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Project Planner


Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ Warrington, GB, WA4 6HL Reading, GB, RG14 2PZ

Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:            Project Planner
Location:            Warrington / Bristol or Newbury
Compensation:  £30,000 - £45,000
Role Type:          Full time / Permanent
Role ID:               SF 50175



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 Planner at one of our sites in Bristol, Warrington or Newbury.


The role


As a Planner you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will join our project controls team, applying schedule management in complex situations over a 10-year program of work. This vital project is in conjunction with a major defence client, developing state of the art defence systems and upholding the UK’s national security.

Day to day, you’ll be preparing and maintaining integrated schedules of project activities and events.  


Responsibilities of the Planner

•    Develop/implement and maintain the Project structures (WBS/OBS/RBS/CBS)
•    Develop/baseline and maintain the Project integrated schedule. (Level 1-3)
•    Ensure alignment between the integrated scheduling toolset and the companies financial and material demand toolset. This includes alignment of any Level 4/5 schedules.
•    Understand and report on project using Earned Value Analysis techniques and interpret/communicate the results and any corrective action to the project team.
•    Provision of schedule risk analysis updates on a monthly basis and to inform the baseline
•    Support to commercial change process, impact assessments and execute change control process as appropriate


Essential experience of the Planner

•    Extensive recent and relevant experience in a similar environment / business sector
•    Awareness of NEC3/4 contracting methodologies
•    Advanced knowledge of scheduling toolsets e.g. Primavera/MSP etc…
•    Full project lifecycle experience from bid phase through to close out 
•    Quantitative risk analysis experience 

The Planner role offers agile, hybrid working patterns. You will be expected to work in one of our office locations for a minimum of 2 days each week. There will also be very occasional visits to our customers site in Newbury.

Qualifications for the Planner 

•    A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in engineering/project/construction - (desirable)
•    Professional qualification (eg APM/Acoste/RICS) – (desirable)

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance level for this role.


Our Benefits

•    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


For the full extensive Benefits package please visit our Careers pages


Babcock International 
For over 130 years Babcock International 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. 
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.


Closing date: 01/05/2023



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