Project Planner

  • Job Reference: N6030-752A
  • Date Posted: 2 October 2018
  • Recruiter: Gregory-Martin International
  • Location: Wimborne
  • 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, Defence

Excellent career progression, competitive salary, bonus, flexi time, 12% pension,  flexible benefits, 5 weeks holiday, free parking

Our client is a highly successful Global Aerospace company, they are looking for an experienced 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 safety critical 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 our key stakeholders. As part of this function you will work with established tools and processes and the company 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 experience working on complex projects

Previous project management/administration experience.

Previous experience working within a safety critical business e.g. Aerospace, Rail, Transport, Manufacturing, Engineering.

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.

Used to working with large amounts of complex data

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 and in particular:

MS Excel & MS Project advanced level, P6 Primavera

MS PowerPoint & MS SharePoint intermediate level

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

Ideally working towards Prince 2, APM

Degree, HND, HNC or equivalent.


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:  Project Planning, Planner, EVM, Risk, MS Project, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS SharePoint, MS Project Server, P6 Primavera, Data Manipulation, Analysis, Risk Registers, Aerospace, Defence, Engineering, Transport, Rail, Manufacturing.


Project Planner – Aerospace, Defence

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

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset