Project Planner

BAE Systems
England, Gloucestershire, Filton
15 May 2019
29 May 2019
Jamie Meurs
Defence, Marine
Job Type

Project Planner

Would you like to part of a project management team providing a variety of services to assist in the delivery of key projects for one of the biggest ship building projects currently running in the UK. We currently have a vacancy for a Project Planner at our site in Filton.

As a Project Planner, you will create and maintain project plans for new programmes and/or restructuring existing project plans following major change, including baselining/re-baselining. You will own the planning, monitoring and control of all aspects of the capability in the delivery of specific projects and work closely with Control Account Managers to gather and input task progress to the schedule.

In return, this role will provide you with the opportunity to join Naval Ships during an exciting time of ship building and to be instrumental in the Construction of high-level plans the UK

Your main responsibilities as a Project Planner:

Work with Control Account Managers to gather and input task progress to the schedule

Analysis of schedules including forecasts and critical path

Facilitate schedule reviews with project managers

Implement Baseline Change Requests (BCR's)

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience in the use of Primavera P6

Apply budgets across the whole of the project's WBS, using appropriate Control Account and Work Packages principles, during both baselining and re-baselining of project plans

Undertake analysis of the project plans (L0, L1, and L2) against critical and near-critical path events, to identify problematic performance and communicate the potential impact to appropriate parities

Ability to analyse, intemperate and report on key performance indicators such as earned value, Schedule Performance Indicators, Cost Performance indicators and Forecast Cost at Completion data

Demonstrates the ability to understand and positively influence planning processes and the relationship between detail and project planning

Provide technical guidance, skills, information and advice to the planning community

Advanced IT skills: job holder must be proficient in the use of appropriate packages (Word, Excel, and MS Office.)


Previous Defence Industry experience

Project Controls and Planning Level 5 Diploma

Degree or equivalent in a relevant subject area

What we're looking for in you:

You will be able to think analytically and strategically whilst being capable of driving towards tangible goals. You must be resilient and able to build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. Excellent communication skills will be key to the success of this role

Location: Filton

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts.

Maritime Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's BAE Systems.

You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you'll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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