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Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Project Management

Birmingham, GB

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  Any
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The global leader in public transport infrastructure, SYSTRA has specialised in the mass transit and rail market since 1957. The main shareholders of SYSTRA are SNCF and RATP. Its ambition is to serve emerging needs for collective and sustainable mobility throughout the world. With a presence in 80 countries, SYSTRA manages over 3,000 projects for high-speed systems, conventional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.

SYSTRA are looking to expand our Signature Team in the UK, working on high profile infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and HS2, we are building on our 50 years of success in the UK by growing our team and looking for passionate people to deliver projects across our portfolio.


We are now seeking to strengthen and grow our Engineering team in our Birmingham office, initially working as part of our Main Works Civils High Speed 2 project team, by recruiting an experienced Planner.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a range of experience within the Civil Engineering/Transportation/Infrastructure sectors.


This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Planner to further their career in a highly motivated and inspirational environment


Main Function of Job


The Planner will be accountable for the delivery of the programme controls on a project ensuring:

  • Robust information both into and from Primavera
  • The Identifying and analysing of project issues
  • Robust, Accurate Reporting both internally and externally
  • Good relationships are maintained with all external parties to enhance the reputation of the company


Main Duties

Working in collaboration with our designers and contract partners, the Planner will be involved in a variety of tasks such as:


  • Delivering the Period Programme Update and information regarding changes and delays that have impacted the programme on a period by period basis.
  • Ensure that all issues within the programme are highlighted and understood by Senior Management and giving appropriate planning advice.
  • Provide and share knowledge of the rail sector.
  • Deliver the necessary reports to allow Senior Managers to direct the project appropriately
  • Work on their own initiative, chair Progress Meetings and able to communicate clear and concise data to the Project team and the Client.


Educational Requirements

  • Member of APM (Desirable)
  • HNC/Degree in Relevant Industry Subject




  • Working on large multi-disciplinary rail projects  
  • Tender Planning experience
  • Detailed understanding of Project Controls Techniques including Earned Value Management, Critical Path analysis.
  • Experienced based skills in managing programmes within major infrastructure projects
  • Competent User of Primavera P6
  • Understanding of multi-disciplinary co-ordination across major infrastructure projects and global design teams.


In return, we offer a very competitive salary with a comprehensive and attractive benefits package with opportunities for flexible working and career development.


Please note, we do have a preferred supplier list for the provision of recruitment services and we will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL.


SYSTRA is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and value applications from all.

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