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Planning Engineer

Country/Region:  SA
Field:  Project Management

Riyadh, SA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 years
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The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.
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Comprising a large area in the southwest corner of NEOM, the core urban environment of OXAGON is centered around the integrated port and logistics hub that will house the majority of the city’s anticipated residents. The unique octagonal design minimizes impact on the environment and provides optimal land usage, with the remainder open to preserve 95% of the natural environment. A defining feature of the city is the world’s largest floating structure, which will become a center for NEOM’s Blue Economy and achieve sustainable growth. OXAGON will establish the world’s first fully integrated port and supply chain ecosystem for NEOM. The port, logistics and rail delivery facility will be unified, providing world-class productivity levels with net-zero carbon emissions, setting global benchmarks in the adoption of technology and environmental sustainability.

We are currently looking for a Planning Engineer to join our team. As a member of the Project Controls team, the Planning Engineer will be responsible for delivering the programme to schedule and to budget.  The main focus of this role will be to prepare integrated and coordinated project plans, enabling resource and material requirements. This will involve working on cost resources, change management, cost and value.  

Main duties

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Developing fully baselined, resource loaded and labour costed project schedules 
  • Developing schedules containing all agreed activities, deliverables milestones and client deliverables based on the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) 
  • Implementing and maintain project monitoring processes such as KPIs, total float, Earned Value (EV), resource and costing  
  • Monitoring progress and anticipating problems to keep the project on track, including creating recovery and contingency plans 
  • Monitoring and auditing contractor plans and planning processes 
  • Performing analysis and scenario modeling for potential project changes 
  • Providing risk, issue, cost , resource and delay analysis  
  • Performing critical path analysis and advising of possible actions and areas of concern  
  • Providing regular reports on project status for internal reporting requirements 
  • Proved EV and KPI reports internally to the client 
  • Attending project coordination meetings to discuss project status with specific reference to engineering activity, sourcing, quality, cost and delivery  



Bachelor degree in Civil engineering

Other degrees

Person Specification

  • Construction or related subject degree (not from an online institute) 
  • 5 years in project planning on major civils projects 
  • Strong technical knowledge of Primavera P6 
  • Experience of schedule risk and claims analysis 
  • An understanding with financial areas and commercial aspects of project management 
  • Strong knowledge of earned value management, milestones and KPI reporting  

Personal qualities

Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.