19 Apr 2016

AECOM Job Vacancy : Planner

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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 www.aecom.com. at http://www.aecom.com

About the Business Line


We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

The Planner will be responsible for:

  • Preparing internal consultancy schedules and progress input data needed for internal and client reports;
  • Collaborating with contracts, design and construction management disciplines in the development of time schedules for component projects within the over-all programme of works. These time schedules will include construction milestones based on contracting strategy and packaging plans;
  • Monitoring and documenting progress, anticipating trends or possible deviations in order to quantify their impact on the overall schedule;
  • Monitoring, in consultation with the Cost Engineer, the quantities of work performed and maintaining manpower forecasts, progress curves and histograms;
  • Attending coordination meetings with contractors with particular attention to coordination of contractor mobilisation, access to work areas and demobilisation dates;
  • Generating reports depicting progress, manpower and productivity comparisons;
  • Making recommendations for schedule revisions and changes of construction sequence logic;
  • Contributing schedules and progress input data to monthly progress reports;
  • Assisting the contracts and construction management disciplines in the administration of the design consultancy contracts and construction contracts.
  • Evaluating the Contractor’s Programme with specific reference to Key Dates and Sectional Completion Dates and making recommendations to management team;

Minimum Requirements

Person Specification (Personality Attributes)

  • Verbal and written English language communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with people at all levels
  • Commercial awareness
  • The ability to prioritise work and to work well under pressure
  • Active learning – ability to think quickly, logically and analytically
  • Flexibility, adaptability


  • Minimum 6 years of experience as a planner
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the employ of an engineering consulting firm
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working as a planner on a medium to large (USD 15 Million to USD 50 million) development project with multiple disciplines and multiple contractors on site.
  • Experience in the employ of a construction contractor is an advantage

Eligibility to work in Ghana (due to nationality) is a requirement

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university in Engineering, Business, Logistics or Planning;

Qualification in accounting and finance, business and management, planning or logistics.

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