Senior Planning Engineer/Planning Manager (role dependent on experience)
Dubai, UAE

Role Definition

The Senior Planning Engineer/Planning Manager’s role is to function at business and project/programme level, being at the centre of communication excellence using project control techniques to ensure successful and timely delivery of projects, while minimising claims and disputes between project stakeholders.
The Senior Planning Engineer/Planning Manager will develop working project programmes and monitor these within the performance and management framework established for the development.
The Senior Planning Engineer/Planning Manager is an effective manager, communicator, problem-solver and organiser.

Line of Reporting

Head of Planning and Project Directors/Managers

Core Accountabilities

  • Produces Plans, Programmes and Projects, controls information, sets the performance baselines
  • Monitors project performance against performance baselines
  • Recommends, enables and controls future actions of consultants and contractors
  • Understands and works within contractual frameworks
  • Reports internally and to clients
  • Can work across multiple projects simultaneously

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop initiation programmes for all development stages
  • Develop an overall development project progress control system for all phases
  • Develop initiation programmes and detailed plans for all development phases
  • Develop an overall development project progress control system for all phases
  • Effectively present project plans to stakeholders
  • Ensure supplier programmes are compliant and in line with the detailed plan and progress monitoring systems
  • Monitor suppliers Rate of Progress to ensure that this is consistent with the project plan
  • Draw up action plans for the recovery of slippage and implement these with suppliers
  • Assist with the analysis of supplier claims to ensure that these are appropriately responded to
  • Close-out planning functions for each project and ensure of data is correctly administered for the project
  • Review and understand all relevant project documents and conditions
  • Establish and define project control procedures and identify the level of resources required to operate them
  • Develop in conjunction with the Project Manager and Client, a suitable work breakdown structure for the project
  • Establish and communicate cost and schedule baselines and ensure control mechanisms are in place to monitor performance
  • Review overall project status with the Project Control Team and recommend corrective action where necessary
  • Ensure that all cost, planning and document control reports are prepared in accordance with the Project Control Manual
  • Other planning management duties as assigned by the Project Director / Senior Project Manager

Qualities and Skills required

  • Excellent Communication skills – written and verbal, able to present complex solutions to non-planners
  • Excellent Primavera Skills
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Design and Construction Processes
  • Strong knowledge in the analysis of Extension of Time claims
  • Strategic orientation and influencing skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Commercial understanding
  • Project management skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Planning, prioritisation and organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Team working skills
  • Diplomacy
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Respect of cultural sensitivities

Qualifications required

  • At least 10 years of professional working experience in the sector.


Mirage Leisure and Development
Emaar Business Park, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
TEL: + 971 4 453 8835

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