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Project Planner Rail

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Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors.
We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable and resilient territorial development.
With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 18,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects.
Improving people's quality of life and supporting communities in their social and economic development, whilst drastically reducing carbon emissions and achieving vital 2050 net zero targets, that's our purpose.



Position description

Job title

Project Planner Rail

Contract type

Permanent contract

Business Line specific context

Egis Ireland is part of the wider Egis global consulting and engineering group working in construction, transport and mobility services. Joining our Group and its 18,000 employees means, above all, sharing our values as a people-first group, strongly committed to sustainability and innovation.

EGIS Rail have a newly created position for a Systems Integration Manager that will be involved in various Rail projects. One of our biggest projects at present is the Cork Area Commuter Rail Programme. This project focuses on the Rail signalling and communications improvements which will facilitate the planned increases in rail capacity and service frequency, bolster the signalling system's reliability, and support Iarnród Éireann’s continued safe operation of the railway.

Egis is on a major growth curve, having brought JB Barry & Partners, one of Ireland’s leading consulting engineering firms into the fold in 2023. This means we now offer our clients a full end-to-end service, from idea to design to operation.
In rail our Irish team is well established, having designed Dublin’s first Luas (tram). Egis is a leader in rail across the globe – in fact we’re currently involved in two out of every three light active light rail projects in the world. We’re involved the metro in Riyadh, in Thessaloniki, the Grand Paris Express and the HS2 in the UK. We have over 140 active projects in Ireland this year, including several high-profile rail projects like the Dublin Luas extension, Cork

Job description

  •  Coordinating with all team members to update the schedules and different reports for different projects whenever required minimum of once a week.
  •  Creating a checklist as per the client's and internal team members' comments and addressing all of them in the programme. Also, sharing the checklist with all to finally keep everyone on the same information plane.
  • Assisting Project Manager concerning Project Management (scheduling, reporting, interfacing, deadlines, risks etc.) on a weekly basis to ensure projects run as planned timelines and budget.
  • Creating and risk analysing the schedules as per Dependencies and benefits for projects by studying the Critical Path and informing the same to the team
  • Working with the areas of the project team to plan, analyses and manage project information on behalf of the various stakeholders and involved throughout all the stages of the projects.
  • Working as a team coordinator engaged with Project Manager and Project senior engineers to manage team requirements and maintain Client expectations.
  • Creating & presenting regular Schedules and reports as required by the Project Manager, Project Teams, and Clients.
  • Creating Tender Schedules for upcoming projects whenever required
  •  Producing and Managing programs and different Trackers for multiple projects from initiation to execution enhancing business values across different delivery dimensions
  • Estimate timescales, monitors the progress, review update of schedules and analyze the data to identify the trends and threats so that further team can work on solutions on a regular basis.
  • Ensure all additional works (variations) are incorporated & impacted in the schedules respecting the deadlines.
  • Resource loading the project and tracking the same accordingly keep every responsible resource informed regarding their deadlines.
  • Cross-checking our approach with the client’s schedule if required to keep both schedules streamlined.
  • Monitor, review, and report on project programme.
  • Support production of monthly reports on key areas such as progress reports, critical path, milestones, P6 reports etc.
  • Programme planning in accordance with IE PMP-003 Project Scheduling Procedure
  • Monitor programme and track, record and predict out-turn programme dates.
  •  Prepare a cost and resource-loaded programme that will be the integrated project work plan and programme. Accruals and Prepayments schedules to be updated monthly.


  • 3rd level qualification in relevant engineering/construction subject
  • 5+ years' experience / demonstrable ability to develop and implement project schedules/plans and to monitor and control work programmes. Experience of railway-related projects is an advantage.
  • Microsoft Project and Primavera P6 or Equivalent Planning Software, Microsoft Office tools - Excellent report writing skills. Experience and familiarity with Time Chainage programmes are an advantage.
  •  Time management is essential to satisfy the demands of a busy schedule. Ability to manage multiple projects working across several design teams both local and remote.



Egis is an equal opportunity employer, and we appoint individuals on the basis of their suitability and future potential for the job.

We believe that everyone should have the chance to increase their knowledge, skills, responsibility and earnings and we encourage you to seek out opportunities as they arise.

As a group, Egis aims to be carbon neutral by 2050. Since 2018 we have already cut carbon emissions by 17% across our road networks and use renewable energy across 50% of our operations. 



As a people-first company we commit to the development of our people to reach their potential. You’ll have access to our substantial online learning resources, as well as being supported in your personal continuous professional development.

• Location: Ability to move and operate between offices with blended working (subject to specifics of each role).

• Growth Opportunity: Chance to join a company on a major growth trajectory in Ireland, well positioned to respond to government investment in transport and in rail
Global: Opportunity to join a global organisation with operations in over 100 countries and 18, 000 colleagues. Our projects span many very major rail projects in the globe including Grand Paris Express, Riyadh Metro, Thessaloniki Autonomous metro.

Relocating to Ireland? Get in touch and we will advise on what help us available to you.

Position location

Job location

Europe, Ireland



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

3-Diploma of Higher Education / Associate’s Degree / BTEC Higher National Diploma

Minimum level of experience required

6-10 years