M&E Planning Manager (Rail)

Job Description

The Planning Manager will lead and coordinate all delivery of MEP integrated programmes from design through to commissioning handover and integration for this major National M&E Contractor's Rail Division. Dealing mainly with the project teams, understanding each project requirement and articulating that into a fully integrated and workable programmes, guiding the project teams to success.
Education / Qualifications:
A degree in an MEP Engineering discipline would be advantageous
Professional Membership of appropriate Eng Institution
Considerable experience in a similar planning management role.
·      Ability to work within an integrated team
·      Ability to create and manage innovative solutions
·      Ability to inspire and motivate for exceptional performance
·      Excellent client communication skills
·      Excellent team communication skills
·      Conversant with MEP systems and appropriate standards
·      Full understanding of what success looks like and how to achieve it
·     Establish and maintain relationships with the main contractor/client and  project teams
·     Develop the full MEP programmes that leads to a successful handover of the projects, including commissioning installation, procurement and design.
·      Identify key MEP interfaces on interface schedules to assist the project teams
·      Identify key MEP dependencies on dependency schedules to assist the project teams
·      Identify key MEP milestones, and develop milestone delivery sheets
·      Ensure that the programmes are fully integrated with the main construction programmes
·      Use P6 (Primervera) software (essential)
·      Produce monthly progress reports
·      Carry out regular baseline programme reviews
·      Carry out regular critical path analysis reviews
·      Monitor cause and effect relationships throughout the programmes
·      Integrate MEP suppliers programmes and monitor progress monthly
·      Manage MEP planning team 16 - 20, including performance management via one to one’s process, and professional development via appraisal process
·      Management of recruitment (together with OD and CD)
·      Manage all career development and training of in house planning team
·      Attend CVR meetings when performing
·      Member of Leadership team for the business
·      Integral to bids front end - producing tender programmes

Management of trainees one to one’s to assist with Front end.