Amec Foster Wheeler Project Planner in London, United Kingdom

Amec Foster Wheeler is currently recruiting for a Project Planner in our London office to join the Project Management team on a contract basis for approximately 6 months.

Role Purpose

The Project Planner is accountable for the development and maintenance of the project schedule This includes supporting the programme or project manager and programme / project controls manager to develop the project scope, requirements and work breakdown structure and establishing appropriate techniques to monitor and control delivery to time, cost and quality parameters. The role also involves a focus high quality delivery and promoting health and safety excellence. This role is responsible for supporting the delivery of programmes or projects involving multidisciplinary teams.

Key responsibilities

  • Supporting the logical structuring of the scope and requirements of projects to facilitate effective scheduling and monitoring

  • Managing the processes, techniques and systems to plan, monitor and control delivery of the programme or project schedule

  • Maintaining the control structure through the EPS, WBS, OBS, RAM.

  • Determining interfaces and dependencies within the schedule and external to the project

  • Maintaining the performance measurement baseline and protocols for measurement of progress for time and cost

  • Maintaining processes to identify and track risks including the impacts on schedule (QSRA) and where appropriate applying risk modelling to the schedule.

  • Evaluating an auditing schedules provided by suppliers.

  • Integrating schedules to produce master control schedule and executive level schedules.

  • Undertaking schedule analysis such as Earned Value Analysis and critical path analysis

  • Capturing information into programme/project controls systems including the management of documents and records.

  • Producing performance progress reports to the programme/ project board

Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of preparing and maintaining definitions of the requirements of projects and/or programmes

  • Knowledge of approaches for the preparation and maintenance of schedules of project and/or programme activities and events, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements

  • Identifying and monitoring project and/or programme and/or portfolio risks (threats and opportunities), planning and implementing responses to them and responding to other issues that might affect the project and/or programme and/or portfolio

  • Consolidating and documenting the fundamental components of projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios (scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, issues and quality)

  • Applying protocols to change the scope of projects and/or programmes and/or portfolios, and updating configuration documents as required

  • Experience in the use of programme/project controls software for scheduling

  • Experience in the development of integrated project baselines and tracking / controlling performance to achieve delivery of projects to time and within budget.

  • Experience of preparing and maintaining an overall schedule for resource use, which avoids bottlenecks and conflicting demands, and sequencing outcomes, to enable the efficient realisation of benefits


  • Knowledge of value management and value engineering techniques

  • Developing, maintaining and applying quality management processes for project and/or programme and/or portfolio activities and outputs

  • Proven track record in the successful delivery of programme or project controls for infrastructure projects from initiation to completion

Management Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Proven experience of collaborating with people.

  • Confident communicator


  • Experience in a project environment from inception to completion

  • Experience in preparing bids for professional services

Qualifications and Accreditations


  • Degree level or equivalent in an engineering, building, quantity surveying, science or business subject

  • Programme / Project controls qualifications – scheduling, risk management


  • Membership of appropriate professional institution

  • Post graduate qualification appropriate to infrastructure project management

  • Project Management qualification at foundation level, for example PRINCE2, APM PFQ

  • Membership of Association for Project Management or Project Management Institute

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Requisition ID: 2017-18978

Name: Agency / Contract

External Company Name: Amec Foster Wheeler plc

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