Project Planning Engineer


MS Project experience, Right to work in the UK.
We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Project Planning Engineer (PPE) to contribute to, and take learning from, this challenging and fast paced role within a globally established company.
Supporting the Pipeline Group team in Glasgow, responsibilities include ensuring all systems, processes and reporting requirements are attained for internal / external stakeholders.
Reporting to the Controls Manager and working closely with the Package Manager, the PPE will progress, implement and maintain planning activities for a portfolio of projects. This includes schedule analysis and scenario planning using Microsoft Project and Power BI software.
Knowledge or experience of engineering process is desired to further contribute through active challenge, clash / bottle-neck identification, and strategic schedule analysis, achieving improvements to project efficiency and inefficient cost expenditure.
Prior energy sector experience is not required, however, applicants should clearly demonstrate relevant experience to undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Development and maintenance of a Baseline schedule in MS Project including agreed S-curves, progress and reporting formats.
  • Implementation of sub-contractor schedules and establishment of reporting routines and progress follow up.
  • Timely updates of schedules and issue of reports to relevant stakeholders.
  • Performing baseline updates / revisions, and where applicable the application of scheduling and planning techniques to analyse results.
  • Analyse planning data and modify as required to achieve imposed targets.
  • Liaising with Package Managers, Functional personnel and project team members to report any consequences / changes related to planned progress or clash identification.
  • Assisting the continued development of an MS Project based PG Integrated Schedule.
  • Development and maintenance of data summary dashboards using Power BI, to include such information as progress, critical path status, deviation affect, etc.
  • Contributing to internal initiatives and development of PG Planning and Controls.


  • Microsoft Project - essential.
  • Power BI - desired.
  • Planning and/or Construction Planning experience - desired.


  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, maintains strong business relationships at all levels across a multicultural global environment.
  • Analytical skills, and a strong ability to work with detail and accuracy.
  • Pro-active planning and organising skills, able to identify and effectively prioritise workload and successfully meet multiple, often competing deadlines.
  • Flexible to adapt to changing priorities within a fast-paced 24/7 global business.
  • Ability to develop and adapt to role requirements, demonstrating self-learning.
  • Pro-active with a solutions-based approach, willing to challenge the status quo.
  • A collaborative worker who interfaces effectively with peers and senior management.
  • Demonstrates initiative and ownership to deliver workload unsupervised, and support wider team activities.
  • Committed to continuous improvement and identification of efficient work methods and processes.

About Petroplan

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