Project Planner

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  • Location

    Cumbria, England

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    £40.00 - £45.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rachel Troughton

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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We have an opportunity for a Project Planner based on the Sellafield Site in Cumbria.


Development management and ownership of project schedule data to deliver successful project outcomes within time, cost and quality requirements, including reporting utilisation monitoring, and production of periodic progress reports.

Support the local Senior Planner with the production of periodic management information (MI) utilisation / capacity / availability dashboard reports to inform senior Delivery Operations management meetings / reviews, and to inform strategic decision making exercises.

Actively contribute to the continuous improvement of the functional quality and performance of the Project Management Authority and the Planning team.


The successful Candidate will ensure compliance with all legislative, regulatory and Company procedures and standards e.g. safety, quality, risk and security etc. in the development of project plans.

Identify Customer & internal deliverables and develop detailed project plans during all project phases on behalf of the Project Manager (detailing resources & costs).

Establish appropriate work breakdown structures against data provided by the Project Manager, ensuring that deliverables, activities, and quantity tracking mechanisms are in place.

Liaise with sub‐contractors and Technical Leads, collate progress information and maintain and update the project plan. Challenge updates where necessary to ensure robustness of information / feedback and therefore forecast plan.

Provide progress updates as required by the Project Manager in accordance with work instructions, advising on missed forecasted milestones and deliverables, and attend project progress meetings (as required).

Issue standardised performance reports highlighting any risks and opportunities, and key variances as appropriate, and advise on recovery options if project delivery performance is not hitting targets (Schedule/Deliverables/Cost).

Identify and track all changes or potential changes to the project baseline and subsequent underpinning of change control mechanisms.

Monitor critical path activities, and provide trend data (forecasts up to 3, 6 and 12 months look ahead) support to detailed cost and schedule reviews, and prompt and accurate information to the Project Manager.

Monitor works progress for variations / changes in project scope understand any impacts on BCWS & project deliverables, and make any necessary updates (follow approval by the Project Manager) to project schedules as required.

Provide project outturns against baseline for LFE and knowledge management.

Experience of the full project lifecycle and planning multi-level projects in engineering environments with varying complexity.

Demonstrable experience of successfully delivering programmes & plans for a variety of projects within complex / engineering / nuclear industry type environments.

Good working knowledge and proficient in the use of Microsoft Project (or other professional project scheduling software packages).

Experience of utilising project collaboration software, e.g. Sharepoint, Project Webspace, etc.


We are looking for excellent communication skills.
The ability to understand technical projects and solutions.
Be able to think critically, using good judgment to challenge discipline on resource estimates to produce robust output controls documentation.