Production Planner - Mechanical Contractor - Waterford

Location: Ireland


Job Type: Perm

Industry: Construction-Infrastructure-Jobs

Job ID: JO-2311-34413

Consultant: Sheila McNeice

Are you a Construction Production Planner with 3+ years experience working with construction / mechanical contractors?

Are you interested in working with a Waterford based Engineering Consultancy servicing pharma / biotech life science clients?

If you are interested in this role, contact Sheila on 353-1-7978720 or send your CV to

Production Planner - Mechanical Contractor - Waterford

Job Description

Our client is a Waterford based Mechanical & Process Engineering consultancy working with life science clients

As a Project/Production Planner, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the efficient and on-time completion of projects. 

You will be responsible for coordinating and planning construction/production activities, managing project schedules, and optimizing resource allocation to meet project deadlines.

Key Responsibilities:

Collaborate with project managers to develop project schedules, timelines, and milestones.

Create and maintain project plans, considering resource availability and constraints.

Monitor project progress and adjust as necessary to ensure on-time delivery.

Prepare Contract/Project Programmes and Monthly Progress Reports.

Allocate manpower, equipment, and materials efficiently to meet project requirements.

Ensure the availability of necessary resources and coordinate with procurement and HR departments as needed.

Develop and maintain production schedules to meet customer demand while optimizing production efficiency.

Ensure that production processes adhere to quality standards and safety regulations.

Analyze critical path and constraints to determine the effect of changes to the schedule.

Recommend workarounds and provide forward insight to mitigate project risks.

Develop and update weekly short interval schedules, working closely with supervisors and project engineers.

Monitor progress trends, outputs, and resources across projects.

Increase the knowledge database for the project teams and identify developing problem areas.

Work closely with the project team to assist with planning and schedule-related activities.

Develop, maintain, and foster collaborative relationships with the wider project team, supply chain, and other project stakeholders.

Challenge, critique, and explore alternative construction solutions to drive continuous improvement and optimum solutions on the project.

Monitor inventory levels and coordinate with the supply chain team to ensure adequate stock of materials and components.

Implement inventory control measures to reduce waste and improve cost-efficiency.

Act as a liaison between project teams, production teams, and other relevant departments.

Facilitate communication to resolve any conflicts or issues that may arise during project execution.

Collect and analyze data related to project and production performance.

Prepare regular reports on key performance indicators (KPIs) to track progress and identify areas for improvement.


Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or a related field.

3 years+ proven experience as a Project/Production Planner or in a similar role within the M&E industry.

Strong understanding of project management principles and production processes.

Proficiency in project management software and tools.

Excellent organizational and multitasking skills.

Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.

Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems is a plus.


Competitive salary package based on relevant experience and qualifications

Permanent staff role with great career opportunities where you will be a valued team member.


Sheila McNeice is the consultant managing this position.

If you are a Production Planner interested in roles based in Waterford,you can contact Sheila by e-mail at or phone +353-1-7978720 for a confidential chat.

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