concern that one be perceived as responsible, reliable and trustworthy.
Openness to different/new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one’s way of doing things.

Location (country, city): Pretoria, Gauteng

Job Qualification & Experience:

Supervisory qualification, multi-disciplined experience in engineering and construction.
Preferable or appropriate discipline qualification.
Minimum 5 – 10 years’ experience depending on project value.

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

Senior Project Planner – Pretoria, Gauteng – Ref: 1155895-10

Senior Project Planner

Senior Project Planner

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