Project Planner

Business Sectors: Offshore Wind
Sectors: Employment Type: permanent Country: United Kingdom

Taylor Hopkinson are working exclusively with a large offshore wind farm to recruit a Project Planner. Our client is the operating company for a multinational joint venture.

We are searching for an experienced Project Planner who can lead on the creation of a master plan, integrating all the sub plans of contractors. This position will be based in the Southeast of England.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support the Operations Coordinator with executing all normal daily operations.
  • Manage all short-term and long-term planning covering all activities across all contractor scopes of work.
  • Support the Operations Manager in developing and executing annual maintenance plans.
  • Manage contractors to ensure fulfilment of operational obligations.
  • Review of contractor documentation and inspection regimes to ensure efficiency and compliance with legislation.
  • Manage and work alongside subcontractors to develop and document solutions to operational challenge.
  • Set contractors to work ensuring compliance with the LAL HSMS.
  • Author and review LAL procedures and processes.
  • Adhere to the LAL HSMS and support its continual development working closely with LAL HSE team.
  • Identify areas for improvement in subcontractor documentation and drive improvements in contractor HSE management.
  • Support the development of internal Operational Management systems and solutions.
  • Report on all elements of contractor performance.
  • Attend daily planning meeting.
  • Assist in supervision of the Marine Coordinators and LAL offshore technicians.
  • Support the evolution of a LAL/SWP team environment and engender a positive ownership culture in all.

 

Span of Communication

Internal: Leadership Team, LAL Team.

External: Contractors, Suppliers, Service Providers.

 

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • HND in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent (NVQ L4 and above).
  • Evidence of industry-specific technical training packages.
  • Certified Authorised Person or Senior Authorised Person.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Portfolio of evidence of related technical training packages.
  • Evidence of training in project management and project planning tools.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience in an O&M environment at managerial or supervisory level.
  • Experience with industry leading project planning and project management tools.
  • Experience of installation, commissioning and operation of mechanical and/or electrical equipment.
  • Good knowledge of maintenance management and process control systems.
  • Offshore or WTG experience at Supervisory level within a turbine OEM is an advantage.

 

Role-Specific Skills

  • Exceptional communication and able to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and supervise contractors and influence senior staff.
  • Intuitive understanding of complex technical and interrelated systems.
  • Ability to analyse safety risk and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Organised and methodical approach to overcoming challenges.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Flexibility and patience.
  • Logical approach to planning
  • Teamwork and cooperation.
  • Highly technically intuitive.
  • Solution-oriented, clear thinking problem solver. 
  • Motivated self-starter.

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Consultant Information

Andrew Thomson

+44 141 559 6160

andrew@taylorhopkinson.com