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Project Planner

Newcastle Upon Tyne
Job Type
20 Jul 2022
Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Junior Project Planner / Project Planner to work on the engineering and project management services in Water Engineering. This role will be based in Newcastle with hybrid working available.

Key Responsibilities
  • Assist and support the development and maintenance of planning control structures in alignment with approved project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Assist and support the development and maintenance of baseline project plans and schedules using appropriate scheduling software
  • Monitor and control planning activities through all phases of project lifecycle
  • Liaise with engineering, procurement and construction functions, and others as required, including third parties, to maintain awareness of project activities, their status, and their impact on the project schedule and manpower requirements
  • Prepare and provide copies of project plans and schedules in accordance with project reporting requirements
  • Prepare and provide copies of project progress and performance status reports in accordance with project reporting requirements
  • Prepare updates to project plans and schedules
  • Prepare updates to project manpower requirements
  • Assess and communicate schedule impact of change notifications
  • Monitor overall project progress status, achievement of major milestones, and analyse project performance in relation to planned performance
  • Liaise with cost discipline to ensure accurate and timely control and forecasting of man-hour budgets and ensure that the impact of all change requests are properly assessed and included in the schedules
  • Participate in schedule risk analysis as required
  • Participate in Project Controls Compliance and Continuous Improvement Reviews

Skills / Qualifications

  • Interest and passion for engineering
  • Basic understanding of project schedules, plans and resources
  • Logical thinker
  • Problem solver
  • Eye for detail
  • Willingness to learn and develop in a project controls / management discipline
  • Good communicator

  • Primavera P6
  • MS Project
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office suite


  • A Levels / NVQ Level 3

  • Qualification in Engineering Based subject
  • HNC

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.
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  • Job Reference: 662670989-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Wood
  • Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent