Project Planner - Fibre

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Project Planner - Fibre

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £70000 per annum + pension, bonus, additional benefits

  • Contact:

    Rachel Powell

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Project Planner to join a rapidly growing business within the fibre industry.

You will develop, monitor, analyse and report on project plans adding value through experience and skills, challenging where required and being able to liaise with various stakeholders.


  • Create, update, review and administer project schedules and plans for multiple projects in line with the planning cycle using Microsoft Project.
  • Ensure all inter-dependencies between projects and programmes are built into the schedule and the impact of these inter-dependencies is recorded and monitored on a regular basis.
  • Work closely with the regional project/cost teams, designers, contractor partners and suppliers to keep plans updated and maintained on a weekly basis to reflect progress and provide credible forecasts.
  • Maintain baseline schedules through change control, reflecting additional / modified / deleted scope and ensuring that the schedule integrity is preserved throughout
  • Provide critical path analysis and near-critical path float analysis including any changes brought about by schedule updates, highlighting any deviations from approved baseline dates.
  • Apply good level of planning control, governance and reporting using best practice, including using Earned Value Management principles to create lead measures.
  • Develop variance analysis and subsequent root cause analysis, followed by provision of narrative, recommendations & recovery plans.
  • Apply risk and contingency management plans and identify any serious deviations to the plans that will impact project performance.
  • Make the best use of Microsoft Project`s features to develop a set of useful project controls, including the exporting of data to develop reporting and analysis.
  • Support the develop and continuous improvement of the Company controls/planning and reporting policies and procedures.
  • Able to confidently present project performance to management and design/build teams.
  • Able to communicate clearly and influence project stakeholders, championing the benefits of robust project controls and planning. Challenge preconceptions and assumptions.
  • Prepare short and long-term resource allocation plans based on input from project teams


  • 4-8 years experience of managing large multiple discipline project plans, each with a value of ca. £10m, in a similar industry e.g. construction, telecoms etc.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Project and Excel and its practical application to projects.
  • Experience in at least two of the following: Programme Controls Management, Earned Value (EVM), Change & Risk Management, Planning, Project Controls and or PMO.
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively liaise and communicate with surveyors, designers, and build team members to ensure that weekly updates are provided in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a good and pragmatic working relationship with internal teams and contractors.
  • Producing progress reports and forecasts for team members, management and stakeholders that are informative and succinct.
  • Demonstrate rigour in following documented processes and governance
  • Demonstrate an ability to problem solving and to innovate in creative ways to meet the challenges of the changing project environment.


  • £60,000 - £70,000 DOE
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • 1 day off for your birthday
  • Hybrid working
  • Pension
  • Bonus
  • Additional benefits

To be considered for this fantastic opportunity please submit your CV, if you don't receive a response within 5 working days please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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