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Senior Planner

North East, UK

Job Type

Full Time

About the Company

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Planner to join a leading energy business, that builds its success based on the dedication and commitment of its team.

Integrity, quality, and a can-do attitude are a number of values that play a significant part in their continual growth. With this business you can be part of a community that fosters entrepreneurial spirit and supports you in your personal development.

About the Role

The Senior Projects Planners role will be to support the Transmission and Substations Business Units in the successful delivery of small to large scale projects for blue chip clients through effective program management techniques and support to the Project Management Organisation (PMO). Tasks will include the following but won’t be limited to:
-Create and maintain projects through, tender, design, construction and close out phases.
-Update programmes at the required frequency and provide PMO with realistic and accurate forecast programmes.
-To support PMO with the development, control, monitoring, analysis and reporting on schedule related aspects for designated projects within a Portfolio.
-Establish and monitor a cost and resource loaded, logic linked, baseline plan for the project in accordance with Programme Office processes.
-Capture project budgetary costs and resources in the plan to determine time phasing of expenditure and the total project budget.
-Establish robust Work Breakdown and Project Control Structures in terms of project scope, in accordance with Investment Delivery processes, templates and Procedures.
-Interface with other departments regarding the project’s activities which may have an impact and ensure these are correctly captured.


It is essential that the successful candidate is an excellent communicator with all stakeholders (internal and external), a commercially focused self-starter with the enthusiasm, motivation and initiative to succeed in this role. The jobholder must possess:

  • Minimum of A-level or HNC level education or relevant experience engineering/construction discipline.

  • Working knowledge of relevant Health and Safety legislation.

  • Excellent working knowledge of Primavera P6 and good knowledge of other planning software, Asta, Microsoft Project etc.

  • High level of numeracy and excellent analytical skills.

  • Excellent MS Office skills, well versed in the preparation of reports and information using packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Exhibits a strong awareness of the level of interaction required with the project team function to support the successful delivery of projects.

  • The ability to reconcile cost information as it applies to the programmes of work.

  • Proficient in the interpretation of estimating, scheduling, programming and risk tools.

  • Proficient in the use of Earned Value Analysis.

  • Self-motivated with good interpersonal skills working in a team environment.

  • Good attention to detail with good time management skills.

  • Excellent communication and presentational skills.

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