Project Planner Filton, Gloucestershire

Job title: Project Planner

Company: BAE Systems

Job description: Project Planner

Would you like to join the T26 project team supporting all aspects of planning in maintaining the Combat Systems project delivery schedules? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Planner at our site in Filton with remote working opportunities.

Reporting to the Project Planning Manager, you will support all aspects of planning, including weekly and monthly schedule updates, Change management, Critical Path Analysis, Earned Value Management and Schedule Variance reporting.

This role will provide you with exciting opportunities to work with different disciplines and multiple functions, enabling you to gain further exposure across the business and develop your skills further.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Planner will involve:

  • Managing and controlling the Level 2/3 project schedules against baseline conditions, including Labour and Materials
  • Gathering process information from the wider team and business stakeholders
  • Weekly analyses of the plan(s) and reports describing the outcome of the analyses for Senior Management consumption
  • Inputting and analysing data from the planning tool set
  • Providing regular status reports of the schedule adherence (including critical path/ Gant Chart) and manage key milestone reporting
  • Configuration management of the schedule and toolsets, including embodiment of agreed project changes

Your skills and qualifications:


Sound knowledge of planning principles, toolsets and processes

Proficiency in planning software skills and highly proficient in the use of planning packages (Primavera preferable)

Working experience of planning in a project delivery environment


Recognised Project Management qualifications

What we’re looking for in you:

You will be an effective team member with excellent organisational and communication skills who will be used to working to tight timescales and a tight schedule. You will have good attention to detail and come from a Planning background.






Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

At BAE Systems we are committed to supporting work life balance for all our employees and embrace a range of modern working practices, which aim to enhance flexibility for individuals whilst also enabling business performance. Flexibility provisions vary by role, but include; hybrid working arrangements, flexible working patterns and shift working.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Naval Ships

We design and manufacture a range of naval ships and state of the art combat systems and equipment, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. From offshore patrol vessels through to the latest City Class Type 26 frigates that we are building for the UK Royal Navy, and the Australian Hunter Class and Canadian Surface Combatant, we are a business that operates on a truly global platform and can offer a wide range of opportunities where you can play your part in these challenging and exciting projects.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what’s important to you, whether that’s job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Expected salary:

Location: Filton, Gloucestershire

Job date: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 01:04:50 GMT

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