Project Planner in Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Job Title - Project Planner

Location - Manchester Square One - M1 2NY

Rates per day - up to £351.49 LTD/UMB or £308.80 PAYE | In scope of IR35

About the role:

You will be working for the London North Western (LNW) renewals team who focus on quick succession projects which usually involve quick intervention projects to the existing railway. These sorts of projects have a quick turn around and you can expect to be working on around 40 projects at one time, therefore the right candidate will need to be able to think, analyse plans and make decisions quickly.

The renewals team cover several different assets (i.e., structures, signalling, electrical and plant or building works) and it is currently unknown as to which asset you will be working in, therefore a multi-disciplinary rail background would be ideal.

What you will do:

  • To interact and become a key member of the project delivery team providing a quality service to support the effective delivery of the project.
  • To interact and support the effective information sharing / collection with all the project stakeholders in an appropriate manner.
  • Prepare a project work breakdown structure and plan / schedule which is capable of delivering the project objectives and providing effective project performance measurement and reporting.
  • To develop the appropriate quality plan / schedule in line with the project scheduling principles and processes.
  • Monitor and progress the plan / schedule and make changes as required. Develop recovery schedules and contingency plans in order to meet changed objectives as necessary.
  • Input the planning issues into the project's critical issues risk log. Review planning risks and monitor whether the risk register is updated accordingly.
  • Report actual performance and variance against plan and forecast outcomes. Highlight key milestone and critical path issues to members of the team, provide an assessment of the impact of such issues and recommend solutions to correct the position.
  • Monitor and audit contractor plans. Monitor contractor's planning processes so that they comply with Network Rail procedure requirements.

Your experience will include:

  • Relevant experience in the successful scheduling of engineering projects.
  • Knowledge of railway investment planning systems.
  • Experience of using a number of project management scheduling tools & techniques
  • Ability to analyse plans quickly
  • Multi-disciplinary rail experience

What you'll get in return

Capita and our client understand what it is like to work as a contractor and we will do everything we can to make it a simple process for you - this includes dedicated on-boarding, extension teams and access to a web based timesheet portal giving you an ability to access and submit your timesheets wherever you are.

About our client

Our client is the largest rail infrastructure business in the country and is at the operational centre of the railway and playing a key role in a rapidly evolving industry. They are responsible for rebuilding Britain's railway infrastructure and are managing some of the biggest and most complex engineering programmes in Europe. Over the next five years they will be spending around £23 billion to maintain and upgrade every aspect of an infrastructure that comprises 21,000 miles of track, 2,500 stations, 9,000 level crossings, 40,000 bridges and tunnels, and signalling and power for the movement of 25,000 trains every day.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - Click apply now. You will then be directed to a Capita owned microsite that will assist you with your application. Once completed you will then be contacted by the relevant recruiter.

Our client welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or another irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

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