JOB DESCRIPTION . Position: Senior Planning Engineer (Mechanical) Position Reports To: Construction Control Manager. Academic Qualifications – Experience Required: An academic degree in Engineering. Over 10 years of documented construction experience in a variety of Major Oil & Gas and Petrochemical Projects within a multi – discipline environment, covering both site and office. Excellent presentation and communication skills. Good interpersonal Skills with confidence to negotiate effectively with Clients and Subcontractors. Leadership qualities. Principal Duties: Provides planning, progress monitoring services and have significant impact and input on the planning and organizational issues and relevant decision making of the project’s Senior Management Team. Review contract documentation to ensure a thorough understanding of the contract requirements. Develops a fully detailed Project Schedule, proposing amendments and alternatives to it and to the project construction Method Statement as considered advantageous to meet or improve on project targets. Ensures that the project organization chart and all manning schedules are kept up-to-date. Designs report forms of all sorts as required for progress reports on all aspects of the project (excepting cost reports). Updates the overall programs. Prepares in conjunction with the concerned staff the detailed short-term working programs as necessary, accentuating any revision in the sequences of durations of activities arising from enforced changes being made to the overall program. Checks progress on the above programs by frequent site inspection, and stresses to site supervisors the need to adhere to the required sequences and durations of the scheduled activities. Where necessary draws up daily programs showing hourly resource allocation for manpower, plant and factory production items. Recommends priorities for allocation in the event of conflicting demands and co-ordinates the transfer of labor as necessary. Prepares programs as required prior to the letting of sub-contracts to arrange continuity of work for the sub-contractor at the least cost to the project. Issues necessary programs to Sub-contractors on site and checks to ensure that their activities are kept in line with contract requirements. Prepares and updates labor resource programs showing the work force required for each direct trade, and for major sub-contractors when applicable. Prepares programs for major site operations and production facilities (earthworks, concrete production, precasting, steel fabrication, etc.) and monitors output to ensure that site requirements are met. Monitors all change orders to the contract to make certain that all additions and deletions are incorporated in revisions of the construction method statement and the overall program. Train and guide new planers. Identify, in conjunction with manager, the need and areas where training is required.