Senior Planner

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Senior Planner

  • Post Date:December 6, 2021
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
Job Description

Location: Harare, Zimbabwe, ZA
Company: Hatch
Requisition ID: 50018
Job Category: Engineering; Project Controls

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly 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 motivated Senior Planner 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!

The Senior Planner is responsible for the delivery of project planning and progress measurement, ensuring that Hatch procedures and best practices are applied, as appropriate, and recommending changes to the Project Controls Manager where required. The Project Lead Planner is responsible for developing and maintaining the project master schedule to meet the project objectives.

Managing the planning resources allocated to the project by leading and directing Planners/ Schedulers and subordinates so that they are motivated and have access to the required resources in order to meet the work objectives set for them. Manage and mentor planning/ scheduling team to ensure that staff has an understanding of what is expected of them and has the necessary skills to execute the requirements. Identification training and development requirements for staff and ensure skills development takes place.

As a successful candidate, you will :

  • A strong personal commitment to safety
  • Have extensive site execution experience
  • 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.
  • FEL 3 data verification and project set-up
  • Project master schedule development
  • Using progress reports (early and late curves) and project schedule (level 3 baseline); maintain, optimize and monitor progress. Identify and resolve issues
  • Develop FEL4 level 3 commissioning schedule
  • Analyze contractor level 4 schedule and provide recommendations.
  • Project Schedule Monitoring and updates
  • Generate and verify weekly updates and issue progress reports
  • Maintain and optimize schedule, monitor progress, highlight and resolve schedule issues
  • Generate all progress curves
  • Develop and maintain commodity and resource profile
  • Extract and publish four-week look ahead schedule
  • Monitor slippages and critical and near critical paths and discuss with Project Controls Manager for resolution
  • Establish all equipment/ material and contractor ROS (Required on Site) dates
  • Provide schedule input to the procurement bid process including reporting requirements and vendor and contractor milestone dates
  • Assist with bid evaluation and ongoing management of the vendors and contractors with respect to their schedule commitments.
  • Project Trend and change management
  • Project progress measurement and earned value

Qualifications and Experience


  • Tertiary qualification in engineering or other relevant discipline or appropriate substituted experience
  • Two to four years’ relevant experience in managerial position supported by five to eight years’ experience as a planner in a multi discipline project environment
  • Exetensive site execution experience
  • Sound technical knowledge in a multi-discipline environment
  • Knowledge of the estimating and tendering processes
  • Knowledge in the use of Primavera Project Planner P6
  • Technical overview of work methods and techniques
  • Risk management principles
  • Good knowledge of project management principles
  • Knowledge of forms of contract will be a definite advantage.


  • Interpersonal and good communication skills in the areas of both written and verbal communication
  • Computer literacy (MS Office package)
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Planning and organizing
  • Problem solving and mitigating skills
  • Presentation skills.

We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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