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Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 86472 

Job Category: Project Controls 

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. 


Join our Project Delivery Group (PDG), a dynamic team of professionals passionately committed to world-class project delivery across the globe. With expertise in sustainable studies, asset building and operations, and industry-leading efficiencies, our best-in-class team leverages methodologies, governance and systems that are unparalleled in the engineering space. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Planners to join our Project Delivery Group (PDG) in Johannesburg.


PDG helps clients reach their business goals through a range of strong technical capabilities. We ensure world-class project delivery through the skills of our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors. 


We manage our clients’ entire project lifecycle from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies.   Join our team and become part of a community that strives for positive change–providing the best solutions for our clients’ toughest challenges!  


Position: Planner 


Managerial Reporting: To the Project Controls Manager


Functional Reporting: To the Planner Lead


1. Summary

The Site Planner is responsible for the delivery of project planning, reporting and progress measurement, ensuring that Hatch procedures and best practices are applied, as appropriate, and recommending changes to the Lead Planner and Project Controls Manager where required.


The Site Planner is responsible for developing and maintaining a project plan and schedule to meet the project objectives.


2. Key Responsibilities


 A strong personal commitment to safety

 Personal responsibility for safety incident reporting

 Behavioral-based safety ethos to be embraced

 Personal responsibility for stopping any unsafe behavior as and when it occurs, and thereafter reporting the safety incident so that corrective action may be obtained

 Familiarization with Hatch safety processes, protocols and procedures.

Data development, verification, and set-up planning

 Project coding, project control systems set-up and reporting verification

 Based on project coding, populate approved measurable commodity quantities and productivity factors

 Based on project coding, confirm, and refine the Construction level 3/4 scheduling, including early works and understand schedule basis.

 Analyze contractor level 4/5 schedule and provide recommendations. Discuss any variations from baseline with Lead Planner & Construction Manager.

 Maintain and optimize schedule, monitor progress, highlight and resolve schedule issues

Project schedule monitoring, updates and general

 Update the schedule in conjunction with the lead planner

 Generate and verify weekly updates and issue progress reports

 Incorporate contract baseline data (contract schedules)

 Maintain and optimize schedule, monitor progress, highlight and resolve schedule issues

 Extract and publish project schedules

 Generate progress curves

 Develop and maintain commodity and resource profile

 Extract and publish 2 to 4-week look ahead schedule

 Review & Verification of Sub-Consultants’ schedules

Development of Change Management impact schedules.

Physical progress verification of Contractors and Sub-Contractors progress against baseline schedule

 Monitor slippages and critical and near critical paths and discuss with Lead Planner and Project Controls Manager for resolution

Progress and performance measurement

    Undertake progress and performance measurement.

 Integration of Earned and Spent hour reporting.

 Identification and addressing slippage trends.

 Generate and verify weekly updates and issue reports - schedule and progress reports. Maintain and optimize schedule and monitor progress. Highlight and resolve issues.


Qualifications and Experience



 Three years tertiary qualification, relevant degree or diploma in engineering or project management or suitable comparable experience

 8-10 years’ experience as a Planner in a multi discipline project environment

 Sound technical knowledge in a multi-discipline environment

 Primavera Project Planner P6 & Microsoft Projects

 Technical overview of work methods and techniques

 Risk management principles

 Good knowledge of project management principles.



 Interpersonal and good communication skills

 Knowledge of forms of contract will be a definite advantage.

 Computer literacy (MS Office package)

 Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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