Engineering Project Planner


The Project Planner, based in Market Harborough, is responsible for the delivery of the project schedule throughout the complete project lifecycle, from contract handover to completion, in accordance with the requisite quality standards, and with consideration to the scope, time requirements and budgetary constraints.



  • Work in partnership with the assigned project manager and take full ownership for delivery of the project scheduling activity
  • Set  up and maintain the project programme and associated reports
  • Ensure that programme and progress reports are produced in line with the company standards and the needs of the client and the business
  • Ensure that all planned and forecast resources required to deliver the project scope are fully defined within the project schedule/programme as required
  • Attendance at the project launch (RG0)
  • Set up of the project programme and maintain throughout the project lifecycle
  • Resourcing of the project programme and provision of resource requirement forecasts
  • Collect, monitor and report progress against the agreed programme
  • Produce the Client Project Control Reports including Baseline and Earned Value, Deliverables Reports, Milestone Reports
  • Assist the Project Manager in identifying scope and programme changes and in the management of the scope change process with the client. Involvement in the development of scope change notices (e.g. CR’s, EWNs) by assessment of cost, programme and resource implications
  • Liaise with the client’s project team where directed by the Project Manager in the co-ordination all project interfaces
  • Obtain Estimates to Complete (ETCs) for engineering and site based activities and feed into the cost control system
  • Participate in project financial reviews alongside Project Managers, Engineers, Project Accountants
  • Ensure that programme files for the project are properly initiated, maintained, completed and stored in the correct file locations
  • To ensure your own safety and the safety of others at all times and proactively report unsafe conditions, unsafe acts and near misses.


  • A recognised qualification in an Engineering related discipline
  • Previous experience in a project planning role preferably in the Automated Logistics Industry
  • Use of the MS Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)
  • Detailed use and knowledge of all components of MS Project and Primavera P6 V 15. Experience of scheduling and programming of multi-disciplined projects
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, at all levels internally and externally
  • Good personal planning, organisational and analytical skills
  • The ability to operate whilst under time pressure and demanding constraints