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Planning Manager - Transportation

  • Job reference: TR-002952
  • Sector: Rail, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Birmingham, Manchester, Warrington
Atkins Transportation Division covers all aspects of multidisciplinary design and management from inception to options appraisal through to detailed scheme design and delivery support. Atkins is one of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancies engaged in numerous high profile projects for Clients in both the Public and Private Sector.

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of new and exciting ideas. Atkins has a vision to shape the future of transportation, to lead where others will follow and to deliver the future of mobility today.

The business is seeking a Planning Manager with extensive experience in the detailed control of large complex rail and highways infrastructure projects. The role within our Transportation business, requires a strong technical background in the rail and or highways industry. The successful applicant will be a Planning Manager providing comprehensive controls and governance to the project teams and to the client. Reporting into the Project Controls Manager, with accountability to Project Managers, the successful applicant will be responsible for delivering all aspects of scheduling, cost, and risk and opportunity management, whilst line managing staff in all these fields and interfacing with other project leaders.

Position Responsibilities
Accountable for:

• Create required Project Control Management Documents
• Day to Day Line Management duties of the Planning Team
• Sign off on Programme Updates and Communicate issues
• Programme Integration Management
• Dashboard, Status & KPI Reporting
• Monitoring and communication of Critical Paths
• Conduct Planning Audits on a Periodic Basis to ensure compliance to process and procedures
• Key Milestone Reporting
• Delivering Work within Possession compliance
• Liaison with Risk Manager for all relevant QSRA’s required
• Liaison with Change Manager to ensure current implemented change is incorporated in Programme.
• Ensure Network Rail Critical Resource Requirements are communicated through the Programme
• Prepare & Monitor Hour by Hour Programmes for all Disruptive Possession Works


Team Tasks - Behaviours
Drive collaborative working behaviours through the planning team and across the business; contribute to team events; ensure any safety concerns with regards to programme are highlighted, visibility of programme for efficient team working and communication.

Experience and Skills Requirements
Expected: Experience working on multidisciplinary infrastructure projects in a planning role. In depth knowledge of Primavera P6, Microsoft Packages and Earned Value Management techniques.

Preferred: Knowledge of QSRA techniques. Line management experience. Writing and implementing project controls processes. Mentoring junior project controls team members.

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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