Project Planner / Scheduler


Important: All applicants must be able to obtain Security Clearance, and as a minimum be living in the UK for 5 years.

Working: The role is office/hybrid based with occasional travel to other company/customer's sites in the UK or abroad. Office site presence, anticipated 2-3 days onsite, depending on project needs.

Want to work for a successful business, who develop advanced specialist systems to deliver warfighting edge in the modern maritime and underwater battlespace?

The company have a number of awards, most recently been named as an Award winner (Gold Award) in MoD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme!


  • Accountable for the quality and integrity of project plans and schedule analysis in terms of time, cost and resources
  • Compile reports to ensure project manager and team has up to date and accurate information.
  • Verify the maintenance and accuracy of project plans, ensuring that they reflect the project objectives, are updated in a timely manner and communicated at all relevant levels.
  • Track project performance to ensure project data accuracy on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Work with cross functional teams to support the planning process.
  • Manage and communicate issues to relevant stakeholders.
  • Effective resource planning, determining the project requirements and planning for these accordingly including proactive management and resolution of resourcing issues and conflicts.
  • Planning and project control processes through regular project control reviews
  • Application and reporting of EVM & CPA
  • Understanding Risk and Opportunity management and maintenance
  • The implementation of best practise tools and processes to drive planning improvements.
  • Support bids and proposal planning

Experience needed:

  • Proven experience in project planning, preferably within the aerospace and defence industry.
  • Understanding of Planning structures and principles (WBS, PBS - Product Breakdown Structure)
  • Advanced IT skills and proficient in the use of MSP and or equivalent planning tools Primavera P6
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and lead cross-functional collaborations.

Experience in the following would be desirable:

  • Experience in the Defence / Aerospace or safety regulated environment would be
  • Experience in the Naval / Maritime domain would be advantageous.
  • Familiarity with project lifecycle management techniques
  • Risk, Earned Value Management and Critical Path awareness.

For full information, please get in touch

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03/03/2024 13:25:00
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