Project Planning Opportunities

BAE Systems
+ depending on experience and skills
23 Nov 2021
07 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Project Planner Opportunities

Would you like to play a key role in shaping the delivery of projects to support a world-class Submarine capability? We currently have a number of vacancies for Project Planners at our sites in Bristol, Portsmouth and Weymouth.

As a Project Planner, you will be supporting the Combat Systems Central Planning Team in creating and maintaining integrated master schedules in Primavera 6.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to put your planning and scheduling expertise to use on large scale, complex engineering projects, increasing your experience and developing skills that will further enhance your career.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Planner will involve:

  • Producing and maintaining a portfolio of projects ensuring planning rules are followed.
  • Working various stakeholders to produce detailed programmes, rolling up to level one and three programmes.
  • Supporting the bid team with cost models and resource demands, running schedule risk analysis (SRA) using Primavera and advising on results
  • Assisting with the development of reporting processes to ensure BAE planning best practice is maintained.
  • Ensuring project change procedures are followed, produce scenario plans in line requirements.
  • Preparing reports for all planning activity metrics, and providing analysis on all results with guidance/recommendations on required improvements
  • Producing monthly budget and man-hour metrics
  • Provide guidance and training to junior team members on the company planning toolset to ensure SQEP levels are maintained

Your skills and qualifications:

  • Proven understanding and experience of Primavera 6 and Microsoft Project for creating large, highly integrated, task-based schedules
  • A good understanding of earned value management and how to manage SPI and CPI data
  • Foundation Degree, or HNC/HND, or a certificate in planning, or equivalent qualification
  • Experience of facilitating planning reviews or workshops to support the schedules in Primavera 6 and Microsoft Project

What we're looking for in you:

You will have strong communication skills with the ability to lead, coach and mentor others within your team. You will be a proactive individual that has strong organisational skills in order to use their own initiative with their work schedule.

Location: Bristol, Portsmouth and Weymouth

Salary: Competitive


Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

For more information on our Diversity & Inclusion work, please click here.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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