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Senior Planning Engineer

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Date: 10-Jun-2021

Location: Bristol, Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ

Company: Babcock

Job Title: Senior Planning Engineer
Location: Plymouth or Bristol based, other locations considered 
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear
REF: SF34467

About this role:
Here at Cavendish Nuclear we are looking to recruit an experienced programme planning specialist to join our team ideally based out of our Devonport or Bristol office, or can consider further afield so long as comfortable with travel when required to carry out front end planning work on our inflight and upcoming projects.

At this level a Senior Planning Engineer (PMO Scheduling Specialist) is responsible for applying schedule management independently primarily in complex situations across P3M. Preparing and maintaining integrated schedules of project and/or programme activities and events, taking into account of dependencies and resource requirement. 

Key Responsibilities
Top 5 Major Tasks and Activities:

• 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.
• Regular status update of the integrated schedule and the provision of metrics (eg critical path/total float) and schedule analysis of the impact to the project.
• Resource/cost loaded


Role Qualifications & Requirements:
Company/Industry Knowledge:
• Extensive recent and relevant experience in a similar environment / business sector
• Extensive experience applying schedule management in a complex environment
• Awareness of various contracting methodologies (e.g. FIDIC/NEC3/JCT etc…)
• Advanced knowledge of scheduling toolsets e.g. Primavera/MSP etc…
• Quantitative risk analysis experience
• Forensic Planning
• Full project lifecycle experience from bid phase through to close out


• Ideally a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in engineering / project / construction management or a related field
• Professional qualification (eg APM/Acoste/RICS) (or equivalent) would be beneficial

What else do I need to know?
• All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview
•  Multiple locations considered. ideally, based out of a Cavendish hub (Bristol, Warrington, Newbury, Leicester or Plymouth). travel to Devonport Royal Dockyard is required. travel to Faslane Naval base may also be required on occasion.
• Must be eligible to gain and maintain UK SC level clearance, can start on Baseline clearance

Application Guidance
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