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Assistant Planner

  • Location: Greater Manchester
  • Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 18 days ago

  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Contact: Daniel Wolstenholme
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 29 May 2021
  • Job Ref: 1035794
Our client, Manchester based Rail consultancy currently have a requirement for an Assistant level Planner to support new and exciting projects. The desired candidates shall have:

(Essential) Technical Skills:
  • 1 to 5 years of relevant experience in Project Planning.
  • Working knowledge of Primavera P6 would be advantageous.
  • Experience in developing a schedule from first principles.
  • Experience in maintaining/ progressing schedules.
  • Experience in Cost/ Resource Loading and forecasting.
  • Experience in Critical Path Analysis/ Management.
  • Experience in implementing change (PMIs, EWNs, CEs), as well as developing impact assessments/ what if scenarios.
  • Awareness of Baseline Management principles.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to generate reports/ dashboards in accordance with client requirements.
  • HND or equivalent in Engineering.

(Desirable) Technical Skills:

  • APM or equivalent.
  • Experience in EVM and respective EVM Software (e.g., Power BI).
  • Experience in NEC Contracts.


  • The potential candidate needs to be of a proactive, enthusiastic nature, and should be keen to learn, build relationships and ensure a quality output in terms of development and maintenance of the project schedule(s).
  • A calm, collective and organized nature is vital, such that the candidate can navigate multiple packages of work, stakeholders, and respective deadlines.
  • The candidate should be detail oriented, and confident enough to challenge the information given, to underpin the integrity of the project schedule(s) and their respective outputs.