Planning engineer is an excellent role for
people to take up in the oil and gas and
manufacturing sectors if they have a
t...
AAPM CPE Module One
Initiating the Project
How the project was originated; the project
management body of knowledge and th...
International Board of Standards
The International Board of Standards is the Official Standards and
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Certified Planning Engineer , a must have credential for planning and scheduling professional

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Planning engineers oversee the operation of a particular project along with the project manager. This could be either at site or in an office depending on the stage of the project. The largest projects are carried out on behalf of oil companies, construction companies, governments and the rail network. Planning engineers are responsible for working out a sequence of activities that are required to complete a project and linking them all together using the resources to the best possible effect.

This Certified Planning Engineer certification program is to recognize professionals who meet demanding requirements of planning and scheduling a project and who has worked alongside a project manager in delivering engineering types of project.

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Certified Planning Engineer , a must have credential for planning and scheduling professional

  1. 1. Planning engineer is an excellent role for people to take up in the oil and gas and manufacturing sectors if they have a technical mind, great interpersonal skills and the ability to stay calm while under pressure. For those who want to progress in the sector and earn a strong salary, a job as a planning engineer could also be ideal. Those with three years experience or more stand to earn roughly £40,000 per year or potentially £350 each day if they are employed as a contractor. “I started my career as a Planning Engineer after taking CPE and three years later I got a job as a Technical Project Manager.” Shanaz BP. What are the roles and responsibilities of a planning engineer during the various phases of project planning and schedule development, management and control? Planning engineers are responsible for working out a sequence of activities that are required to complete a project and linking them all together using the resources to the best possible effect. A planning engineer is responsible for a multitude of tasks and is involved in projects from initiation phase to closure. This job often carries a lot of responsibility, as the timely completion of a project usually rests on the planning engineer's shoulders. The main job duty is to figure out and plan the best and most efficient way to complete a project. During the development phase, they create plans and schedules. They also figure out what materials and equipment will be needed as well as estimate the expected amount of labor in terms of people and cost. In addition, they often calculate the projected overall cost of the project as well as the time line for completion. Accredited by the American Academy of Project Management AAPM ® In association with International Project Management Commission IPMCTM
  2. 2. AAPM CPE Module One Initiating the Project How the project was originated; the project management body of knowledge and the associated processes involved in the project life cycle; project governance; stakeholders roles and responsibilities; developing the Project Charter and a high level Project Plan. To manage a project successfully it is important for a Project Manager to have the essential skills which include leadership skills, negotiation skills and communication skills. AAPM CPE Module Two Planning the Project Planning is the most time consuming task of any project. Key areas include definition of the project boundaries and scope; identifying and planning for resources; procurement of materials; scope of work for sub-contractors; planning the time required to execute project activities; identifying the risk affecting project scope; confirming the quality requirements; and producing key planning documents which include among others are Project Management Plan, Risk Management Plan, Quality Management Plan. AAPM CPE Module Three Scope Verification • Reviewing the scope of work, client requirements, division of responsibility, project objectives and constraints to develop the strategy for effective project delivery. • Identifying major activities to be performed and the preferred sequence in which they are to be accomplished. • Developing an integrated plan to effectively execute the scope of work and meet project objectives by identifying cost/schedule areas for the further definition of the scope of work. • Coordinating with project management. AAPM CPE Module Four Project Schedule Development • Develop a project schedule that includes the entire project scope of work, client requirements, schedule hierarchy, division of responsibility, schedule review, approval requirements, and distribution. • Developing a master project schedule, identifying major milestones to achieve the project completion date. • Developing detailed schedules by WBS, and assigning costs, labor, and equipment to each activity to determine progress requirements to meet the project completion date. • Obtaining project team schedule review and approval AAPM CPE Module Five Executing, Monitoring, Controlling the Project and Reporting the Project Status Project Integration Management is the most important component of the nine project management body of knowledge. Continuous monitoring of the risk affecting the project scope, schedule, and cost; handling project issues; managing change; and communicating project status are the common activities involved in the execution and controlling phase. Program Outline Examination 100 Questions Duration : 2.5 hours
  3. 3. International Board of Standards The International Board of Standards is the Official Standards and Certifying Body for Professional Designations, Certifications, Charters, & Distinctions. The Accreditation Commission recognizes the highest in graduate educational standards exclusively for Government recognized institutions. All certifications are issued direct from the USA. The American Academy of Project Management is a global Board of Standards supporting project management industry professionals. Rise above the rest with specialized project management related certifications across strategic industries makes AAPM® a popular credential among the 21st century generation of professionals today. The fast pace individual facing the uncertainties in the job market will choose to hold at least a qualification associated with project management. This is simply because there is always a need for project managers in any organization. AAPM® Global Board of Standards issue Project Management Certification to qualified professionals who successfully completed the Foundation Certificate and Board Certification program. AAPM® is fast becoming the world’s leading professional association for project management practitioners. AAPM® Certification Programs provide the assurance that the holder has met the required criteria for a certified and verifiable accredited credential. Course Duration 4 Days inclusive examination The program includes • Training material • Examination • Certification • Training services • 2 yrs membership fee AAPM®

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