Project planner/ Scheduler

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  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    4 months ago

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The company:

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. We are an employee owned organisation which allows our members a unique opportunity to have a real say in our companies’ future and development.

We are currently seeking a Senior Rail Civil Engineer to work with multidisciplinary design teams delivering a portfolio varied rail projects as part of an established and expanding Rail Business.

You will be part of a diverse team responsible for the successful delivery of our design commissions for major clients including Network Rail, Contractors, Suppliers and other agencies such as Train Operators, Councils, Passenger Transport Executives and academic institutions.

We are currently seeking a Project Planner / Scheduler to work with multidisciplinary teams delivering a portfolio of exciting, varied rail projects as part of an established and expanding Rail Business.

The Role -  What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for a commercially aware Project Planner with sound technical knowledge to be an integral part of our North West & Yorkshire Rail team that is highly motivated and with a desire to deliver meaningful work with successful outcomes for our clients through innovative solutions.

Ensuring the successful delivery of technically excellent multidisciplinary rail projects and bids across our UK portfolio, you will be responsible for supporting pre-award, bid and project teams in the production of resource and cost loaded design delivery programmes. Running the compliant planning of all activities associated with successful delivery of projects with clear logic and contingency.

You will be required to deliver a comprehensive reporting / management information solution for Earned Value Management, cost & schedule variance, estimates of fees, costs and profit at completion and Critical Path Analysis. Sharing knowledge, best practice and innovation across our business, providing guidance, training and feedback with other related disciplines and skills, locally and across the UK.

Current multidisciplinary projects across various GRIP Stages and include Transpennine Route Upgrade, Headbolt Lane, Princes Risborough to Aylesbury and Midland Main Line Electrification.

Essential Skills and Knowledge:

  • Expert knowledge of Primavera software and experience of MS Project;

  • Knowledgeable in the production, maintenance and presentation of project or programme based reports, including performance, forecasting and analysis for multidisciplinary design projects

  • Experience of Critical Path Analysis

  • Ability to monitor and control schedule compliance in respect of contractual obligations

  • Experience in a Rail Engineering / Consultancy environment 

Desirable Skills and Knowledge:

  • Development of Project Controls procedures and guidance

  • Contribution to the assessment of Change Orders

  • Preparation of Earned Value Analysis at project level

  • Experience of working in conjunction with the Risk Managers and Project Managers to input into the risk register

  • Experience of digital, coding and data analytics techniques 


  • Appropriate degree, HND or higher qualification

  • Ideally an Associate Member / Member of professional institute such as Association for Project Management (APM).

  • Working toward a professional qualification would be an advantage.

Reward and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary at all levels and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits including private healthcare and a range of other protection schemes are funded by Arup and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing.

Shape your time with us:

Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

At Arup, you’ll be an encouraged member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.

Join us in shaping a better world.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.