Lead Engineering Planner



£Excellent + Benefits

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Engineering Lead Planner. Reporting to the Engineering Support Services Group Manager, this is a unique opportunity for an Engineering Planner to work within a proactive team who are committed to delivering quality customer service to the Engineering Department.  Ideally the Engineering Planner will have a planning or project management background, with experience in a busy Port or Engineering environment being desirable but not essential.  The role involves working with multi-discipline Engineering teams in order to ensure that all support & maintenance activities are planned efficiently & effectively to ensure the highest level of availability & reliability for the strategic assets that support Port Operations in and around the Tees Dock estate. The company offer genuine career progression.

Key responsibilities Lead Engineering Planner:

  • Planning of support & maintenance activities for strategic assets. 
  • Planning of compliance (i.e. LOLER/PUWER and other statutory requirements) across a wide range of mobile and fixed assets.
  • Planning of resource and material requirements to support all maintenance activities.
  • Supporting the Engineering Superintendents/Managers in processing all proactive and reactive work activities.
  • Administration of assets, resources and work streams within the ERP system.
  • Facilitate planning meetings with key stakeholders. 
  • Communicate and cascade planning schedule with internal customers.
  • Coordinate workstreams with external contractors and third parties.
  • Facilitate bi-weekly meetings to cascade plans and vessel movements.

Personal specification Lead Engineering Planner:

  • Required Knowledge:
    • Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.
    • ERP System (IFS or Similar).
    • Planning or Project Management Qualifications.
  • Preferred Knowledge:
    • Statutory Compliance (LOLER/PUWER).
    • Excellent IT skills.
    • Asset management experience.
  • Personal Qualities:
    • Problem solver.
    • Strong analytical, critical and logical thinking.
    • Ability to plan strategically within a high pressure environment. 
    • Accuracy & attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Ability to work alone or as part of a team.
    • Ability to focus under pressure.
    • Strong multitasking abilities.


  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays.
  • Sick pay scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme for personal support (health, finance, etc.).
  • Company pension scheme (up to 6% company contribution).
  • Opportunity to access Training and Development.