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Hoban House, Haddington Road,
Dublin 4
Tel: 00-353-1-661 4711

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Senior Planner

Location: Multiple Locations
Entered: 20 Aug 2017
Duration: Permanent
Since 1974 Linesight has provided professional consultancy services, management support and strategic advice to the global construction industry. From initial concept to project completion, we have been helping clients to build their business. We have developed long-lasting relationships with some of the biggest companies in the world, earning a reputation as a leader in our field.    

Our organization is structured into a series of specialist service teams, each committed to helping our clients successfully achieve their objectives. We have deep domain knowledge and experience spanning a multitude of sectors including Commercial, Data Centers, Life Sciences, Healthcare, High-Tech Industrial, Hospitality, Education, Residential and Retail.        

With staff located across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the USA, our reach is truly global. Our permanent and long-established presence in these areas allows us to develop strategic partnerships, access local resources, formulate the most up-to-date market insights, and gain deep knowledge of each territory.  

Position Summary:
Provide full project planning services across a portfolio of projects within a several geographical regions, requiring regular travel between.  The portfolios consist of a number of Pharmaceutical projects throughout Europe, inclusive of manufacturing, laboratories and administration type projects.

Primary responsibility of the senior planner to ensure that partner schedules are prepared top a high technical standard and meet the Linesight established metrics for good scheduling practice.  Major phases of the works are expected to include; Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning. 

In addition to the primary role the senior planner will be responsible for the scheduling of the client activities with particular focus on the CQV activities for qualified facilities and where required may cover Operational Readiness activities.

Capable of working independently from a scheduling perspective but expected to participate and heavily contribute to the team environment of the projects by leading and clearly communicating the planning deliverables from conception through to successful completion and close out.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • The primary role of the Senior Planner is to provide overall planning services
  • Understanding and adherence to PMO scheduling procedures and operating practices.
  • Manage the project specific WBS responsibility for all project sections ensuring that responsibility and ownership of each section is clear
  • Manage the fully integrated project schedule and ensure it is structured and coded to allow presentation at a range of levels and details
  • Review external schedules to ensure that they are compiled to good scheduling practices 
  • Ensure that all partners complete Basis of Schedule documents in a comprehensive fashion. 
  • Prepare basis of schedule documents for client responsible schedules
  • Ensure all project schedule(s) are prepared to good scheduling practices conforming to critical path methodology techniques, identifying critical and near critical activities
  • Ensure project schedules include for all scope and identifies all key milestones and timelines
  • Ensure schedule adheres to the Project Execution Plan and in particular contracting, procurement and project control strategy documents and plans
  • Identify conflicting concurrent activities which may impact on the overall project completion dates and key milestones
  • Provide progress reporting on a weekly or monthly basis as determined by the PM and Project Controls Plan
  • Ensure there is clear method in place for baselining of schedules and managing periodic update

Desired Experience and Education:
  • 5 - 10 years minimum experience in planning and scheduling.
  • Pharmaceutical experience required.
  • CQV experience (desirable)
  • Expert knowledge of Primavera planning software
  • Ability to lead a team of Planners through all Phases of any project or development from inception to completion. Ability to negotiate, mediate and delegate
  • Strong MS office skills
  • The ideal candidate will be results driven, self-motivated and resourceful with excellent client relationship skills
  • Degree qualification in Construction / Building Management, Engineering Discipline,  Quantity Surveying or recognised technical subject



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