Construction Planner

Permanent employee, Full-time · Dublin

Job Description
In this role you will be responsible for creating, maintaining, and tracking project construction programmes for Elgin Energy’s project pipeline. 

This is a newly created opportunity with Elgin Energy as we are growing our construction management services team. You will assist the Construction Management team by creating high level portfolio and project level construction programmes, analysing contractor works programmes, tracking delay, reporting to senior management on project schedules and identifying project programme risks.

What you will do:  
  • Develop baseline project schedules at a project and portfolio level for pre-construction activities and construction stage activities.
  • Work closely with the Construction Management team to develop, maintain, track and report on project schedules.
  • Proactively analyse project schedules to identify risks and propose solutions.
  • Integrate multiple contractor schedules into single master schedules, analyse, risk assess and identify schedule improvements. 
  • Assist the project teams in reporting on programme and schedule by creating custom programme reports.
  • Assist on several construction projects in parallel, depending on scale and complexity, taking the lead on project schedules. 
  • Co-ordinate and manage close working relationships with external contractors, consultants, suppliers, and other relevant stakeholders throughout the construction process.
  • Proactively identify and solve problems as they arise, taking preventative measures to avoid risks to the project schedule and budget. Manage and report on deviations from project schedules.
  • Co-ordinate with the wider project delivery team to ensure projects are constructed in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner.
Your profile
What you will need:      

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil/mechanical/electrical/Energy Engineering or related discipline.
  • Ideally 4+ years’ experience working in renewable energy or related construction industry.
  • Expert knowledge of MS Project and working knowledge of Primavera
  • Evidence of successfully working within a team structure
  • Strong knowledge of construction project management processes and PMO processes
  • Strong ability to work on your own initiative and ability to bring new ideas forward.
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple workstreams in parallel
  • Proficient in communication, resource management and the use of software, particularly Microsoft Office suite. 
  • Valid driver's license for UK & Ireland.
About us

Elgin Energy is a full-service, utility scale, solar+storage platform bringing projects from origination through to energisation. Elgin is active across the project lifecycle from project origination through to construction management and operational asset management. The company has over 12GW of solar and storage projects across our three key markets of the UK, Australia, and Ireland.

As of 2022, Elgin Energy agreed to sell the UK’s largest solar PV transaction to date consisting of a portfolio of 12 projects with a combined capacity of 519MW of projects including 70MW of collocated energy storage capacity to Scottish Power Renewables (UK) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of global utility Iberdrola Group.

In 2021, Elgin Energy secured financing with Berenberg Green Energy Fund for the development of solar PV projects totalling 1.36GW in the UK and Ireland and also raised £25 million via Focus Capital Partners to fund its growth strategy across its core markets. In 2020, the company partnered, in separate transactions, with both Foresight Group and Metka-EGN in relation to two portfolios to deliver a total of 276MW of UK solar development projects and was successful with two Irish solar projects in Ireland’s first solar auction, RESS-1 – Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS). In addition to the above, Elgin Energy delivered 21 solar projects, totalling 230MW, before the UK Government’s Renewables Obligation (ROCs) scheme ended in 2017.

Elgin Energy works with long-term strategic partners to deliver projects to the energization and provides asset management services through their operational life. The company has expanded internationally over the last 14 years with a professional team of engineers, accountants, and lawyers located in its London, Dublin, and Sydney offices. Elgin has a 98% success rate through planning across all its markets.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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