Planning Manager / Lead Planner - to lead and manage a team of Planners and Senior Planners across multiple Data Centre projects in the UK and Internationally
ISG's vision is to be the world's most dynamic construction services company, delivering places that help people and businesses thrive. Our 2,800 worldwide specialists in fit-out, construction and engineering services deliver not just buildings, high tech manufacturing facilities and hyperscale datacentres, but also an exceptional delivery dynamic and strong customer relationships built on mutual trust, collaboration, and open communication. We blend our unparalleled track record, sound processes and proven delivery methods with a fast-paced and agile culture, ensuring we deliver thriving places that are as agile and resilient as their users. The Engineering Services Division is specialised in managing the design, build and handover of high-tech buildings and manufacturing facilities and hyperscale datacentres.
ISG Engineering Services' Project Controls and Planning mission is to provide integrated and fact-based project status and forecast information to facilitate transparent project and management decision making.
The ideal candidate will have excellent fit out construction knowledge in terms of architectural construction detail and the installation and commissioning sequences of M&E services. They will be able to demonstrate the knowledge through sound programming and sequencing on a range of projects and proposals through various planning techniques and software.
Provide planning services to projects and proposals
Liaise with the commercial function for cost, change and risk analysis pre-contract and on projects.
Facilitate the project team's setup of the proper project controls structures, systems and tools
Development of pre-contract and project schedules.
Ensuring quality & consistency of work being performed or produced.
Ensure adherence to company practices, processes and policies.
Ensure integration of all stakeholder schedule, progress, reporting and forecasting methods
Develop and manage the assigned Project Controls team to be efficient and effective.
Assist in developing plans to mitigate the risk and manage optimizations
Assist in developing claims/change management.
Ensure timely preparation of regular project and corporate reports
Ensure project planning data is integrated with other project systems.
Be prepared to work on the projects located abroad should the project require.
Liaise with clients and external planning consultants
Experience & Skills
BSc degree in relevant subject or equivalent experience
Background in the UK building industry or equivalent
Communicate difficult problems in a simple manner.
Proven knowledge of construction and commissioning processes
Ability to facilitate small and large teams to alignment for results.
Hands on experience with project setup to control projects.
Set up end to end programmes from appointment to commissioning and close out
Proficiency in Schedule tools & software.
Proactive attitude to project performance trending, physical progress measurement, reporting and forecasting.
Experience with earned value analysis and performance measurement.
Clear understanding of critical path analysis and subsequent mitigation analysis.
Management, control and administration of project change.
Experience with project risk management.
Knowledge of BIM; BIM360 and Power BI experience is beneficial.
Ability to collaboration with project cost control department.
Set up and manage auditable trails of programmes
Contribute to the efficient way the department is run by feeding lessons learnt and innovation back into the department
Identify and manage project risk
Ability to contribute to problem solving
React to client change with "big picture" thinking
Ability to produce detailed programmes and options quickly as required by clients
Ability to advise clients on "last possible moment" decision milestones
Develop relationships with internal teams, consultants, clients and suppliers
Train non planners in planning principles, techniques and software
A genuine interest in training and helping others and help communicate the project controls mission. Help the company develop better planning and project management techniques through integration of systems is a plus