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21 Sep 2020

Full-Time DE&S / SDA Senior Planner & Scheduler

– Defence Equipment & Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


£56,100 – £66,000 per annum (plus benefits).


Join an integral part of the UK’s Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our Armed Forces’ equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition. If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country’s Armed Forces deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!

Job description

In this role you will need to have an extensive knowledge and a recent proven track record in a planning and scheduling environment, demonstrating comprehensive application of planning and scheduling tools.

About you
As the Principal Planner, you will be responsible for:

• The planning and scheduling team ensuring all scope is captured, represented, controlled and maintained in the project plans under the lead Project Controls Manager.
• Analysing schedule performance data, challenging and clearly communicating to key stakeholders to drive delivery and make informed business decisions.
• Working with suppliers and stakeholders to integrate relevant information and hold them to account.

You will:

• Be skilled and experienced in developing, managing and progressing complex schedules.
• Actively engage in wider initiatives to develop your own skills and others around you.
• Be an excellent communicator -Build strong working relationships and work collaboratively with wider stakeholders across all areas and levels of the organisation.

Do you have:

• In-depth experience of Planning methodologies and implementation in complex projects
• Strong understanding of wider Project Controls and other functions in order to ensure data is captured correctly.
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret and generate complex data with the skills to be able to communicate clearly to multiple stakeholders and different levels
• Experience in developing others and leading teams to drive improvements in understanding, skills and data integrity

It would be essential for you to have a demonstrable experience of Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques and Primavera P6 or equivalent planning and scheduling software, on a breadth of projects at different stages of the project lifecycle, complexity and approval stages.

This role is Reserved for Sole UK Nationals.


To be considered you will possess significant experience and/or qualifications in the following:

• Planning and Scheduling in a Project and Programme environment
• Planning and Scheduling methodologies (APM Project Planning, Monitoring and Control)
• Performance Management / Earned Value Management (APM EVM)
• Oracle Primavera P6 Planning software or other leading planning software
• Strong data analysis skill set
• Good understanding of Cost Control / Estimating and the integration with planning
• Good understanding of Project Risk management and conducting schedule risk analysis (Oracle PRA preferred)
• Good understanding of change control processes
• Proven team management and development skills

What you will be assessed against

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

• Planning and Scheduling in a Project and Programme environment
• Oracle Primavera P6 Planning software or other leading planning software
• Experience of Performance Management / Earned Value Management (APM EVM)

It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

• Significant experience using Microsoft Projects
• Significant experience using Planning Software

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

• Setting the Project/Programme Context
• Change Management Expert

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

• Leadership
• Developing self and others

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 .

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.

Please click the link below to apply by creating an account and upload your details.


Please find ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ here

This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

Simply click on the apply button to create an account and upload your CV which clearly demonstrates the following areas (which you will be assessed against):

• Key Achievements
• Relevant Experience
• Applied Knowledge and Skills

For additional guidance on writing a CV for DE&S, please click here

Firstly we’ll check that you meet the essential criteria that are listed for the role. If you do, we’ll then carry out a more detailed review of your CV to see if your qualifications and experience are a good match for the role(s).

If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to an interview so you can meet us, discuss your Key Achievements, Relevant Experience and Applied knowledge & Skills. In addition to the above, you’ll also be assessed against a technical competence and the listed behaviours, aligned to our DE&S Behaviours which can be found attached at the bottom of the page.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

How to Apply

Apply before 11:55 pm on Sunday 4th October 2020   Follow link to apply Please click here to apply

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Bristol, DE&S, Defence, Scheduler, SDA, Senior Planner, and South West. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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