Senior Planner

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  • Location

    Seascale, Cumbria

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    £50.00 - £57.50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorraine Ryan

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    about 1 month ago

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We are looking for a SENIOR PLANNER with significant MSP experience and a professional, continued motivated attitude to be based at Sellafield in Cumbria.

The successful Candidate will be responsible for:

Supervision of Planning resources to ensure the effective discharge of Planning services.

Oversee, motivate, and monitor the performance of the local office team, identifying capability requirements for team development and progression, addressing any performance gaps and supporting redeployment of direct reports in line with the business needs.

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

Provision of mentoring and coaching to Assistant Planner resources in the local team.

Production and timely issue of the integrated plan / programme for the local site, ensuring robust capture of all works ongoing and planned, across all work streams (including internal and external client funded projects).

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 and internal deliverables and develop detailed project plans during all project phases on behalf of the Project Manager (detailing resources and 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 and 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 and changes in project scope understand any impacts on BCWS and 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.

Provide PMO input into Risk review process and monthly support in maintenance if risk register and contingency and risk withdrawal

Commercial and Contract awareness at customer interface, insurance of accuracy of information for external reporting.

Provide where appropriate solutions or scenarios relating to project challenges

Provide PMO Input into risk review process and monthly support in maintenance of risk registers and contingency and risk withdrawal

Responsible for the development and maintenance of category 4 classification projects


Graduate in relevant discipline
Demonstrable experience of successfully discharging Planning related services on medium to large scale, complex projects planning in engineering environments.
10 plus years experience in a Planning role, with experience of team and man management.
Professional qualification in APM or equivalent
Commercial and Contract awareness
Risk Analysis awareness
Demonstrable experience of successful delivery.
Good working knowledge and proficient in the use of Microsoft Project EPM, Primavera P6, Agresso and Microsoft Office Suite (or other professional project scheduling software packages).
Experience of utilising project collaboration software, e.g. Sharepoint, Project Webspace, etc.