Project Planner

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
£25,728 to £29,799
03 Oct 2017
16 Nov 2017
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time

Project Planner

University of Sheffield

Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Rotherham S60 5WG

£25,728 to £29,799 per annum (

Potential to progress to £32,548 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Ref: UOS017347

The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is a cluster of world-class centres for research into advanced manufacturing technologies used in the aerospace, power generation, medical and other high-value manufacturing sectors.

The Nuclear AMRC specialises in manufacturing innovation and helping companies meet the needs of the Nuclear industry. Due to an ever growing portfolio of projects, we have an exciting newly created opportunity in the programme management office for someone with a passion for manufacturing looking to use their skills in production planning to make an impact on capacity management and schedules.

The Project Planner is to be a key role within an integrated programme management team, ensuring that each project has logically linked schedules of work, which define the activities to be completed in order to deliver the project scope. You will be responsible for maintaining the schedule by updating it in line with progress and for producing meaningful reports highlighting variances and changes. You will work closely with colleagues and engineers on a variety of nuclear related projects within the high value manufacturing sector. The projects will involve a range of technologies and be at different Technology Readiness Levels (TRL).

5 GCSE passes at Grade A*-C  including Maths and English (or have equivalent experience) with experience and proven ability in planning of projects, for example, using Primavera P6 or MS Project and MS Project Server.  You will use your skills to coordinate progress meetings on behalf of the various Project Managers and be actively involved in resolving issues relating to the project schedule. You will therefore need to be a good communicator and be able to keep all stakeholders informed on relevant project matters. You will have a sound understanding and experience of project management methodologies ideally within a manufacturing or research environment.

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Closing date: 25 October 2017.

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