The Senior Planning Engineer works closely with Project Managers for the development and monitoring of project schedules and budgets for building design projects of medium complexity. He supports Project Managers with the preparation and administration of Project Management Plans, including schedule baselines, project scope baselines, man-hour estimates and budgets. The jobholder also supports Project Managers with the preparation of periodic project progress reports, as needed.

Responsibilities :-

  • Support Project Managers with the management of design projects of medium complexity, particularly with respect to schedule and cost control
  • Provide support to Project Managers with the development of project management plans, including schedule baselines, project scope baselines, man-hour estimates and budgets, as needed
  • Develop scope baseline, detailed work breakdown structures, project activities and critical path charts for [sector] design projects of medium complexity, in coordination with respective Project Managers
  • Closely work with Project Managers in monitoring and managing project schedules, and implement modifications to schedule baselines, in coordination with respective Project Managers, as needed
  • Work closely with Project Managers in managing changes in project scope, potential risks and contingency plans, as needed
  • Track the preparation and collection of invoices for K&A’s deliverables, in coordination with local Finance teams, as needed
  • Work closely with Project Managers for the preparation periodic project progress reports for [sector] design projects of medium complexity, flagging major issues, as needed
  • Liaise with the [Division] Project Control Unit to provide ongoing project information, as needed, in coordination with respective Project Managers

Qualification, Skills & Experience :-

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • PMP certification is preferred
  • Knowledge of [sector] design, project management software
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Good communication skills, interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English; Arabic is an advantage
  • 10 - 15+ years of experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Planning Industry in a top tier regional / multinational engineering consultancy firm
  • Demonstrated experience and track record in planning of design projects, including schedule control and cost control
  • Demonstrated experience with the usage of complex functions of project management software (e.g. Primavera)
  • Significant experience within the Middle East