Interim Planner / Control Engineer

1st Executive
GBP200 - GBP300 per day +
02 Oct 2017
01 Nov 2017
Jim bellicoso
Specialist Area
Operations, Supply chain
Job Level
Full Time

1st Executive are retained by a global FTSE100 engineering/manufacturing organisation, who are seeking an experienced planner with a strong background working in project control and the engineering sector.


  • Builds tender integrated schedules and cost estimates
  • Build project schedule and project budgeting in cost and schedule tools
  • Ensures compliance to the Global Standard process for Project Controls
  • Support PM to align project budgets to as sold in appropriate systems
  • Maintain project schedule and cost forecast throughout project
  • Analyse schedule and cost trends and provide forecasted cost and schedules to project team
  • Maintain a register of potential schedule and cost risks
  • Maintain a register of actual and committed costs
  • Checks and controls cost movements, compares with current scope and progress as well as with previous forecast. Also Compares with productivity factors and validates accuracy of estimates
  • Communicates schedule and cost status/forecasts/risk to functional cost owners and drives/supports risk mitigation
  • Provides internal and external project reporting of project status
  • Collaborate with 3rd parties on project cost and schedules
  • Presents all financial data in a transparent way, attends project and management review to present cost status
  • Provides change order calculations to ensure schedule and cost estimates are accurate
  • Updates changes in appropriate systems to ensure costs are aligned to the current situation
  • Aligns with Finance Controller to ensure reconciliation takes place between approved project financial data and books.
  • Support project close out and claims
  • Provide support to tenders
  • Oversee the planning function on the project


  • Quality of the project controlling reporting.
  • Accuracy of cost budgets, actuals and forecasting
  • Collaboration with functional cost owners to find strategies to reduce cost
  • Alignment to established standards ( WBS, process, procedures, tools usage)
  • Efficiency and effectives of the project cost control team where applicable.

Experience and Knowledge Required:

  • 5+ years planning large turnkey projects
  • 2+ projects providing cost controlling on large turnkey projects
  • Lead project controller/planner on 2+ turnkey projects

Technical skills / competencies:

  • Cost estimating and forecasting
  • Project Accounting & Controlling
  • Scheduling (Primavera is highly desirable)
  • Local GAAP awareness (desirable)
  • Data handling skills (Excel, SAP…)
  • Commercial awareness

Behavioural skills / competencies:

  • Communication (English language a must)
  • Proactive attitude
  • Thorough and precise

Educational Requirements:
Degree qualified either in engineering, finance or project management