JUNIOR PROJECT PLANNER: Pinagare HCS / Partnership With Steinmuller Africa-Bethal, Mpumalanga

Job Description

Main Purpose: To obtain skills, knowledge and ability through the Planner Competency Process to eventually develop into a competent Planner.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Develop a network diagram to determine the logical sequences of events and to calculate the Critical Path of a project.
  • Develop standard detail project plan which includes network diagram with critical path, schedule and labour histogram: Compile work packages for project scope including method statements and risk assessments, bill of materials, bill of equipment.
  • Monitor changes to critical path and identify deviation.
  • Advise management on potential deviations with regards to scheduled activities and resources.

  • Maintain plan according to project requirements.
  • Identify opportunities to improve future planning of projects.
  • Facilitate review meetings in accordance with Planning standards.
  • Establish and maintain visual factory in accordance with Planning standards.
  • Act as planner in the absence of the Project Planner.
  • Monitor progress during execution by liaising with all interested parties to obtain accurate information/status.
  • Analyse, record and communicate deviations during execution.
  • Any other job related duties as required from time to time.


  • Writes fluently when documenting facts; understands arguments logically; focuses on finding facts.
  • Analyses and processes information; asks probing questions; strives to find solutions to problems.
  • Conforms and adheres to rules; closely follows instructions and procedures; minimises risks by sticking to processes.
  • Interprets data rationally by quantifying issues; applies technology as a means to evaluating data; evaluates information objectively.

  • Works participatively with others; is democratic and encourages team contributions; collaboratively involves others in decision-making.
  • Is lively and projects enthusiasm; is talkative in making contact; is focused on interacting and networking with people.
  • Behaves ethically and justly; is discreet and maintains confidentiality; meets commitments by acting with integrity.
  • Is target focused and meets deadlines; is punctual and keeps to schedule; is reliable in finishing tasks.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Grade 12/N3 with math and science on higher grade.
  • National Technical Diploma.
  • Project management qualification would be advantageous.
  • Qualified artisan would be advantageous.
  • 3 Years’ experience in a project execution and/or planning environment in the Engineering /Construction Industry.
  • Basic understanding of project planning processes (work breakdown structures, Gantt charts, project scheduling, project controls, etc.).

  • Knowledge of work – and planning standards.
  • Knowledge of boiler maintenance, construction and engineering would be advantageous.
  • Ability to draw up a network diagram which is reflective of the actual execution of work packages.
  • Possess the necessary expertise in navigating project planning software.
  • Computer literate (MS Office and current planning software packages).

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