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What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?

For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

As a Project Planner you’ll support delivery of the complete planning capability within the business by maintaining the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS). Whilst supporting the Task Manager with business rhythms, schedule integrity, network analysis, Earned Value and communications with the programme and business teams.

Location – Reading area

Salary – Salary based on experience

AWE offer a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9 day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependant).  A salary sacrifice scheme is also available. We welcome applicants that are looking for full time and part time hours.  A full Job Profile is available along with package details.

Job Purpose:

You’ll be working on the creation of the Work breakdown structure, Resource loading, Project level IMS (Integrated Master Schedule), and Project-specific basis of scheduling documents. Inputting into the month-end process including updating schedule progress. (EV percentage complete), undertaking schedule forecasting, updating milestone status and critical path analysis, and undertaking schedule performance review including EV variance analysis (SPI). Whilst providing Planning input to Investment approval and Change Control process, Risk and Opportunity process, and Peer reviews.

Key Accountabilities:

• Develop and maintain EVM compliant IMS in accordance with functional procedures and guidelines.

• Validate and verify schedule data provided by suppliers (internal and external to AWE) prior to appropriate incorporation within IMS.

• Provide planning input to project throughout the project lifecycle at the appropriate level.

• Support the Senior Planner with emergent projects as directed by Business Management Manager.

• Maintain personal level of subject matter expertise.

• Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player.


Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role at AWE.

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country’s nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and people with disabilities.

Full time

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Reading, England, RG1, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  14939906
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  09/07/2020, 02:57
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