Planning Engineer

Join Seaway7 as a Planning Engineer in Aberdeen/Westhill/Leer, UK. Support global projects, collaborate with teams, and advance to Senior Planning Engineer role. Bring engineering degree, planning experience, and teamwork skills.

Aberdeen/Westhill/Leer, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   On-site   Full Time   1001-5000   More than 3 months ago

We are Seaway7, a diverse group of team players, change-makers and leaders in the delivery of fixed offshore wind projects. What we do makes a difference to our planet and the future, by bringing sustainable, renewable energy to the world.

Seaway7 is looking for a Planning Engineer on a full time, staff basis, located in either our Aberdeen or Leer office.

The Planning Engineer will support the delivery of projects globally, providing transport & installation planning on a variety of offshore wind projects. Our projects range from laying cables to the installation of foundations and wind turbines using our modern fleet of vessels. In addition, our projects are multi-disciplinary consisting of engineering, procurement, and manufacturing whereby planning is one of the primary tools used to control our projects. A historical vessels database is maintained by the planning department and together, with the technical know-how of the project team, your major responsibility as the **Planning Engineer, is establishing the projects and offshore installation schedules of Seaway's installation vessels and offshore work teams.

As well as being part of one of the project or tender teams, you are also part of the Planning Team within the Contracts and Project Control department. Our Planning Team consists of 12 Planners and a Planning Manager, who have been working for Seaway7 between 1 and 15 years. The atmosphere within the various teams is informal and friendly and colleagues are always ready to support each other.

We have multiple vacancies for this position and therefore, would also like to consider more experienced applicants who would be interested in the step up to Senior Planning Engineer. As a Senior, you will also be tasked with supporting the education and training of any new team members, graduates or apprentices that may be assigned to you.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Provide planning support as required by other departments (project, tendering and operations).
  • Represent Seaway7 in planning matters with clients.
  • Set up and maintain master schedules and offshore schedules.
  • Provide target planning to support performance measurement.
  • Setting up progress monitoring and forecasting systems to suit clients’ requirements.
  • Prepare as built, hind castings and norms.
  • Coordinate data for planning purposes.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and help to professionalise the Planning Department.
  • Training of other Planners within the Department.
  • Liaising with colleagues in the other business units

What You Will Bring to the Team

It’s the commitment and enthusiasm of our people that gives us the energy to create change and make an impact on the future. And we want you to bring your personality, skills and experience, powering us to be leaders in fixed offshore wind.

  • A MSc. or BSc. Degree in Mechanical, Civil or Marine Engineering
  • Previous experience within a planning function within the energy industry, especially refineries and other complex mechanical construction projects
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel)
  • Experienced Primavera P6 user
  • Team player with an accurate, adaptable, solution-finding and proactive mindset
  • Comprehensive communication skills in English, both spoken and written

At times, there may be specific qualifications we’re looking for, but we also recognise the power of transferrable skills, so if you feel you have some of the relevant skills and experience, we’re looking for, we want to hear from you.

What We Can Offer You

We offer the opportunity to create a future to be proud of, for generations to come. Whatever the role, wherever the location, everyone plays a part.

And when we say everyone, we mean everyone. Because we believe that it’s our team spirit that makes us special. Whether we’re getting stuck in, overcoming a challenge, or celebrating success, we always do it together.

Alongside this, we’re continually creating the environment for you to be at your best – in and outside of work. This includes:

  • Career development – access to a range of learning opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development.
  • Flexible working – everyone has commitments, responsibilities, and passions outside of work. With a range of patterns available including hybrid, part-time or flexitime working, let’s discuss how we make time for what matters to you.
  • A holistic benefits package – we pride ourselves in offering a wide range of benefits that support your financial, emotional, and physical well-being.

The Next Steps

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  • Make sure your CV is up-to-date and highlights the transferable skills and experience you can bring to this role.
  • Include a cover letter as part of your application. It’s your chance to tell us why you would be a brilliant addition to our team.
  • Take your time with your application and check there are no errors such as spelling mistakes.

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About the role

Dec 08, 2023

Full Time


Jun 05, 2024


Aberdeen/Westhill/Leer, United Kingdom



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