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Aberdeen - Westhill
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Vacancy information

Seaway 7 is a global leader in the delivery of bottom-fixed offshore wind farm solutions, committed to contributing to an efficient and sustainable energy supply for the future.  As a competent and experienced partner, Seaway 7 offers specialist foundation, offshore substation, submarine cable and wind turbine installation services and heavy transportation for the renewables sector.

With capabilities and an extensive expertise in project management, engineering, procurement and fabrication, Seaway 7 can deliver these services in a comprehensive array of contractual structures including Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI), (integrated) Transportation & Installation (T&I) and Balance of Plant (BoP) to our clients in the offshore wind industry.

Our people are at the heart of our business and are the key to our success. Together we operate a high-end fleet with enabling capabilities and scale, allowing efficient worldwide operations, while providing vessel flexibility and optionality to clients. The active fleet comprises ten vessels with two more high-specification assets, designed for the installation of next generation of wind turbine generators and foundations, under construction.

The Lead Planner will be responsible for Planning across the EPCI scope and for supervision of planning resources within the project team. The Lead Planner responsibilities shall include maintaining, follow-up, and reporting of all project planning activities across the Seagreen EPCI scope initially with wider supporting being given to tendering and other new project opportunities.  

Generic Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Provide specialist skills, integrity and knowledge in key areas of planning engineering, including an understanding of current good engineering practice.
  • Understand project needs; identify and address planning problems; develop and implement solutions.
  • Independently evaluate, organise and prioritise work for self and others.
  • Undertake responsibility for production of standard planning deliverables.
  • Actively participate in relevant training to pursue continuing professional development.
  • Work with associated renewables related disciplines.
  • Independently perform all aspects of planning and scheduling routines, including progress monitoring, co-ordination and analysis.
  • Apply advanced scheduling / planning techniques and analysis.
  • Demonstrate focused reasoning techniques and a structured approach to planning issues.

Specific Roles & Responsibilities: 

  • Develop Work Breakdown Structure, with the object of dividing project work into manageable parts, in consultation with Project Director, Contracts, Cost Control, Engineering, Procurement and Package Managers as appropriate.
  • Prepare and present detailed planning information (Gantt charts, histograms, PERT charts) for the project.
  • Independently apply advanced scheduling and planning techniques and analysis within a project environment.
  • Supervise Schedulers/Planners on the project in developing, maintaining, and analysing critical path plans and related schedules across the EPCI scope.
  • Provide planning support as required by Project Management Team
  • Input planning data: activities, tasks, logic, resources, key dates, progress etc.
  • Analyse planning data and modifications as required to achieve imposed targets through time based analysis and/or resource limited based scheduling.
  • Manage computer output of programmes in graphic/printed form for barcharts, histograms, networks and ‘S' curves at all levels from detail to management /presentation.
  • Maintain progress data on live programs and produce progress reports.
  • Set up of progress monitoring and forecasting systems to suit Employer requirements.
  • Maintain Primavera and Microsoft Project computer planning systems.
  • Ensure planning & progress measurement requirements, as stipulated by Contract (and/or by Project Management) are met.
  • Comply with Seaway 7 planning procedures or develop project-specific procedures if required by project.
  • In consultation with relevant parties, support development of overall Project Schedule as an accurate model of all required project timescales, taking account of resource requirements.
  • As frequently as required, provide accurate progress measurement updates and compare with the plan. Highlight deviations from Baseline Schedule and investigate alternatives for minimum impact on project targets.
  • Ensure all changes, and their impact, are reflected in the Baseline Schedule progress updates. Re-baseline the schedule if circumstances dictate that the original no longer reflects the outstanding scope of work. Subject to contractual conditions. 

Person Specification:

  • Education equal to a bachelor’s or master’s degree in planning engineering or administrative/financial discipline. Long and relevant work experience may be considered.
  • Relevant planning experience.
  • Ability to lead and function within a planning team and across multiple projects.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload, manage time accordingly.
  • Manage changes within own remit on a project. Inform team members where constraints will affect a project in terms of programme or budget.
  • Demonstrable ability to work within time/budget constraints.
  • Knowledge of Primavera P6 and MS Project.

Seaway 7 are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we look to offer excellent career opportunities as you develop your skills and aspirations.