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Senior Planner

Location: Birmingham United Kingdom
Job ID: R0052559
Date Posted: Jul 18, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Energy has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Planner, you’ll be involved in scheduling and cost control efforts for all project phases taking ownership and overseeing multiple projects of a value of between 2-25 Million USDSet up, maintain and analyse actual and forecasted schedules, cost and risk, monitor, report and manage deviations. 

Ensuring projects follow sound methodology and execution practices in accordance with internal standard procedures, manage the integrated schedule and cost control performance measurement process for the project’s entire scope of work 


  • Analyses project requirements with the project team, checking that all essential work activities have been identified in sufficient detail to serve as a basis for developing realistic project schedules.  

  • Monitoring project progress and regularly analyse project critical paths to ensure all critical path activities and project milestones are progressed according to the plan, ensuring you communicate effectively to Project Managers any deviations or scheduling issues, and provides input for optimizing resources.  

  • Issuing progress reports, program updates and productivity data on a regular basis and as requested by customers and stakeholders. Use customer reporting portals such as Fastdraft where appropriate. 

  • Establishes a baseline plan for cost performance measurement. Working with the project team to define the necessary resources for project completion, evaluating the work breakdown structure 

  • Working closely with engineering, supply chain, construction, pre-commissioning, commissioning, client, and contractors to identify potential changes in scope and quantify the impact of each change in a timely fashion. 

  • Integrating material resource requirements with project schedule and defines procurement activities and order lead times. Regularly communicates with Supply Chain Management (SCM) team and updates schedules to ensure procurement activities take place in a timely way and lead times are optimized to meet schedule targets.  

  • Participates in project reviews. Composes reports and updates all required project data in Project Control systems for Management Information and Project Analysis. Communicates project progress and control issues to project management team and offers solutions. 

  • Effectively communicates appropriate information to customers and other stakeholders in a timely manner in order to achieve the desired understanding.  

Your Background:

  • Proven experience as a Planner within similar industry (preferably for EPC projects in T&D) 

  • Strong experience in project planning and scheduling, including in mature scheduling methods and tools 

  • Operational skills, robust previous experience as part of project teams 

  • Able to advise and lead the project team with respect to the programme progress 

  • Ability to communicate effectively to all areas of the business  

  • Expert Knowledge of Oracle Primavera P6  

  • Self-motivated  

  • Travel when required to Birmingham office and site.


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