Planner

  • Work locations Atlantic House, Warrington (Warrington), Falcon House (Preston), Piccadilly Gate (Manchester)
  • Job Operational Delivery
  • Employee Status Regular
  • Salary £33,940 - £37,334
  • Closing date 22/09/2020 23:59
Your new role
We currently have an exciting new opportunity for a Planner to join our team in the North West. Within this role, you will be coordinating and reporting on the divisions capital and resource programme of work using planning software to plot progress against set milestones to provide robust, consistent and transparent performance reporting.  You will be working across a number of delivery focused teams both internal and external to the organization.
 
What you’ll be leading on
Producing project programmes and live updates in month
Co-ordinating, monitoring and updating development, design and delivery programmes in liaison with project teams
Ensuring alignment of financial forecasts
Producing weekly and monthly performance reports to monitor progress against baseline and previous month’s planned milestones
Assisting in the application of the risk management as and when required;
Contributing to collaborative production planning meetings to drive delivery of schemes
Ensuring the progress of the project is running to time scales and cost plans
Producing bespoke programmes and reports for stakeholders which can feed into communications plans for senior management
Working with project managers to Identify and implement efficiencies in design and construction
 
To be successful
Strong IT skills including MS Excel with Primavera P6 experience or willingness and ability to complete required training
Excellent communication skills and team player
Experience in developing, maintaining and scheduling complex programmes
Experience of liaising with multiple project teams and stakeholders
Ability to manage multiple workstreams to agreed deadlines
 
A bit about us
Making sure our customers have safe and reliable journeys is at the heart of everything we do in Operations. We keep the roads open for business and play a key role in making sure the network we manage is fit for purpose today and for the future.  
 
Why you should join us
At Highways England we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.  
 
So if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation
 
And finally
And finally we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.
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