Planning Lead /P6 Lead

5-15 years
a month ago 5 Applied
Job Description

Job Description

About AtkinsRealis

Created by the integration of long-standing organizations dating back to 1911, AtkinsRealis is a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people.

We create sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology to transform the world's infrastructure and energy systems. We deploy global capabilities locally to our clients and deliver unique end-to-end services across the whole life cycle of an asset including consulting, advisory & environmental services, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning and capital.

The breadth and depth of our capabilities are delivered to clients in key strategic sectors such as Engineering Services, Nuclear, Operations & Maintenance and Capital. News and information are available at or follow us on LinkedIn.

We are currently looking for an experienced a Lead Planner to form part of our project team, based in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ability to develop initial baseline schedules with little project information. This requires previous experience is hospitality / mix use development projects.

  • Assist in the preparation and management of overview and strategic programmes, including design, procurement and construction schedules together with supporting information required schedules

  • Include all project stages from initiations to completion in the baseline and identify stage gates accordingly.

  • Coordinate and manage the preparation and development of master planning, engineering, procurement, and construction schedules together with associated information required schedules

  • Establish and agree project reporting procedures, prepare and present monthly project progress. Develop project and programme dashboard templates to be used across the programme by designer and contractors.

  • Review the schedules and related documents from the designers and contractors including monthly reports and analyse the content to ensure compliance with project objectives

  • Review schedule trends to identify problem areas and recommend corrective action to management. Monitor actual progress against planned progress

  • Monitor engineering design progress, material and equipment procurement and construction and commissioning status

  • Prepare progress monitoring tools using earned value for the management and monitoring of the above mentioned schedules. Monitor progress both on and off site. Identify deviations (progress trends) in both construction and procurement progress and suggest possible courses of corrective action

  • Working closely with the Project Controls Manager and Project Team to ensure that the programme is feasible, complies with the Project Master Plan and contractual documents

  • Interface on a daily basis with the designers, PMCs, main contractor sub contractors and internal management.

  • Carry out studies into scheduling, manpower, cash flow, and material flow as needed

  • Attend offsite meetings as requested by the client

  • Review schedules for slippage of key dates

  • Assist in the defence / approval of any claim for time extension or major change to the schedule

  • Other duties as requested from time to time

  • Ensuring that each Planning Engineer runs his or her section to the highest professional standards, that all information is current, and that every member of the team is receiving the information he or she needs to fulfil their responsibilities.

  • Establish and maintain consistent and adequate administration procedures, in their field. These procedures will be followed across the project by the respective planners working under the Construction Managers.

  • Participate with the project management team, as directed by the Project Director, to achieve project deliverables.

  • Involve key stakeholder requirements and approvals in the baseline

  • Issue high-level schedule weekly updates

  • Identify and report main issues interfering with progress

  • Identify and report on measures for improving schedule performance

  • Establish Scheduling, reporting procedures, tools, templates, instruction, etc. to standardize the work across the programme.

  • Monitor the timing of submittals against schedule requirements

  • Develop and monitor programme KPIs


  • Ideally you should possess a degree in construction management and / or civil engineering and hold a membership/chartership from a construction related professional body.

  • Generally you will have 15+ years total experience and have a track record of working on heritage/ hotels/master planning/ museum / cultural / pavilion projects, ideally with minimum 5 years experience working in the region.

  • Arabic speaking and writing an advantage

Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary

  • Transportation allowance

  • Medical and life insurance cover

  • Annual leave

  • Medical and life insurance cover

  • Company gratuity scheme

  • Discretionary bonus scheme

  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin

  • Employee Well-Being Programme 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

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