• Title
    Site Planner
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Mining & Minerals
    Position Type
    Fixed Term
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently recruiting for a Site Planner with extensive experience in the Mining and Metals industry. This position is based in Umkomaas, Kwa-Zulu Natal.


    • Comply with all requirements of the Project Management Plan (PMP) relating to duties and responsibilities undertaken by the Planner. Assist the Project Controls Manager to determine and establish resources needed to carry out the planning function for the project
    • Assist with the development of planning procedures for inclusion in the PMP in association with the Project Controls Manager, Project Manager and Client as required. Comply with and carry out regular reviews of the procedures and update as required
    • Assist with the review of bid milestones and overall completion timetable in conjunction with the project scope at award and identify any anomalies or inconsistencies and report same. Assist the Project Controls Manager to determine the required level of programme details
    • Assist the Project Team identify key critical constraints, interfaces and establish key milestone dates in agreement with the Project Controls Manager, Project Manager and Client. Maintain productivity norms, time standards and control measurements for all disciplines in liaison with cost engineering
    • Assist with developing the Basis of Schedule for authorisation by the Project Controls Manager, Project Manager and Client. Assist with maintaining the interface between Convero and the schedule
    • Based on the agreed WBS assist with the preparation and regular updates to the project implementation schedule, (PIS), covering Client activities, engineering, procurement, supply / manufacture, construction and commissioning considering all contractual milestones and completion dates
    • Maintain and manage control curves. Assist managers as directed by the Project Controls Manager, as required; in planning functions associated with activities under their responsibility and prepare Look-ahead Schedules
    • Assist in the preparation and monitoring of a schedule for all design activities clearly indicating information interfaces and deliverable timetable fully integrated with Convero. Identify the critical path(s) in the PIS and the non - critical operations where float is short duration and a risk exists for the activity to become critical
    • Review all bids and / or bid schedules received for the project, compare the schedule or dates provided in the bid document against the PIS and report findings to the Project Controls Manager and Supply Chain and Contracts Manager. Ensure completion milestone dates in awarded work are reflected in the PIS
    • Integrate contractor’s and supplier’s schedules into PIS. Review changes to contractor’s schedules, enter the details in the PIS when approved and report any abnormality or area of concern. Review proposed change management time implications in conjunction with the Trend Cost Control Officer and document the result. Modify the PIS if changes are approved
    • Attend project and contract kick off, progress, cost control and planning meetings and implement changes in the PMP or area schedules as directed. Review reports and information prepared by construction personnel, contractors and suppliers in accordance with project requirements e.g. manning, equipment resources employed, progress, etc. and report any concerns which may lead to schedule non-compliance
    • Extract progress data from the project processes, measure and report on progress, update the program and in consultation with the Project Controls Manager, assist with the interpretation of the output and assist with the development of time recovery strategy options where delays or potential delays will affect the completion date of a contract or the project overall
    • Continuously assess project schedule trends against Baseline Schedule 'S' curves and together with the Project Controls Manager produce action plans to address project slippages, adverse trends or to cater for changing project scope / objectives and communicate these to the Project Team
    • Assist with reviews of the schedule portions of contractor’s extra work claims and prepare details for discussion and/or inclusion in any response. Revise schedule when events occur that make the current schedule impossible to follow & report changes
    • Assist Cost Engineers to prepare and maintain cash-flow forecast. Assist with production of management reports on the project time status and resources as requested and for the monthly status reports
    • Maintain detail area schedules, bar charts, resource graphs etc. as and when required by the Project Manager. Verify network logic against project strategy utilising input from all disciplines. Carry out priority work established by the Project Controls Manager, maintain open Communication channels and ensure cooperation and coordination with disciplines in the Project Controls Group and other project personnel

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Strong understanding of "Earned Value Performance Measurement" and Commodity Installed methods
    • Wide project planning experience in multi-discipline mining and minerals processing projects and studies
    • EPC / EPCM experience in either a consulting or construction contractor environment
    • Circa 10 years relevant experience considered essential to meet the demands of this position

    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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 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, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  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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