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Planner

  1. Security, aerospace & defence
  2. Manchester
R-078862

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Are you ready to take up your next role, shaping some of our vitally important, and very exciting, Portfolios, Programmes and Projects? If your answer is yes, how about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we provide effective solutions to problems for our clients.

Atkins provides a diverse and inclusive working environment where world-class talent knows no distinction.

We understand that different people have different priorities, which is why we are here to support you. Life is more than work – the things you do and the people you are with outside of work matter, hence flexible, reduced hours and remote working is well embedded within our organisation, so feel free to share your preferences with us.

As a Planner within our PMO Services and Solutions Practice, you will have the opportunity to make a tangible, sustainable and hugely beneficial impact to the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology (ADS&T) division of our business and support projects across their entire lifecycle.

Providing key control and governance expertise. Your primary focus would include the facilitation of planning workshops, schedule analysis, and maintenance on behalf of the schedule owner. At Programme level, the Planner will provide quality assurance across the delivery environment in line with the chosen methodology as well as the approved planning processes and procedures.

Your Role:

  • The successful candidate will work alongside both client and Atkins staff, affecting change and delivering on commitments to the required high standards.
  • Advise and support on planning best practice.
  • Create, review, analyse, assure, and maintain Portfolio/Programme/Project schedules.
  • Identify and maintain dependencies across the delivery environment.
  • Input to and review of management products.
  • Co-ordinate the schedule update process.
  • Lead and facilitate planning workshops and relevant training sessions.
  • Proactively identify and progress opportunities to add value to strategic and tactical decision making.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of traditional and agile methodologies to advise on most appropriate planning practices.
  • Where necessary, support resource planning and utilisation analysis.
  • Knowledge of NEC4 forms of contract management would be advantageous.
  • Ability to create/update project plans, schedules & costs using Primavera P6.
  • Ability to utilize earned value analysis to determine project performance.
  • Manage stakeholders and relationships.
  • Generate reports on project performance and circulate to stakeholders.
  • Ability to incorporate supplier plans or programmes to the master schedule and apply the planning governance or rules within the master schedule.

Although the skills outlined are highly desirable, please do not feel like you have to tick all the boxes, here in Atkins we will help you develop along the way.

What you can bring?

  • Project planning, scheduling, and monitoring experience using Primavera P6 at advanced level (formal and/or comparable experience).
  • Teamwork – ability to work cooperatively with others and provide coaching where needed.
  • Excellent communication skills – develop strong and efficient communication channels with stakeholders and project teams.
  • Ability to adapt approach to individual situations and remain calm under pressure.
  • Customer Service – deliver a high level of customer service to external and internal customers.
  • Flexibility – Understand the needs and constraints of projects and be willing to flex around these to ensure success.
  • A motivated individual who looks to exceed expectations and overcome challenges.
  • Demonstrate the ability to analyse information, breakdown large pieces of work into key tasks and activities to drive the planning process.
  • A passion for personal development.
  • Ethics – a collaborative team player who operates to high behavioural and ethical standards.

Why work for Atkins?

People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of the ADS&T Business Unit and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a difference to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

We value diversity and believe that everyone deserves to thrive, without exception. We have signed the MoD's "Women in Defence" and "Women in Aviation and Aerospace" charters. These pledges include providing opportunities for women to succeed at all levels. We're also committed to being a Military friendly employer and have been recognised with the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Gold Employer Recognition Award.

We develop individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house as well as external training for all our staff.

Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward", a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

YourReward at SNC-Lavalin​ (snclavalin.com).

More about us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a top global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join. We're also a Silver Rating holder in the Aerospace & Defence sector, as per the Financial Times rating of the UK’s leading management consultants.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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