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Principal Project Planner - Scheduler


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:        Principal Project Planner - Schedueler
Location:        Bristol, Ashton Vale + Hybrid Working Arrangements 
Compensation:    Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:        Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:        SF52850


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Principal Project Planner at our Bristol, Ashton Vale site.


The role
As a Principal Project Planner, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Developing, implementing, and leading on the schedule management approach for a complex programme or project.


Day-to-day, you’ll work with various stakeholders, including Control Account Managers, project controllers, senior leaders, and wider project stakeholders. You will utilise your strong communication, relationship building and team playing capability to ensure the integrated schedule is reflective of all contract work and deliverables, reflects current status / progress, is used to drive focused and effective delivery and supports clear performance measuring. Most importantly, your motivation, drive and passion for managing and delivering successful project outcomes will win the hearts and minds of customers and colleagues alike.

•    Responsible for embedding schedule management plans, 
•    Governance and assurance whilst leading on the development/baselining and maintenance of a robust integrated project schedule 
•    Ensuring alignment between the integrated scheduling toolsets and the companies financial and material demand toolset
•    Developing and mentoring junior colleagues 


This role is full time, 37 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements.


Essential experience of the Principal Project Planner
•    Extensive recent and relevant experience in a similar role, environment and/or industry
•    Advanced knowledge and experience of using Primavera P6
•    Experience of supporting quantitative schedule risk analysis (I.e., Monte Carlo) is desirable 
•    Experience creating and maintaining related governance artefacts (Project Management Plans, Schedule Maintenance Plans etc)

Qualifications for the Principal Project Planner
We value difference and we don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and willingness to learn then we would like to hear from you.


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer 
•    Generous holiday allowance 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
•    Employee share scheme 
•    Employee shopping savings portal
•    Payment of Professional Fees
•    Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
•    Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
•    ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
•    A dynamic working environment. 
•    Opportunities to develop your career.


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working – please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date: 21/05/2024


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