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Project Controller Planner

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Keynsham

Job Title:         Project Planner – *P6 Training Provided if not already obtained*
Location:         Keynsham or Devonport, UK – Hybrid working arrangement
Compensation:     £39,000-£45,000 + benefits
Role Type:         Full Time and Permanent
Role ID:         SF 45010

Build the Future

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 Project Planner at our Keynsham site.
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.


Marine Engineering & Systems 

The Project Planner role is based within our Marine Engineering & Systems business area.


At our sites in Keynsham and Devonport, we aim to deliver engineering-led and world-leading products and services across our engineering, specialised manufacturing, gas handling systems and naval marine businesses. 


The role

The difference our new Project Planner will make
As a Project Planner, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. We are currently recruiting within the Dreadnought Project Management Office (PMO) in Keynsham. Babcock are charged with delivery of Design, Integrated Logistic Support and Programme Support to the MoD UK `new build’ and `in-service’ submarine fleet across all classes of vessels. From system feasibility analyses of engineering problems and solutions to fully incorporated design changes Babcock support the entire design lifecycle. They are the key components ensuring that the nation’s nuclear submarines are available and ensure the nuclear deterrent is always maintained, known as the Continuous At Sea Deterrent (CASD).


Day to day, you’ll develop and maintain the Control Account schedules in conjunction with the CAMs and Engineering Team Leads. You’ll support CAM Monthly Performance reviews with schedule, cost and risk reporting data. Evaluate the Control Account schedule progress and cost performance metrics, whilst identifying problem areas. Support CAMs with P6 schedule progress updates, cost information, resourcing and change control. Monitor and advise project on Contractual Milestones, Key Deliverables, Key Dependencies and KPIs. Facilitate Risk & Change Management workshops by coordinating with project and engineering management.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides a hybrid working model. 

Essential experience

•    Good understanding of risk management and schedule risk analysis
•    Ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external staff, at all levels, including senior management
•    Experience with EVM systems and performance metrics analysis & reporting is desirable
•    Demonstrate project management, controls and planning techniques
•    Significant experience with MS Office PowerPoint and Excel
•    Professional working knowledge of project management and planning software tools


What we offer

Generous benefits including:
•    Generous holiday allowance plus bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
•    Working from home and flexible work patterns 
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 
For over 130 years, we have 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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.




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