Senior M&E Planner

Discipline: Planning
Vacancy Type Permanent-Full Time
Contact name: Jennifer Ahern

Job ref: 002102
Published: 16 days ago

Dornan are currently recruiting for a Senior M&E Planner to work on a Biopharma project in Europe.


Dornan are a leading Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation contractor with projects in Ireland, Europe and the UK. Dornan are involved in projects across many sectors such as Pharmaceutical, Power, Waste to Energy, Commercial, Data Centre and Petrochemical.


Due to continued growth and expansion, we are hiring new talent to strengthen our pharmaceutical project teams in Europe. Dornan’s first projects were in the Pharmaceutical industry, over 50 years ago and have since built a reputation for reliability and excellence in this sector, which has led to our continued growth.


Roles and responsibilities:

  • Project Planning using Primavera P6 or ASTA PowerProject

  • Experienced using LastPlanner®

  • Organise, drive & participate in interactive Planning Sessions as required

  • Develop EPCMV schedules, including Engineering, Pre-Construction, Construction and Commissioning programmes as part of the overall project delivery

  • Development of the Project Controls Systems specific to the Project

    • Setup WBS
    • Set up Progress Measurement System (PMS)
    • Develop the Schedule, S-Curves and Manpower Histograms
    • Monitoring schedule to furnish realistic status information for overall project performance.
    • Analysing actual data against plans, identifying significant variances and/or trends.
    • Preparing forecasts of project cost at completion and project completion date.
    • Cost & resource loading of programmes as required
    • Baseline the Schedule
    • Implementing the Project Controls system:
  • Progress Measuring of all works, Direct & Sub-Contract, using the Dornan bespoke Progress Measurement System

  • Monitoring of labor man hours & analyse labour efficiency

  • Update the Schedule in Primavera/ASTA

  • Report earned value for construction physical progress based on the work-in-place (quantities installed) determined against the major work effort

  • Systems Turnover Tracking

  • Monitor delays & client notifications as required

  • Monthly project reporting to senior management

  • You will be responsible to integrate our cost trending activities throughout the execution of the project. The most important goal of cost trending is to communicate status and changes that are affecting the estimate


  • Degree or trade qualified in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or related discipline.


  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience delivering M&E Projects
  • Expert knowledge in Primavera P6 & Asta Powerproject

Why Dornan? 

  • Dornan are a well-established company with a family feel and a down to earth team
  • Dornan offer a clear progression path , always seeking opportunities to promote from within
  • Dornan offer educational assistance and promote CPD
  • Dornan promote collaboration through various team building , social and charity events
  • Dornan are committed to employee wellbeing with our Employee Assistance Programme and an in house Health & Wellbeing advisor