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Planning Engineer

  • Location: Argyll and Bute
  • Salary: Market related
  • Job Type:Contract

A P6 Planner is required for an on site 12 month contract to provide a Project Scheduling function to deliver Submarine projects to meet safety, time, quality, performance and cost targets.

The role involves but is not limited to the following:

Compile and maintain the Project Management Plan (PMP) from an agreed Work Package Scope on multiple Vessel Systems and disciplines.

Assist the Fleet Programmes Project Manager in maximising the utilisation and the efficiency of all the Project Management resource including deputising for the Project Manager when required

Ensure that all tasks are carried out in accordance with the Company’s cost, time and quality requirements

Ensure that maintenance plans are developed, agreed and maintained as the work package evolves. 

Attend and participate in start-up and progress meetings as required during development of the Project lifecycle.

Liaise closely with vessels, shore departments and MoD customers (Internal and External) as required to deliver required outputs


Apply logical thinking to resolve conflicting operational priorities and any limitations arising.

Review of planning documentation and participation in discussions covering specialist subject matters with respect to solving challenging problems.

Analysis of situations, events or processes to identify shortfalls and weaknesses in working practices, in own and adjacent areas.  Develop and implement recommendations to address shortfalls and work with the Department’s management in delivering change and continuous improvement. 

Knowledge of the following;

Submarine systems and equipment
Project Planning techniques
Process Improvement techniques
Business Processes (HR, Finance Commercial)
Procurement processes
Business Applications

Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance.