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Project Planner

Project Planner

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Technology & Digital

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  • Salary:

    £40 - £49 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jake Appleton

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Yolk Recruitment are recruiting for a Project Planner to join our client on an initial 12 month contract working from Bristol.

Are you ready to take your project planning expertise to the next level? We're seeking a dedicated Project Planner to contribute to a high-profile defence project. As an agency representing our esteemed client, we invite you to play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of this endeavor.

Key Objectives: As a Project Planner, you will drive the following objectives by providing top-tier project planning support to your respective sector/project team. You will collaborate closely with the Business Performance Management Team and the Technical Teams to oversee the development, deployment, and ongoing management of the Primavera Integrated Plan Network. Your role will be integral to promoting and upholding the client's standards of Planning and Scheduling excellence.


  • Evaluate ongoing progress and performance, comparing them to contractual and internal targets to identify variances and their root causes.
  • Prepare insightful reports and recommend strategic actions to maintain or enhance project progress.
  • Establish and initiate the Overall Project Schedule for the Sector/Projects, ensuring adherence to the client's standards.
  • Cultivate Planning Skills across the Project Team, coaching team members in best practices for Planning and Scheduling.
  • Seamlessly integrate all Work package plans into an overall network, following the client's standard to Deploy, Manage, and Maintain the Projects Performance Measurement Baseline.
  • Provide continuous support to Work package teams by assisting them in updating their plans on a monthly basis.
  • Generate, distribute, and report Project Schedule Data as required, offering guidance on resolving conflicts and implementing corrective actions.
  • Oversee the application of the Earned Value Management (EVM) methodology as needed.
  • Manage the Project Critical Path Analysis Process, ensuring adherence to the client's standards.
  • Foster strong working relationships with engineers and the wider community to successfully embed the client's project control standards, systems, and methods, enabling the timely delivery of accurate and high-quality project performance status data.

Required Skillset/Experience:

  • Proficiency in Primavera and SAP PS, as well as familiarity with industry-standard computing applications, particularly spreadsheets.
  • Exceptional communication skills, enabling effective collaboration within large, multidisciplinary teams encompassing various skills such as Engineering, Finance, Commercial, and Project Management.
  • A desire to work in a multicultural, pan-European environment.
  • Proven experience in Commercial and Financial management.
  • A proactive team player with the ability to inspire others, assertive in approach, and possessing strong negotiation and arbitration skills.
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