Senior Planner

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  • Location

    Cumbria, England

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

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  • Salary:

    Up to £57.50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lorraine Ryan

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  • Published:

    21 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months +

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We have a further opportunity for a SENIOR PLANNER based at Sellafield in Cumbria (currently working remotely)

The successful Candidate will provide Senior Planning Support to a complex portfolio of Projects, providing comprehensive planning to Category 4 Projects with heavily weighted Safety Case engagement throughout the delivery life cycle.

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


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

Responsibility for the 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 (following 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

It is essential that a depth knowledge and demonstrated experience in Project Controls is specific to this role. The role will be required to work within an area which is business critical. Planning at project and portfolio level. Working within programmes of work with complex commercial management and reporting to key customers.

The projects will be multi million-pound deliverables and consist of multiple interlinked integrated projects, often requiring delivery in complex facilities.


Graduate in relevant discipline

Demonstrable experience of successfully discharging Planning related services on medium to large scale complex projects planning in engineering environments.

At least 10 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, Business World (Agresso) and Microsoft Office Suite (or other professional project scheduling software packages).

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

Demonstrable experience of managing Planning discipline staff and teams, including performance management.


The candidate must be SQEP in the processes, procedures and software within the PMO. This is essential to allow a smooth transition into the business area.