Job Title: Senior Planner
About the role
Using our 'trusted to deliver' programme to deliver enhanced customer satisfaction, you'll be responsible for the delivery of project cost savings and reductions in surface ship refit timescales. You'll develop, implement and maintain project schedules and networks for Surface Ship Refits from the initial bid through to project end, monitor and control single integrated project schedules and liaise with all production groups to ensure that logical sequencing of the scheduled activities is maintained. You'll also create plans to support project planning initiatives such as dedicated 3rd level schedules, critical path analysis and fixed period look ahead along with creating option, baseline and mitigation plans to aid the decision making process.
As Senior Planner you will update plans on a regular basis to provide a means of monitoring and controlling the project, report progress to senior management and identify the impact of changes to the work scope and you'll assist the Project Manager in the control and maintenance of the Project Estimating and Planning System (PEPS) by updating progress, activities, dates and responsibilities.
What do I need to do the role?
You'll need to be ONC or equivalent level, in an Engineering/Technical Subject or as determined by the Project Manager due to previous relevant experience and competent in verbal & written communications.
You will also need to have experience in the following areas:
- The ability to interface with managers & customers
- Ability to think logically
- Computer literate and experienced in operating company systems.
Lastly it would be desirable if you have training in Primavera P6 Planning and PEPS.
What else do I need to know?
- We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.
About Babcock International and Devonport
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.
Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.
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