Senior Project Planner

Location: Derby or Warrington

Organisation: Project Management Office

Department: Programme Delivery

Required Security Clearance: BPSS

Job Title

Lead Project Planner

 

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

Rolls-Royce SMR, the UK’s domestic nuclear energy champion, and is looking for a

Lead 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.

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.

 

Introduction

Rolls-Royce SMR was established with one clear goal - to deliver clean, affordable energy for all.

Rolls-Royce SMR offers a radically different approach to delivering nuclear power. A 90% factory-built solution, drastically reducing project risk, shortening construction times and increasing delivery certainty.

The Rolls-Royce SMR is a world-class global product for a global market - using established nuclear technology developed by a UK-based team building on decades of engineering, manufacturing and nuclear reactor design experience.

 

About the position

  • Lead on the analysis and reporting of schedule progress.
  • Ensure effective and efficient use of planning capacity.
  • Lead the integration of 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.
  • Coach and mentor junior staff
  • Provide subject matter expertise on Earned Value 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.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. If you feel you meet 75% of the requirements for this role, we would love to hear from you.

Also, if you are considering a career move or a sector-jump, please get in touch, we welcome applications from people with transferable skills.

 

Pay and Benefits

A highly competitive salary is on offer along with a performance related bonus.
A range of flexible benefits are available to choose from, enabling you to create a bespoke package to suit your needs.


Travel: the location of work can be either Derby or Warrington.

Flexible working / hybrid and remote working patterns are available with agreement.
Working hours are 37.5 hrs per week with some additional hours as and when required.

 

Who we are

Rolls-Royce SMR’s small modular reactor (SMR) programme is the first of its kind in the UK.

A Rolls-Royce SMR power station will have the capacity to generate 470mw of low-carbon energy, equivalent to more than 150 onshore wind turbines. It will provide consistent baseload generation for at least 60 years, helping achieve the Government’s target of 24GW of nuclear energy by 2050.

In addition to stable base load power, Rolls-Royce SMRs will be able to provide energy for the manufacture of green hydrogen and synthetic fuels, to support the path to Net Zero and the decarbonisation of transport.

Out technology is based upon well-established Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) technology, in use all over the world, but Rolls-Royce SMR’s unique approach will see the reactor components built in factory conditions and assembled on site.

Our factory-built model is entirely scalable, as demand increases, we invest in further factories using the same design and management systems used for all our SMRs.

  

When fully operational the Rolls-Royce SMR programme is forecast to create 40,000 regional UK jobs by 2050 and generate £52bn in economic benefit.  

Having begun the design assessment process with the UK regulators, the organisation is at a point where it needs to significantly increase its workforce, offering candidates the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology within a world-class team.

 

How to apply

Rolls-Royce SMR is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

However you identify or whatever your path here, please apply if you see a position that interests or excites you. Come join us and help us build a global company where we're all proud to belong. Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate.

Rolls-Royce SMR is a place where everyone can grow, so whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

If you are not yet ready to apply, but would like to find out more, please contact vanessa.theobald@morson.com to arrange a confidential conversation with a recruitment partner.