Project Planner in United Kingdom

As part of the Rail Electrification business, the Project Planner has responsibility for the effective planning of design and build projects. The Project Planner works under the direction of the Planning Manager to produce robust and accurate tender, baseline and progressed programmes for implementation by the project team.

What are my responsibilities?

  • Ensure that logically linked, cost and resource loaded programmes are developed, monitored and reported on using Primavera P6
  • Collaborate with design, operational and estimating colleagues at contract award to ensure a baseline programme is developed to the highest of standards that will achieve the best possible business outcomes
  • Engage with subcontractor project teams to integrate external programmes into a single logically linked project programme showing definitive work packages and key interface milestones
  • Support Project Managers with scheduling expertise including the capture and management of change events
  • Analyse schedule, resource, cost and risk data throughout the project lifecycle to aid the maintenance and progress of the critical path
  • Build float into programmes using recognised methods in order to promote confidence in milestone achievement
  • Conduct site visits and engage with site teams to verify project progress
  • Resource loading and resource levelling/productivity exercises to suit project and portfolio requirements
  • Perform and comment on Earned Value Management reports, early/late S-curves, milestone slippage reports and float erosion reports
  • Attend progress meetings as required, both internal and external, to report on progress and risk, and to provide specialist programme/project controls support to the team
  • Promote planning best practice throughout all levels of the business at all opportunities and take part in business improvement and professional development activities
  • Input into the development of team spirit and trustworthiness within project team, client and subcontractors

What do I need to qualify for this job?

  • Degree educated in Engineering / Project Management (essential)
  • Recognised project management qualification (preferred)
  • Strong capability operating Primavera P6 (essential)
  • Strong MS Excel and MS Word skills (essential)
  • Planning experience within large multi-disciplinary companies or within UK railway projects (preferred)
  • Strong commercial aptitude & awareness (essential)
  • A working knowledge of NEC3 forms of contract (preferred)
  • Knowledge and Interest in project controls and project management practices (essential)
  • Strong management skills & ability in terms of written & verbal communication; presentation skills; problem identification, categorisation and solving; people skills; customer management; negotiation skills and change management (essential)

The Siemens Mobility Division with approximately 3,500 employees, focuses on sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their infrastructures. Its offering includes products, systems and solutions for intelligent traffic management, rail-bound transportation, smart grids, energy efficient buildings, and safety and security. The Division comprises the divisions Rail Systems, Rail Automation, Traffic Solutions, and Rail Electrification.

Siemens, the leading global engineering and technology services company, has been active in the United Kingdom for over 170 years. We provide innovative solutions to help tackle the UKs major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare. Siemens has a significant presence throughout the UK, with 12 manufacturing sites and more than 25 major offices.

Siemens offers a comprehensive reward package which includes a competitive basic salary, bonus scheme, generous holiday allowance and pension. Through our flexible benefits scheme you can select benefits that best suit your lifestyle, including private healthcare.

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Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the UKs major challenges. Siemens has a significant presence throughout the UK, with 13 manufacturing sites and more than 25 major offices. Today the company employs over 13,760 people in the UK, including about 5,000 in the manufacturing sector. Last years revenues were £3.36 billion. Electrification, automation and digitalization are the long-term growth fields of Siemens. In order to take full advantage of the market potential in these fields, our businesses are bundled into nine divisions and healthcare as a separately managed business.

Siemens offers a comprehensive reward package which includes a competitive basic salary, bonus scheme, generous holiday allowance and pension. Through our flexible benefits scheme you can select benefits that best suit your lifestyle, including private healthcare.

How do I apply?

We are looking forward to receiving your online application. Please ensure you complete all areas, of the application form, to the best of your ability as we will use this data to review your suitability for the role.

What else do I need to know?

Siemens is dedicated to quality, equality, and valuing diversity, and we welcome applications that reflect the diversity of the communities within which we work.

If you are appointed in to this role you will receive standard Siemens terms, conditions and benefits.

Please note that it is Siemens policy for all employees to inform their line manager when formally applying for a new role within Siemens.

 

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