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Project Planner

  • Job reference: TR-002015
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: London
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Why not...

Within its Transportation Division, Atkins has an exciting and challenging portfolio of projects and Clients. The business undertakes a wide variety of asset stabilisation, signalling renewal and network enhancement projects on behalf of our primary clients Network Rail, Highways England and the like.

Due to continued growth we are now looking to recruit an additional Project Planner to work within the Project Controls team supporting various and be based in the London area – either Croydon or Euston offices.

• You will be responsible for supporting Senior Management for planning functions within the Project Controls business unit.
• Ensuring that all issues within the programme are highlighted and understood by Senior Management and giving appropriate planning advice.
• You will deliver the Period Programme Update and information regarding changes and delays that have impacted the programme on a period by period basis.
• You will deliver the necessary reports to allow Senior Managers to direct the project appropriately
• Able to work on their own initiative, chair Progress Meetings and able to communicate clear and concise data to the Project team and the Client.
• Provide planning support and advise for bid teams in submission of tenders


• Experience of working on large projects (1m – 50m)
• Tender Planning experience advantageous
• Experience of various forms of contract, including NEC and their various options
• Must demonstrate a detailed understanding of Project Controls Techniques including Earned Value Management, Critical Path analysis, budget and spend management, change control and Work Package Management.
• Must have an excellent understanding for how projects are designed, procured, constructed and commissioned.
• Experience of working with company Enterprise systems.
• Knowledge of the Railway sector advantageous, ideally within Telecomms and London Underground
• Extensive experience of using Microsoft Products
• Expert user of P3e/P5/P6 with significant experience.
• You will hold a first degree, HND or equivalent experience gained in a related engineering industry.
• Numerate and well organised and able to work on your own initiative and handle the complexities of several projects simultaneously.


Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents.

Reward & Benefits

• 25 days annual leave Flexible annual leave
• scheme Contributory Pension Scheme
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Share Incentive Plan Employee
• Car Ownership Scheme
• Sports and social events
• programme Life Assurance Scheme
• Professional Membership Fees paid
• Childcare Vouchers Employee
• Referral Bounty Scheme

Sound Byte

Project Planner required to help deliver complex rail projects.
Project Controls Professional
Primavera Planning

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