Senior Planner
Flood Modeller
Sellafield, United Kingdom Countrywide,United Kingdom
3d ago

Your Impact :

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed today and into tomorrow.

With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent. In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay, free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships.

We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Project Controls Lead, responsible at tender stage for the range of activities involved in the project planning life cycle, which include :

  • Identifying planning scope, major constraints, and contract requirements.
  • Identifying major quantities and factors affecting the programme
  • Building the programme from first principles, ensuring that programme content is functionally compliant with the planning procedures and guidance.
  • Working with all disciplines to ensure the full project scope is captured within the programme
  • Establishing and agreeing construction outputs and agree working hours where appropriate
  • Establishing and agreeing with Operations key methods of construction, sequencing, installation, and commissioning
  • Producing and documenting the planning deliverables including programmes, basis of schedule, presentations, and reports.
  • Developing overall programmes, issuing to all parties for review and implementing recommendations, innovation, and best practice as applicable
  • Reconciling company and sub-contract plant / labour and major materials elements in conjunction where appropriate
  • Cost and resource loading, plus resource levelling techniques as required
  • Interfacing with third parties to identify and resolve issues
  • In addition to the above, at contract stage the Planner is responsible for :

  • Ensuring that the Contract Programme is produced, managed, and maintained in accordance with the planning procedures.
  • The overall planning strategy and the timing & sequence of the Contract Programme activities
  • The issue and communication of the Contract Programme to the Project Lead for onward issue to Client and Project Team
  • Ensuring that all other project planning and programming necessary for the execution of the contract is properly undertaken.
  • Set up appropriate visual programme to assist the Project Team to timely deliver projects and improve productivity, performance, and safety of projects.
  • Ensuring all reporting requirements are accurately captured.
  • Establish, implement & manage EVM reporting throughout the lifecycle of the project
  • Here's What You'll Need :


  • Experienced with Primavera P6
  • Experience, across all stages of the project life cycle
  • Substantial experience of planning services in medium to large sized projects within the construction industry 1m 20m
  • Experience in managing schedules on NEC Projects
  • Good experience in the use of planning techniques and the relevant planning toolset
  • Good understanding of the various forms of tender documents, contract documents and specifications
  • Good understanding of the various methods of planning, programme, and progress monitoring
  • Good understanding of risk and opportunity management with reference to planning & programming
  • Good understanding of the events that initiate, and of the methods used to demonstrate, delay, or change entitlement
  • Good understanding of the construction market, methods of construction, plant, equipment, and labour requirements
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office in particular; Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Degree or equivalent qualification in an engineering / construction related discipline
  • Strong communication skills, including writing reports & presenting.
  • Desirable

  • Awareness of Project Management principles (PRINCE2 / APM)
  • A basic understanding of various contract types & contract law
  • Our Culture

    Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed.

    We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs.

    We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

    We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave.

    This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s find out more about our employee networks here.

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    As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

    We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

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