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Planning Engineer

  • Job reference: ME-005431
  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Location: Abu Dhabi
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Atkins has been established in the Gulf for over 40 years, having first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. The regional head office (Dubai) was established in 1979. We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.


Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Khobar, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah.


We now require a Planning Engineer to join our team.

  • You will be a recognised expert with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a similar role  
  • You will have considerable planning experience showing clear career progression in the planning field through working either client side or for a consultancy  
  • Successful applicants will have experience of working on a infrastructure project, we need experience in infra (roads, utilities)
  • Proficiency in the use of Primavera (P3/P5/P6) and MS Project is also essential  
    Strong verbal and written communication skills is essential
  • Assist in the preparation and management of overview and strategic programmes, including design, procurement and construction schedules together with supporting information required schedules  
  • Coordinate and manage the preparation and development of target construction and procurement schedules together with associated information required schedules  
  • Establish and agree project reporting procedures, prepare and present monthly project progress  
  • Review the schedules and related documents from the contractor 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 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 Planning Manager and Project Team to ensure that the ‘contract programme’ is feasible, complies with the Project Master Plan and contractual documents
    Interface on a daily basis with the main contractor sub contractors and internal management.  
  • Carry out studies into scheduling, manning 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 Scheduling 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.  
  • Issue high-level schedule weekly updates  
  • Identify and report main issues interfering with progress  
  • Identify and report on measures for improving schedule performance  
  • Coordinate with Planning Managers on all aspects of the work  
  • Provide all time related information to the Scheduling Manager  
  • Follow the procedures, tools, templates, instruction, etc. issued by the Scheduling Manager.  
  • Monitor the timing of submittals against schedule requirements  
  • Assist in the preparation and management of overview and strategic programmes, including design, procurement and construction schedules together with supporting information required schedules
Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes:
  • A competitive salary 
  • Accommodation allowance;  
  • Transportation allowance;  
  • 26 working days annual leave (based on 6 days working week)  
  • 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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