Project Planner

BAE Systems
+ depending on experience and skills
25 Nov 2021
09 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Project Planner

We currently have a vacancy for a Project Planner at our Portsmouth Naval Base. As a Project Planner, you will be working as part of Warship Support and the Type 45 upkeep projects. You will be responsible for the development & definition of Level 1 - 3 schedules from Statement of Work (SOW)/Project Control Account (CA) requirements aligning to the Work Breakdown Structure.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Planner will involve:

  • Using MSP, you will create a project plan for the delivery of the ship repair project. You will assist the Project management team in understanding and breaking down the scope and then creating a fully resourced plan, using functional processes. You will then be responsible for maintaining the plan in-line with the Project drumbeat, including progress updates and implementing changes.
  • You will also work closely with the Project Control team with using the plan to provide information for project reporting; including EVM and Schedule Risk management.
  • You will liaise with the delivery teams to validate, advise and challenge progress and completion forecasts, identifying schedule risk and required enablers.

Your skills and qualifications:

  • Comprehensive understanding of Planning Tools, Structures and principles and other Integrated Business Systems (IBS)
  • Advanced IT skills and proficiency in the use of appropriate packages; Microsoft Project and SAP
  • Extensive Planning experience desired, or demonstrated skills

What we're looking for in you:

You should be a good communicator with the ability to influence stakeholders through effective communication and clear presentation of data. Having Microsoft Project and SAP qualifications to evidence proficiency would be advantageous.

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base

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.

Flexible Working

At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK Portsmouth Naval Bases and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. 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

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