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Senior Planning Manager

Date: 03-Feb-2023

Location: QA

Company: Power International Holding

Job Summary

The Senior Planning Manager manages the planning requirements of the project by leading a team of planning professionals and coordinating with the project team with the objective of complying with the contract schedule, communicating the impact on the schedule and advising mitigating measures.

Job Responsibilities 1

  • Leads & advises on the management and delivery of the town planning functions and responsibilities of the organization, its projects and program with responsibility for a portfolio of projects.
  • Develops, implements and monitors good management practices for the delivery, management and implementation of organization planning commitments.
  • Manages and liaise with team to develop, implement & monitor strategies and plans required, highlighting risk & recommending and instigating mitigating action as required.

Job Responsibilities 2

  1. Produces pre-design, design, tender and award, procurement, construction, and completion schedules in order to depict the project and contractual requirements in compliance to the planning procedures.
  • Analyze project requirements
  • Preparation of resource and cost loaded planning schedules
  • Produce resource histograms for manpower, material and submittals
  1. Evaluates and analyze the progress obtained through updated status reports in various formats based on the contract schedule in order to provide performance assessment and accurate forecast.
  • Coordinates and liaises with project managers to update the detailed works program
  • Coordinates and liaises with subcontractors and authorities in relation to planning & programming matters for the various interfaces that exist on the project.
  • Obtains and analyses the progress updates obtained by the planning team
  1. Conducts analysis of alternatives and schedule options to allow “what if” considerations where market fluctuations, implementation of changes, and/ or unanticipated events impact the design and construction schedule in order to formulate better delivery options that can be adopted.
  • Liaises with the Project Director/Manager on the different scenarios to be simulated in the schedule
  • Prepares “What if Analysis”
  1. Reviews and evaluates the subcontractor’s schedules & reports and recommend necessary actions in order to align the subcontracted items in schedule to the contract schedule.
  • Manages subcontractor’s schedule in line with the baseline/contract schedule
  • Recommends necessary actions to the subcontractor when required, especially when slippage will occur.

Additional Responsibilities 3

Job Knowledge & Skills

• Knowledge in Principles of Planning and Project Management

• Knowledge in Construction Law, Change Management, and principles and practices of research and data collection

• Knowledge of Safety, Quality and Cost Objectives

• Familiarity with Planning practices and the associated software such as Advanced Primavera6

• Knowledge in building construction planning and scheduling

• Strong cost control knowledge & knowledge in preparation of EOT claims & delay analysis

• Advanced level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes

• Familiar with local and international standards in construction

• ERP knowledge preferably SAP functional skills are a requirement to be successful in this role.

Job Experience

Total    12 year(s) On Job      7 year(s) GCC     4 year(s)


Creates Strategy - Proficient
Drives Performance - Proficient
Develops Future Leaders - Proficient
Project Resource Management L4
Cash Flow Analysis L4
Primavera Project Planner L4
Revenue Forecasting L4
Project Tracking and Reporting L4


Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or Engineering
Profesional degree in MMUP Engineer Registration (UPDA) or PMP