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Trainee Planner in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, Various - Doncaster, United Kingdom

The Opportunity

We are offering a great entry level opportunity for a Trainee Planner to join our growing Signalling & Power Business.

Company Information

VolkerRail has become one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary railway infrastructure contractors, with over 70 years' experience in both the heavy and light rail infrastructure sectors. We have a successful track record of delivering projects across the whole of the UK; working with Network Rail, London Underground as well as light rail and tram operating companies to enhance the national infrastructure.

To maintain our reputation within the industry for high performance, innovation, and a company that is focussed on timely and efficient delivery we are continuing to invest in people by creating entry level / trainee roles.

The Role

The role, initially based at our head office in Doncaster, is part of the Project Controls function. Reporting to the Project Controls Manager, you will have the support and guidance of a Senior Planner who has been within the industry for a number of years.

As a Trainee Planner you will be directly involved in the scheduling of design and build projects. Your role is all about developing and implementing accurate programs of work for projects (time and budget). This is a key role for the company and offers great career progression. It involves the use of technology and working with all disciplines to create robust schedules.

Some of the key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Reporting project planning and controls related information to the business and clients, assisting in the production of reports as required for each contract.
  • Ensuring that the planning management software is kept up-to-date and managed in accordance with instruction from the Project Controls Manager and all live and tendered projects are recorded accurately.
  • Supporting the development of work schedules for submission to clients, contractors and engineering teams.

The Right Person

You will be self-motivated with a pro-active approach and have experience of working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines. Problem solving, communication and good interpersonal skills are a key requirement for this role.

The candidate will also ideally have the following Experience/skill set:

  • You must be an excellent communicator with strong people skills and organisational ability
  • You will be seeking a career as a Planner
  • You should excel at working to deadlines and possess a proactive, ‘can-do’ approach to your work.

You will ideally have experience of working to support a project management team, experience in the railway or engineering industry or a background in planning and logistics.

To Aid in the selection process the applicant will be asked to undertake a couple of simple psychometric tests.

VolkerRail Group offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits that includes pension, and other benefits commensurate to your skills and experience.

Committed to equality of opportunity and diversity.

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