London, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2022-01-31

Category: energy

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Project Delivery Planner / Senior Planner (m/f/d)

About the company:

Fluence is the leading global energy storage technology and services company, created and backed by Siemens and AES, two industry powerhouses and pioneers in energy storage. Fluence unites the scale, experience, breadth, and financial backing of the two most experienced icons in energy storage.

Our mission is to create a more sustainable future by transforming the way we power our world. Energy storage is critical to this transformation, yet today the market is fragmented and customers face the challenge of finding a trusted technology partner amidst conflicting technical claims, inexperienced vendors and installers, and new market entrants with limited power sector knowledge.

Fluence brings the proven technology solutions and services that overcome the commercial and regulatory barriers that stand in the way of modernizing our energy networks. We are the partner that can deliver at a global scale with the most experienced and knowledgeable team in the world.

Fluence (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services and digital applications for renewables and storage. With a presence in 30 global markets, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ platform, which delivers AI-enabled digital applications for managing and optimizing storage and renewables. The company is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids. For more information, please visit fluenceenergy.com.

We are guided by our passion to transform the way we power our world. Achieving our goals requires creativity, diversity of ideas and backgrounds, and building trust to effect change and move with speed.

We are Leading
Fluence currently has thousands of MW of energy storage projects operated or awarded worldwide in addition to the thousands of MW of projects managed by our trading platform—and we are growing every day.

We are Responsible
Fluence is defined by its unwavering commitment to safety, quality, and integrity.

We are Agile
We achieve our goals and meet our customer’s needs by cultivating curiosity, adaptability, and self-reflection in our teams.

We are Fun
We value the diversity in thought and experience of our coworkers and customers. Through honest, forthcoming, and respectful communications we work to ensure that Fluence is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. 

The Project Planner/Senior Planner will be responsible for applying scheduling management independently and primarily in many varying and complex situations.
Preparing and maintaining integrated schedules of project and/or programme activities and events, considering of dependencies and available resources.
As a Planner your primary responsibility will be to create project programmes and manage the programme ensuring that projects are kept on track by producing reports and using project management tools to keep all other teams involved in the project on track.
This is a newly created role within a fast-growing industry and market leading organisation.
You will be involved in multiple projects as they come onstream with overall development opportunities in line with the company’s continued growth.

You will report to the Project Manager in terms of project delivery and to the Project Director in terms of business priorities, workload, and personal development.

What will our ideal candidate bring to Fluence?
Extensive recent and relevant experience in a similar environment/business sector with full project lifecycle experience from bid phase to close out. A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in engineering/project/construction management or a related field Professional Qualification e.g., APM/AcostE/RICS.

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Fluence IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and fully subscribes to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity to ensure that all applicants and employees are considered for hire, promotion, and job status without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital or familial status. 

The job role of a planner will include the following duties:

  • Create, maintain, review and administer construction schedules and plans
  • Liaising with managers and engineers to discuss the progress of the project and address any issues that arise
  • Liaise with external contractors and suppliers to organize the phases of the construction development
  • Present information for internal meetings on the project(s)
  • Problem solving
  • Produce tender plans to support bids
  • Creating, maintaining, and reviewing a programme of work
  • Ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Liaising with surveyors, engineers, contractors, designers, procurement and logisitics
  • Producing progress reports and forecasts for team members, clients and stakeholders as directed by the Project Manager
  • Breaking large jobs down into phases of development
  • Using project management tools to plan timeframes
  • Working with estimators to calculate the resources needed for a project
  • Planning contingency programmes in case timeframes change
  • Baseline project programmes ensuring the critical path works are on schedule
  • Meeting with contractors and suppliers
  • Demonstrating knowledge of construction
  • Supporting bids for tender
  • Managing several projects with the possibility of promotion into a Planning Management position within 6-12 months
  • Working between offices and construction sites.
  • A Planner is an important part of any construction team and to be successful in the role, a broad range of key skills are required, including:

  • Previous employment as a project planner in the construction industry
  • Strong communication including writing reports and presenting
  • Mircosoft office and SharePoint experience
  • Understanding engineering principles
  • Time management and planning
  • Organisation
  • Methodological approach
  • High Attention to detail
  • Excellent IT skills and relevant knowledge of Planning software including MS Project, Asta Microsoft Project and Primavera P6
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Strong Problem solving
  • Budget and financial management
  • Leadership
  • Work as part of a team and individually Strong Site experience
  • Able to work well with others
  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Persistence and determination
  • Ambition and a desire to succeed
  • General management skills