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Planning Engineer

Planning Engineer

Requisition ID 
Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Finance Operations
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Agency / Contract

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for an Planning Engineer to give project planning support to the T&D Substations business, based in Darlington. The planning support will include preparing schedules for tender submissions, and providing weekly and monthly progress updates for design and construction schemes.



Work Scope. 

  • Providing planning support to schemes including preparation of tender schedules and submissions in collaboration with the Estimator, Design Engineers and Construction delivery team
  • Planning support for Engineering, Procurement and Construction schemes, including weekly and monthly progress updates of contract schedules, critical path analysis, resource profiles, earned value reports, schedule narrative and production norm reports etc
  • Commercial entitlement promoted and highlighted to delivery teams
  • Ensure all planning and project control activities are delivered in accordance with Wood guidelines and ‘Planning Best Practices'
  • Depending on workload across T&D business, planning support may be required in other areas of the business including overhead lines and EHV cable schemes.
  • Travelling to other locations in the UK to support where required and this will include overnight stays.


Skills / Qualifications


  • Expert user of Primavera P6 and MS Project.
  • Excellent communication skills


  • NEC 3 Form of Contract
  • Planning of substation construction projects
  • Member of Guild of Project Controls


  • It is essential to be able to work as a team member, working collaboratively with the Client and other team members for the successful delivery of projects.
  • The individual shall be proficient in Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project
  • Desirable to have experience in the development and delivery of substation schemes or other transmission and distribution projects
  • Experience in NEC conditions of contract.
  • Enthusiasm and ability to integrate into a team, with the skill to liaise with and challenge the site delivery team
  • Good written and spoken English communication skills
  • Earned Value analysis and cost-loaded programmes
  • Work breakdown structures

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

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.


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