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Project Planner

Chesterfield, DBY, GB, S41 7TD

Job ID:  60800

Project Planner 

Location: Chesterfield 

Bilfinger UK is a leading engineering and maintenance provider, supporting customers across the chemical & petrochemical, nuclear, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals & biopharma, power & energy, utilities, renewables and food & beverage markets. We enhance the efficiency of assets, ensuring a high level of availability and reducing maintenance costs.

We have extensive experience in offshore and onshore facilities; specialising in asset management services throughout all life cycle phases from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, operations, maintenance, and decommissioning.

This commitment is delivered by an experienced and highly competent workforce of over 4,500 employees operating from 14 offices in strategic industrial hubs, upholding the highest standards of safety, compliance and quality.

The Role

Our Automation & Digitalisation teams deliver projects in various industries including Nuclear, Food & Beverage, Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, Energy/Renewables, Metals and Utilities.

Our teams across Chesterfield, Fareham and Warrington deliver solutions using a wide array of technology including Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider, AVEVA and many more. These solutions include PLC, HMI, SCADA, MES, Batch, Functional Safety, OT Cyber Security and Industry 4.0.


As part of our continued growth in Automation, we are looking for a Project Planner to join our team in Chesterfield.


Reporting to the Head of Projects and working closely with the Project Management team. The Project Planner will develop, operate and monitor the relevant contract programmes for the work scope such that the contract can be controlled and executed within budget and duration.

Key Activities

  • Identify, understand, communicate and adhere to contractual obligation with respect to the project schedule.
  • Produce a project schedule which is compliant with contractual and project time, cost, quality and scope requirements.
  • Allocate the costs from the project estimate to the project schedule.
  • Liaison with the Project Manager, Project Controls, Engineering/Manufacturing/Installation teams and any sub-contractors to gather the information necessary to produce and maintain a realistic and reflective project schedule.
  • Continually monitor project performance, progress and report accurate and measurable project status.
  • Proactively identify and highlight critical schedule areas and risk to enable timely management action.
  • Proactively identify and highlight schedule areas where there are opportunities for improvement, time and cost savings.
  • Identify change/emergent scope and effectively and incorporate into the project schedule.
  • Collate clear and concise reports and presentations. 
  • Presentation of project schedule, associated KPIs and narrative to the Project Manager, Project Board and client.
  • Management of multiple project schedules for multiple contracts.
  • Awareness of the technical implications and interfaces to be able to programme work effectively.
  • Awareness of the impact of planning on safety, quality and cost considerations.
  • Fluency in Primavera P6 and excel to provide prompt accurate and regular information.
  • Fully conversant with Earned Value and the ability to analyse the performance of the project.
  • Development and communication of resource requirements necessary to meet the demands of the project timescales
  • Production of project schedules for proposals and tenders

Experience & Qualifications

  • Previous planning experience.    
  • Sufficient and appropriate experience in EICA and Engineering.
  • Experience of working with multidiscipline teams
  • Software: Primavera P6, MS Project and Excel.
  • NEC3/4 contracts
  • Relevant HNC/Degree qualification 
  • QCF Diploma Level 3/5 Planning
  • APMP Practitioner
  • Craft training, supported by relevant CPD training

If you wish to speak to a member of the recruitment team, please contact 01224 246246.


Engineering & Consultancy | Bilfinger UK Limited | Permanent | White-collar workers | Professional | Project Management  

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