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Assistant Project Planner / Assistant Project Controls Manager

  • Job reference: IF-001906
  • Sector: Infrastructure, Planning
  • Location: London, Epsom
The Atkins Infrastructure Project Delivery Practice is the centre of excellence for the delivery of infrastructure projects and the home unit for our project management staff. The team is responsible for delivery of design services across our Markets of Water Infrastructure, Defence Infrastructure, Aviation, Energy, Stations and Urban Developments. These may be delivered as single major projects or a programme of smaller projects. Our Clients include, AWE, Berkeley Homes, BAE Systems, DIO, EDF, Environment Agency, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, High Speed 2, Horizon, London City Airport Metropolitan Police, United Utilities, Scottish Water, Sellafield, Seven Trent Water, St Modwen, Thames Water, Transport for London.

Atkins Infrastructure Project Delivery Practice (PDP) are looking to recruit Assistant Project Planner / Assistant Project Controls Manager to work on complex infrastructure projects to be based from our London and Epsom offices. The intention is to develop candidates into Project Planners and Project Control Managers in the future. 

These opportunities are for those with a cognate qualification and some relevant experience of infrastructure/engineering projects wishing to follow a career path in project controls. The successful applicant/s will support the Project Controls Manager and the project teams. 

This is an opportunity to join a well-respected team that have a significant impact on the successful delivery of multi-million-pound contracts.

Key Responsibilities
• Monitoring project progress, track work packages and deliverables, and tracking of actual expenditure 
• Reporting regular cost forecasts and reports
• Develop broad technical competence and able to check work of all those in the project team. 
• Track and maintains status of the detailed project programmes and costs. 
• Support establishment of project work breakdown structure in line with industry best practices. 
• Support risk workshops and development of risk registers. 
• Interacts with other project groups in relation to cost codes, purchase order commitments, change orders. 


Requirements:
• An understanding of infrastructure projects how they are designed, constructed and commissioned. 
• Demonstrate an understanding of Project Controls Techniques including: budget and spend management, change control, Earned Value Management, data analysis, trend analysis and work package management. 
• Eagerness to develop skills in project planning and estimating skills, as well as the communication skills necessary to interface with external and internal stakeholders.
• Experience of developing budgets, cash flows, and/or schedules. 
• Experience of developing and implementing project processes and procedures and support quality assurance to ensure compliance. 
• Must be articulate, have clear and analytical approach to problem solving, and strong decision-making abilities. 
• Must have effective communication and presentation skills. 
• Minimum HNC qualification or equivalent qualification in an engineering discipline or equivalent qualification
• Understanding of planning tools such as Primavera or Microsoft Project software preferred.

Training
Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help its staff make the best of their abilities and talents. Personal development is reviewed through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Rewards and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to develop and learn new skills in a supportive and friendly environment. For full details of our benefits package please refer to our website.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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