Project Planner

Competitive Salary & Benefits
04 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019
Rosie Connor
Project Engineering
Job Type
The Opportunity

Project Planners are at the heart of our project, working with the engineers, project managers and all other areas of the project business team to plan, supply, analyse and manage project information on behalf of the various stakeholders.  If you are looking for a new challenge with the opportunity to grow your skills and develop your career in a dynamic and supportive environment then read on!
Ranked as one of the top 25 Sunday Times Companies to work for, MBDA offer competitive salary, superb leaning and development opportunities, flexible working, bonus scheme, a comprehensive pension scheme, employee funded voluntary private healthcare, sporting activities and fantastic site facilities.

What are we looking for?

  • Pro-active team player who can inspire others
  • Experience in planning and industry standard planning techniques
  • Experience in successful planning of complex technical Projects
  • Experience in enterprise business management tools and advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to analyse performance data and define root variance causes and impacts
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with team members within the Function and Project Team
  • Demonstrable communication skills to all levels, capable of working in an integrated multi-functional team
What’s in it for you?
  • Be an integral part of the Business Performance Team
  • Add valued analysis to Project decisions
  • Training in the core Project Control skills/toolset plus other business related disciplines
  • Clear development path both within and external to the Project Control function
  • Opportunity to pursue leadership and SME paths
  • Support to achieve recognised (PMI) qualification
The Role
  • Practice, promote and uphold the Company standard of planning and scheduling
  • Analysing Schedule and Cost performance, determining variance and its respective causes, and providing mitigating options if required
  • Support the bid team in the production of robust schedules, cost and resource plans
  • Challenge project performance data and turn it into relevant, high quality and accurate reports
  • Foster good working relationships with engineers, project managers and the broader community to be able to embed the MBDA Project Control and planning standards
  • Facilitate and champion robust Risk and Opportunity management
  • Support the growth of Project Planning/Scheduling and Control within MBDA through innovation
  • Opportunity to work in an international environment
  • Opportunity to work on a wide variety of project phases covering all stages of the life-cycle
What’s great about the team?
  • You will be joining a dynamic, focussed team sitting at the heart of the Project
  • Close integration with the wider team including Technical and Manufacturing
  • Supportive environment willing to share knowledge

Please Note
: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve and maintain SC security clearance or above without restrictions that will inhibit the individual’s ability to fulfil the requirements of the role. Your eligibility for the appropriate level of security clearance may be discussed with you during the recruitment process. Any existing clearance holders may be able to transfer clearance (subject to approval).
MBDA is committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.
We encourage applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.  MBDA is a proud member of Working Families – the UK’s work-life balance organisation.
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