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Engineering Project Planner

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Reading, Berkshire
Closing date
8 Aug 2022
R13014 - LB

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It's a great time to join the Project Controls function at AWE as an experienced Project Planner.

Location: Reading /Basingstoke area

Salary: £35,000 - £65,000

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

Our Project Planners work within the Project Controls teams across the business on a broad spectrum of projects, ranging from site maintenance, highly technical scientific and engineering trials and analysis, to major capital construction and refurbishment projects, all within some of the most tightly regulated environments possible. The level of complexity along with the unique aspects of the projects contribute to the high level of satisfaction felt by our planners and project control teams as they support something that is truly exceptional. Personal development is an essential ingredient within the team and doesn't stop when you reach the senior levels with opportunities for technical training, professional membership, technical and personal mentoring as well as the opportunity to support others around you.

Planners at AWE support delivery of the complete planning capability within the business by maintaining the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS). Whilst supporting the Task Manager with business rhythms, schedule integrity, network analysis, Earned Value and communications with the programme and business teams.

We are looking to recruit Project Planners and are interested in hearing from candidates from a variety of industry sectors who may be at different stages of their planning career.

You will have:

  • A good understanding of project management

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • The ability to read and interpret charts and spreadsheets

  • Knowledge or experience of using best practice planning processes and tools

  • Primavera P6 experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of Earned Value Management processes and procedures

  • Knowledge and understanding of confidence modelling processes and techniques

Individuals interested in this permanent opportunity will be required to be eligible for UK Security Clearance.



We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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