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Senior Project Planner


Bristol, GB, BS3 2HQ Leicester, GB, LE3 1UF Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Senior Project Planner 
Location:              Bristol or Leicester, Leicestershire or Plymouth, Devon+ Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation:    Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                SF56449


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 Senior Project Planner at our Bristol, Leicester or Plymouth sites.


The Role
As a Senior Project Planner, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. In this role you will be responsible for developing, maintaining and analysing integrated schedules in support of successful project delivery.


Day-to-day, you’ll 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:


  • You will work with various stakeholders including Project Managers, Control Account Managers, Project Controllers, customers and wider project stakeholders.
  • You will also sit within our Planning Discipline, reporting to a Principal Planner (or similar role) who will support future development.
  • Your motivation, drive and passion for managing and delivering successful project outcomes will win the hearts and minds of customers and colleagues alike.


This role is full time, 37 hours per week and requires regular travel to Bristol or Leicester or Plymouth on a weekly basis alongside home working arrangements.


Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview. 


Essential Experience of the Senior Project Planner: 

  • Advanced knowledge and experience of using Primavera P6.
  • Demonstratable experience in a similar role, environment and / or industry.
  • Experience creating, maintaining and / or working in accordance with related Governance artefacts (i.e. Project Management Plans, Schedule Management Plans etc).
  • Exposure to supporting Quantitative Schedule Risk Analysis (I.e. Monte Carlo) is desirable but, not essential.
  • Knowledge of MoD working practices / MoD EVM requirements is preferred but, not necessary.


Qualifications for the Senior Project Planner: 
We value difference and don’t have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience and/or 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
  • Flexible working – we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. 
  • Autonomy to perform the role.
  • Excellent development opportunities and benefits package including an employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing.


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: 12/06/2024



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