Project Planner - Aerospace, Electronics, Defence

  • Job Reference: N6030-657A
  • Date Posted: 3 April 2018
  • Location: Marlow
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Project Planner - Aerospace, Electronics, Defence


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company due to expansion they are looking for a Project Planner.


The Project Planner is responsible for working closely with Programme/Project Managers, Technical Experts and the Bid teams in creating and managing project plans & schedules. You will work closely with others in linking critical activities across multiple projects and providing accurate resource forecasts at the Portfolio level. Creating and publishing high level integrated master schedules PMO Manager (function). 


Role reports to the PMO Manager (function) and Programme/Project Manager (day to day)


As a Project Planner your skills and qualifications will ideally include: 

Degree plus solid experience working in project teams.

Highly numerate and analytical.

Expert user of Microsoft Project to manage resources.

Strong MS Excel skills.

Knowledge and demonstrable experience of PPM techniques.

Completion of project reports and analysis accurately, on time and within cost to the required quality parameters.

Provision of consulting services in areas of specialism

Generation and delivery of all required project metrics/reports to the company standards and in a timely fashion.


As a Project Planner your main responsibilities will involve: 

Coordinates and tracks multiple key projects and tasks.

Performs as a lead scheduler while assisting department with change projects. 

Maintains a resource loaded and networked program schedule for on-going and change projects that can be utilized to analyse resource allocations, mission completion dates, and “what if” analysis.

Tracks and updates personnel and projects progress and critical path on a daily basis.

Creates tracking reports for various levels of management.

Coordinates project schedules and recommends appropriate lead-lag times.

Highlights and provides support for resource management.

Provides forward looking schedule analysis to Leadership.

Interfaces between PMO Leads and Programme/Project to gather data and adjust scheduling parameters.

Contributes to Bid proposal preparation efforts.

Performs other duties and assignments as required. 


Keywords:  Planning, MS Project, MS Excel, Bids, Risk, CPA, Critical Path Analysis, Project Control, Project Planning, Programme Control, Programme Planner, PMO Analyst


Project Planner - Aerospace, Electronics, Defence

Location:  Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Salary:  Competitive, plus bonus and large company benefits, flexi time.