Construction Project Planner
Swift Human Resources
Kimberley, Northern Cape, ZA
7h ago

Our client is looking for a Planner (Construction) to plan, coordinate and monitor activities of assigned projects to develop and implement procedures, processes and systems.

The incumbent will be responsible for the following :

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Work closely with Construction Manager, Project Managers and team to develop and maintain detailed resource loaded schedules of Design / Build construction projects using MS Projects;
  • Integrate multiple schedules into a master project schedule, base line, status, and perform measurement baseline;
  • Develop and maintain summary level schedule reports : Gantt, milestone charts, and other tools used to support critical path analysis, near-term tasks work, priority based resource allocations, performance variances, and to support cost / schedule integration;
  • Gather and analyze information to prepare reports on the progress of projects. Frequent on-site visits to review construction progress required;
  • Support the project management team in the planning, tracking, analysis, and reporting of projects, including dashboard maintenance;
  • Work in collaboration with project management team to drive consistency of the project scheduling approach to facilitate accuracy in project execution and reporting;
  • Attend project and contract kick off, progress, cost control and planning meetings and manage changes in the schedule.
  • Evaluate and analyze with team risks and issues compromising project results and develop plans to mitigate them;
  • Troubleshoot and monitor potential scheduling problems;
  • Maintain accurate records / paperwork;
  • Facilitate and participate in weekly schedule reviews;
  • Training of Foremen, Superintendents & Project Manager to learn, or increase skills in, project scheduling company wide;
  • REQUIREMENTS AND EXPERIENCE :

  • Minimum of 5 years of construction project management experience;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience using MS Project & MS Excel;
  • Subject matter expertise using MS Project to manage an integrated master schedule and the supporting detailed schedules;
  • Extremely proficient in MS Office;
  • Superior interpersonal and demonstrated facilitation skills, including the ability to motivate and influence others, build effective interpersonal relationships, and be able to foster and contribute to a positive and productive team environment;
  • Creative and innovative with assignments;
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in work style to better respond to multiple requests / tasks and handle sudden changes in priorities.
  • Able to embrace and participate in change initiatives;
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and writing skills, to include solid experience in writing functional and technical specifications;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • QUALIFICATIONS :

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree / experience combination in construction and / or engineering;
  • Relevant qualification Construction Project Management / Planning or similar
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