Planning & Cost Control Lead


About this job

  • Industry: Machine & Equipment Construction
  • Area of expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Location: United Arab Emirates

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 48
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor

About this role: Planning & Cost Control Lead

  • Location: 9 months UAE (Abu Dhabi) then KSA, Jubail.
  • Project Services function including estimating, planning/scheduling, benchmarking, progress monitoring, cost management, forecasting, trending, risk management, change control.
  • Cost Schedule Risk Analysis to help facilitate estimate and schedule contingency setting.
  • Cost and schedule reporting and gap assessment.
  • Project reporting weekly, monthly, etc.
  • Interfacing with Finance (cash flow, currency, etc.)
  • Interface with contractors' project planning/services counterparts.
  • Management of Change.
  • Lessons learned and knowledge management.
  • Project closeout reports (actual cost and schedule data to support benchmarking, CCET feedback, etc.);
  • Visible HSE Leadership.
  • Manages project interfaces.
  • Develop roles, responsibilities, deliverables and expectations for project Services team.
  • Communicate project premise and opportunity statement to PS team. Repeat for all new members.
  • Support teambuilding and familiarization/onboarding events.
  • Manage interfaces across disciplines and between different work locations and contractors.
  • Ensure contractor understands all project controls and reporting requirements through advocacy and inquiry.
  • Prepare project reports including weekly, monthly 1 pager, etc.


  • Degree in Engineering.
  • Qualified Planning Engineer with about 15 years and good multi discipline project knowledge/experience, out of which 5 years in the ME region including KSA.
  • Experience in metal processing/recycling/refining industry will be of advantage.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams, good Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Team leadership & coaching skills.
  • Preferred: International work experience in multicultural environment and accreditation from professional bodies.
  • Relevant experience in KSA is preferred but not essential.
  • Knowledge of project development including Front End Engineering, Detail design, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning and Startup.
  • Expert in Planning Network development, Critical Path Analysis, Forecasting, Trend Analysis & Recovery Plans.
  • Ability to Plan the Activities, Resources and Interfaces effectively, thereby contributing to Project cost and Schedule baselines.
  • Developed, maintained, and applied benchmarks/norms.
  • Sound experience in Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA) & overall Risk management process; able to independently carry out robust SRA.
  • Developed & maintained Planning/Scheduling/Schedule management/Progress measurement/Reporting systems & procedures.

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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Suresh Jogi is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Suresh Jogi
Brunel Energy UAE Dubai

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