Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA
10d ago

Requisition ID : 18242

Job Category : Project Controls

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry.

We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


The Planner is responsible for the delivery of project planning and progress measurement, ensuring that Hatch procedures and best practices are applied, as appropriate, and recommending changes to the Project Controls Manager where required.

The Planner is responsible for developing and maintaining the project master schedule to meet the project objectives.


  • A strong personal commitment to safety
  • Personal responsibility for safety incident reporting
  • Behavioral-based safety ethos to be embraced
  • Personal responsibility for stopping any unsafe behavior as and when it occurs, and thereafter reporting the safety incident so that corrective action may be obtained
  • Familiarization with Hatch safety processes, protocols and procedures.
  • Data Verification and Project set-up

  • Meet Functional Managers to finalize project set-up schedule (using standard template)
  • Conduct interactive planning meeting with Functional Managers to finalize project implementation schedule
  • Confirm level 1and 2 project schedule and critical path and set baseline for project implementation phase
  • Confirm and refine project execution schedules.
  • Project Master Schedule Development

  • Confirm and refine study and execution schedules
  • Identify and schedule critical vendor data requirements
  • Populate approved measurable commodity quantities and labor to produce baseline S-curves
  • Participate in project schedule risk analysis and include resultant contingency in baseline
  • Maintain project schedules
  • Using progress reports (early and late curves) and project schedule
  • Maintain, optimize and monitor progress. Identify and resolve issues
  • Develop project construction and commissioning schedules
  • Analyze contractor level 4 schedule and provide recommendations.
  • Project Schedule Monitoring and Updates Preferred

  • Generate and verify weekly updates and issue progress reports
  • Maintain and optimize schedule, monitor progress, highlight and resolve schedule issues
  • Generate all progress curves
  • Develop and maintain commodity and resource profile
  • Extract and publish four-week look ahead schedule
  • Monitor slippages and critical and near critical paths and discuss with Project Controls Manager for resolution
  • Establish all equipment / material and contractor ROS (Required on Site) dates
  • Provide schedule input to the procurement bid process including reporting requirements and vendor and contractor milestone dates
  • Assist with bid evaluation and ongoing management of the vendors and contractors with respect to their schedule commitments.
  • Project Trend and Change Management

  • Once a change is approved, maintain and optimize the schedule, monitor progress and highlight / resolve areas of potential concern.
  • Project Progress Measurement and Earned Value

  • Generate and verify weekly updates and issue progress reports
  • Obtain progress info via progress reports, EPCM status report, vendor progress report and cost report and calculate progress for construction packages.
  • Qualifications and Experience


  • Tertiary qualification in engineering or other relevant discipline or appropriate substituted experience
  • A minimum of 8 years’ relevant experience as a planner in a multi discipline project environment
  • Sound technical knowledge in a multi-discipline environment
  • Knowledge of the estimating and tendering processes
  • Knowledge in the use of Primavera Project Planner P6
  • Technical overview of work methods and techniques
  • Risk management principles
  • Good knowledge of project management principles
  • Knowledge of forms of contract will be a definite advantage.
  • We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate.

    Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status.

    If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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