Project Planner

Job Title: Project Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + Benefits + Training
Start Date: ASAP Subject to Clearance
Reference: 1601-71_1492769580
Contact Name: Emma Broderick
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 21, 2017 11:13

Job Description

Sitec are currently looking to recruit Project Planners to provide Planning and EVM service to projects, whilst coaching, mentoring and task-managing Assistant Planners where appropriate. for a nuclear MoD establishment in Reading.

This is a permanent position paying a salary of £40,000 - £44,000 per annum including benefits.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities
* Accountable for the sign-off of deliverables produced by the EVM Project Planning Assistant Planner on the appropriate project
* Accountable for continuously improving daily ways of work within own area of responsibility
* Accountable for developing and maintaining relationships with the project team, integrated with the Risk Specialist and Cost Engineer
* Accountable for assuring the quality of Planning and EVM deliverables
* Accountable for managing and developing the team in accordance with company policies, processes and guidelines

* Responsible for the creation of:

* Work breakdown structure
* Resource loading
* Project level IMS (Integrated Master Schedule)
* Project-specific basis of scheduling documents

* Responsible for input into the month-end process including:

* Updating schedule progress. (EV percentage complete)
* Undertaking schedule forecasting
* Updating milestone status and critical path analysis
* Undertaking schedule performance review including EV variance analysis. (SPI)

* Responsible for providing Planning input to:

* Investment approval and Change Control process
* Risk and Opportunity process
* Peer reviews
* Responsible for the production of Planning and EV deliverables in accordance with the appropriate procedures and guidelines
* Responsible for proposing solutions and workarounds to address schedule performance issues
* Responsible for ensuring understanding of responsibilities and demonstrating appropriate behaviours in line with the
* Company's environmental, health, safety, security, quality and ethics standards
* Responsible for personal workload and ensuring all deadlines are met.
* Responsible for undertaking other duties as reasonably required from time to time by line and task management
* Responsible for maintaining and promoting high personal standards in environmental, safety, health, security, quality and ethics standards

* Consistently demonstrates positive behaviours in relation to environment, safety, health, security and quality in line with the 'Our ESH Culture' framework
* Deals with others professionally and respectfully taking into consideration individuals' needs, background and experiences

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

* Knowledge and experience of using best practice Planning processes and tools in a complex, project environment
* Knowledge and understanding of forms of contract, e.g. NEC3, GC Works
* Experience of developing and maintaining effective relationships
* Knowledge and understanding of Earned Value Management processes and procedures preferable
* Knowledge and understanding of confidence modelling processes and techniques preferable
* Experience of coaching and mentoring preferable
* Working towards competence in independent assurance - The ability to undertake an independent assessment of the evidence file supporting an investment, and to make appropriate recommendations
* Competent in performance analysis - The ability to analyse different types of performance data and provide insight and recommendation on performance, e.g. earned value, performance forecasting
* Competent in project planning - The ability to create and maintain a project plan in order to manage a project throughout its lifecycle
* Working towards competence in requirements management - The ability to capture requirements and assumptions with associated acceptance criteria
* Competent in risk, Issue & Opportunity Management - the ability to objectively identify and analyse the impact of risks and opportunities to the organisation. This includes qualitative and quantitative assessment
* Working towards competence in project estimating - The ability to create a project estimate, based on scope, technical specification and sources of cost information
* Working towards competence in project cost engineering - The ability to utilise cost engineering techniques to manage and control project costs throughout its lifecycle
* Competent in EVM - The ability to apply Earned Value Management tools and techniques to interpret associated inputs and metrics; providing timely insight and recommendations on project and programme performance
* Working towards competence in long range planning - The ability to create and maintain a long range plan to enable comprehensive and realistic forecasting, providing a sound basis for management decision making
* Working towards competence in Business Modelling - The ability to use statistical modelling techniques to provide confidence in business plans and processes

* Degree or HND / HNC in appropriate business or technical discipline preferable, or a proven level of experience
* Project Management qualification (e.g. APMP) preferable
* Membership, or working towards membership, of relevant professional body (e.g. APM, PMI) preferable

Special Requirements
Willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec, part of the Sitec Group. The services advertised by Sitec are those of an Employment Agency.


This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.