Lead Planner
Published: 22nd November 2017 (24 days ago)
Aix-en-provence, France
Job Type

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilties


Wood is recruiting for a Lead Planner to be responsible for the provision of all aspects of project planning and scheduling. The position will require a hands-on approach to the delivery of all aspects of project planning and scheduling for all projects/contracts within the CMA contract scope.



  • Manage the planning and scheduling workload of the contract
  • Guide, support and direct the planning and scheduling team
  • Work with project stakeholders to develop project baseline schedules
  • Ensure project progress status is captured on ongoing periodic basis
  • Analyse project progress status and articulate this to project team and client
  • Prepare / review / approve all project planning and scheduling project status reports as required (weekly, monthly)
  • Creates reports, trackers and dashboards related to schedule performance, earned value, any aspect of the schedule, as required
  • Update and maintain the planning procedures, work instructions and trackers templates
  • Additionally, may need to do the planner role as required. As per the schedule management procedure
    • Develops the construction schedule
    • Maintains the construction schedule baseline
    • Updates the current construction schedule (progress and forecast)
    • Reports construction schedule performance
    • Review/analyses Contractor's schedule
  • Prepares and supports in the analysis of bulk schedule information
  • Develops what if scenarios
  • Identifies schedule risks and opportunities and provides plans to remediate


Skills / Qualifications

  • EPC/EPC(m) and/or Construction experience in a planner capacity
  • Strong Earned Value analysis and reporting experience
  • Technical knowledge of the requirements for nuclear equipment and plants is a plus
  • Execution of construction projects
  • Execution of projects in a highly regulated environment, preferably nuclear is a plus
  • Fluent in English, with additional French preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with creative solution and problem solving skills
  • International experience managing engineering and construction contracts of equipment and materials in a large scale project environment
  • Expert with P6 in multi user mode, coding, reporting in Excel out of P6, management of permissions and accounts
  • Expert in Excel advanced features such as vlookup, sumif, pivot tables
  • Significant knowledge and experience of project planning and scheduling principles and techniques within the Oil and Gas industry

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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