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Our Vacancy

PMO Senior Controls and Planning Engineer

  • Rail
  • Permanent / Project Management
  • Birmingham
  • 16/03/24
  • On site

The UK government has pledged to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and, as such, is pushing ahead with significant investment in nuclear and renewable energies.

Assystem, as a leading provider of project management, design engineering & construction supervision services within the nuclear industry, has aligned its own strategy to support this switch to low-carbon energy, whilst also recognising transport and infrastructure systems to be a major factor in influencing the outcome of government policy.

By acquiring Logikal in 2023, Assystem reaffirmed their commitment to the UK’s energy transition by combining strengths with a long-established provider of expertise to the transport & infrastructure sectors. We deliver professional services within PMO project delivery, particularly in the areas of project planning, project controls, risk management and enhanced business intelligence.

Based on these solid foundations, our team continues to build on its existing capability and has ambitious plans to develop its reach within both the transport & infrastructure sectors and through the additional opportunities offered via the Assystem network within the nuclear sector.

Our objectives will ultimately be defined by our ability to attract and retain those talented individuals who share our vision and wish to join us in shaping the future.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

We are looking for driven, adaptable control and planning consultants who have excellent technical skills and can build strong working relationships with both clients and project teams.

This function accountability shall include, but is not limited to:

  • Developing and maintaining project schedules and cost controls
  • Performing data analysis and interrogation to deliver high-level project insights
  • Preparing detailed summary reports of schedules and milestones, including commentary on status and critical activities
  • Providing advice and reviewing schedules prepared by members of the client’s team
  • Introducing and developing new ideas and proposals to help drive Assystem forward
  • Ensuring that performance is proactive and that your service provides impact – we fix problems quickly and without any fuss
  • Use risk data to inform planning. 
  • Produce risk reports as required, in a timely manner, to support the effective communication of threat & opportunity status.
  • Facilitate identification, assessment and prioritisation of threats, opportunities and issues within the Project through workshops and directly supporting project teams. 

Business Development

  • Actively identifying opportunities that will help develop Assystem’s network & services
  • Attending/participating in Assystem knowledge sharing & networking events
  • Providing market research to sector leads
  • Running Project Controls Maturity Assessments


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience working on major infrastructure & construction projects 
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel & Primavera P6
  • Solid understanding of EVM & Project Reporting
  • Exceptional communication – you must be able to clearly explain technical concepts
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure & meet deadlines

Good to have:

  • Experience working for a consultancy
  • Experience creating dashboards – Power BI / Tableau
  • Professional Membership

Benefits include:

  • Pension scheme (8% company contribution / 4% personal contribution)
  • 25 days’ paid annual leave + bank holidays + option to buy or sell days
  • Professional fees reimbursed
  • Flexible working
  • Employee referral scheme


Hybrid remote/in-office

We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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