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Senior Planner/Scheduler, John Paul Construction, St. Vincents Private Hospital Dublin (€145million); Criminal Courts Complex Dublin (€145million); Formula 1 Theme Park Dubai (€650million)

START Date: 
February, 2005

I am the senior planner/project controller with John Paul Construction an Irish based construction company with an annual turnover in the region of €350 million. I originally qualified with a degree in Civil/Structural engineering but have worked as a planner for over 6 years both in Ireland and the Middle East (Dubai). I have experience in both tender and contract planning and as senior planner I am involved in all of John Pauls projects including current tenders for projects in the UK and the Middle East.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsibility for the planning and co-ordination of all JPC projects, across a 
  • broad spectrum of industries
  • Developing and understanding complex schedules through critical path analysis
  • Resource loading and management
  • Liaison with sub-contractors to ensure integration of schedules into the master schedule, including co-ordinated preparation of testing and commissioning schedules with mechanical and electrical subcontractors
  • Baseline management – Planned Versus Actual
  • Preparation of procurement schedules and information required schedules
  • S Curve and Earned Value Analysis
  • Report writing including progress reports and method statements
  • Preparation of site logistics and traffic management plans
  • Developing and identifying resource requirements for staff prelims including management, major plant items and scaffolding.
  • Analysis of projects schedule, providing insights and understanding of current status and  recommendations on any corrective actions required
  • Planning software used: Primavera P6, Asta Powerproject & Microsoft Project.