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Project Planner

Posted: 12 Nov 2020 Closes: 24 Nov 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom GBP 40,107.00 per year;GBP 45,120.00 per year
Permanent & Full-time NWR_IRC2200236

About Network Rail

We at Network Rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!

Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

We're passionate about great service and we ask ourselves, what can we do to put our passengers and freight users at the centre of everything we do? With this in mind, we pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key. For more information about Network Rail click here.

Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services. We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow.
Brief Description

As Project Planner you will develop project or programme plans on behalf of Programme and Project Managers in order to meet overall requirements of the client / business in the most cost effective and reliable manner. Ideally, you will have experience in successfully scheduling projects and planning change management projects.
About the role (External)

Key Accountabilities

To interact and become a key member of the project delivery team providing a quality service to support the effective delivery of the project.
To interact and support the effective information sharing / collection with all the project stakeholders in an appropriate manner.
Prepare a project work breakdown structure and plan / schedule which is capable of delivering the project objectives and providing effective project performance measurement and reporting.
To develop the appropriate quality plan / schedule in line with the project scheduling principles and processes.
Monitor and progress the plan / schedule and make changes as required. Develop recovery schedules and contingency plans in order to meet changed objectives as necessary.
Input the planning issues into the project's critical issues risk log. Review planning risks and monitor whether the risk register is updated accordingly.
Report actual performance and variance against plan and forecast outcomes. Highlight key milestone and critical path issues to members of the team, provide an assessment of the impact of such issues and recommend solutions to correct the position.
Monitor and audit contractor plans. Monitor contractor's planning processes so that they comply with Network Rail procedure requirements.
Interrogate contractor's statement of progress for schedule adherence and payment purposes.
Identify key resource requirements and monitor that these are properly booked and availability is maintained.


Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications

Essential
  • Relevant experience in the successful scheduling of engineering projects.
  • Knowledge of railway investment planning systems.
  • Experience of using a number of project management scheduling tools & techniques

    Desirable
  • Membership of a relevant professional body
  • Understanding of the engineering requirements of work on the railway
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt.
How to apply (External)

Salary: Starting at £40,107 and increasing to £45,120 per annum.

Closing date: 24/11/2020. Please get your application in as soon as possible, we may close the advert before the listed closing date if we receive enough applications.

Late applications will not be accepted.

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Please clearly show in your application how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do. Safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. You should demonstrate your personal dedication to safety on your application.

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Click here for more information

At Network Rail we support our staff through a range of good practice (Everyone Matters) guides such as 𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗿𝘀 and 6 staff Networks including Archway (LGBTQi+), CanDo (staff with disabilities), Cultural Fusion (BAME staff), Faith and Belief, Inspire (gender) and Myriad (staff with caring responsibilities).

In Scotland, we have won awards such as the Carer Positive Employer award and the Proud Scotland award for making a difference for LGBTQ+ people. We celebrate events such as the Chinese New Year, Gurpurab, Ramadan and Eid, participate in annual Pride events and host a staff Christmas carol service.

We celebrate events such as the Chinese New Year, Gurpurab, Ramadan and Eid, participate in annual Pride events and host a staff Christmas carol service.

To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, females, LGBTQi+ people and people with disabilities.

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Due to current restrictions for COVID-19 it is likely that our process in dealing with your application will be delayed, however please note that we are continuing to conduct our interviews on-line.

For successful candidates we accept there may be delays with start dates to ensure that we can safely on-board each new employee.

We will contact you to let you know whether your application has been affected and inform you of any further changes within the recruitment process.

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