Title:  Senior Planning Specialist

Closing Date:  15 December 2022
Location:   Gaborone, BW


Purpose of the Role

  • То provide leadership regarding Planning іn а project environment
  • То oversee the integration of Planning into project controls in а project environment, і.е., the integration of Planning with estimating, cost control, project administration, and document control

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Manages, develops and retains the Project Planning staff compliment
  • Ensures adequate Project Planning resource levels for the Debswaлa project environment
  • Manages the effectiveness of subordinates Getting, monitoring and reviewing performance and taking remedial action as necessary
  • Oversees the planning, setting-up, and managing of Planning as part of the project controls system
  • Oversees Planning-related integration between project management work, support work, and technical/specialist work, including inter-technical/specia1ist work
  • Monitors the effectiveness of Project Controls standards and procedures and brings about the necessary changes to ensure continuous improvement
  • Oversees time-related trends-determination, change request control that impacts on time, changes to schedule-baselines, and monitoring & measurement of the associated time-related impacts
  • Oversees project Planning-related reporting
  • Oversees project Planning-related contractual obligations (e.g., the impact and management of time)
  • Ensures transfer of project Planning-data between financial, accounting, planning, and procurement systems; the review of errors arising from such transfers; and coordinating actions to rectify such errors
  • Manages and controls allocated time and operates within set parameters
  • Implements knowledge management principles through application of tools and methodologies to continuously improve and sustain business performance
  • Identifies and implements creative and innovative ideas to continuously improve and sustain business Performance
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with all key engineering, project, client, OEM and consulting (including EPCM) stakeholders and partners to ensure achievement of mechanical engineering and overall project objectives
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  • Diploma in Artisan Qualification or Related field

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the safety, health and environmental program in area of responsibility




  • >7 Years as a Project Planner


Below will be added advantage:

  • Diploma in Project Management will be an added advantage;
  • Project Management Certification in good standing (Costing, Planning, Earned Value Management, Estimating, etc.) in related field will be an added advantage;
  • Degree in related field will be an added advantage.

Legal Certification/Professional Registration

Technical Competencies

  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Project Commercial Management
  • Scope Management
  • Data Integration
  • Estimate Management
  • Cost Control / Engineering
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Project Change Management
  • Project Design and Engineering Management
  • Project Procurement and Logistics Management
  • Construction Management
  • Commissioning Management
  • Operational Readiness
  • Document and Information Management
  • Front-end-loading (FEL
  • Value Management
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Behavioral Competencies

  • Business Acumen
  • Managing Performance and Holding People Accountable
  • Planning, Coordination and Execution
  • Change Leadership
  • Impact and Influence
  • Concern for Safety, Health and the Environment
  • Service Orientation
  • Developing Others
  • Teamwork & Collaboration

Closing Date: 15 December 2022

Fixed Term Contract
3 years