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Project Planner

Country/Region:  GB
Field:  Project Management

York, 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, traditional rail lines, metros and tramways throughout the world.

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We currently have a great opportunity for a Project Planner to join a growing UK Project Controls team in our York office. This is a chance to join a thriving team who are working on some of the most high-profile rail infrastructure projects in the UK. The Planner will provide technical planning expertise on bids and projects to ensure accurate programmes and project control materials are in place. The role is York based but we are returning to offices on a hybrid model so there is extensive opportunity for flexible working.


This position within our team will suit a committed and ambitious Planner who can demonstrate strong technical and interpersonal skills combined with commercial awareness and the ability to play their part in growing a dynamic high-performance team. With a focus on the design of rail infrastructure, the post-holder will be part of a growing team of UK staff delivering projects for a diverse portfolio of UK clients.


Main Duties:


  • Produce comprehensive and professional programmes and project controls materials for bids and projects in line with the required timescales
  • Ensure Baseline programmes are in place and accepted by the client to form the basis to capture change and demonstrate cause and effect
  • Analyse performance of planning and project control material and advise the project team of likely impact and recommend improvements/mitigation
  • Ensure the project team is aware of and understands the programme, project drivers, key deliverable, critical and sub critical path
  • Implement and maintain the requirements outlined in the Systra Planning Manual on Projects and Bids
  • Undertake any other related responsibilities as directed by the Head of Planning & Principal Planner
  • Represent the function / business with stakeholders (Clients, Suppliers, other internal business functions/Disciplines)
  • Building relationships with limited set of common clients and maintain regular client contact.
  • Represent Project Controls, attend and present during client progress meetings.
  • Producing compliant programmes that are logically robust, cost and resource loaded and covers the full scope of work across all stages of the project. Primavera competent.
  • Provision of project performance data, project schedules and reports in a concise and timely manner
  • Ensure all planning processes and procedures are fully implemented on the project
  • Identify project risks, deviations and slippages; reports and communicates issues to senior members of the Project Controls and Project Management team.
  • Identification and management of key input and output milestones,
  • Identification of key internal interfaces and third-party interfaces.
  • Check programme achievements and provide constructive feedback, leadership and management.
  • Analyse current and future workloads to ensure Planning commitments can be achieved
  • Conduct Risk workshops and undertake Schedule Risk analysis, present results
  • Ensure Earned Value Management processes are followed data analysis and trend analysis.


Essential Experience:

  • Experience and proven track record of successfully fulfilling planning roles on complex multidisciplinary design contracts
  • Demonstrable experience in infrastructure industry sectors ideally rail 
  • Ideally a relevant degree and P6 qualifications (or working towards)
  • Self-motivated with drive and enthusiasm whilst being open, honest and flexible, seeking support when required
  • Ability to travel to client sites and other SYSTRA offices will be required

Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.

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