Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.

Every day, our 6,500 switchers located in 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Pacific Asia & Africa) connect their six thousand billion neurons to tackle the task of the century: switching to low-carbon energy.
We are a collective committed to the actors who are making the energy switch. Sharing our knowledge, expertise and values allows us to innovate and think differently about the energy transition.

To ensure a viable, efficient, and reliable energy future for all.

Assystem provide end state focused nuclear engineering services both individually and as part of an integrated design community – the largest nuclear design house in Europe - delivering major projects, infrastructure, waste, fuel management and safety case solutions. This mission is critical to the upkeep of the UK's long term nuclear infrastructure.

Join us and develop your career alongside a dedicated, delivery focussed, world class engineering team.

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Planner

Location: Whitehaven

Duration: Contractor / Staff

Assystem are an Award-Winning International Engineering Design Consultancy who provide innovative and cutting-edge solutions. We have a number of UK based offices and a significant, loyal client base.

As our reputation for proficient delivery of complex projects grows even stronger, we have a need for a Senior Planner to join the team in Whitehaven.

Senior Planner

The Role:

As our Planning Engineer you will be responsible for providing planning services to the project manager and integrated team for various projects including where relevant, input and coordination of sub consultants’ programmes to ensure delivery is consistent and effective. 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Provide an effective planning and reporting service to project managers and sponsors.
  • Facilitate the production of the project WBS.
  • Prepare, monitor and forecast baseline and working schedules during all project phases including input during the estimating and tendering phases.
  • Establish and maintain a basis of schedule for all schedules produced.
  • Ensure all applicable schedule activities have `rules of credit’ and `quantity tracking’ mechanisms established.
  • Identify and track all changes or potential changes to the project baseline and subsequent underpinning of change control mechanisms


A full job specification is available.

My profile

Your background:

You will be fully conversant with Planning Software Tools (Primavera P6), Microsoft Excel & Word. You’ll be competent in Earned Value Management and Reporting and have previous expertise in the analysis of project risk and estimating uncertainty.

You will have proven commercial awareness (e.g. planning requirements, change control / compensation events / cost control) & be able to work effectively both individually and as a team. 

Security clearance:

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.

Apply Now:

To apply forward your CV on this advertisement, if you have any queries about the role or would like a full job spec please contact Aidan at Assystem

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