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Lead Planner - Perth

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Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Perth, Western Australia, AU

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 72941 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia 

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly experienced Lead Planner to join our Project Delivery Group (PDG) in Australia. The Lead Planner will manage and oversee the Planning & Scheduling functional group on a large multidiscipline EPCM project and be a core management team member playing a pivotal role in key decision making and leadership.


Hatch’s project delivery teams help clients reach their business goals through a range of strong technical capabilities and solution-focused leadership. We ensure world-class project delivery through the skills of our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering, project management and construction disciplines drive for safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects across our global metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.


We support our clients through their entire project lifecycle. From identification of potential business opportunities; through front-end evaluation and definition studies into project execution and commissioning; and increasingly into their ongoing operations by supporting business efficiency improvements and ultimate operations closure. 


Join our team and become part of a community that strives for positive change, by providing the best solutions for our clients’ toughest challenges!


As the successful candidate, you will:


  • Be responsible for the overall delivery of the Planning & Scheduling function including execution planning, schedule maintenance, change management, progress measurement and evaluation, trending and forecasting, and reporting.
  • Assign, lead and mentor the Planning team to ensure that staff have the necessary functional skills and “team” approach, to support the client and project team to positively influence project outcomes.
  • Facilitate schedule quantitative risk analysis as appropriate to ensure schedules are suitably provisioned to manage project risk and uncertainties.
  • Establish and maintain the planning baselines used to manage the project, control change, and evaluate performance.
  • Perform schedule control by determining critical path analysis, planned value, earned value, schedule variance, schedule performance indices and schedule risk analysis, and recommending corrective actions when required.
  • Update project schedules to reflect progress against project plan and preparing management reports.
  • Integrate client, contractor, vendor and other stakeholder input as required.
  • Work with other project functional groups (including engineering, procurement and construction teams) to monitor progress, identify trends and risks, and evaluate performance, to support project decisions.
  • Proactively coordinate schedule risk management and recommend corrective schedule actions to mitigate identified schedule threats.
  • Publish accurate and timely schedule reporting to support control of the work and inform all project stakeholders.


You bring to the role: 


  • Strong leadership and “team-player” qualities
  • Tertiary qualification in engineering or relevant discipline or equivalent related experience
  • 10+ years’ similar experience in an execution project environment with detailed knowledge of Execution Planning, schedule quantitative risk analysis, schedule maintenance and change management, progress measurement and evaluation, trending and forecasting, and reporting
  • Hands on experience in planning and preparing logic diagrams, critical path networks and bar charts, with particular emphasis on detailed construction schedules
  • Experience in high value, multi-discipline EPCM project environments from inception to close-out
  • Strong personal computer skills (particularly MS Office suite) and relevant project controls specific software skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to convey project technical information to project stakeholders
  • Organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, take direction, and provide direction to others to ensure the quality of deliverables


To be eligible to apply, you must be an Australian / New Zealand citizen, hold permanent residency status, or alternatively, a Visa that entitles you to work in Australia.


To submit your application please click the "Apply" button below.


Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted for this position.

Why join us?


What we offer you?


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

As an accredited Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (WGEA) and Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Within Australia, this includes supporting and encouraging a flexible workplace and a comprehensive benefit offering. If you have any special needs requirements, please discuss with us and we will do our utmost to accommodate your request.


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