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Principal Project Planner

Posted: 12 Nov 2020 Closes: 12 Dec 2020
London, United Kingdom GBP 51,156.00 - 57,551.00 per year;GBP 3,200.00
Permanent & Full-time 1546921541

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Brief Description

Based at our offices near Blackfriars (London), as Principal Project Planner, you'll lead the planning function within the project team, providing guidance and direction to other planners, and ensuring quality and consistency of all planning and associated reporting.

You'll review and confirm that all involved parties are aware of their respective accountabilities and responsibilities and provide support and guidance to all the key stakeholders, as appropriate, in line with the production and management of the quality project delivery plans/schedules.

The High Capacity Rail Systems (HCRS) team are involved in the development and delivery various multi discipline design build/business change schemes ranging from new technology signalling systems such as Traffic Management / Automatic Route Setting, traditional signalling type projects, mobile communications and power supply projects.
About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities Include;

• Provide professional leadership in respect of the planning processes; identification of key stakeholders; communication; promote awareness of accountabilities and responsibilities.
• To develop, maintain and progress quality project plans / schedules in line with the functional processes and project requirements.
• Maintain key interdependencies between projects and programmes confirming appropriate monitoring and action is undertaken as required in a timely manner.
• Demonstrate through agreed performance indicators the efficiency and effectiveness of the project plans / schedules developed and utilised
• Validate plans / schedules in line with the agreed functional Quality Management Plan for completeness and fitness for purpose.
• To provide the key point of interface between the planning function and the project teams and interface between the other project support functions such as Risk & Value; Cost Management etc.
• To oversee and confirm that the 'contractor schedules' comply with the Network Rail procedural and quality requirements
• To provide technical expertise and guidance to the project team and provide functional expertise as required.
• Support the continued personal and professional development of the planning resources within the project or programme.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


• Membership of a relevant professional body and/or have a CPD established to attain membership
• Relevant successful experience in the management, planning and delivery of major construction/engineering projects.
• Relevant successful experience of proprietary software planning/scheduling tools
• Previous knowledge and expertise within the field of project resource management.
• Good communication skills at all levels and a team player.
• Good information technology user skills.


• Knowledge of/experience in Network Rail's processes and systems.
• Knowledge of/experience in the UK rail industry.
• Educated to "A" level/or equivalent standard in a mathematics or information technology-related topic
• Knowledge of/experience in systems/product development/business change planning
How to apply (External)

Salary: £51,156 - £57,551 plus £3,200 Location Allowance

Closing date: 22 November 2020 - Late applications will not be accepted. We have the right to close adverts earlier based upon application numbers.

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