• Title
    Project Planner
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
    Professional & Technical
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood’s nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.


    Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.


    Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.


    What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.


    Wood Nuclear is recruiting a Project Planner to be based within the Capital Projects Team in our Warsaw, Poland office supporting delivery of the ‘Infrastructure’ scope area. The Project Planner works closely with the project team providing pro-active planning services. The projects are multi-disciplined and typically range in value from €300,000 - €5M. The tasks contribute towards our key customer enabling Poland’s operational infrastructure to be upgraded to support Poland’s first operating Nuclear Power Station aspirations.


    This person will be recruited on a Wood local Polish contract.


    Key Responsibilities

    • Generation of detailed Primavera project execution schedules
    • Obtaining and verifying progress updates from technical teams
    • Progressing the project execution schedules against baselines
    • Prepare project progress reports plan updates to the project manager
    • Contribute to formal monthly progress reports to the project manager and client as required
    • Prepare Earned Value reports, including identifying variance and corrective actions
    • Provide the planning interface with client and delivery teams as required
    • Take a proactive leadership role during project development, leading and / or facilitating project interactive planning sessions to fully integrate with delivery teams to provide best fit solutions to determine a logical approach to planning schedule backed up by engineering judgement
    • To work within established Company policies and procedures.
    • Promote Company values and standards and exhibit appropriate behaviour in accordance with Company ethos.
    • To demonstrate safety, integrity & commitment at all times.
    • Maintain excellent levels of communication throughout the team and the wider business.
    • To undertake any other duties as and when necessary to meet the varying demands of the business and satisfy client needs

    Skills / Qualifications

    • P6 scheduling and progressing experience is a must
    • Primavera P6 qualification desirable
    • Experience planning and interfacing within a multi-discipline project team, preferably on design and technology projects
    • Knowledge and experience of managing an integrated, resource loaded delivery schedule
    • Knowledge and experience of reporting and controls against agreed baselines
    • Hold an engineering, science, or related degree or equivalent
    • Demonstrable experience of nuclear industry experience is an advantage
    • Engineering background with a good understanding of several engineering disciplines desirable
    • Good judgment of schedule, time & quality with ability to balance conflicting requirements in consultation with peers
    • Ability to estimate scope of works
    • Work and communicate with others at all levels
    • Effectively present and discuss ideas and schedules
    • Ability to interpret and produce Earned Value data and suggest appropriate correcting actions
    • Give guidance on project planning and estimating including work breakdown structure and schedule improvement throughout the planning stages
    • Commercial awareness a must, demonstrable commercial training desirable
    • Should ideally hold APMP, PRINCE 2, or equivalent certificates


    What do you get?

    As well as exciting roles on projects in the UK and abroad; in a supportive and professional work environment, these are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Wood:

    For you:

    • A competitive reward package
    • International opportunities - As an 60,000 strong community of colleagues operating in 60 counties you will have access to international career opportunities.


    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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