Nuclear Planner

Job Title: Nuclear Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol, England
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
REF: BBBH26138
Contact Name: Mark Maultby
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 3 years ago

Planner - Bristol - Nuclear

£50,000 - £60,000

If you're an experienced Planner and determined to achieve your career potential, read on. Join our team in the Nuclear space as a Planner andour client will make sure you get the experience and personalised learning support you need to take your career as far as you want it to go.

We are seeking to recruit an ambitious Planner to support our client's various teams either in the Bristol area to work on our consultancy projects within the nuclear sector. It is intended that the role will offer the opportunity to progress your career as your experience grows within our business.

Their team is involved in some of the UK's most complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding. They have an enviable reputation in the delivery of such schemes and are working closely with blue-chip clients in the Nuclear sector

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Expert knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM) including producing Budgeted Cost of Work Performed (BCWP) forecast data for Cost Engineers, detailing, by activity, cumulative forecast BCWP value per financial period along with revised start and finish dates for all activities in the schedule.

  • Development of schedules for inclusion in the baseline and subsequent development of detailed project schedules to support project delivery. Ensure all key milestone dates are included in the scheduling tool & coded using the compliant codes to enable company-wide reports to be run.

  • Develop project schedules in compliance with company standards that will satisfy Gate Reviews and Self Assurance reviews. These reviews will primarily focus on, but not be limited to,

  • Is the schedule made up of clearly distinguishable activities and milestones that can be monitored and reported against?

  • Is the logic in the schedule realistic and does it lead to a single critical path through the project clearly defining a phase &project end date?

  • Are the durations of the activities contained in the schedule underpinned?

  • Is the coding consistent with company policies?

  • Manage and report on Critical Path Analysis (CPA)

  • Assess any Sub Contractor's schedules as per NEC requirements and make recommendations for schedule acceptance / rejection to the PM

  • Ensure baseline and detailed project schedules remain aligned and in compliance with company standards.

  • Ensure all interdependencies between projects and programmes on a site are built into the schedule and the impact of these interdependencies are recorded and monitored on a regular basis.

  • Provide Basis of Schedule assumptions and exclusions, detailing any that affect the schedule structure and content, for example, assumptions made on throughput models of processing plant etc. These assumptions and exclusions will need reviewing / amending prior to every gate in the projects lifecycle and, also, if the project requires a Baseline Change Proposal.

  • Undertake management of the companies Risk Management Database, and take responsibility for undertaking risk workshops to ensure that schedule and cost impacts of risks are captured accurately and any mitigation activities are captured. Following risk analysis, ensure schedule contingency & risk mitigation activities are built into schedules and are easily identifiable.

  • Maintain baseline schedules through change control, reflecting additional / modified / deleted scope and ensuring that the schedule integrity is preserved throughout (to be evidenced by running generic company reports).

  • Monitor & report weekly, or as frequently as required, on work liquidation at detailed level, performing quantity surveys in support of productivity analysis, if necessary. Roll project detailed progress up to summary baseline schedules ensuring progress is a true & fair view at the end of a financial period.

  • Provide critical path analysis and near-critical path float analysis including any changes brought about by schedule updates, highlighting any deviations from approved baseline dates in the form of reports and Gantt layouts.

  • Assist Project Managers in producing the monthly performance reports by providing, from the Level 3 schedules - Year To Date (YTD) BCWP, forecast BCWP, analysis of schedule variances and providing recovery planning assistance, if necessary.

  • Assist Cost Engineers in providing an accurate Estimate At Completion (EAC) by providing accurate schedule forecast information

  • Produce 'S-curves' and resource profiles from all levels of cost schedules

  • Maintain the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in accordance with company processes

  • Conduct full and detailed Schedule Performance Index (SPI) & Schedule Variance (SV) , analysis and subsequent root cause analysis, followed by provision of narrative, recommendations & recovery plans;

  • Involved in pre contract management and assessment work.

  • Ensuring the integrity of baseline and progressed schedules.

  • Undertake assurance activities as directed.

  • Provision of knowledge transfer and training and development of staff from the framework.

  • The duties/responsibilities defined above may be supplemented by further duties as defined by the relevant Function Lead.

What you have to Offer :

  • NQF level 5 or equivalent significant, demonstrable planning experience

  • Considerable experience within a relevant project environment

  • Leads by example to ensure that Company Values are promoted and upheld

  • Significant travel to sites

  • Membership of a relevant professional body

  • Understand the impact on schedules from a highly technical and regulated perspective

What They Offer:

The client offer a dynamic, challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives. Given the international spread of the business a certain level of flexibility in working hours is important.

They offer a fantastic working environment where you own your destiny and will be encouraged to forge a successful career. In addition, they offer some excellent benefits, such as:

Highly competitive salary

PMI and Income Protection

Annual holiday allowance, plus the option to buy and sell

One of the best contributory pensions in the industry, Matched pension, up to 8%

Interest free Season Ticket Loan

Life Assurance

Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave

Long Term Service Awards

Discretionary Bonus

Refer a Friend Scheme that rewards you for every successful introduction you make

Opportunity to invest in the company's staff discounted share scheme