Project Planner

Job Details

James Fisher Nuclear
Project and programme management
Bamber Bridge, UK
Some College
January 24, 2017


Job Purpose:

A Project Planner provides support to the Project function in all aspects of the project relating to scheduling.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Working with bid teams to detail the project schedule.
  • Inputting cost and delivery estimates and quotations into the overall project schedule (for fully resourced schedules).
  • Preparation of project schedules, including critical path analysis.


  • Working with the project teams to plan resource requirements, project milestones and deliverables.
  • Generating resourced and costed schedules of work (Microsoft Project or Primavera P6), including critical path analysis.
  • Integration of schedules from sub-contractors to generate overall project schedules.
  • Input to key planning documents such as Project Execution Plans, Risk Register (schedule impacts), Delivery Schedule etc.


  • Supporting the management, tracking and controlling of the project.
  • Reviewing, updating and maintenance of project schedules, including costs and resources.
  • Monitoring performance against schedule and gaining regular updates on project task completion from the project team, internally and for sub-contractors.
  • Ensuring any changes that affect schedule and costs are captured on the project schedules.
  • Reporting internally on project performance in relation to scheduling.
  • Generating and reporting regular project data such as spend profiles, budgeted and earned values, forecasts, etc.

Project Close-out

  • Assistance in planning/reporting for contract close-out review meetings.


  • Document and version control for project schedules.

Key Skills and Competences:

  • Experience in an engineering or manufacturing environment, preferably project-based environments.
  • Numerate and competent with financial concepts, cost tracking and reporting.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Project and/or Primavera P6.
  • Highly orderly, methodical and process driven.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Good general office computer skills.


  • Minimum of five GCSEs.
  • UK driving licence.