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Planning Manager: EPCM/EPC

LocationPinelands, WC 7405 - South Africa
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Published At:2 days ago
  • Planning Manager
  • Planning
Job no: G774H
Category: Project Services
  • International EPCM Company

With offices in Africa, Australia, Canada and the Philippines, Lycopodium proudly delivers high quality professional engineering and project delivery services globally, across the resources, infrastructure and industrial processes sectors. By joining our global team and learning from renowned subject matter experts, we can offer you a diverse career that could take you anywhere in the world.

Reporting to the Senior Controls Manager, the Planning Manager will be responsible for overseeing schedules, achieves project objectives, and enhances efficiencies through collaboration with an integrated planning team and all project stakeholders. Responsibilities include developing and improving project programs, reviewing and reporting on program performance, providing project improvement techniques and support, and contributing to the leadership team.

The tasks you'll perform

  • Support the Planning team (including consultant planning partners) and in establishing and maintaining project schedules to ensure up-to-date data for efficient project management.
  • Provide specialised advice and expertise to enhance project planning and execution.
  • Adhere to project-specific and company procedures, maintaining consistency and high standards of work.
  • Foster collaboration across business units to streamline project processes and achieve objectives effectively.
  • Lead project schedule development and maintenance for effective management.
  • Ensure alignment of staff composition and skills with Projects & Studies requirements and the Company’s strategic plans. Offer specialised guidance to optimise project planning and execution.
  • Ensure adherence to project-specific and company procedures for consistent work excellence.
  • Facilitate auditing policies, procedures, standards, and plans to enhance service quality and professionalism.
  • Actively support the collaboration of internal and external stakeholders to streamline processes and achieve objectives efficiently.
  • Facilitate effective implementation and maintenance of project schedules and methods to improve operational efficiency and support business in continuous improvement.
  • Promote collaboration across departments to optimise processes and achieve objectives.
  • Travel as required to suit needs of the business.
  • Facilitate interactive planning (IAP) sessions with project teams to drive schedule framework development and project strategies that identify the various critical paths.
  • Management the planning team’s individual performance appraisals and prospective career paths.
  • Manage the resource loading of schedules to derive progress and related S-Curve graphs.
  • Develop and manage earned value management (EVM) reporting and dashboards.
  • Liaise with the cost control team and manage schedule change and documentation to support.

The expertise you'll bring

  • Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent
  • +15 years postgraduate experience, 5+ in a similar position
  • Cape Town based.
  • South African Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Mining projects experience in an EPCM role
  • Knowledge in 4D planning is advantageous.
  • Must be able to run multiple projects and manage team.
  • Must be able to understand typical technical documents such as PFD’s, P&ID’s, GA drawings, etc.
  • Solid technical aptitude, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision whilst consistently producing a high quality of deliverables, within budget and schedule constraints.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with the Microsoft suite of software packages, including Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Proven ability to build and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders, including clients, contractors, vendors and co-workers.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to produce accurate and professional complex, technical documentation.
  • Proven ability to produce sound finance, project and technical reports.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work efficiently in a team and knowledge sharing environment.
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills and a practical approach to problem-solving.
  • Self-motivated with excellent organisational and prioritisation skills, with the ability to manage multiple and varied tasks while ensuring attention to detail.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and commitment
  • Demonstrate a strict practice of confidentiality, personal responsibility and discretion.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continued professional development and improvement. 

The benefits we'll provide

ADP/Lycopodium has a strong company culture focused on career progression and technical skill development. You can expect to be involved in a wide range of large projects whilst working amongst a team of highly skilled professionals.

We recognise that everyone is different and needs may change over the course of your career. That’s why we:

  • Invest in our people for the long-term, building a diverse and rewarding career, mentored by the best in the industry.
  • Allow our people to balance work with other commitments, like family or study, offering flexible work arrangements.
  • Are undertaking significant people and technology initiatives that will support the workplace of the future.

We encourage and promote diversity and inclusion, and welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of gender, age, disability and ethnicity.

Our commitment to equal opportunity is embodied in our values of Respect, Integrity & Diligence. They are inherent in who we are, as individuals, and collectively as a Company.

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  • Published on 21 Jun 2024, 6:43 AM