Project Planner Rolls-Royce SMR

Location: Derby or Warrington

Organisation: Engineering, Project Management Office

Department: Development Engineering, Programme Delivery

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

This is more than just a job this is a legacy.

Rolls-Royce SMR, the UK’s domestic nuclear energy champion is looking for a Project Planner to join their team in Derby or Warrington with a hybrid working arrangement.

The Project Planner will be interfacing with the Project Controls Manager, Project Delivery Managers and Work Package leads while also dealing with Project Teams per Work Package developing and maintaining Work Package performance measurement baselines and providing controls, analysis and assurance of these.

The Company

Rolls-Royce SMR is a start-up joint special purpose vehicle (SPV) business, specifically created to design, construct and deliver a new fleet of Small Modular Reactors power plants that will be a critical and strategic player in the race to Net Zero carbon emissions globally. Spun out of Rolls-Royce with its pedigree in engineering excellence but also attracting world class inward investment this is an exciting new business with an optimistic opportunity to be a global player in the coming years.

The Post
Working within the PMO and reporting to the Planning Manager, the Project Planner will have a broad range of touch points with members across the PMO, Engineering and other teams. At the highest level, the Project Planner will be interfacing with the Project Controls Manager, Project Delivery Managers and Work Package leads while also dealing with Project Teams per Work Package developing and maintaining Work Package performance measurement baselines and providing controls, analysis and assurance of these.

Key Responsibilities
Provide planning reports.
Provide planning staffing requirements.
Integrate project and area schedules into the Master Control Schedule.
Manage schedule interfaces.
Provide clarification on area performance as requested, and as part of periodic Schedule Management processes (i.e. Prepare Schedule and update with progress, report on progress).
Provide analysis on schedule performance as requested, including special schedule studies if required.
Highlight areas of concern and request planning support.
Escalation of any schedule related issues.
Provide area and project feedback.
Initiate/progress/approve schedule changes to baseline and inform change control process.

Required Competencies

Understands the appropriate level of Risk in the Company.
Has a grasp of any implications of Public Relations.
Understands and applies appropriate Corporate Governance to decision making.
Understands appropriate Commercial and Corporate law decision making.
Understands Safety & UK Regulatory Affairs
Interacts well with Executive Leadership Team members
Can provide strategic direction in order to facilitate clear decision making
Interacts well within the PMO
Contributes clearly to the reporting process with articulate and accurate information
Able to run Schedule development meetings and updates
Run schedule analysis and critical path determination
Support the completion of monthly reports.

Leading Self
The ability to contribute to team goals and organisational outcomes.
The ability to focus on personal development and demonstrates self-motivation.
The ability to understand how behaviours affect others and adjusts personal mindsets to be open and transparent with others in the team.

Leading Others
The ability to support, guide, enable and motivate individuals or teams to achieve expected outcomes.
The ability to model behaviours reflective of our organisation’s values, inspiring others to follow.
The ability to communicate with clarity and honesty.

Leading Leaders
The ability to lead other leaders through the sharing of knowledge, skills and/or people management capability.
The ability to coach and mentor other leaders to support the delivery of business or personal goals.
The ability to drive transformational culture change through meaningful activities, motivating others to do the same.
The ability to show political awareness: effectively utilising knowledge and complex chains of influence to achieve buy-in.

Leading Enterprise
The ability to champion a positive culture and provides a vision of the future that inspires the workforce.
The ability to act as a critical strategic thinker, aligning operational deliverables and outcomes.
The ability to set standards and lead a culture that values ethical behaviours.

Organisational Expectations
All RR SMR colleagues are expected to consistently contribute and nurture good teamworking through the organisation. They should be self-driven and motivated seeking to motivate others. Colleagues are accountable for “above the line” behaviours at all times. The promotion of Nuclear Safety and wider Health & Safety policies and protocols is expected from all. All colleagues must role model the values and beliefs of the company ensuring that ethical decisions are made in line with the attainment of ED&I Charter and policy standards. Colleagues are expected to understand the principle of “right first time” with particular significance to Quality Assurance. Colleagues must be aware of their commercial and financial responsibilities and abide to agreed business processes. Colleagues should encourage best practice around Knowledge and Document management.

Qualifications & Experience
Degree qualified or equivalent
Experience in a Project Controls role within large, complex infrastructure or construction projects, preferably with a formal professional Project Management qualification.
Proficient in EVM processes and its application on construction projects and possess a strong aptitude for schedule, Cost, Risk, Change management activities as well as Reporting.
Knowledge of transport, major infrastructure or construction projects (under NEC Forms of Contract), specifically surrounding Client and consultation.
Ability to manage stakeholders and information flow in a matrix environment, possessing a strong aptitude toward working horizontally across business areas and vertically to senior levels of management, providing specialist advice as required.
Consistent attention to detail with the ability to solve complex problems and mitigate risks.

Health & Safety
All colleagues:
Support, promote and engage in company culture programs to create a leading and positive culture.
Report any shortcomings in arrangements.
Perform tasks and duties in accordance with training and instruction whilst taking care of their own health & safety and those of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

Work conditions
We are an equal opportunities employer. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.
We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break or those who are transitioning from different sectors.
Travel: Contracted location of work is in Derby although we operate a hybrid working policy allowing you to work remotely with the agreement of your leader, though may require some travel within the working day when visiting other branches or organisations.
Working hours: 37.5 hrs per week are standard office hours with some overtime as required.

Employment reward package
We offer a competitive salary and performance related bonus. We are developing a selection of benefits that are flexible for you to choose from and will enable you to bespoke your total compensation to suit your needs.