AECOM Senior Engineer - Planning, Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Requisition/Vacancy No. 159252BR

Position Title Senior Engineer - Planning, Abu Dhabi

Job Category Planning

Business Line Construction Services

Country United Arab Emirates

State/Province/Region AE - Abu Dhabi

City Abu Dhabi

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Construction Services

Our talented experts are dedicated to managing the complexity inherent in construction projects, catering to each client’s unique needs. We provide services such as program management, construction management and owner’s representation to our clients around the globe.

Job Summary

Senior Planner with minimum 10 years’ experience in buildings, Malls with very good experience in delay analysis and evaluating the contractor’s EOT. The candidate should demonstrate a proven track record in project planning / scheduling, be an experienced user of Project management software (Primavera, MS Project) together with excellent analytical and report writing skills

Job Duties

  • Review and analyse Contractors Basline schedule and recommend changes to the program to reduce any milestone difficulties, minimize critical paths, and identify interface conflicts.

  • To assist with disputes resolution and claims planning matters on multi projects including construction sequence, delay and disruption analysis

  • Evaluate EoT claims / change orders and make recommendations

  • Undertaken the defence of applications for extension of time, or composed applications for extension of time

  • Review, analyse, monitor and report progress of Contractors regularly updated progress schedules and forecasts, resource histograms, progress curves and current versus baseline comparisons.

  • Ensure incorporation of scope changes and monitor trends to reflect the current project scope.

  • Review/reschedule activities not matching the planned duration to minimize or eliminate any impact on the critical path. Report on the impact of any such rescheduled activities.

  • Prepare and develop appropriate detail summary project control schedules and incorporate summary level contractor schedules. Analyse and assess key critical paths and the impact on programme.

  • Work with project managers and cost engineers and provide appropriate support for finance control, risk and resources allocation and ensure schedule input to the change management procedure.

  • Review and audit Contractor related procedures and processes and ensure the integration of scheduling construction site and compatibility with deliveries of drawings, materials and equipment.

  • Prepare various presentation and progress reports.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree holder in Civil Engineering / Construction Management from an accredited internationally recognized institution or university.

  • Minimum ten (10) years relevant experience and qualifications in comparable projects including demonstrated knowledge of the Primavera and delay analysis. Preferred mixed used experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High level of literacy skills in English

  • Excellent working knowledge of Mega projects including high rise buildings, Malls and mixed used.

  • Experience in the planning of comparable projects with Primavera

  • In depth knowledge and proven experience of delay Analysis techniques

  • Knowledge of new forms and contracts

  • Computer Literate

  • Excellent working knowledge of industry practises/safety/quality management systems

  • High level of critical thinking skills

  • High level of numerical skills

  • High level of literacy skills in English

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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