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Project Planner

  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Sector: Civil Engineering & Infrastructure
  • Position: Planner
  • Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance + Pension + Healthcare
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: Pl180919_1568792050
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Job description

Role: Project Planner

Area of work: Major Projects/ Highways

Reporting to: Senior Project Manager

Location: Birmingham

Package: £45,000 - £60,000


My client are currently looking for a Project Planner to join the UK Projects team based at their Birmingham office. The role is accountable to the Senior Project Manager or Control Account Manager for the following:

  • Planning, monitoring and controlling of scope, schedule, resource & cost on assigned projects.
  • Scoping resource and cost planning, monitoring, cost reporting and Earned Value Analysis (using SAP)
  • MS Project will also be used to produce schedules and associated progress reporting.


  • Ensure Work Authorisation Documents are prepared and get approved such that the baseline can be used to measure performance.
  • Resource load schedules (where applicable) and maintain a Performance Measurement Baseline in MS Project. Analyse and report project progress and resource requirements.
  • Enter and maintain the monthly project forecasts in the company SAP system using the EAC workbench.
  • Update and evaluate the accuracy of the project forecast by assessing actual cost incurred and earned value achieved for the control accounts. Use calculations such as TCPI and IEAC to validate the forecast.
  • Assists Control Account Manager in generating data/information for presentations and reports to project management or the customer.
  • Schedule all activities associated with assigned Projects/Control Accounts to produce an integrated critical path schedule, update as required, and report potential problems/problem areas to the Control Account Manager for action.
  • Advise the Control Account Manager on the use of appropriate EV techniques for the type and duration of the work package.
  • Consolidate data in the schedule and in project cost reports for Control Account Manager's review and approval.
  • Generate Variance Analysis Reports on a monthly basis to cover schedule, cost and variance at completion information with corrective actions. Work with the CAM to implement the corrective actions to re-align the work to the baseline.
  • Support Control Account Manager in raising Baseline Change Requests, getting approval and implementing them into the baseline.
  • Open and close booking numbers and co-ordinate changes.


  • Will be a regular user of MS Project 2007/2010, Primavera P6 or a similar project planning tool.
  • Promote a best planning practice is always adhered to, even in occasional pressurised situations.
  • Proven ability to analyse schedules and cost data for impending difficulties and clearly communicate to Project Manager/Control Account Manager.
  • The ability to quickly pick up new tool sets and processes, with good analytical skills.
  • Working experience in SAP cost planning & reporting.
  • Understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM) methodology.


My client are a subsidiary of a leading Civils & Infrastructure provider who have a global reach and employ over 55,000 people worldwide. They are specialists in Highways construction and have been involved in developing and maintaining many major arterial routes across the country, other areas of work include Airfields and Marine sectors. They are an innovative business who also manufacture their own surfacing products for use around the globe. They are a 'Gold Investor in People' standard employer who are at the forefront of continuously developing and rewarding their employees, offering excellent career progression.

As well as industry leading salary, my client also offer a comprehensive benefits package with this role, including:

  • 25 days annual leave per annum + bank holidays with the option to buy or sell up to 5 days annual leave
  • Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants, shopping and much more through their online
  • Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification
  • NI free childcare vouchers
  • On-going training, and personal professional development
  • employee benefits portal.
  • Competitive pension contribution

For more information on this role or if you have any questions then please call Jamie Andrews at PSR Solutions.