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Our Vacancy

Senior Planner

  • Nuclear
  • Permanent / Project Management
  • Whitehaven
  • 21/05/24
  • On site

Finding solutions to climate change is the priority of the 21st century and means switching to low-carbon energy. At Assystem, our mission is to accelerate the energy transition worldwide. To achieve this, our 7,500 Switchers combine their historical engineering expertise and project management with digital technologies.

In our 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Asia) of operation, we are working on the production and distribution of low-carbon electricity, through the development of nuclear and renewable energies. We are also supporting the modernisation and development of energy grids, managing the setup and siting for new transmission and distribution networks, and using hydrogen to decarbonise the transport and industry sectors.

Job Description

To provide planning services to an integrated team including individual schedules and the coordination and integration of all project schedules.

  • A self-directed individual capable of communicating key issues to the project & project control team.
  • Prepare, monitor, and forecast resourcing requirements in line with the ‘live’ integrated schedule of works.
  • Must communicate effectively in verbal and written format at all levels, including project documentation for clients, project reporting and day to day discussion of tasks with engineers and others.

Identify and track all changes or potential changes to the project baseline and subsequent underpinning of change control mechanisms. Provide project outturns against baseline for LFE and Knowledge Management.

  • Fully partake in estimating process to ensure consistency across all estimates produced for new work packages.
  • Understands EV principles & able to explain variances within the project & discuss potential mitigation options / recovery scenarios with stakeholders.

Ability to apply change control measures & a thorough understanding of the NEC contract model.

My profile

  • Conversant with planning software and tools (Primavera P6).
  • Competence in earned value management and reporting.
  • Actively feed into and develop project risk registers in line with live schedule updates.
  • Analysis of project risk and estimating uncertainty.
  • Commercial awareness (e.g. planning requirements, change control / compensation events / cost control). Thorough knowledge of NEC3 contracts.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Professional planning Qualification.
  • Nuclear engineering design / construction experience.
  • Working knowledge of CEMAR or other contract management tool.
  • Working knowledge of Power BI would be beneficial.

Due to the nature of work to be undertaken applicants will be required to meet certain residency criteria in order to attain a minimum level of UK security clearance if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.


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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