Planner's job descriptions and responsibilities are slightly different from industry to industry. However, the main activities include, but are not limited to, the following,

  • Understand work scope, quantity and familiar with logical sequences in terms of engineering, manufacturing and construction disciplines.
  • Conduct field scoping to clarify scope as required.
  • Understand WBS structure , and work with management and project/maintenance team  in the development of work break down structure for progress measurement, scheduling ,cost estimating and project control.
  • Prepare and manage overall master schedule integrating work breakdown structure using scheduling software.
  • Understand contractual matter, earn value method , familiar with scope management and change control.
  • Coordinate schedule from multiple contractors and incorporate the information gathered into the overall project master schedule.
  • Prepare cost estimation and schedule bar chart plan considering all in puts (manpower, equipments and materials ) availability, production and construction sequences.
  • Develop work method of statement or procedure as required.
  • Understand and able to utilize planning tools such as MS excel, Access, MS Project, Primavera , Maximo,SAP and ERP.
  • Develop and update resource (manpower and equipment) histogram weekly or monthly as required.
  • Evaluate allocation of resources and provide recommendations to maintain required progress.
  • Develop and implement plan versus actual progress charts (histograms/S curves). Reports and analyses deviations from plan.
  • Track, monitor and forecast progress of all activities and deliverable such as products, engineering documents , fabrication status and construction of all discipline.
  •  Analyze gaps between the planned and actual progress and highlight the areas of concern which required action of the associate task member.
  • Perform probabilistic analysis of completion dates and potential alternatives. Present risk based analysis of most likely completion and expected deviation range.
  • Prepare and update three weeks and three months look-ahead schedule that reflect the priority activities
  • Liaises with all team leaders and/or members to communicate required completion dates and interface between functional team/operational team and project team.
  • Participate all meeting ( i.e schedule review meeting , progress meeting, coordination meeting, constructibility review meeting and so on ).