Planning Manager

Website Ali & Sons Contracting Abu Dhabi

Planning Manager: Ali & Sons Contracting Abu Dhabi is seeking an experienced Planning Manager to oversee and coordinate all aspects of project planning and scheduling for construction projects in Abu Dhabi.

Planning Manager Job Description

Company: Ali & Sons Contracting Abu Dhabi

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE


  1. Project Planning: Develop comprehensive project plans, including scope, objectives, timelines, and resource allocation, in collaboration with project stakeholders and senior management.
  2. Schedule Management: Develop and maintain project schedules using appropriate scheduling software (e.g., Primavera P6), ensuring alignment with project milestones, deadlines, and budgetary constraints.
  3. Resource Allocation: Coordinate with project teams to allocate resources effectively, including manpower, equipment, and materials, to optimize project performance and meet project deliverables.
  4. Risk Assessment and Mitigation: Identify potential risks and uncertainties associated with project planning and scheduling, develop risk mitigation strategies, and implement proactive measures to minimize project disruptions and delays.
  5. Progress Monitoring: Monitor project progress against established timelines and milestones, identify deviations from the project plan, and implement corrective actions to ensure project objectives are met.
  6. Stakeholder Engagement: Serve as the primary point of contact for project stakeholders, including clients, contractors, and regulatory authorities, fostering positive relationships and facilitating effective communication throughout the project lifecycle.
  7. Performance Analysis: Conduct regular performance evaluations and variance analyses to assess project performance, identify areas for improvement, and implement strategies to enhance project efficiency and effectiveness.
  8. Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate project documentation, including project schedules, progress reports, change orders, and communication logs. Prepare and present regular project status reports to senior management and project stakeholders.
  9. Continuous Improvement: Stay abreast of industry best practices, emerging technologies, and trends in project planning and scheduling. Identify opportunities for process improvement and implement initiatives to enhance departmental productivity and efficiency.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field. Master’s degree is a plus.
  2. Proven experience as a Planning Manager or similar role in the construction industry.
  3. Proficiency in project management software, such as Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, or equivalent tools.
  4. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to anticipate and address project planning challenges effectively.
  5. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  6. Detail-oriented with a strong focus on accuracy and precision in project planning and scheduling activities.
  7. Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced construction environment.
  8. Familiarity with construction regulations, industry standards, and best practices in project planning and scheduling.

If you meet the above qualifications and are eager to contribute to the success of construction projects in Abu Dhabi, we encourage you to apply for this challenging role.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment. Thank you for considering Ali & Sons Contracting Abu Dhabi as your potential employer.

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