Project Planner

Job Description

Project Planner – Aerospace, Defence, Communication Systems


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company, they are seeking 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. Works 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)

The role requires strong Microsoft Project skills/experience. Ideally from and Defence/Aerospace company. Travel will be required to suppliers, customers and other company sites (up to a couple of times a month)  


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

  • Degree plus at least 3 years’ experience working in project teams or 8 years’ experience of working in project teams
  • Highly numerate and analytical
  • Expert user of Microsoft Project 
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience of PPM techniques
  • Key Measures
  • 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’s 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:  Project Planner, Planning, MS Project, Microsoft Project, Aerospace, defence, Communications, Military, PMO Office


Project Planner – Aerospace, Defence, Communication Systems

Salary:  Competitive plus flexi time, 25 days holiday, pension and excellent large company benefits

Location:  Marlow, Buckinghamshire