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Primavera Scheduler/Planner

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Didcot, Oxfordshire
£38,969 - £43,300
Closing date
9 Apr 2021

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Primavera Scheduler/Planner



£38,969 - £43,300

Full Time/Part Time

Open Ended

About us

The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

About the role

The RAL Particle Physics Project Support Office supports the management of many of the UK’s national and international particle physics projects.  The successful candidate will primarily work on the schedule for the DUNE neutrino detector construction project currently under construction in the US, integrating closely with US colleagues, but will also contribute to other projects and to the work of the Project Support Office as needs arise and change.

The DUNE experiment is an international collaboration of scientific institutes from all over the world, each contributing specific components and expertise to the central experiment construction, commissioning and operation which is overall managed by Fermilab in the US.  In the UK this consists of 14 university physics departments as well as STFC RAL/Daresbury each contributing, and working together to produce software, technical components, analysis tools and to provide scientific and technical expertise.  Once commissioned, the DUNE experiment will contribute to fundamental understanding of the building blocks of the universe.  The international DUNE collaboration consists of over 1,000 members from 30 countries with a facility budget of $2Bn, the UK budget is more than £32m.

About you

It is essential that you hold a suitable qualification in Project Management or Primavera software as well as have significant experience in the use of Primavera P5/P6 for scheduling and other project control purposes.

The ideal candidate will have good communications skills: ability to interact with technical and scientific staff in a semi-structured environment; good writing style; confident use of the English language; quality of cover letter; experience of comprehensive and quantitative reporting; a confident speaker; ability to work well with others via video conference and other remote methods. You will also have the ability to work flexible hours to fit in with US colleagues.

What we offer

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please click the apply button.  Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 9th April 2021


The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering. STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

At STFC, our engineers provide the technology that allows our world-leading science to make a real difference in areas that really matter: from cancer treatment to airport security, high-tech jobs to hydrogen powered cars, energy generation to accident scene emergency care, our impact is felt in many aspects of daily life. We provide and exploit space and astronomy technology, a world-leading neutron scattering facility, ultra-fast supercomputers, amazing scientific instruments and some of the most powerful lasers in the world. We work with industry and academia throughout the UK, Europe and the world.

STFC can offer you an excellent working environment. Our laboratories are based in beautiful rural locations in Cheshire, Oxfordshire and in Edinburgh, with great amenities and quality of life for you and your family. We are at the centre of burgeoning high-tech campuses buzzing with economic investment and even more promise for the future. Our people enjoy attractive benefits and plenty of opportunity for development. Whether you are beginning or furthering your career, we can offer you excellent opportunities to test out and broaden your skills and experience and to gain real technical and managerial expertise working in dynamic team and project environments.

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