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2 Mar 2021

Full-Time DE&S Project Planner and Scheduler

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Yeovil, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


£29,750 – £35,000, per annum (plus benefits). Internal candidates/existing Civil Servants should refer to the Further Information leaflet for salary details.

Job description

Are you organised and have experience of planning and scheduling? Do you enjoy and have experience of dealing with stakeholders? If so, we have opportunities available across DE&S working within the Project Controls function as Planner/Scheduler.

The Project Controls function has a diverse opportunity for a Planner/Scheduler to support and lead the planning process and the scheduling activities of a wide variety of projects within DE&S. As the Project Planner / Scheduler you will be expected to (but not be limited to):

• Gather key planning / scheduling artefacts to build robust baselines in accordance with internal policy processes and instructions
• Review supplier schedules to understand monthly status / forecast for remaining work and reflect updates within internal schedules
• Collect and analyse monthly internal schedule progression with project team stakeholders and factor these status adjustments in the schedule.
• Monitor progress and resources against the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) highlighting variances and advising on potential corrective or recovery actions
• Attend management, project team, supplier and customer meetings to advise on progress/variance and ensure that schedules are being maintained and updated as required
• Ensure monthly performance reporting is in accordance with the internal reporting drumbeat
• Maintain the schedule PMB under change control and develop ‘what if’ schedule analysis against change requests
• Conduct maturity assessments of schedules and make recommendations of areas of improvement
• Review internal schedules to ensure that internal Planning and Scheduling policies are adhered to.


In this role, you will be responsible for the following:

• Running or supporting planning workshops to define schedule assumptions and estimates
• Developing, managing and progressing schedules
• Have experience of planning methodologies and implementation into projects
• Updating and providing performance data (including supplier) and clearly communicating to key stakeholders to drive delivery and make informed business decisions.
• Have an understanding of wider Project Controls and other functions in order to ensure data is captured correctly
• Be able to build strong working relationships and work collaboratively with Project Team stakeholders across all levels of the organisation
• Ability to generate and interpret data and under the guidance of the Lead Scheduler / Project Controls Manager communicate clearly to stakeholders at different levels

Please note due to the security requirements of some of the available positions, some posts are only available for SOLE UK nationals only

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:

• Competent in project schedule development and maintenance of schedules
• Relevent planning and scheduling experience gained from current or previous role

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:

• Controlling a project
• Stakeholder management

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:

• Working together
• Delivering at pace

What’s in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking here or by using ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ booklet PDF at the bottom of this page.

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team

The Project Controls Function is responsible for providing the right information, at the right time, to support better-informed decisions. Driving accountability, responsibility and efficiency across DE&S, our Project Controls teams are involved in all phases of every project helping to predict and oversee the time and cost management of these projects. From Estimating, Risk Management and Cost Control, to Planning and Scheduling and Project Controls Management, our people are crucial to the successful delivery of our work.

How to Apply

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: DE&S, Defence, Planner, Project, Scheduler, and Yeovil. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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