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Planning Manager

Saudi Arabia

Senior Planning Manager - Rail
A group consortium responsible for the Riyadh Metro is looking for a Strategic hire to join the rail PMO office as a Senior Planning Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities for the Rail Planning Manager:

•Responsible for leading the Planning discipline & Riyadh Metro consortium
•Develop and manage the implementation of a Planning and Scheduling Procedure that satisfies the Client requirements.
•Develop and manage the Master Works Programme to meet project objectives and Client requirements.
•Establish and manage the Work Breakdown Structure.
•Manage the agreed allocation of Budget Costs and Major Resources to the Master Works Programme.
•Meet and communicate with Joint Venture planning and delivery teams to ensure programme integration.
•Establish an agreed set of Programme Milestones and monitor and manage their status during the course of the works.
•Meet and communicate with Joint Venture planning and delivery teams to assist in the resolution of programme delivery conflicts and development of schedule opportunities.
•Ensure the timely and accurate monitoring and reporting of progress in the Master Works Programme.
•Manage the timely and accurate production of monthly Earned Value Analysis reports.
•Assist in the identification and management of project schedule risks and propose mitigation actions.
•Assist in the identification of schedule delay in order to 1) identify areas requiring mitigation or 2) demonstrate entitlement.
•Summarise project status for Senior Management, highlighting unresolved major risks and potential overruns.
•Manage the timely and accurate production of monthly data for Project Reports.
•Manage and report monthly on the FAST Internal Working Programme.
•Provide planning support to the Contract and Commercial teams in all scheduling related matters.

Education / Qualifications: Bachelors or Masters Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or suitable equivalent.

Experience: Minimum 10-15 years of project scheduling experience on major construction projects including cost & schedule management, progress measurement.

Computer Skills: Proficient with Primavera P6, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office. Working knowledge of Tilos

For more information about this planning role or other international rail assignments please contact Megan Burges on

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Skills and experience

Planning and Rail and P6 and cost and commercial and "project controls"

About EWI Recruitment

EWI Recruitment

EWI is an international consultancy formed of specialist technical consultants who recruit and advise in the fields of infrastructure and natural resources. Each division and consultant within ewi is focussed exclusively on their specialist remit. Similarly our network has been developed and nurtured, providing access to industry specific professionals across each vertical market. We posses unrivalled market and international project knowledge to support our clients sustainable success.

Our specialist rail team are devoted to the provision of technical expertise to leaders within the market. Within this sector we work in the fields of construction, consultancy, and engineering. In short the railway team at ewi are able to help our clients deliver railway projects from concept to turnkey and onto the operational and maintenance. Our networks span feasibility, design, site supervision, commissioning & testing and handover to service all aspects of the project lifecycle.

The ewi rail team are proud to have worked on some of the of the worlds most prestigious rail projects including but not limited to; the Qatar Doha Metro, Saudi Arabia Haramain High Speed Rail, China Beijing High Speed, Malaysia Klang Valley Metro, Denmark Copenhagen Metro, India Kolkata Metro as well as many more of the worlds leading rail projects. The ewi rail team have experience working on metro projects, light rail, underground and freight rail projects.

Saudi Arabia, Asia

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  • Salary
    £13,000 to £12,000 per month
  • Benefits
    Accomadation, Medical, Flights, Holiday
  • Location
    Saudi Arabia
  • Company
    EWI Recruitment
  • Posted By
    Ms Megan Burges
  • Date Posted
  • Application Closing
  • Start Date
  • Job ID
  • Employer Reference
  • Job Functions
    Rail Engineering
  • Industries
    Railroad Manufacture
    Rail - Underground
  • Job Type
  • Home Working Possible?
  • Estimated Job Duration
    (if contract or part-time position)

    12 Months

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