Project Planner / Project Control Planner – Aerospace/Defence

  • Job Reference: N6030-502A
  • Date Posted: 25 September 2017
  • Location: Wimborne
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
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  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Project Planner / Project Control Planner – Aerospace/Defence


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company. They are looking for a Project Planner to support the Programme Managers and Project Managers with the complex scheduling and administration of their projects and work packages.  


The Planning department consists of 20 employees working on multiple complex aerospace engineering projects with values as high £500million. They are an innovative high performing team with a great team spirit trusted to deliver a great service to their key stakeholders. As part of this function you will work with established tools and processes and they will provide training to develop your skills and career within the PMO and associated teams.


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

Previous project management/administration experience within a project management office.

Strong Project Planning, Project Control background.

Experience in the production of reporting data for projects.

Ability to analyse and present complex data, to accurately manipulate data and transfer it between applications.

An understanding of project planning, scheduling, estimation, tracking, status reporting, risk and configuration management

Ability to pick up and learn new tools quickly then support others in their use

Computer literate, skills should include:

  • MS Excel & MS Project advanced level

  • Primavera useful.

  • MS PowerPoint & MS SharePoint intermediate level

  • Working towards Prince 2, APM related qualification.

  • Experience of an integrated Project Management System such as MS Project Server would be an advantage.


As a Project Planner your main responsibilities will involve:

Responsible for providing project administration support to assigned programmes, product groups and/or functional groups.

Work in accordance with published Project/Programme Management processes and guidelines.

Production and maintenance of the required programme, product group, system, sub -system or equipment work package related reporting data.

Analyse data, explain trends and highlight potential issues.

Develop reporting output from the project and work package risk registers.

Manage the project SharePoint Areas.


Keywords:  Primavera, MS Project, Prince 2, APM, Project Planning, Project Control, Aerospace, Defence, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS SharePoint, MS Project Server


Project Planner / Project Control Planner – Aerospace/Defence

Salary:  Competitive plus excellent benefits and flexi time

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset