Head of Planning

Identifiant de la demande:  22870
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ENGIE RENEWABLE GASES EUROPE (Global Business Unit Networks)

Head of planning





RENEWABLE GASES EUROPE (RGE) is ENGIE’s business entity responsible for the development of renewable and low carbon gases[1] production in Europe. Since 2015, ENGIE has been developing biomethane production activity. At the beginning of 2023, its portfolio includes 26 plants in operation, of which 19 are self-operated, with a total production capacity of 550 GWh/y @100% and a development pipeline of 1.4 TWh/y.

ENGIE is determined to become a leading player in 1G[2] biomethane in Europe. The ambition is to grow rapidly to reach 10 TWh/y of biomethane production capacity by 2030.

In Europe, outside France, biomethane production projects are already under development in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland and Italy. Spain, Portugal and Romania are other countries of interest. The strategy is to develop projects, greenfield and through M&A, to inject biomethane into the gas grid or to produce bioLNG.


The Project Planner reports functionally to the Project Management Officer of Renewable Gases Europe and operationally to the Project Managers of the projects to which is delegated.


Project schedule:

  • Support the creation of Level 1 to Level 4 standard schedules and a set of standard milestones for each type of project, to be used as templates.
  • Take the leadership of the planning discipline for the projects assigned.
  • Develop and update the Level 1 to 4 project-specific schedule and milestones for each assigned project.
  • Identify critical and subcritical paths, monitor schedule risks, and coordinate mitigation measures with the Project Managers.
  • Ensure that the information required for updating the project schedules is received, and such schedules remain reliable project references.
  • Ensure that contractors comply with contractual planning requirements, including level of detail and submission deadlines.
  • Support contractors to create and update a realistic and high quality Level 4 schedule for their scope, providing the necessary inputs, reviewing, and challenging contractor’s planning.
  • Create Level 5 3WKLA weekly schedules and 3MKLA as applicable, gathering inputs from the different stakeholders and making sure that they meet project management needs.
  • Organize and lead planning reviews, meetings, and workshops, issuing MOM and consolidating comments as applicable.


Progress control:

  • Support the definition and update of the methodology for progress control and production of S-curves.
  • Develop an update the project-specific progress control files and S-curves.
  • Coordinate with internal team members and contractors, and perform visits to workshops and sites as required, to ensure that the reported progress is correct.
  • Provide correct and on-time monthly progress reports.
  • Issue the monthly progress certification to be used for cost calculations and invoicing.


Contract management support:

  • Support the creation of a standard EOT/delay analysis, to be used as template.
  • Provide support for the management of contracts, developing high quality issue-specific schedules and EOT/delay analysis as per request.
  • Maintain a live EOT analysis, recording all key events impacting the schedule and the associated contemporary records, in collaboration with the Project and Site Manager.
  • Ensure that the schedule analysis are fair and not easily disputed.


Project reporting:

  • Immediately alert the Project Managers of any issue that may create an impact to their project schedule.
  • Produce comprehensive and clear reports in alignment with applicable procedures and project needs.
  • Comply with reporting requirements and deadlines, coordinating the efforts of others as applicable.
  • Create and maintain an action list of planning and coordination issues, in collaboration with other members of the project team as applicable.
  • Propose additional analysis and reports that could support the project management of contractors.
  • Maintain all schedule, progress, and assessment data, in the correct project folders and fully organized to allow auditing at any time with compliant results.


Stakeholder management and training:

  • Stablish a positive relation with internal team members and relevant contractors’ representatives.
  • Provide support to contractors and internal team members for the understanding and implementation of planning related processes and tools, providing formal training as applicable.
  • Make sure that the different project schedules are shared and explained to all relevant stakeholders.


One of RGE units with up to two days of teleworking and regular travels to project locations within Europe


The Project Planner will interact with, among others:

  • Project team members: Project Managers, Construction Managers, Procurement Engineers, Engineering Coordinators, Cost Controllers, etc.
  • Contractors’ personnel
  • Industrialization team (REX)


Degree and experience:

  • Technical degree.
  • At least 5 years' experience in a planning role for industrial projects (bioenergy, energy, chemicals, water/waste treatment) in an EPC or contractor organization, preferably on an international scale.
  • Good understanding of construction processes, with preferably several years’ of construction site experience.
  • Experience in developing and implementing schedules and progress monitoring tools and creating KPI dashboards.
  • Experience in forensic planning and EOT/delay analysis.
  • Experience abroad and/or working within multicultural teams.



  • Ability to work in English and French, interacting with international teams



  • Excellent organisational skills and high sense of rigor.
  • Proactive problem-solving attitude and able to provide value-added suggestions to mitigate project delays.
  • Able to stablish positive relations with colleagues and different stakeholders.
  • Cultural sensitivity.
  • High proficiency on MS Project and Excel.
  • Computer skills on other project management tools such as PowerBi and SharePoint.
  • Able to provide clear and concise reports.

[1] Gases including biomethane and synthetic methane but excluding hydrogen

[2] Biomethane of first generation produced by anaerobic digestion of biomass

Unité commerciale:  GBU Networks
Division:  Storengy - Engie Bioz
Entité légale:  ENGIE Bioz
Type de contrat:  CDI
Type d'emploi:  Temps Plein
Expérience professionnelle:  Qualifié ( >3 expérience <15 ans)
Niveau d'instruction:  Bac+4 / Bac + 5 (Master, MBA)