What is the role of a planning engineer?
Planning engineers determine and develop the most suitable and economically viable construction and engineering methods for projects. ... It is the responsibility of the planning engineer to estimate a timescale for a project and to ensure that key milestones are met.
Planning Engineer Skills
The Planning Engineer normally possess all the skills of being able to run a project and therefore take on the role of project manager should the need arise.
The Planning Engineer will have strong multitasking abilities.
The Planning Engineer will have strong analytical, critical, and logical thinking skills and the ability to focus under pressure.
The Planning Engineer will have strong communication skills.
The Planning Engineer will have a sound knowledge of health and safety protocols.
The Planning Engineer becomes the focal point in producing reports which relay to the team and the Client the important questions of:
- Where are we?
- What has it cost to get there?
- Where are we going?
- How can we correct any problems?
Many companies still believe that project planning is, and the planning engineer is an unnecessary overhead. Nothing could be further from the truth.
A good planning engineer will save a project from being hamstrung by inefficiencies and needless expenses and undoubtedly improve the bottom line.