Planner - Birmingham (Major Programmes)

30 Nov 2016
30 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
CH2M is a global leader in consulting, design and programme management. We love to tackle complex challenges, and we know that our best solutions come out of close, trusted partnerships with our clients and the communities we touch.

Be a part of something Special:  Every professional aspires to be part of something special, to innovate and to change the world for the better; leaving their ideas and visions imprinted in the landscape for future generations to wonder 'how' as they marvel at the scale & complexity in front of them.
Here at CH2M we are fortunate to work towards this every day, enhancing the lives of the communities around us and greatly improving infrastructure for business and the economy to compete and thrive.
Our Birmingham team have exciting opportunities across our portfolio including; High Speed 2, Programme Delivery Partner for Highways England, SMART/Major Motorways, Network Rail, Local Authority frameworks, Flood/Environmental frameworks and Major Ground Investigations.
The Role: We are looking for a Planner to manage the evaluation of project time and correlate cost and risk assessment. This role will involve managing project planning systems, policies and standards across multiple projects, supporting the successful delivery of some of the UK's largest and most challenging projects.  

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage the integrated P6 programme meeting the internal / external reporting needs.
  • Schedule, cost and risk assessment via integrated approach to influence the critical path and facilitate robust/strong decision making. 
  • Lead in what-if scenario planning providing integrated solutions to programme/project conflicts and recoveries.
  • Manage and monitor processes to integrate scheduling from across all projects within our / the client's programmes.
  • Work closely with Project Managers to maintain programme schedules, and manage the interface between schedules while engaging stakeholders
  • Support work closely with the project manager and planning manager as well as the client's PC team to sustain and drive the evaluation of the project milestones, success and EVM
  • Collaborate with project delivery teams and external stakeholders to integrate all relevant components into project performance plan and monitoring
  • Capture and communicate best practice project planning policy, processes and procedures to enable continuous improvement.   
At CH2M, we are constantly striving to further enhance our team resources. We are therefore interested in experienced engineering, environmental & other project professionals, offering significant career prospects, competitive packages, benefits & share options. The opportunity is there to work alongside talented colleagues and collaborative senior management. We continually look to further enhance CH2Mers capability through diverse and challenging work as well as training, development plans & mentorships.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:
  • Qualified project manager / planner (or similar professional qualification / working towards one), with a strong track record of achievement in planning or project management within large scale infrastructure projects.
  • Demonstrable understanding of commercial and planning elements within large or complex projects, and a track record of achievement and going the extra mile to deliver to clients. 
  • Specialist in the relevant tools and software e.g. P6 and related packages
  • Consultancy style / focus upon delivery in a collaborative fashion
  • Able to identify client requirements and scope wider business opportunities
  • Skilled in the provision of planning coaching and mentoring to less experienced staff  

Our Culture: Safety & health conscious, collaborative & friendly with regular social activities. We're full of initiatives for creating a diverse and interesting place for professionals to work, as well as individuals wanting to advance their career. We support and encourage our people to go through their professional qualifications. To get ahead we also have our JUMP network for aspiring junior to mid-level CH2Mers.

Our CH2M Foundation are renowned for supporting and helping to nurture sustainable communities. We partner 'Engineers without Borders', 'Water for People' and 'Bridges to Prosperity'. We're STEM ambassadors. We promote WISE (Women in Science & Engineering), we also have our own women's engineering network to promote equality in our industry.
Take a look around our site to see some of the iconic projects we are involved in all around the world! Soon you could be part of award winning CH2M.
Please note that for this role we are only considering applications from candidates with valid working rights for the UK who are willing to accept local employment contract conditions. CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position or offer expatriate employment terms.
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Job Location CH2M, BirminghamBirmingham, GB
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