Master Planner (Ascent Flight Training)

Posting Date: 19 January 2020

Location: Bristol, GB, BS348JH

Company: Babcock

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Location - Bristol

Contract - Permanent


Reporting to the Deputy MD, this position develops and maintains accurate programme schedules with programme and project managers across the business including facilitating a collaborative process with our customer across the UKMFTS Ascent programmes.

There is also a requirement to ensure the quality and accuracy of schedules, early identification of opportunities and risks within the schedules thus leading to a coherent, inclusive and realistic schedules.


To apply please visit Ascents website directly at -

Key Responsibilities

Planning Management

  • To be responsible for the development and management of any programme plans and the production of analysis, metrics and reports against which the programme performances can be measured
  • Develop and maintain plans; liaise with programme and functional managers on resource and capability utilisation/availability
  • Ensure the schedule adheres to defined programme strategy/requirement, identifying opportunities for improvements
  • Critical path analysis undertaken to facailitate de-risking of schedules
  • Assess impact of schedule changes providing constructive challenge to assumptions and logic as required
  • Provide expert input at planning meetings including TSIP reviews, protecting integrity of schedules and alignment to execution plans
  • Maintaining quality requirements with regard to scheduling/planning across all Ascent programmes ensuring standardisation of outputs, compliance with regulations and company policies


  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders to ensure agreement to achedules across multi-functional areas, through timely communication and engagement


  • Uphold partnering behaviours and participate in events as required


Health, Safety & Environment/Air Safety

  • Uphold adherence to the Health, Safety & Environmental Polices and Air Safety responsibilities


Knowledge, Skills, and Experience


  • Pragmatic approach to issues, process oriented
  • Ability to deisgn processes and manageable metrics
  • Understanding of Good Industry practices
  • PC literate
  • Expert user of P6 and Mircosoft project
  • Good communication, facilitative and planning skills
  • Good People skills
  • Business Acumen, adaptable



  • Self developing, initiative
  • Member of a recognised Scheduling bodies eg PRMIA, PMI or Primavera P6 EPPM advanced


In return, we will provide you with a generous benefits package including the equivalent to 25 days annual leave, a Defined Contribution Pension plan, access to a range of flexible benefits, an Employee Assistance Programme, and Private Medical Insurance.


Our Values

One Ascent Team

Ability and evidence of being a role model of Ascent values:



  • Hours not days; days not weeks
  • Giving the best possible answer every time


  • Listening to everyone’s views
  • Professional & supportive to all our partners and colleagues


  • Total Safety: Airsafety, HSSE & Airworthiness
  • Immediate escalation of issues


Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence Security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.


Conflicts of Interest
In order to discharge Ascent’s primary UKMFTS duty to the MOD to identify and avoid or mitigate conflicts of interest in conjunction with our activities as MOD’s Training Service Partner, Ascent must ensure that no employee or secondee working for Ascent is materially restricted by any conflict of interest when carrying out duties and functions on its behalf. Therefore, candidates who are currently working for or have been employed during the previous 2 years by organisations such as MOD, Babcock, Lockheed Martin or any related group entity or any organisation bidding into the UKMFTS contract should note that Ascent reserves the right to request further information in relation to that candidate’s current or previous employment history and/or take other appropriate steps to ensure Ascent’s full compliance with its primary obligation. Any concerns you have should be discussed with the Ascent HR representative prior to submitting of a Curriculum Vitae.
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