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Planning Engineer

Full Time

Website Actavo

Role Purpose

In conjunction with the Project Team will be the lead person responsible for all aspects related to planning, monitoring and controlling for a given project.


Principal Responsibilities

  1. Adhere to and maintain compliance with all Health and Safety procedures within your work. Ensuring you are responsible for yourself and/or team members who report into you.
  2. Breaking down the scope of work into smaller manageable tasks per phase, geographically or by discipline
  3. Develop the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to facilitate roll up of the schedule in line with Client requirements or Project Team recommendations.
  4. In conjunction with the relevant team members will identify the sequencing of tasks, task interdependencies, constraints and resource requirements.
  5. Compilation of the tasks taking the identified interdependencies, constraints and resources into the project schedule using MS Project/Primavera
  6. Estimating durations for tasks, 3-point estimates.
  7. Assigning resources to tasks and developing manpower histograms
  8. Develop the overall and per discipline “S” curves for monitoring and controlling progress.
  9. Development of the monitoring systems, such as engineering deliverable register, procurement register, construction measurement system.
  10. Develop daily, weekly and monthly reporting formats and implement same.
  11. Development of Progress Measurement procedure
  12. Development of Invoicing Procedure in conjunction with the Commercial Department
  13. Implementation of the Risk Management Procedure
  14. Proactively monitoring the progress on a weekly basis, setting targets for the team for the coming weeks and months.
  15. Identification of holds or obstacles to progress and highlighting these in a timely fashion.
  16. Attendance at Risk Management and Construction Workshops.
  17. Attendance at both internal and Client progress review meetings
  18. Where subcontractors are utilized conduct reviews with their planning personnel to ensure that their schedule is aligned with the Master schedule and integrate as applicable.
  19. Monitor the efficiency of the Project Team by analyzing the spent to earned ratio at regular intervals.


Person Specification


  • Degree in an engineering discipline.
  • Proficient in using MS Project/Primavera
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office Suite.


  • 3 years’ experience in project planning


Skills & Competencies (evidence of)

  • TechnicalTelecoms experience
  • Primavera software


  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.


Business Skills

  • Planning and organisation skills



  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

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